Gyan flourishing in Arabian waters

Gyan flourishing in Arabian waters

There was a part of every Ghanaian football fan that died when Asamoah Gyan decided to head towards the United Arab Emirates on loan three years ago.

Will young guns make the grade for Algeria?

Will young guns make the grade for Algeria?

Leicester City are champions of the Sky Bet Championship. With Nigel Pearson at the helm, the Foxes are on target to hit the 100-point mark, gaining promotion and winning the title in one fell swoop.

Cool Sabella has Messi back up plan

Cool Sabella has Messi back up plan

In ensuring La Albiceleste earned qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Alejandro Sabella achieved the first objective set for him when taking on the Argentina job in August 2011. Lying ahead of him now is the even tougher challenge of bringing an end to the two-time world champions’ 21-year wait for a major international trophy.

Afriyie Acquah adding to Ghana midfield riches

Afriyie Acquah adding to Ghana midfield riches

Parma midfielder Afriyie Acquah has dreams of playing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals and relish a meeting with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Essien's deserved World Cup hurrah

Essien's deserved World Cup hurrah

Michael Essien was calm. Seated across from his interviewer, the cameras rolled, studio lights illuminating his familiar face. He had been asked about his favourite past-time. “I try to sleep as much as I can,” he told the BBC interviewer in 2008. “I can sleep anytime, anywhere.”

Waris could be Ghana's secret weapon

Waris could be Ghana's secret weapon

Majeed Waris is glad he went on loan from Russian Premier League giants Spartak Moscow to Ligue 1 relegation strugglers Valenciennes. He is enjoying his time in France, because he is finally getting regular playing time and scoring again.

Germany give youth a chance but still no Kießling

Germany give youth a chance but still no Kießling

"On paper, of course we have a top team. But the reality, right now, looks a little bit different.” 

It'll be alright on the night in Brazil

It'll be alright on the night in Brazil
The builder they call "Mr Luis" perhaps best defines the challenge Brazil has faced in staging a World Cup.

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