Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Renowned football stars have arrived in Accra for Wednesday’s Michael Essien Peace Charity Match.

Chelsea quartet Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou, Ashley Cole and Florent Malouda touched down at the Kotoka International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

They were joined by former Arsenal player Freddie Ljungberg, former Africa and World best player of the Year George Oppong-Weah, Emmanuel Adebayor

Ghana defender John Painstil and Quincy Owusu-Abeyie were on board the flight

Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has joined his former team mates for the charity match.

Chelsea youth defender Daniel Pappoe was also spotted in the pack of players on arrival.

An African XI select side will play a World XI select side at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium on African Unity Day. wrote On Wednesday, African Union Peace Ambassador Michael Essien will lead out a combined 11 of Africa’s living legends past and present against a World XI in a match to raise awareness of all the peace initiatives across the continent.

The match, to be broadcast live on SuperSport, coincides with Africa Day, the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), presently recognised as the Africa Union (AU), and will form part of the continent's Africa Day celebrations.

Tony Yeboah, Kalusha Bwalya, and Daniel Amokachi are among the African heroes who will turn back the clock on their stellar careers to once again dazzle the many fans who will be in attendance at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium in Accra, Ghana.

The current players include Samuel Eto’o, Emmanuel Adebayor, Asamoah Gyan and Didier Drogba.

Essien’s Chelsea teammate Ashley Cole will lead out the World XI which boasts the likes of Marcel Desailly, Nigel De Jongh and Florent Malouda.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The Argentine FA announced the team on Monday,

Gabbarini Adrian of Independiente (Argentina)
Angeleri Marcos (Sunderland, England)
Garay Ezequiel (Real Madrid, Spain)
Otamendi Nicolas (Porto FC, Portugal)
Fazio Federico (Sevilla, Spain)
Belluschi Fernando of Porto, Portugal.

London 2012 Olympic torch relay route revealed

The first 74 locations on the London 2012 Olympic torch relay route, which will start at Land's End, have been revealed.

The route, which covers every nation and region in the UK and includes island visits, will see the Olympic torch travel 8,000 miles (12,800 km).

A search for 8,000 "inspirational torchbearers" will begin at 1100 BST, the London Olympics' organisers said.

They plan to publicise further route details later this year.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog) said the Olympic Flame would come within a one-hour journey of 95% of people in the UK.

The torch will leave Land's End, Cornwall, on the morning of Saturday 19 May 2012 - the day after it arrives in the UK from Greece.

During the 70-day torch relay, it will pass through towns and cities including Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and Dover

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kenya Olympic marathon star Sammy Wanjiru dies in fall

The Kenyan Olympic marathon champion, Samuel "Sammy" Wanjiru, has died after falling from a first-floor balcony at his home in the town of Nyahururu.

Police say they are investigating whether it was suicide or an accident.

The 24-year-old won in Beijing in 2008 in an Olympic record time, becoming Kenya's first marathon champion.

Last December, he was charged with threatening to kill his wife, Triza Njeri, assault and the illegal possession of an AK-47 assault rifle.

Mrs Njeri subsequently withdrew her accusations, saying they had reconciled.

However, Wanjiru was due to appear before a court on 23 May on the charge of illegal possession of a firearm.


Last week saturday witnessed Nigeria and Togo played WAFU CUP Finals in Abeokuta Nigeria where Togo beat Nigeria 3-2.

According to peoples' speculations Nigerian Goal keeper killed the match and he was almost attacked by the Mob at the Moshood Abiola Stadium Abeokuta after the match.

I wish the Togolese all the best though their Coach says he used Academy Boys to beat the Home Based Super Eagles....*smh*....GAME ON!!!

Can we use this to judge Coach Siasia's ability to lead us to the promise land? on a personal note i want to say no instead we should blame the keepers trainer Ike Shorounmu.

Lets wait for the list of the squad to battle Argentina in the friendly Match that will come up at the National Stadium on the 1st of also goes a loooong way to checkmate the Coach's ability and skills....

Please eat less helps! will be *see ya* from me to you




The family of former Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard is donating his brain to Boston University researchers studying brain disease in athletes, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Saturday

Boogaard, 28, was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment by family members Friday night, according to the Hennepin County medical examiner's office.

The cause of his death has not been revealed. An autopsy was conducted Saturday but the results are not expected to be released for weeks.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

'Lucky escape' for David Beckham and son Brooklyn after collision on LA freeway

David Beckham and his 12-year-old son Brooklyn had a ‘lucky escape’ when their car was involved in a multiple-car pile-up yesterday on one of the busiest freeways in Los Angeles.
The 36-year-old former England captain and his son, who were both wearing seatbelts, were unhurt in the rush hour collision.
LA Galaxy star Beckham was at the wheel of his luxury black Cadillac Escalade when it became the third car in the pile-up.
Crash: David Beckham and his son Brooklyn escaped uninjured after the multiple car collision (file picture)
 David Beckham and his son Brooklyn escaped uninjured after the multiple car collision 

The collision resulted from a gold Mitsubishi stalling in the fast lane due to mechanical problems, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.
'Yesterday at approximately 9.13am he [Beckham] was involved with a collision on the southbound 405 Freeway just south of Artesia Boulevard,' said the spokeswoman.
The accident happened on the 405 Freeway, near Torrance, a small coastal community just outside of Los Angeles.
Beckham's SUV: David is frequently seen driving this customized Escalade, which is one of several cars that he owns
Beckham's SUV:  David is frequently seen driving this customized Escalade, which is one of his collection of luxury cars

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Severiano Ballesteros a great golfer, died of Brain Tumour @ the age of 54

Severiano Ballesteros, who has died at the age of 54, won the hearts of golf fans all over the world with his swashbuckling style. Three times an Open champion and twice a Masters winner, the Spaniard also helped Europe to Ryder Cup glory as player and captain.

Friday, May 6, 2011


24 hours to the match against Ghana in Abuja for the All African Games qualifiers which ended 1-1, three Rivers Angels players were brought to the national team and they strolled into the main team. You will wonder if they are not super stars. We understand the intense “lobby” involved because a senior member of the national team is involved. That is not the gist though.


Still desperate to clear his name of the bribery allegation levelled against him, former FIFA executive member, Amos Adamu has headed for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn the three-year ban from football placed on him by world football governing body, FIFA.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Footballer floored female 'sexism row' referee

This is the moment that the female linesman at the centre of a sexism row is violently knocked to the ground by a Cardiff City football player.

Defender Kevin McNaughton is seen running to keep the ball in play when he appears to drop his shoulder and steer himself into Sian Massey.

She is hit with such force that her head snaps back and she is flung across the pitch.

Ungentlemanly McNaughton, 28, simply gets up and walks away without even checking to see if she is injured, let alone help her up or apologise and has since been backed by his agent


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