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Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2016 Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten off competition from the likes of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to claim his fourth Ballon d’Or. The prolific Portuguese, who previously lifted the prestigious prize in 2008, 2013 and 2014, has enjoyed arguably the most successful year of his illustrious career, winning the Champions League with Real Madrid before captaining his country to European Championship ...

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Dutch born Ghanaian Kevin Tano on target for Horn in Austrian second tier

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com Dutch-born Ghanaian forward Kevin Tano scored for Horn who shocked Austria Lustenau 3-2 in the Austrian second-tier league on Friday. Tano, 23, levelled the scoring for Horn who crawled from behind twice to record a memorable win at Reichshofstadion over the promotion seeking Lustenau. Ghanaian forward Raphael Dwamena had raced the hosts into a 4th minute lead and ...

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Zaha pledges allegiance to Ivory Coast

Wilfried Zaha has opted to represent Ivory Coast at international level after struggling to add to his two England appearances. The Crystal Palace winger first broke on to the international scene for England in two friendlies against Sweden and Scotland in November 2012 and August 2013, respectively. But the 24-year-old, who was born in Abidjan, remained eligible for his home ...

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Ghana players earn less than $1k monthly – FIFPro

A survey by the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) said the entire population of Ghana’s home-based footballers earn less than $1000 a month as salary. In the survey, carried out by the University of Manchester, 41 percent of the 13,876 players who responded had been forced to wait for their salaries over the past two seasons or more. Morocco ...

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Women’s AFCON: Cameroon beat Ghana to progress to finals

The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon defeated the Black Queens of Ghana 1-0 on Tuesday in the semi-final of the 2016 Women Africa Cup of Nations at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo. Cameroon took advantage of its home fans to dominate play till in the 73rd minute when a goal mouth melee saw a thunderbolt of a shot from Feudjio Tchuanyo Raissa ...

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Albert Adomah on target for Aston Villa in win over Cardiff City

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com Ghana winger Albert Adomah scored the opener for Aston Villa in their 3-1 triumph over Cardiff City in the English Championship on Saturday afternoon at the Villa Park. Adomah’s opener was cancelled out by Rickie Lambert but Jonathan Kodjia’s header restored Villa’s lead and a late penalty from Rudy Gestede sealed the win. The goal is the first ...

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G6 Tournament semi-final: Kotoko face Hearts

Kumasi Asante Kotoko will face archrivals Accra Hearts of Oak in the semi-final of the GHALCA G6 competition after defeating WA All Stars 2-0 on Monday. The Ghana Premier League record holders secured their second straight victory in the preseason competition. Two second half goals from winger Emmanuel Gyamfi and striker Obed Owusu handed the Porcupine Warriors a win over ...

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We’ll surprise Ghana in Gabon – Onyango

Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango has tipped his country to surprise Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon early next year. Onyango led his side to pull a goalless draw in Ghana in a World Cup qualifier in Tamale last month. The Cranes captain says Uganda seek to at least make it out of the ...

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