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Twitter melts down as Ghanaians react to Jose Mourinho sacking

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United following their defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.The Red Devils were humbled by Liverpool on Sunday as they were beaten 3-1 by their fiercest rivals at Anfield.And United have decided that result was the final straw and have partied company with the Portuguese.A club statement read: “Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.”The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.”A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”The news is trending and some Ghanaians have been sharing their viewsAt least he lived his dream of coaching the biggest football club in the world— Francis Doku (@TheGHMediaGuru) December 18, 2018″We can peacefully support our team again”- a die hard Man United fan— Benedict Owusu (@KwesiBenedict) December 18, 2018Jose Mourinho .Good riddance to bad rubbish— Godfred Akoto Boafo (@eastsportsman) December 18, 2018Wow.Man United actually sacked Mourinho. Didn't honestly think it…

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Juventus mock former players Kwadwo Asamoah, Zaza and Gonzalo Higuain

Italian giants Juventus have taken subtle swipes at three of their former players for the roles they played for their current teams in their defeats against the Bianconeri in the Serie A.Juventus are well dressed to defend their Serie A title following their unblemished start to the ongoing campaign.The Turin-based outfit have collected 46 points out of a possible 48 after winning 15 and drawing one in 16 outings.Those victories came at the expense of eternal rivals AC Milan, Inter Milan and Torino which had former players Gonzalo Higuain, Kwadwo Asamoah and Simone Zaza in their ranks.The three players one or the other way played significant roles in their respective teams defeats as Massimiliano Allegri's side continue their dominance in the league.Below are the breakdown of the parts they played in their respective teams defeats;HIGUAIN -Flagship of the signing campaign Leonardo, who arrived at Milan as part of the maxi-operation that also involved Mattia Caldara and Leonardo Bonucci, Pipita is undoubtedly disputing a year below expectations. But the challenge from former against Juventus at San Siro is to be counted among the worst performance of his career: failed penalty (providential Szczesny) and expulsion for…

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AFCON U-23 qualifier: Yaw Yeboah cautions Black Meteors teammates to guard against complacency ahead of Togo clash

Talented CD Numancia attacker Yaw Yeboah has advised his Black Meteors teammates to eschew complacency ahead of their Africa U-23 Championship qualifier against Togo.Ghana will host neighbours Togo on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in the first leg of the U-23 AFCON qualifier.The 21-year-old is one of seven foreign-based players named in Coach Ibrahim Tanko's squad for the game against their Togolese counterparts.Yeboah, who joined the team on Monday ahead of the clash, believes they have enough arsenals in their rank to trample over their opponents but says it will be dangerous on their parts to go into the game feeling overconfident.”I only joined the team yesterday but I felt the quality we have and the coach looked to be on point with his tactics. It's a nice feeling being part of this group and I hope we can make history though it will not be a stroll in the park,” Yeboah told GHANAsoccernet.com”Tough I believe we have experienced players who are playing in some of the top leagues in the world; we cannot underestimate our opponents because we don't know much about them. We have to be humble in…

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I work hard to repay the trust of the coach- Spieza forward Emmanuel Gyasi

Ghanaian forward Emmanuel Gyasi has revealed the secret behind his recent form with Italian serie B side Spieza.The 24 year old has been in top form since joining the serie B side in the summer and on Saturday grabbed his second goal of the season in Spieza's away draw at Perugia.Gyasi expressed excitement in helping his side pick a point at Perugia.”We have expressed good football and we did not deserve to go home empty-handed, so I'm very happy to have I took advantage of Okereke's assist,” he said after the game.The Italy born forward, who is beginning to win the confidence of coach Pasquale Marino says he will repay him with hard work.”The coach is giving me confidence, I always try to do my best and do my best every time I have the chance to take the field, I play a role that I really appreciate, I always try to improve listening to the advice given to me and today I am very happy to have repaid the trust placed in me,” he added.”In leap from Serie C to Serie B, initially it makes itself felt, but with work and commitment the…

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Philadelphia Union ace David Accam gives back to society with 'Community Soccer Gala'

Philadelphia Union star David Accam put together a football tournament for youngsters in the community he grew up here in Accra.  Ten teams comprising Accra Stars, Ghacem Boiz, Sakumono Village FC, Nungua Stars, Atta Stars, Ontouch FC, Multi Stars FC, Saturday Professionals, Star Boiz FC and Chicago Fire FC-partook in the one-day programme.In the end,  Nungua Stars beat Atta Stars 1-0 to lift the maiden David Accam Community Soccer Gala trophy.The event took place at the Sakumono Holy Child School Park on Saturday.Accam reached out ex-Ghana international Yusif Chibsah, Jonathan Mensah of Columbus Crew, Phoenix Rising's Gladson Awako and Dominic Oduro of San Jose Earthquakes to make the programme a success. David Accam Trophy

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US Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi in the dark over Boateng return

US Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi has confessed that he has no idea when Kevin-Prince Boateng will return to his starting lineup.The Ghana forward has yet to feature for the Neroverdi since suffering a muscular injury in their 2-1 defeat against Parma last month.Reports suggest that that he will stay out for between 40 and 50 days meaning he will be out until 2019.De Zerbi has revealed that the former AC Milan has began rehabilitation, although no date has been set as to when the 32-year-old can start training.”Our mentality must not change, whether we are losing or winning, when we will not be conditioned by the partial, then we will be mature.””Missing Djuricic for disqualification, in addition to Boateng, Boga, Adjapiong and Sernicola, Boateng started the rehabilitation process, I do not know when he comes back, but it's not important when it's important how he comes back. that at the beginning of the year has shifted the balance more, so we have to work to get it back to 100% “

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EXCLUSIVE: Ghanaian duo Adam Masalachi and Latif Mohammed pen deals for Equatoguinean side Futuro Kings FC

Ghanaian duo Adam Masalachi and Latif Mohammed have completed their moves to Equatoguinean side Futuro Kings FC, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively report.GHANASoccernet.com can confirm each player signed a one-year deal with the Mongomo based outfit ahead of the new season which begins in January, 2019.Masalachi, 24, is a centre back who played for Steadfast FC before leaving for Al Ijtimai in Lebanon.His move to Ethiopian side Mekelle Kenema last season failed.Mohammed is a former player of Great Olympics and AshantiGold and has had stints with Gabonese giants CF Mounana and Lusaka Dynamos in Zambia.The 28 year-old joined Sidama Coffee in Ethiopia last term.Futuro Kings FC are preparing for their second year in the Equatoguinean top-flight.By Nuhu Adams

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Kwadwo Asamoah to miss Inter-Chievo clash through suspension

Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah will miss Inter Milan's clash with Chievo Verona in the Italian serie A on Saturday due the accumulation of cards. The midfielder picked his fifth caution of the season against his former club Udinese on Sunday as Inter Milan returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory.The 30 year old joined the Nerazurris in the summer from Italian champions Juventus and has become a key cog in coach Luciano Spalleti's side.Asamoah has played 20 games this season for Inter, 14 of them in the serie A and has one goal to his credit.Inter Milan are currently third on the serie A table after 16 games in the campaign.The Ghana international will return to the squad for the game against Napoli at the San Siro next Wednesday.  

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Ex-Persib Bandung star Michael Essien analyses the bane of poor football talent development in Indonesia

Former Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has given his opinion on the development of football talent in Indonesia.Essien, who spent a season with Persib Bandung in the Indonesian top-flight league during the 2017/18 campaign, believes the country has potential young players to make a mark on the international stage.”When I and my friends played in the Under-17 World Cup national team, we agreed who among the players on the team who did not play abroad was a failed generation,” Essien said on BolaSport.comThe 36-year-old also compared young Indonesian players with Ghana.”This is what distinguishes young Indonesian and Ghanaian players or other African players. Playing abroad will raise careers both in terms of technique and mentality. Don't think of a big salary. It will kill you,” Essien added.

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Cosafa president Phillip Chiyangwa voted out as Zimbabwe FA boss

Felton Kamambo was elected the new Zimbabwe FA president on Sunday, beating Cosafa boss Phillip Chiyangwa at an elective congress in Harare.Chiyangwa polled 24 votes while Kamambo garnered 35 which were however insufficient for a two-thirds majority required for a winner to be declared.Facing a runoff, Chiyangwa withdrew his candidature, leaving Kamambo declared as duly elected Zimbabwe FA president.Interestingly, Kamambo had initially been barred from contesting but he fought his way into the ballot box.The Zimbabwe FA also saw a new vice-president being ushered in on Sunday.Gift Banda, who just like Kamambo had initially been declared ineligible to contest, was voted in after beating the then incumbent Omega Sibanda.Banda outvoted Sibanda 37-22.The new Zimbabwe FA executive committee will be in office for a term that runs until 2022.Credit: Goal.