Commey versus Lomachenko

Ukrainian Vasiliy Lomachenko dropped Ghanaian Richard Commey en route to a lopsided unanimous decision victory on Sunday.

Lomachenko decked Commey heavily in the seventh round and even tried to persuade his opponent’s corner to halt the fight before he sealed a dominant win with scores of 117-110, 119-108 and 119-108 at Madison Square Garden in New York.



Source: Modern Ghana

2021/22 GPL Week 7: In-form King Faisal narrowly defeat Elmina Sharks to lead league table

King Faisal on Sunday afternoon secured a crucial victory to stay top of the Ghana Premier League table.

The Kumasi-based club today hosted the matchday 7 opponent of the ongoing 2021/2022 campaign at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

At the end of the closely contested encounter, the hosts continued their outstanding form in the division as an equalizer from striker Ibrahim Osman powered the side to a vital 1-0 win at the end of the 90 minutes.

With another three points in the bag today, King Faisal have reclaimed the top spot of the Ghana Premier League table from Aduana Stars.

Meanwhile, today’s opponent, Elmina Sharks have dropped to 13th on the league table and just two points away from the relegation zone.

Sharks have struggled to compete this season and must in the next few games labour to win games or risk battling early relegation.

Next weekend, the team from Elmina will face Hearts of Oak in what will be a matchday 8 encounter of the Ghana Premier League season.



Source: Modern Ghana


2021/22 GPL Week 7: Medeama SC survive late scare to beat RTU 1-0

Medeama SC, fortunately, run away with maximum points on Sunday afternoon after surviving a late scare from Real Tamale United to secure a vital 1-0 win away from home.

The Yellow and Mauve outfit today visited the Tamale Sports Stadium to take on the matchday seven opponent of the 2021/2022 Ghana Premier League season.

In a game that tested the strength of both teams, Medeama SC opened the scoring after 17 minutes into the first half when attacker Kofi Patrick Ansu equalized with a fine strike.

Although RTU will come in strong after going behind, the visitors held on for the most parts of the game with some fantastic defending and game management.

However, the team almost conceded late in added time of the second half when the host hit the crossbar in an attempt to equalize to force the match to end in a stalemate.

Having survived that scare, Medeama SC held on to cruise to a narrow win to secure the three maximum points at the end of what was a very good match between the two teams.



Source: Modern Ghana


2021/22 GPL: Nominees for NASCO Player of the Month of November award announced

Three players have been shortlisted for the Ghana Premier League Nasco Player of the Month award for the month of November.

Asante Kotoko’s Isaac Oppong has earned a nomination for the top award alongside Great Olympics’ Maxwell Abbey Quaye and Issahaku Abdul Fatau of Dreams FC.

The winner of the 2021/22 GPL NASCO Player of the Month for November award will be announced on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

The winner will receive a NASCO Television set and a personalized trophy.

The nominated players are:
Most Valuable Player – Nominees

  • Maxwell Abbey Quaye – MVPs won – 1 – Goals scored – 6
  • Isaac Oppong – MVPs won – 1 – Goals scored – 3
  • Issahaku Abdul Fataw – MVPs won – 2 – Goals scored – 4



Source: Modern Ghana


Jordan Ayew shows class with assist to help Crystal Palace to hammer Everton 3-1

Ghana forward, Jordan Ayew put up a top performance on Sunday evening to help his Crystal Palace outfit to hammer Everton 3-1 in the English Premier League.

The Black Stars striker despite his goal drought has stayed calm and collected as he continuously excels in whatever role he is given by Eagles manager Patrick Vieira.

Today at Selhurst Park, Jordan Ayew started for Crystal Palace and played a key role to see his team end a losing streak of four matches.

In a game against struggling Everton, the hosts took the lead after 40 minutes when Jordan Ayew found Connor Gallagher with a brilliant cut-back pass.

The on-loan Chelsea midfielder made no mistake as he sent his shot into the back of the net.

Going on to last the entire duration of the encounter, Jordan Ayew earned a score of 7.0 from globally renowned statistics outfits SofaScore.

On the matchday, Connor Gallagher netted a second in added time to grab a brace to seal a 3-1 win for Crystal Palace while James Tomkins netted the second equalizer for the side.

Substitute Salomon Rondon scored the consolation goal for Everton but it was not enough to earn the visitors anything at the end of the contest.



Source: Modern Ghana

2021/22 GPL matchday 7 wrap up: King Faisal, Aduana Stars maintain impressive run as WAFA and RTU suffer home defeats

The matchday seven of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League has ended at the various stadia.

King Faisal maintained their perfect run under Nurudeen Adamu as they recorded another win at the Baba Yara Stadium. Aduana Stars who have been sensational under Joseph Asare Bediako also maintained their impressive run with a home win.

Premier League returnees, Real Tamale United [RTU] suffered a home defeat with West African Football Academy [WAFA] also recording a home defeat.

Below is the full wrap up of the matchday seven games.

Aduana Stars on Saturday at the Nana Agyemang Badu Stadium recorded a 1-0 win over Great Olympics. Bright Adjei scored the only goal of the game.

Ashantigold SC travelled to the Red Bull Arena in Sogakope to beat WAFA for the time in 14 years with a 1-0 win. Seth Kwadwo Osei scored the only goal of the game against the Academy Boys.

King Faisal extended their lead at the top with a victory over struggling Elmina Sharks. Ibrahim Osman’s 27th-minute strike was enough to seal an important 1-0 win for league leaders King Faisal over Elmina Sharks to ensure they stay top of the table.

Karela United at the CAM Park won their first game since game week 3, beating debutants, Accra Lions convincingly in a 3-0 scoreline with goals coming from George Amonoo, Emanuel Ocran and Bashiru Umar.

Legon Cities blanked for the third straight game as they were held to a goalless draw against Berekem Chelsea in Accra.

Kofi Ansu scored the only goal of the game in Medeama’s narrow 1-0 win over Real Tamale United.

Abass Ganiu of Techiman Eleven Wonders scored a 90+3-minute goal to cancel out a Samuel Boakye deadlock breaker for Dreams FC in Friday’s Ghana Premier League encounter.

Asante Kotoko’s clash against Accra Hearts of Oak has been postponed due to the latter’s CAF engagement in Algeria.

The results see King Faisal remain at top spot of the league, Aduana climb above Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Dreams FC complete the top four.

WAFA, Berekum Chelsea and Hearts of Oak complete the bottom three of the league.

Full results of matchday 7 below…

  • Aduana Stars 1-0 Great Olympics
  • Legon Cities 0-0 Berekum Chelsea
  • RTU 0-1 Medeama SC
  • Gold Stars 1-0 Bechem United
  • King Faisal 1-0 Elmina Sharks
  • WAFA 0-1 Ashgold
  • Karela United 3-0 Accra Lions
  • Hearts of Oak v Asante Kotoko [Postponed]



Source: Modern Ghana

La Liga: Osasuna snatch draw against Barcelona with late stunner

Barcelona let three points slip from their grasp at Osasuna as a late stunner from Chimy Avila secured a 2-2 draw for the hosts in LaLiga on Sunday.

Deprived of seven key players through injury, Barca coach Xavi Hernandez was forced to turn to his youngsters and 19-year-olds Nico Gonzalez and Abdessamad Ezzalzouli both scored as the visitors twice took the lead.

But Osasuna levelled first through defender David Garcia and then almost in stoppage time, through a low shot from Avila from outside the box that deflected in off Samuel Umtiti’s right foot.

Barcelona are eighth in the table, still outside the European qualification places and 15 points off leaders Real Madrid.



Source: Modern Ghana


Ngcobo stars as Covid-hit Kaizer Chiefs make winning return

Nkosingiphile Ngcobo scored the first goal and created the second as Kaizer Chiefs recovered from a Covid-19 crisis to beat Sekhukhune United 2-0 on Sunday and rise to second in the South African Premiership.

Chiefs, the best-supported club in the republic and the most successful with 53 domestic titles, were unable to fulfil two recent league fixtures after a coronavirus outbreak sidelined 48 players and staff.

England-born head coach Stuart Baxter was among those who had not recovered by this weekend, but assistant Arthur Zwane guided Chiefs to a victory that lifted the side five places.

Chiefs have 25 points from 14 matches, 12 less than leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, who have played one match more in the richest African league with a 15 million rand ($940,000/830,000 euro) first prize.

Ngcobo put Chiefs ahead behind closed doors in the 95,000-seat Soccer City stadium with a low shot on 25 minutes that eluded diving Zambian goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata.

He later played a key role in assuring Chiefs collected maximum points by passing to substitute Phathutshedzo Nange, who netted from close range after 87 minutes.

Four clubs began Sunday with a chance of going second and Chiefs triumphed while Royal AM and Stellenbosch drew their matches and Sekhukhune lost.

A decision is expected on Monday as to whether Chiefs will forfeit or replay fixtures against Cape Town City and Golden Arrows with the Soweto club saying they had insufficient fit players to field teams.

‘Training severely disrupted’

“I thought we were very good in the first half, but our energy levels dipped as the match wore on because training was severely disrupted,” said former Chiefs star Zwane.

“The last 20 minutes were hell with many players cramping and others tiring. I am so proud of our performance tonight.”

Sekhukhune coach MacDonald Makhubedu was furious with his players as the promoted club suffered successive losses for the first time this season.

“They thought we had won the match before it kicked off. It was so untypical of my boys. Instead of effort there was complacency and instead of humility there was arrogance.”

Chiefs won after Royal and Stellenbosch were involved in 0-0 draws, at home against Arrows and away to Maritzburg United respectively.

On Saturday, leading Premiership scorer Peter Shalulile notched his 12th goal this season to earn Sundowns a 1-0 away victory over SuperSport United in a Pretoria derby.

The Namibian latched on to a superb pass from Themba Zwane and fired past goalkeeper Baofeng Pule, deputising for South Africa captain Ronwen Williams who is recovering from coronavirus.

Marumo Gallants continued a climb away from the danger zone with a fourth win in five outings. The team from the northern city of Polokwane beat lowly Swallows 1-0 in Soweto with Ivorian Sede Dion scoring.



Source: Modern Ghana