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Serena Williams Beats Sister Venus Williams To Set Grand Slam Record

Serena Williams beat sister Venus in straight sets to win her seventh Australian Open and an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Serena, 35, won 6-4 6-4 to pass Steffi Graf in the all-time list of major winners since the Grand Slams accepted professional players in 1968. The American regains the number one ranking from German Angelique Kerber. Australia’s Margaret Court is the only player still ahead of Serena in terms of Grand Slam singles titles on 24. Favourite Serena too strong for Venus Serena Williams went into the match as a strong favourite, but the tension was...

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Andre Ayew’s Spot-Kick Gives Ghana Victory Over Uganda

Deputy captain of the Black Stars of Ghana, Andre Dede Ayew converted a first-half penalty to give Ghana victory over the Cranes of Uganda on Tuesday in the first Group D match at the on-going 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The West Ham United star’s 32nd-minute spot-kick gave Ghana a good start in their bid to end 35 years AFCON title drought. The Black Stars, who have not won the continental title since 1982, lost on penalties to the Ivory Coast in the final of the previous edition of the tournament held in Equatorial Guinea last two years....

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FIFA Approves 48 Team World Cup For 2026

FIFA’s ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations. The decision marks a major coup for the body’s president Gianni Infantino who has made enlarging football’s showcase event the centrepiece of his young administration. The controversial proposal has faced criticism from some of the sport’s most powerful voices, including warnings that it would dilute the quality of play and overburden already exhausted players. But Infantino had in recent weeks voiced confidence that his flagship project would be approved. While noting that...

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Sellas Tetteh Appointed As Liberty Coach

Ghana Premier League side, Liberty Professionals has appointed former deputy Black Stars coach Sellas Tetteh as their substantive coach with his financial commitment yet to be disclosed. The former Black Stars coach takes over from George Lamptey who resigned after last season with his backroom staff for personal reasons. Tetteh returned from Sierra Leone after a loan spell to qualify the country to this year’s AFCON in Gabon but failed. He rose to prominence when he won the 2009 Under-20 World Cup with Ghana’s Black Satellites. According to club sources, the experienced technical handler is likely to be supported...

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Avram Grant names 26-man squad for AFCON 2017

Coach of the senior national team  Avram Grant has announced   a 26-man provisional squad for the 2017 African Cup of Nations Cup competition. Skipper Asamoah Gyan leads the team which will camp at the UAE  before travelling to Gabon on January 13 for the AFCON. Below is the list: Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey (Rosenborg, Norway) Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars) Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), (John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates,...

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