‘When people question your honour, it hurts,’ says Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo told Portuguese television on Tuesday that “2018 was the most difficult year on a personal level.” Ronaldo had to deal with rape allegations last year after former model Kathryn Mayorga filed a complaint in September alleging she was…

Fifa sets up Normalization Committee for Egyptian football

With Egyptian football in chaos following the sudden departure of the national federation’s leadership, Fifa on Tuesday appointed a temporary committee to take over. Hani Abou Rida, the president of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), resigned last month immediately after…

Fianoo is the “Judas” of Ghana Football – Takyi Arhin

Outspoken football administrator Takyi Arhin has described Kudjoe Fianoo, Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) as the “Judas” of football in the country. His comments come in the wake of the former AshantiGold CEO’s absence from the football…

Man United ‘disgusted’ by racist abuse of Pogba

Manchester United said they “utterly condemn” the racist abuse their World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba received after he missed a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday. The 26-year-old Frenchman has missed four penalties since the start…

Solskjaer refuses to blame Pogba after penalty miss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to blame Paul Pogba after the Manchester United star missed a penalty in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Wolves after taking spot-kick duties from Marcus Rashford. Pogba wasted a chance to give United their second successive Premier…

Messi, Ibrahimovic nominated for Fifa goal of the year

Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the star names on the 10-player short-list announced on Monday by Fifa for its Puskas award for goal of the year. They are joined by three women and five men, with goals scored between…

Barca’s Dembele out for five weeks with hamstring strain

Barcelona’s France forward Ousmane Dembele will be sidelined for about five weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in their defeat at Athletic Bilbao in the La Liga opener, the Spanish champions said on Monday. “A medical examination on Ousmane Dembele…

United held at Wolves after Neves screamer, Pogba miss

Manchester United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Wolves after Paul Pogba’s penalty was saved by Rui Patricio at Molineux on Monday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side took the lead through Anthony Martial’s second Premier League goal of…

Samuel Owusu makes shock 3-year move to Saudi Arabia

Ghana attacker Samuel Owusu has left Serbian side FK Čukarički for a shock move to Al-Fayha FC in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “The Board of Directors of Al-Fayha Club, chaired by Mr. Abdullah bin Ahmed Abanami, has completed the…

Juventus coach Sarri has pneumonia, club says

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri is suffering from pneumonia, the Italian champions said on Monday five days before their opening Serie A match of the season. Sarri, a chain-smoking 60-year-old who was appointed in June to replace Massimiliano Allegri, went down…

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