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Asamoah Gyan Lands In India…Spotted With Mike Ocquaye Jnr

Written by | September 24, 2019 | 0
Asamoah Gyan has arrived in India to begin his spell with Indian Super League side NorthEast United FC. Gyan was spotted at the airport with Ghana’s High Commissioner to India Mike Ocquaye Jnr. The 33-year-old will be playing for his 11th club in his professional career. Gyan, Ghana’s all-time top scorer, is a marquee signing for NorthEast United FC. He has played in three FIFA World Cup finals 2006, 2010 and 2014 and scored six goals which makes Gyan Africa’s top scorer in the history of the tournament. Gyan once featured for English Premier League side Sunderland and scored 11 goals in 36 appearances. He was loaned out to UAE outfit Al-Ain FC where he banged in 60 goals in 66 matches and won titles

Dave Boling: Seahawks defense earns another chance to achieve ‘limitless’ goals

Written by | January 12, 2014 | 0
The Seahawks defense has been a statistical marvel, leading the NFL in most of the important categories, already establishing itself as one of the best in recent seasons. But it’s all different come January, when the stage is bigger, lights are brighter, and such displays of excellence can lead to their passing around a shiny platinum trophy. This is the point, with games like Saturday’s 23-15 win over New Orleans, when even a great defense can take another step. Here, let cornerback Richard Sherman explain what happens once you reach the post-season: “That’s when you become legendary, like the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defenses, the ’85 Bears, the Buccaneers that year.” [youtube id=”N7tNNWJGy2M”] A late Saints rally amid a Pacific vortex storm at CenturyLink Field left

The best and worst A-League imports

Written by | October 22, 2012 | 0
A-LEAGUE marquee players can be like the little girl with the curl. Like Alessandro Del Piero, when they’re good, they’re very, very good. When they’re bad, they’re horrid. Like Mario Jardel. The marquee player concept appeared a great idea when the league started in 2005. It went out of fashion for a time because of some flops, false starts and the success of lesser-known imports like Fred, Carlos Hernandez, Marcos Flores, Thomas Broich and Patrick Zwaanswijk. But Del Piero is proving that done well, marquee players can more than justify their price tag – increasing their club and league’s profiles domestically and internationally. The early signs are also promising for Newcastle’s Emile Heskey, who has scored twice in three matches. Before them,

Perth Glory go top of A-League after 2-0 win over Melbourne Heart

Written by | October 22, 2012 | 0
A GOAL in either half propelled Perth Glory to a 2-0 win over Melbourne Heart and a share of top spot on the A-League ladder. Glory had the better of the chances at nib Stadium tonight with both goals coming from corners – Dean Heffernan grabbing the first and Billy Mehmet the second – to secure the relatively comfortable victory without stars Shane Smeltz and Bas van den Brink. Coming off last season’s heartbreaking grand final loss to the Brisbane Roar, Perth have now sandwiched two home wins around a 1-0 loss away to the Central Coast Mariners. Glory controlled the majority of the contest and deservedly came away with full points, taking some air out of the Heart’s impressive opening to the season which had yielded a win and draw over the opening two weeks under

Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Written by | October 17, 2012 | 0
Police escort Ivory Coast players off the pitch in Dakar
Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a riot forced the abandonment of Saturday’s home tie with Ivory Coast. It is not yet clear whether the Confederation of African Football will take further action against Senegal. The match in Dakar was called off after 74 minutes, with Ivory Coast 2-0 up on the night and 6-2 ahead on aggregate. Caf has officially confirmed the result as a 2-0 win for Ivory Coast, sending them through to next year’s tournament. Senegal manager Ferdinand Coly said on Sunday that “Senegal will accept the sanctions”. He also apologised to Ivory Coast. Trouble flared after striker Didier Drogba scored his side’s second goal from the penalty spot. Visiting supporters were forced to leap down on to the pitch to escape