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Africa news from Saturday, May 27, 2017

- Following an impressive season with French side OGC Nice, Ghanaian-born Italian Mario Balotelli has been hailed by club president for his calmness. President of the Ligue 1 side Jean Pierre-Revre says the often controversial Italian international is not as troublesome as always purported following a year's stay with the Ghanaian-born. The Italian has scored 15 times in 22 league starts this seas

- Ebusua Dwarfs battered and defeated Elmina Sharks 3-1 in week 16 of the Ghana Premier League at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium. The Dwarfs dominated the opening minutes of the game but could not break the stubborn defense of Sharks. But it wasn't long for them to break the deadlock after Isaac Kwain's 12th minute curling drive, which deceived Sharks goalkeeper Francis Arthur. Dwarfs doubled the

- Hearts head coach Frank Nuttall says he expects a tough game from Liberty this Sunday despite his side's comprehensive 3-0 victory over the Scientific Soccer Lads in the first round. The Phobians beat Liberty Professionals 3-0 in the last game of the first round of the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League about a fortnight ago but the two sides will be meeting this Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium. Nu

- Ghana and Newcastle winger Christian Atsu has respectfully wished all Muslims a happy Ramadan as they commence their annual ritual of fasting for 30 days. Muslims all over the world started the yearly fast in the month of Ramadan on Saturday and the Ghana international who plays along with some Muslims as both at club level and in the national team could not wait to wish them well. The Newcastle

- Striker Cofie Bekoe climbed off the bench to score the goal which gave Great Olympics a 1-0 win over Berekum Chelsea on Saturday. The former Nania FC star capitalized on poor clearance to drill home the winning goal just few minutes after coming on. The win ensured Olympics moved from third-bottom to tenth place on the table butone point behind the relegation mark. Berekum Chelsea, who finished

- Great Olympics came their survival campaign a boost with a slim 1-0 win over ten-man Berekum Chelsea on Saturday in Accra. Substitute Cofie Bekoe came off the pitch to drill home from inside the box on 58 minutes. In the first half the opportunities were few but Berekum Chelsea had two chances with Stephen Sarfo and Justice Anane fluffing their lines. On 37 minutes rasta-haired striker Sarfo hi

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