Sochaux confirm Ati Zigi signing

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French Ligue 2 side Sochaux have announced that they have signed Ghana youth international Lawrence Ati Zigi from Redbull Salzburg. The 20-year-old goal tender appended his signature to a three-year deal with the Stade Auguste Bonal Montbeliard side on Monday morning and he is expected to provide stiff opposition for incumbent Maxence Prevot. Sochaux manager Peter Zeidler is said to be a great admirer of the budding goalkeeper and has monitoring him closely at Liefering in the Austria second-tier. Zigi joined Redbull Salzburg in January, 2015 from Redbull Ghana and…

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Shocker: Danbort goalie Prosper Gbeku slaps Referee in Dreams FC game

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Danbort goalkeeper Prosper Gbeku could be handed a one-year ban by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association for physical assaulting referee Juliet Appiah in the 2-1 defeat to Dreams FC at Nungua on Sunday. The Danbort safest pair of hands elbowed Dreams FC striker Michael Sarpong in the face in an off the ball incident in the 73rd minute and Referee Appiah who spotted the incident gave the goalie a yellow card. Gbeku after receiving the yellow card walked straight to the referee and slapped her of which…

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Thomas Abbey laments over penalty in Bechem-Hearts game

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  Accra Hearts of Oak skipper Thomas Abbey insists the penalty awarded to Bechem United against them in their Ghana Premier League Week 21 encounter was a dubious one. Abbey is convinced that Referee SK Bortey got it all wrong as the ball did not hit the hand of the player. “The penalty awarded against us was very bad , I didn’t see the ball hitting the hand of our player but the referee decided just to award a penalty against us,” Abbey stated “I believe we lost because of…

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We can still win the league-Steve Polack

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Kumasi Asante Kotoko head coach Steve Polack is optimistic that his side can win the ongoing Ghana Premier League. The Porcupine Warriors are third on the table with 35 points and are trailing League WAFA by just five points. Polack believes his side can wrestle the title from WAFA with just nine games to end the season. “It was difficult to tag Kotoko as title contenders in the first round but it is possible for now,” Polack Stated “We had clear chances to win the Medeama game by 5-0 in…

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Elvis Manu signs for Genclerbirligi

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Brighton striker Elvis Manu has joined Turkish Superliga side Genclerbirligi SK on a free transfer. The 23-year-old Ghanaian terminated his contract with Brighton & Hove Albion two weeks ago and has now joined the ambitious Turkish side on a two-year deal. Albion boss Chris Haughton told the club’s official website, “The competition for places in our forward areas means that it has been very difficult for Elvis to play the number of matches he would have liked. “He has worked hard during his time here, but with his game time…

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Maxwell Konadu happy with Black Stars B performance

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Black Stars B coach Maxwell has pointed out that he didn’t get a set team despite his side’s 2-1 win over Togo in Lome in an international friendly over the Weekend. The Black Stars B boss could not get his full set for the game because of the Ghana Premier League outings and had to field many of the players who are usually on his bench. “We have played lots of friendlies and we have not lost yet which shows how good the team has progressed,” “I am very happy…

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Leeds United deal for Caleb Ekuban confirmed

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Italian Sports Journalist Gianluigi Longari has confirmed that Chievo Verona have accepted Leeds United bid for Caleb Ansah Ekuban and the striker is set for a switch to Elland Roads. Longari, who works for SportsItalia is the closest media man to Chievo Verona and Ansah and he posted on his official twitter page that the 23-year-old atriker is on his way to join the Peacocks. The SportItalia journalist took to Twitter to announce that the North Yorkshire club have all but secured the signature of the 23-year-old. “Chievo striker Ekuban…

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Godfred Donsah set to sign five years for Torino

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Italian Serie A side Torino have offered Ghana international Godfred Donsah a five-year deal. Bologna accepted the 7 million Euros bid from the Turin side on Monday and the midfield enforcer is expected to undergo his medicals in the coming days before he appends his signature to the five-year deal. The 21-year-old made 16 appearances last season scoring once and providing two assists despite spending several months on the treatment room with injury. He is expected to fill the void which is being left by Afriyie Acquah who is on…

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Ex-Arsenal star Zak Ansah on trials at Southend United

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Former Arsenal youngster Zak Ansah is on trials with English League 1 side Southend United. The 23-year-old was among the 30 players manager Phil Brown have sent to Spains for pre-season and he will play a couple of games before a decision will be taken on him. Zak’s father is considered a Southend United legend having made a total of 181 appearances for the Shrimpers in the 90’s and the striker is hoping to follow suit. Southend boss Phil Brown is looking forward to Ansah in action as he believes…

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Barnsley boss deems Huddersfield bid for Yiadom as insulting

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Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom has labelled Huddersfield’s bid for  hotshot Andy Yiadom as “disrespectful”. The newly-promoted EPL side are believed to have offered £750,000 for the right-back, who was named in the Championship All-star team for the 2016/2017 season. Barnsley have emphasized that they are not expecting less than £2m for the versatile player and the Terriers low bid for the Ghanaian has been seen as rude.  “It’s [the bid] a bit disrespectful really,” Heckingbottom stated.  “We’ve received bids and they’ve been a million miles away from our valuation…

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