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Florentino sets aside €300m for three Premier League stars

REAL MADRID president Florentino Perez is planning a €300m summer raid on the Premier League. Perez recognises he must spend big to revive coach Zinedine Zidane’s squad, with Real now 15 points behind champions Barcelona. Don Balon says Perez will focus on the Premier League – with three stars in his sights. Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Chelsea midfielder Eden …

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Niger Tornadoes defender dies in traffic accident

NIGER TORNADOES defender Hussaini Isah passed away in Minna, Niger State, on Monday evening after reportedly being struck by a motorcycle, the Nigeria Premier Football League club has confirmed. The player was in action for the Ikon Allah Boys on Sunday evening against Kwara United, and was selected as the Man …

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Joe Hart dropped from England World Cup squad for Nick Pope – Sources

JOE HART has missed out on England’s World Cup squad, as manager Gareth Southgate  has omitted the West Ham goalkeeper in favour of Burnley No. 1 Nick Pope, sources have told ESPN FC. Hart, 31, had been expected to travel to Russia as third-choice keeper behind Jordan Pickford and Jack …

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Rafatu nominated as Ghana Rugby Women’s Champion

THE GHANA Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has nominated Ms Rafatu Inusah, who is the Rugby Women’s Board representative to attend a two-day forum on women’s leadership in rugby to be held in Gaborone, Botswana, from Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to Wednesday, May 23, 2018, before the opening of the Women’s …

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Kumasi to host AU Day goalball competition

BY PHILIP OTTUO  THE GHANA Blind Sports Association (GBSA) will this year organise a goalball competition for three regions — Greater Accra, Ashanti Region and Brong Ahafo Region — at the Kwame Nkrumah University campus on Friday, May 25, to commemorate this year’s African Union Day. This will be third in the …

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It feels great to score a hat-trick against Barcelona – Boateng

GHANAIAN FORWARD Emmanuel Boateng is ecstatic to be the first Ghanaian to score a hat-trick against Spanish giants Barcelona. The 21-year-old scored his first career hat-trick for Levante as they ended Barcelona’s unbeaten run in the La Liga. Boateng stole the headlines with his performance and by so doing he …

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I don’t know if Neymar is happy at PSG-Ronaldo

BRAZIL LEGEND Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima told beIN SPORTS France that he does not know if Neymar da Silva Junior is happy at the French capital club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Neymar said after the Ligue 1 awards ceremony in Paris on Sunday that he finds the constant speculation over …

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I’m staying at Juventus-Allegri

JUVENTUS MANAGER Massimiliano Allegri has played down reports that he is to leave the Italian club. The Italian has been repeatedly linked with replacing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who is leaving the Gunners after almost 22 years in charge. “If they don’t fire me, then I think I’m staying at …

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Williams can win French Open-Says coach Mouratoglou

SERENA WILLIAMS can win the French Open even though she “came back too early” after giving birth, says her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has not played a match on clay since reaching the final at Roland Garros in 2016. Williams, 36, withdrew from tournaments in Madrid …

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Dogboe names Vargas and Roman on ‘hit list’

NEW WBO champion Isaac Dogboe is still getting used to his new-found fame, after beating Jessie Magdaleno to claim the Super Bantamweight belt, but the Ghanaian is aiming for bigger bouts as early as August. Three weeks after defeating Magdaleno in Philadelphia via TKO to become Ghana’s youngest world boxing …

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