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Asamoah Gyan retires from Black Stars

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has announced his retirement from the Black Stars with immediate effect. In a statement, the striker said he will also not be available for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt. “Upon consultation with my family and team, and as an active footballer and …

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Why African players are dominating European leagues

Sadio Mane scored from close range after 17 minutes and again after 81 to join Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Premier League’s top scorer on 22 goals. The goals, however, were not enough to crown Liverpool’s bid for a first Premier League title and a …

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Dogboe to quit boxing?

Former WBO super bantamweight champion, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe, is expected to take a long vacation from the sport after suffering a second straight defeat at the hands of Emanuel Navarrete at the Convention Centre in Tucson, Arizona, last Saturday. According to the boxer’s father and trainer, Paul Dogboe, the …

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Griezmann, Richarlison on Barca target list

Antoine Griezmann’s name tops Barcelona’s list of attacking transfers in the summer but the club are keen not to create a saga in order to avoid issues with Atletico Madrid, sources have told ESPN FC. Griezmann is part of a list of summer transfer targets which include Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette, …

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FIFA’s Fatma Samoura endorses Africa Women’s Sports Summit

Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura is the latest high-profile personality to endorse the upcoming Africa Women’s Sports Summit. Samoura posted on her official Twitter handle Tuesday: “[Glad] to [hear] about Africa Women’s Sports Summit in Accra [Ghana] on May 15. This year’s focus on sports journalism & theme of ‘Take …

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Ruiz ‘nervous’ ahead of Joshua clash

Heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz Jr. will get a second and wholly unexpected world title opportunity. Ruiz, bidding to become the first Mexican to win a heavyweight world title, will step in on short notice to challenge Anthony Joshua for his three major belts on June 1 (DAZN) at Madison Square …

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