Messi wins 6th Ballon d’or After being named 2019

Lionel Messi has gained the d’or 2019 award for the best in the calender calendar year

Messi beat off stiff competitors from Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk and extensive time rival Cristiano Ronaldo to clinch his 6th Ballon d’or, creating him the participant with the most ballon d’ors in historical past

It is been a good calendar year for Messi, who scored extra ambitions than everyone in the 2018/2019 period, winning the La Liga with Barcelona as effectively as the pichichi award for the topscorer in the division.

Messi also concluded as the European topscorer ,scoring 35 plans and adding an additional 14 in the UEFA Champions .

Other winners on the Ballon d’or gala evening ended up Megan Rapinoe who was named very best ladies participant of the 12 months, with Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Matthijs De Ligt also received the Kopa trophy for ideal younger player of the yr and Allison Becker who received the inaugral Yachine trophy.

5 Africans designed the Ballon d’or top 30 listing with 3 finishing in the major 10 and 2 in the leading 5.

The top rated 10 for the Ballon d’or 2019 is as follows:

1. Lionel Messi – Argentina

2. Virgil Van Dijk – Netherlands

3. Cristiano Ronaldo -Portugal

4. Sadio Mane-Senegal

5- Mohammed Salah – Egypt

6. Kylian Mbappe – France

7. Alison Becker- Brazil

8. Robert Lewandowski- Poland

9. Bernardo Silva -Portugal

10. Riyadh Mahrez- Algeria

With 6 awards, Messi is now the only participant with the most ballon d’or awards in background.

Former President Kuffour Named After New SHS To Be Constructed In Kumasi – See Photos

The President Akuffo-Addo led federal government has minimize the sod for the design of a new state-of-the-artwork Senior Significant and Technological Faculty which will be immediately president H.E John Agyekum Kuffour in his hometown of Dabaa.

In accordance to the formal launch sighted on the fb wall of the Director of Creative Arts Council, Socrate Sarfo, the faculty is anticipated to be completed in ten (10) months.

The sod-chopping ceremony for this new SHS took position right after the president and the minster of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh slice the sod for the design of Ghana’s 1st-ever Innovative Arts Senior Large Faculty, which is to be located in Kwadaso, in the Ashanti area.

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We also obtain that the government intends to build far more of these Inventive Arts Senior Large Faculties throughout the nation, so that younger , who have the wish to be enrolled in this kind of school but find on their own considerably away from this 1st a person can attain entry to this kind of specialized education and learning.

See photographs of the event below…

Efua Rockson Named Among West Africa Top 20 Marketing & Communications Professionals

Nana Efua Rockson

Nana Efua Rockson, a seasoned Promoting & Specialist and the Group Head, Company Affairs & Marketing of GLICO Group, currently managing GLICO Group Ltd and its 6 (6) subsidiary models, has been named as 1 of West ’s Best 20 Marketing and advertising & Pros. GLICO Team was also named as the “Insurance brand of the Year 2019”, equally at the 9th Marketing World Awards 2019.

Nana Efua who was
out of the state at the time of the awards could not show up at to acquire the
recognition in human . When introduced with the at her place of work on her
return, she could not conceal her gratitude and experienced this to say: “thanks be to
Father Mom God for the knowledge and tenacity to proceed undertaking what I
passionately love executing and to GLICO for the opportunity to perform “magic” with
the brand. I devote this award to all Gliconains and to all our clientele who go on
to consider and have confidence in in the GLICO brand name to cushion them for everyday living!’

Performing with the GLICO brand name for shut to eight yrs, Nana Efua retains relocating the GLICO brand higher and stronger. Not only has the GLICO manufacturer turn out to be synonymous with delivering personalized insurance policies and fiscal methods to Ghanaians, but is also regarded for becoming a shopper-centric brand name, usually caring for its customers.

This year 2019
on your own, the GLICO brand has been given numerous recognitions in a variety of fields. It
was named by Avance Media as component of the “Top 50 Social impression providers in
Ghana”. GLICO Group was also named as the “Best Insurance coverage GROUP” at the 2019
Ghana Insurance plan Awards and the Chartered Institute of Marketing and advertising Ghana (CIMG),
also named GLICO as a “Legacy brand” at the 2019 CIMG Awards.

With such brand name visiblity
and a dedication to offer the most effective for Ghanaians, it arrived as no surprise to
see 3 of the GLICO subsidiaries namely, GLICO Daily life, GLICO Healthcare and
GLICO Standard building it to the Ghana Expense Advertising Company’s Leading 100
organizations in Ghanaranking.

each individual of the corporations in the GLICO Group is amid the leaders in their
types and proceeds to churn out ground breaking expert services and procedures that
present financial options to Ghanaians. The GLICO Group is made up of GLICO
Everyday living, GLICO Health care, GLICO Attributes, GLICO Capital, GLICO Typical and
GLICO PENSIONS, all together supplying innovative and excellent insurance policy/
economic products and solutions to Ghanaians.

Nana Aba Anamoah named on Women’s league management committee

Renowned Journalist and Television set presenter, Nana Aba has been on a 7-member ’s leading league administration committee

Nana Aba Anamoah, who is at the moment with GHOne, has in excess of the earlier handful of several years embraced Athletics, in particular soccer in Ghana and rendered some degree of aid to women’s football in specific.

She 1st shot into the sporting limelight about a ten years in the past when she hosted Diva’s exhibit, a athletics show  that aired on Television set3 and experienced so significantly good results on the local scene.

She has gained a great deal of awards in the earlier such as becoming named RTP persona of the calendar year at the 2017 version of the RTP awards.

She is an avid supporter  of Manchester United and Accra Wonderful Olypmpics and is one particular of the Ga Mashie club’s ambassadors.

Also on the committee is veteran women’s football writer and reporter, Rosalind Amoh of Graphic sports.

Full list of the 7 member committee:

Madam Hilary Boateng (Chairperson).
Rosalind Amoh (Vice Chairperson).
Madam Cleopatra Nsia.
Jerry Dogbatse.
Nana Aba Anamoah
Nana Poku Fosu Geabour II
Christian Isaac Mensah

With the new Ghana Premier league scheduled to kick off on 28th December, 2019, the new FA administration, led by Kurt ES Okraku has named these 7 men and women to manage women’s football in this place and take it to higher heights.

JLoopz named as the ambassador for Nord brand of Keyboards in Ghana by Virtual Sounds Lab.

A several days ago, prolific musician, gospel tunes producer, and New music Director, Dave JLoopz, known in authentic daily life as David Fortunatus Tagoe, has signed his initial musical offer with Virtual as their formal for Nord Keyboards in .

Virtual Seems who are observed to be Ghana’s major and selection a person-prevent-store for retailing and wholesaling of musical instruments are the accredited and authorized sellers in most prime makes of musical equipments such as the Nord model of keyboards that are getting to be pretty well-known in Ghana.


This news did not come much too significantly a shock, as JLoopz has ‘paid his dues’ when it will come to the musical environment in Ghana, most primarily in the gospel fraternity.

JLoopz has labored with many gospel artistes both equally in and outside the house Ghana, Audio Groups (which also consist of musical bands) and has performed on numerous significant stages for dwell recordings and worship gatherings. He has labored with a great number of significant names like Joe Mettle, Cwesi Oteng, Ohemaa Mercy and many others. and some other international acts this sort of as Dr. Tumi and a lot of more.

JLoopz is now the head of renown modern gospel choir Overflow Inc, who are stepping up their music sport and venturing into other nations these kinds of as Canada, the British isles, etc.

He is also the host of the interactive tunes converse display DJ Stay aired on Thursdays at 1 pm which streams on fb are living.

With all the experience, exposure and information in the music subject, there could not have been a much better alternative for Virtual Seems Lab than Dave JLoopz.

Congratulations to him.





Pure City Int CEO named Entrepreneur of the year

The Chief Government Office of Pure Town Intercontinental faculty, Cherished Senafiawo has been adjudged the Best of the Calendar year at the 2019 version of the Planet Changers Summit.

This follows his tremendous contribution in the education and learning sector in .

The occasion held at the Howard lodge in Bur Dubai was beneath the auspices of the Charisma University and American International Theology College.

Mr Senafiawo was also admitted as an energetic member of the Planet Changers Summit for his qualified standing and demonstrating competence.

He was also given learn class certification in leadership and administration immediately finishing the approved system of study.

An elated Treasured claimed the feat chalked will propel him to continue impacting positively to the socio-financial progress of Ghana.

The Globe Changers Summit aims to give international recognition to ground breaking business enterprise leaders as it provides to start with class entrepreneurs, notable Chief Executives and Authorities officers jointly.

The Summit also is geared at maximizing the life of major organization executives and pros. It is  to support customers boost excellent concepts which will promote long phrase partnership and aid progressive expansion in respective industries.

Johnson Smith named interim coach of Kotoko after Zachariassen

Kotoko have Assistant Coach, Johnson Smith as interim mentor to swap the now sacked coach Kjetil Zachariassen

Administration of Kumasi Asante Kotoko these days verified the sacking of Kjetil Zachariassen with assistant coach Johnson Smith his substitution.

The 50 year old Norwegian joined Kotoko 4 months back right after guiding Ashantigold FC to the Normalisation Unique Levels of competition tier 2 title, beating Kotoko alongside the way, in the semi closing.

On the other hand, soon after creating a powerful assertion stating “he would be amazed if Kotoko lost a one game”, Zachariassen failed to qualify Kotoko for the a great deal coveted CAF Champions , getting rid of 3-2 on aggregate to Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel immediately after having a 2- lead in the to start with leg.

His connection deterroriated with the Kotoko Board entirely following they were being subsequently crushed by minnows, San Pedro FC 2-1 on mixture in the confederations cup.

Johnson Smith, who joined the club in advance of the Confederation Cup qualifiers will now consider above as head coach of the porcupine warriors.

Johnson Smith has amassed a great prosperity of experience in Ghana Football owning served as head coach of Sekondi Hasaacas, Bibiani GoldStars, Eleven Sensible and Berekum Arsenals.

He served Karela United to protected qualification to the Ghana Premier League through the 2017 season.

This is his most significant appointment yet and he will be on the lookout to make the huge step and get ready Kotoko for the 2019/2020 Ghana premier league time.

Elephant Named After Osama Bin Laden Kills Five People In India

Possibly we must all agree that names have affect on our life right this elephant Osama Bin Laden went on rampage and killed five today someplace in India and bolted.

A manhunt to seize it commenced and few times afterwards the major animal was arrested. “We started off the ultimate leg of the operation today… Two darts had been fired by gurus which tranquilised the male elephant,” a senior forestry official explained to AFP.

“Now the perform is on to change the elephant to a forest where there is no human habitation nearby.”

The animal killed five people, including 3 females, for the duration of a 24-hour rampage via Goalpara district in Oct.

Officers claimed they would take the elephant’s welfare into account as very well as the safety of individuals dwelling close by in determining wherever it would be relocated.

Just about 2,300 individuals have been killed by elephants in India over the previous 5 years, in accordance to formal figures produced in June, while 700 elephants have been killed due to the fact 2011 – figures ensuing in component from shrinking normal habitats.


Evans Mensah named Man Of the match in Meteors draw versus Cameroon

Evans Mensah was a thorn in the flesh of the Cameroonian defence all night as Ghana fought hard to rescue a level in their team A opener.

Making his debut at the U23 stage, Evans Mensah was on music and posed a menace as early as the opening levels of the video game and was a trusted outlet for the Meteors.

His mixture with Kingsley Fobi was a pleasure to enjoy at times as they connected up pretty nicely on Ghana’s correct wing.

The HJK Helsinki star, who has been beforehand termed up to the Black worked tirelessly in leading the Ghanaian charge immediately Yaw Yeboah bought hurt.

Cameroon scored in the 60th minute via a freekick by Franck Evina soon after Habib Mohammed fouled his marker just outside the house the box.

The Meteors then went on the charge in search for the equaliser in which Mensah was vastly instrumental.

It was his mazy operate that led to him being fouled in the guide up to the equaliser. . The  Habib, even so produced amends for the before mistake by scoring the equaliser by means of the resulting freekick rescue a point for the Meteors.

Mensah and Ghana now have a tricky job to get a end result from Egypt and Mali in the final team video games.

Prof. Kwabena Bediako named among 40 scientists to receive a $450,000 grant from the Young Investigator Research Program

Professor Kwabena Bediako, an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) has been named as a single of the 40 researchers in the Usa to obtain grants from the Air Power Business of Scientific Study. Approximately $17.8 million in grants have been awarded to researchers and engineers from 30 research institutions and firms who submitted successful exploration proposals via the Air Force’s Young Investigator Study System (YIP).

YIP recipients get a a few yr grant totalling $450,000. Prof. Kwabena Bediako is a products of the Akosombo Intercontinental School. His degrees incorporates B.S., Chemistry, Calvin School, 2008 M.S., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Know-how, 2013 Ph.D., Chemistry, Harvard College, 2015. He enjoys soccer and supports the and Manchester United.

The YIP is open to United States citizens and/or lasting residents’ who are researchers and engineers at United States investigate establishments who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the very last 7 several years displaying fantastic capability and assure for conducting basic exploration of armed service interests.

The objective of this plan is to foster innovative primary exploration in science and engineering, increase early vocation growth of remarkable younger investigators, and enhance prospects for the youthful investigators to understand the Air Drive mission and the associated issues in science and engineering.

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Black Stars’ Andre Ayew named Swansea vice captain

Black Stars captain, Andre Morgan Dede Ayew has been appointed captain of his club side, Swansea Town.

Andre Ayew, who has been in remarkable type for the Welsh club, seems to have gained more than the love and admiration of his coach, Steve Cooper.

Talking on his final decision, Cooper was comprehensive of praise for the captain, who has scored 5 aims already this time and put up a gentleman of the match performance in their very last outing.

Talking on his decision, Cooper explained

I do not imagine he has a best placement. I think he can play in any of the entrance four positions, at nine, 10 or possibly aspect.”

“I believe the vital to it is finding him somewhere on the pitch exactly where he can definitely make a big difference. In the game titles he’s performed large ideal he could have scored in every single match.

“He scored in four of them, together with when he arrived back into the staff in the Cup in opposition to Northampton.

“He could have put us two up towards Studying, he could have scored towards Bristol Town, he’s making individuals likelihood. So I think which is the key to Andre, placing him in a spot on the pitch where by he can have the major effects.

“He is a intention menace, irrespective of in which he performs. We appear at what it takes to earn a sport and then we try to set the players in the ideal positions that’s very best to do that.

“We just hope he can stay in the sort he’s in. He’s been a really beneficial impact all over the group, he’s naturally a gifted player and he’s motivated.

“He performs perfectly himself but he gets the finest out of many others all-around him as properly. He’s vice-captain, and which is what you want from captains and vice-captains.

Andre to start with joined Swansea in 2015 on a absolutely free transfer from Marseille. A time later, West Ham swooped in and signed the Ghanaian international for a then file cost.

Injures and a battle to come across sort brought on him to return to Swansea in January 2018.

He used very last time absent on personal loan at Turkish club Fernabache but Andre has because returned to Swansea and is pulling the strings.

Sarkodie named ‘Year of Return’ Ambassador

Scarcely a month soon after he place the highlight on Ghana at 2019 Wager Hip Hop Awards, rapper Sarkodie has been as an  for the ‘Year of Return’.

Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Minister of Tourism, Lifestyle and Imaginative Arts bestowed the honour on the rapper on Wednesday, at the Imaginative Arts Field Forum at the National Theatre.

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Apart from the announcement, Sarkodie, who designed background by remaining the initial act to win the Very best Worldwide Circulation at the Bet Hip Hop Awards, gained a citation for his achievements and huge contribution to Ghana’s innovative artwork sector.

The most adorned rapper in Ghana promised to assist the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Tradition.

This year marks particularly 400 years since the first black slaves landed in Jamestown Virginia in the U.S.

The initiative urges Africans in the diaspora to appear back again house and so much, it has seen an spectacular array of celebrities, together with Steve Harvey, make their way to Ghana to examine, understand and respect their roots.

Sarkodie in his acceptance speech at the Bet Hip Hop Awards, urged African-Us residents to come household as Ghana marks the Calendar year of Return this calendar year.

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“This year is the Year of Return and I will urge just about every one particular of you right here to get a trip back home….it is likely down in Ghana so if you are coming to Africa decide on Ghana,” he explained.

He conquer Falz (Nigeria), Ghetts (U.K.), Kalash (France), Lil Simz (U.K.), Nasty C (South Africa), Tory Lanez (Canada) to be the initial act to gain Best Global Movement .



Multiple -successful Ghanaian rapper, Michael Owusu Addo popularly referred to as “The highest” or has been as manufacturer ambassador for the ‘Year of Return’ marketing campaign.



The announcement was produced at the Artistic Arts Industry discussion board organized by the Ministry of Tourism at the Countrywide Theater in Accra.

The ‘Lucky’ strike-maker was honored with a citation for his achievements and accomplishment and immense contribution to Ghana’s creative arts market.

The rapper right after becoming unveiled as the ‘Year of Return’ Ambassador, pledged to aid the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Lifestyle.



Recall Last month, Sarkodie made use of his acceptance speech at the Guess hip hop awards to urge African People in america to come to Ghana for ‘Year of Return’.

Sarkodie named ‘Year of Return’ ambassador

Numerous award-successful Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie has been as model ambassador for the ‘Year of Return’.

The announcement was built at the Artistic Arts Field discussion board organized by the Ministry of Tourism at the Countrywide Theatre in Accra.

The ‘Saara’ hitmaker was honoured with a quotation for his achievements and huge contribution to ’s innovative artwork industry.

The rapper immediately remaining unveiled as ‘Year of Return’ Ambassador, promised to help the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Tradition.

Sarkodie calls on African-Americans to appear to Ghana for ‘Year of Return’ with Guess Hip Hop Awards-acquire

Past thirty day period, Sarkodie utilized his acceptance speech at the Bet hip hop awards to urge African Individuals to occur to Ghana for ‘Year of Return’.

“I just want to say thank you to the Almighty God. To family, this 1 is for my lil lady Titi…. I believe has generally had it and it is about that time. This 12 months is the Calendar year of Return and I will urge just about every and each individual a single of you here to acquire a journey back house.” Sarkodie reported.




Shafiu Mumuni named Man of the Match in Ghana’s win over Ivory coast

Sports News of Wednesday, 9 October 2019


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Black B captain Shafiu Mumuni was named Man of the Match in ’s 3-1 gain over Ivory Coastline in the WAFU Cup of Nations semi-closing after netting a hat-trick.

The AshantiGold skipper became the initially particular person to score a few ambitions in one particular match in the history of the tournament.

He snatched the go-in advance goal right before the 50 percent time whistle by firing residence right after a goalmouth melee.

His 2nd purpose in the match was recorded in the incredibly to start with moment of the 2nd 50 % just after heading in an Augustine Okrah cross from the proper.

Five minutes into the second stanza, Mumuni was at hand yet again to rating his 3rd-a header from within the box after a prosaic delivery from Latif Anabila to paralyse the Ivorians from staging a comeback.

Mumuni has scored fourth targets in this year’s tournament.

Lionel Messi named FIFA Best Player award for 6th time in his career

Lionel Messi has been FIFA Very best participant for the 6th time in his occupation at the Very best Awards gala held final night beating Ronaldo and Van Dijk .

Lionel Messi, 32, had an unquestionably outstanding period past time period, wherever he led Barcelona to their 2nd consecutive La Liga title.

Furthermore, he scored 34 league plans in La Liga. A figure that was the most in Spain and the top 5 leagues.

This gained him both equally the pichichi award for the topscorer award in Spain and the European golden boot award.

In the champions League, Messi’s exceptional 12 ambitions in 10 games meant he averaged a ratio of 1.2 objectives each and every video game. This was nonetheless not plenty of as Barcelona nevertheless exited the champions league in the semi remaining phase.

He also arrived at the Copa The usa semi final with Argentina.

In the women’s portion, Usa captain, Meghan Rapinoe was named most effective participant following a excellent globe cup in which she was named MVP and gained the golden boot.

Other winners contain:

The Very best FIFA Men’s Mentor: Jurgen Klopp – Liverpool

The Finest FIFA Women’s : Jill Ellis – USWNT

The Very best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper: Alisson – Liverpool

The Most effective FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper: Sari van Veenendaal – Arsenal / Atletico Madrid

FIFA Puskas Award: Zsori – Debrecen FC v Ferencvaros TC

The night belonged to Messi nonetheless as he secured the top.

Jordan Ayew named as your ManBetX Player of the Month for August

Ayew has been voted as the club’s ManBetX Player of the Month for , his initial this sort of award for Crystal Palace.

The 28-year-old has two plans from his 3 appearances in the so far, scoring the winner in the Eagles’ last outing from Aston Villa, as properly as bagging the important opener for the club’s historic victory in opposition to Manchester United at Aged Trafford.

Successful the award with an 84% bulk from far more than 1,000 enthusiasts who voted on the club’s official app, the Ghanaian forward was a massively critical determine in serving to thrust Palace into 4th in the Leading League table right after 4 game titles in August.

On acquiring the award, Ayew was fast to share his appreciation in direction of the admirers for their help: “I want to thank them, and absolutely everyone at the soccer club. I am grateful and this is a good issue, but it is just the starting. It provides me more vitality and wish to operate more difficult for this soccer club.”

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Ayew is reducing a well known determine at Selhurst Park due to the fact he manufactured the lasting change this summer, even winning the eToro Guy of the awards for his attempts towards Everton, United and Villa. He claimed: “My focus on was to start out well. Thank god anything went perfectly. I want to continue, do improved and perform tougher. We are delighted [as a squad], but we all know that it is nonetheless the starting and we have a great deal of online games to go, so we know that there are important game titles coming up, and we need to have to maintain our focus and preserve doing the job really hard.”

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Talking soon after victory in excess of Villa, Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson recognised Ayew’s attempts, stating: “Had he not scored the aim currently, I would however be heaping praise on him since of the function he does for us, his tactical comprehending, the variety of situations he does the work we want tactically to help other gamers acquire up the positions they require to choose up. I’m not just chatting attacking-clever, I’m conversing defending far too.

“When he places icing on that cake by scoring a target previous 7 days and a aim this week, then it is delighted days – there’s no doubt about that. It’s in specific pleased times for him and it is pleased days he deserves. Very last season, he did not get as lots of chances as he would like to have experienced.

“There were being many occasions he uncovered himself on the bench as a substitute and was not even getting on to the subject of engage in but never as soon as did he prevent doing the job hard in teaching. Hardly ever at the time did he quit making an attempt to do the suitable things in teaching. Gamers like that, when their instant comes, as a mentor you sense actually joyful for them.”

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Ghana defender Daniel Amartey named in Leicester City’s 25 man squad of the season

Sporting activities News of Thursday, 5 September 2019


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Daniel Amartey has been named in Leicester City’s 25-man squad for the season even with not taking part in any aspect in the club’s Leading League marketing campaign this year.

The 25-year-outdated centre back was linked to Fulham and Sheffield United for the duration of the summer season transfer in excess of absence of enjoying time.

Amartey who endured a sickening personal injury very last season in opposition to West Ham next an innocuous challenge with Michail Antonio has not created it to the bench of manager, Brendan Rodgers workforce this term.

Amartey’s inclusion in the 25-person squad would come as a reduction to the player who is hunting for an possibility to return to lively engage in acquiring absolutely recovered from the harm that observed him out of the pitch for about 8 months.

Midfielder Matty James who is down with Achilles issue has missed the 25-male squad, James Justin, Bartosz Kapustka, Wales global George Thomas and of the club’s Less than-23 aspect Raul Uche all missed the last listing.

Amartey skipped the Africa Cup of Nations because of to an personal injury he suffered very last phrase.

Virgil Van Dijk named UEFA footballer of the year 2019

Virgil Van Dijk has turn into only the to start with in the very last 15 many years to be named UEFA footballer of the year.

The Dutch Global, was crowned the UEFA footballer of the year at an ceremony held in Monaco on Thursday 29th August, 2019.

The 27 yr previous held off rigid levels of competition from 4-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The award arrives on the back again of a great season with Liverpool that noticed the Van Dijk generate an excellent effectiveness in defence to see Liverpool gain the UEFA Champions for the initial time in 14 years.

Liverpool also completed just 1 position behind eventual English Premier League winners Manchester City, in what was a person of the most entertaining and tightly contested title races.

As captain, he also led Netherlands to the UEFA Nations League remaining wherever they missing to Portugal in the ultimate.

Speaking immediately after the award, Virgil Van Dijk mentioned,

“It feels] amazing. It’s been a terrific yr and obviously, to get recognition for what we did previous yr is gorgeous.

“It’s down to anyone at Liverpool, anyone that is supporting me together the way as nicely so it’s excellent.”

In addition to the award, Van Dijk was also named the UEFA defender of the year.

Comprehensive winners:

UEFA goalkeeper of the calendar year: Allison Becker (Liverpool/Brazil)

UEFA defender of the 12 months: Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool/Netherlands)

UEFA midfielder of the year: Frenkie De Jong (Ajax / Netherlands)

UEFA ahead of the 12 months : Lionel Messi (Barcelona / Argentina)

UEFA footballer of the year : Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool/ Netherlands)

UEFA ’s participant of the 12 months: Lucy Bronze (England/ Olympique Lyonnais)

Djokovic, Osaka named US Open top seeds

Globe amount ones and defending champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka had been as top rated seeds for the US Open on Wednesday.

Djokovic, who will be chasing a 17th Grand Slam singles title in New York following week, heads the men’s discipline with Spain’s Rafael Nadal seeded second.

Previous globe quantity one Roger Federer, seeking a 21st Grand Slam crown, is seeded third for the .

The draw for the men’s and women’s singles will take location on Thursday.

In the women’s draw, Osaka is rated amount 1 although 2018 runner-up Serena Williams is seeded eight.

Japanese ace Osaka won her 1st Grand Slam title in a controversial closing victory over Williams very last and then adopted it up with her 2nd Slam at the Australian Open in January.

The two other reigning Grand Slam champions are seeded in the prime 4, with Australia’s French Open champion Ashleigh Barty seeded second and Romania’s Wimbledon champion Simona Halep seeded 4.

earth selection 1 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic is seeded 3rd in the women’s draw.

Supply: AFP