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Yossi Benayoun: Former Liverpool midfielder announces retirement

Former Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Yossi Benayoun has announced his retirement from football. The Israeli, 38, who finished his career with Beitar Jerusalem, played 97 times for Liverpool and won the Europa League at Chelsea in 2013. He made his Israel debut in 2008 and appeared 102 …

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Has Florent Malouda been let go from FC Zurich via Twitter?

Being let go by your club must always be one of footballers’ greatest fears – but not knowing about it and finding out on Twitter? That’s a new one. Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda, now a coach, appeared to be totally unaware of his release by FC Zurich until the …

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Man Utd 0-1 Barcelona: Paul Pogba says the comeback against PSG will be in ‘Barca’s mind’

Paul Pogba believes Manchester United’s comeback against Paris St-Germain will be in “Barcelona’s minds” when they play the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Nou Camp. Barca hold a 1-0 lead after Wednesday’s first leg at Old Trafford with the teams meeting in Spain on 16 April. …

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Diego Costa: Striker handed eight-game ban for abusing referee

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been banned for eight games after being found guilty of abusing a referee. The former Chelsea player, 30, was sent off by official Jesus Gil Manzano during Atletico’s 2-0 loss to Barcelona in La Liga. Manzano said in his match report that the Spanish …

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Manchester United manager

Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager on a three-year contract. The Norwegian, 46, arrived at Old Trafford on an interim basis in December to replace Jose Mourinho. Solskjaer spent 11 seasons as a United player, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final. “This …

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Fabin appointed coach of Uganda’s youth teams

FEDERATION OF Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) have appointed experienced Ghanaian trainer, Paa Kwesi Fabin, as head coach for their national Under-17 and Under-20 teams.  The former Ghana Under-17 has agreed to a one-year deal with FUFA with an option to renew at the end of his spell.   In his maiden submission to …

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Samson Anyenini heads GFA Disciplinary Committee

RADIO SHOW host and lawyer Samson Lardy Anyenini has been appointed as the chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association, an official statement has communicated. He replaces top cop Kofi Boakye. The Normalisation Committee of the Ghana FA has also announced the appointment of individuals to serve on …

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Players attitude at training impresses Kwasi Appiah

HEAD COACH of Ghana’s senior national team, James Kwasi Appiah, has said he is impressed with the attitude his players exhibited during the team’s first training at the Accra Sports Stadium. Twenty one players out of 24 players turned up for the training with the remaining three expected to join …

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Gyan loses extortion case against Kwablah, 3 others

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH| THE CIRCUIT Court in Accra has upheld a submission of no case filed against the skipper of the Senior National soccer team, the Black Star, Mr Asamoah Gyan, in the case in which Gyan sued one Sarah Kwablah and three others. The court, presided over by …

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Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid reappoint Frenchman to replace Santiago Solari

Zinedine Zidane said he is “very happy to be home” after returning as Real Madrid manager just 10 months after leaving the Spanish giants. The Frenchman replaces Santiago Solari, who was sacked after less than five months in charge. Former Real midfielder Zidane, 46, who left in May after leading …

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