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Globe Soccer Award: Cristiano Ronaldo Awarded The Best Player

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the Best Player at the 2019 Globe Soccer Award.

The Portuguese international won the award ahead of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and Paris Saint-Germain sensation Kylian Mbappe on Thursday.

It was his third consecutive award and fifth in total since 2011.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also received the Fans’ Award at the ceremony in the United Arab Emirates.

But that’s not all, as usual, Ronaldo took to Instagram to thank his fans for the support over the years.

This is what he had to say: “What a better way to start the new year. Thanks for the appreciation and the care that I have received today.”

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World Cup-winning France boss Didier Deschamps took the Best Coach award, beating out an impressive list of nominees that included Zinedine Zidane, Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid, Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Atletico Madrid were named Best Club of the Year.

Ronaldo’s team-mate Matuidi was recognised for his career progress, while the Brazilian Ronaldo, Fabio Capello and Zvonimir Boban were given awards for past achievements in the game.

Full List of Award Winners

Best Arab referee: Mohamed Abdullah
Arab legend: Sami Aljabed
Coach career award: Fabio Capello
Best goal of the year: Cristiano Ronaldo
Best team of 2018: Atlético Madrid
Best sporting director: Fabio Paratici (Juventus)
Best agent of the year: Jorge Mendes
Award for an outstanding career: Zvonimir Boban.
Career award: Matuidi (Juventus).
Best coach of the year: Deschamps
Player career award: Ronaldo Nazário
Best player of the year: Cristiano Ronaldo

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Deputy Sports Minister Reveals Why Ghana Still Owes Former Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah

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Deputy Sports Minister Reveals Why Ghana Still Owes Former Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah

The Deputy Minister of Sports, Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto has finally revealed why former Black Tars’ coach Kwesi Appiah’s salary arrears haven’t been paid.

For the past few weeks now, former Ghana National team coach has been pestering the Ghana Football Association and the Sports ministry for his unpaid salaries.

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According to him, Ghana owes him about $180,000 (5 months salary) but all his cries to be paid have fallen on death ears.

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Well, yesterday, the Deputy Sports Minister, Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto, finally revealed reasons why the Kwesi Appiah has still not received his payment yet.

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The honorable revealed that there were unresolved issues between the former coach and the Ghana Football Association before the contract between the parties was terminated, hence the cause of the arrears adding that the arrears will be paid when the issues have been resolved.

“I know that the [Sports] Ministry is in talks with Kwasi Appiah and at the appropriate time, ones the issues are ironed out, he would be paid,” he told Elton Brobbey on Joy News.

Source: ENewsGhana.com

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Former Kotoko Player, John Kuffour Granted Ghc 50,000 Bail For Biting Off The Nipple Of His Former Girlfriend

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Former Kotoko Player, John Kuffour Granted Ghc 50,000 Bail For Biting Off The Nipple Of His Former Girlfriend

A former Asante Kotoko Football Club defender identified as John Kuffour has finally been granted bail after he was arrested for biting off his ex-girlfriend’s nipple.

Hw was granted bail by the Ejisu District Court hearing the case in the sum of Ghc 50,000 with two sureties.

According to the facts of the case as narrated by Chief Prosecutor Emmanuel Appiah Kubi, the said incident occured early 2017.

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John Kuffour and Dennisa Hagan his ex dated for 6 years before the unfortunate incident happened between them.

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The naration further revealed that on 1st January 2017, Kuffour visited Dennisa to confront her in relation to a rumour bothering on infidelity.

John didn’t find her responses to his questions satisfying and convincing so a physical altercation ensued, during which he bit her nipple.

Dennisa suffered several injuries due to the attack and has had to undergo surgery.

The case is said to have been adjourned to June this year.

During his career, John Kuffour played Kpando Hearts of Lions for Asante Kotoko.

Source: ENewsGhana.com

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