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Three referees handed temporary suspensions over alleged bribery allegations
The Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association has ordered a temporary suspension on Referees Ali Alhassan, Mustapha Abdulai and Mohammed Issahaku from officiating any GFA Official match with immediate effect. This decision
GFA-NC cautions clubs /officials and the media on bribery allegations
The attention of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalization Committee (NC) has been drawn to media reports about disturbing allegations of bribery in the ongoing NC Special Competition. The said bribery incident was alleged to have taken
Asante Kotoko have been accused of paying referees during their Special Competition match against AshantiGold at the weekend to scheme the results of the regional derby in their favour. Retired referee Robert Tawiah Mensah is alleging one Kofi
Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko have been embroiled in a bribery scandal, amid claims the club attempted to bribe a referee during their Special Competition match against Ashantigold at the weekend. Retired referee Robert Tawiah Mensah is alleging
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Slovenia’s Damir Skomina will be centre referee in the all-English Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on June 1, UEFA announced on Tuesday. The 42-year-old Skomina, an

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard will complete his anticipated move to Real Madrid after the Europa League final at the end of May, for a fee close to €100m.

It is a saga that has been running for more than two seasons now, but according to ​L'Equipe, the move will be made official in the aftermath of the Blues' all-English Europa League final with Arsenal.

Rumours of the transfer's completion have been swirling around for weeks, with the fee understood to be the final stumbling block in the negotiations. Recent ​reports had claimed that, despite Hazard's contract expiry date of June 2020, Los Blancos were willing to break their club record transfer fee of €100m - shelled out for Gareth Bale back in 2013 - to sign the Belgian.

However, it is now understood that this figure will not be breached, with the famed French publication reporting that the fee will come 'close to €100m' but not exceed it. And the official unveiling will now occur in the days following the final in Baku on 29 May, with ​Hazard eager to end his Stamford Bridge tenure on a high, and not have the club's build-up to the final disrupted.

As has been mooted for some time - and indeed as Hazard essentially ​revealed to the press following Sunday's Premier League clash against Leicester - this deal has been in place for at least a few weeks now.

Indeed, after Barcelona's 3-0 first leg triumph against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final looked to have confirmed Barça's place in the final, Madrid were readying their presentation of the forward for 2 June, in an attempt to provide hope to supporters should their rivals have won the competition the evening prior.

Any ​Chelsea fans clinging onto the hope that their talismanic Belgian will be staying put were dealt a near-fatal blow on Sunday, when the player explained: "I have made my decision but it is not just about me. I told the club a couple of weeks ago. I wanted it to be cleared up earlier but that's not happened. I'm still waiting, like the fans are waiting.

"We have a final to play and then I will see. It has never been a distraction. When you are on the pitch, you try to be focused on the pitch with the ball. That's it. When I am on the pitch I just try to do the best. I am not thinking about this and this, my situation or the club's situation. I just try to win games." [Credit:90mins]



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