Ayew brothers usher Ghana into the AFCON Semi finals

Image result for ayew brothersGhana booked their place in the semi finals in Gabon with a 2-1 win over DRC who gave a spirited performance but could not over power Ghana’s resilience. DRC dominated in the first half of the match but could not find the net.

In the second half Ghana took control of the game and drew first blood through a brilliant effort by Jordan Ayew.

Second goal came after what looked like a foul in the box by a DRC player, the referee pointed to the spot which was converted by Andre Ayew to give Ghana a 2-1. Congrats to the Black Stars!!!

Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam title

Tennis star, Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title and first title in five years with an amazing five-set victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final.

The 35-year-old Swiss won 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 to claim his fifth Melbourne title and extend his lead at the top of the all-time men’s major winners’ list.

30 year old Rafael Nadal remains tied in second with Pete Sampras on 14 Grand Slams following his first final since 2014.

Federer’s previous major title came at Wimbledon in 2012. Federer becomes the first man in history to win five or more titles at three different Grand Slam events – five Australian Opens, five US Opens, seven Wimbledons.

Australian Open 2017: Serena and Venus Williams ready for history

Serena (L) celebrates with sister Venus (R) and father Richard (C) after beating Steffi Graf in a 1999 final.The Williams sisters were unheard of schoolgirls in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton when their father Richard, a man with no previous experience in tennis coaching, wrote an 85-page plan for his daughters.

Those 85 pages were a strategy for greatness, for fame and fortune.

Venus and Serena, who meet in Saturday’s Australian Open final, would revolutionize the sport, the Louisiana native proclaimed. They would become the world’s top two players, he predicted. Read more

ZIFA boss backs Warriors coach

Warriors coach, Kalisto Pasuwa has received backing from his boss and is likely to get a contract extension when the two parties meet in the coming few days.

Pasuwa has been under the spotlight following the team’s early exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament, with some critics calling for the former Dynamos coach to step down.

However, Pasuwa has received the support of Zifa boss, Philip Chiyangwa, who actually thinks that the coach performed well above expectations.

Chiyangwa appeared in a video posted on social media congratulating Pasuwa for a job well done. “I want to sincerely thank the Warriors for a good performance and to coach Pasuwa for ensuring the team did well. Read more

Zim Warriors need a foreign Coach – Sunday Cidzambwa

Image result for Sunday ChidzambwaFORMER Warriors mentor Sunday Chidzambwa believes the Warriors need a foreign coach in the technical team, with Kalisto Pasuwa as his assistant so that he can understudy him and eventually take over in future.

Pasuwa is under the spotlight after the Warriors’ early exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) football tournament in Gabon, with some critics saying the former Dynamos coach was exposed at the grand stage. Read more

Will Herve Renard win third AFCON title with Morocco?

Morocco players celebrate behind coach Herve RenardMorocco coach Herve Renard says there are better teams than his in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Renard guided his team to the last eight with a 1-0 win over Ivory Coast, who he led to the 2015 title.

He said: “I was very lucky to work with Ivory Coast and we share the same spirit. But now I have to continue and try to take Morocco far.

“We are not favourites to win the tournament, there are better teams than us. But we are still in it.”

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New contract makes Coutinho the highest paid player at Liverpool

Liverpool forward Philippe CoutinhoLiverpool forward Philippe Coutinho has signed a new five-year contract worth about £150,000 a week, making him the highest-paid player at the club.

The 24-year-old Brazil international joined the Reds from Inter Milan for £8.5m in January 2013, and his new deal will take him through to 2022.

Coutinho has scored 34 goals in 163 appearances for Liverpool.

“It is a club that I am very grateful to and this shows my happiness here,” he told the club’s website. Read more

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