A regional Spanish court on Tuesday sentenced former Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to 23 months in prison and ordered him to pay a 18.8 million euro ($21.44 million) fine for tax evasion, although the world-renowned football player will not spend time behind bars as prison sentences of less than two years are normally not served in Spain.
Kevin-Prince Boateng will wear the number 19 jersey after completing a loan transfer to Spanish giants FC Barcelona today.
He reportedly put pen to paper on a six-month loan deal earlier today to join Barca on-loan from Sassuolo.
Boateng, 31, is expected to join his teammates for training tomorrow.
Adding experience and versatility to the team
Born in Berlin on 6 March 1987, Kevin-Prince Boateng is a player who will surely adapt quickly to the team. With experience of playing in four of the biggest leagues in Europe, the Premier League, the Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga, he is a man who has scored goals wherever he has been.
Furthermore, Boateng is a player who versatile to a fault. During his time with Las Palmas with Quique Setién as coach he played as an out and out striker, a typical number ‘9’. However, he is also able to play further back as he did at AC Milan, scoring twice against Barça in his time with the rossoneri. His ability to bring people into the game means he is excellent at playing behind the main striker.
10 goals in La Liga
He began his career with his home town club of Hertha, making his Bundesliga debut on 13 August 2005. In 2007 he signed for Tottenham Hotspur before moving to Borussia Dortmund for six months. Boateng’s sojourn back in Germany was cut short by a return to the Premier League and a move to Portsmouth.
After appearing for Ghana in 2010 for the first of his two World Cup appearances, Boateng made the move to Serie A signing for AC Milan where he won a scudetto and the Italian Super Cup. In Lombardy he coincided with former blaugranesZlatan Ibrahimovic and Ronaldinho.
A short spell with Schalke 04 was followed by a return to AC Milan for six months before the former Ghanian international made his way to La Liga with Las Palmas. In the 2016/17 season he scored 10 goals for the island side before a return to Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt the following campaign. In the summer of 2018, he moved to Sassuolo, which the Club maintains a good relationship, where he scored 4 goals in 13 matches in Serie A.
The head coach of Ghana’s Under-20 side has pledged to lead the Black Satellites to book a place at this year’s FIFA World Youth Championship in Poland when the team competes at the African Under-20 Championship in Niger next month.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko captain, Amos Frimpong, has acknowledged that his side will face tough opposition in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup but remains positive that the Porcupine Warriors will qualify from the group to the quarter-finals of the competition.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup group phase for the first time in 11 years after dispatching Camerounian side, Coton Sport Garoua 5-3 on aggregate in the second leg play-off match at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi yesterday.
A candidate vying for the position of president in the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) yet to be held elections says he means well for the association and bears no malice towards any contestant or member of the association.
Solomon Baba Akumba, a level 300 student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has emerged the winner of the 2018/19 Malta Guinness Maltavator Challenge, Season 2 held on Saturday at the Lizzy Sports Complex in Accra.
A member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalisation Committee, Naa Odofoley Nortey, says the committee has accepted in good faith the rejection of roles by some appointees who were named last Tuesday to work on the ad-hoc committees to assist the FA caretaker to restructure Ghana football.
Ghana’s sole representative in continental competition, Kumasi Asante Kotoko, will seek double victory over Coton Sport of Cameroun tomorrow at the Baba Yara Stadium in the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup playoff tie.