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Real Madrid star, Marcelo dedicates goal to George Floyd

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Marcelo paid tribute to George Floyd after scoring Real Madrid’s third goal against Eibar on Sunday evening.

The Brazilian took a knee after finding the net in a nod to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Protests have taken place across the United States and the world after George Floyd was killed by a policeman in Minneapolis on May 25.

The gesture of taking a knee has become synonymous with the protests against systemic racism in sport in the United States and now players are using their platforms to show their support for the movement in Europe.

Many Bundesliga teams have taken a knee before recent matches, while Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi have been among those to dedicate goals to George Floyd.

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Throwback Thursday: Hearts of Oak held Santos, led by Brazil legend Pele to 2-2 draw in 1969

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On February 6, 51 years ago, Hearts of Oak held Santos Futebol Clube led by the legendary Pele to a 2-2 draw at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Accra Hearts of Oak took the lead in the 27th minute through striker Abeka Ankrah.

The famous Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pele’ scored the equalizer 10 minutes later to pull parity for Santos.
In the 55th minute, Ghana’s own ‘Pele’, Amusa found the net when he had the better of his struggle with the goalie. Amusa was injured in this process and he remained on the touchline for five minutes.
The visitors protested against the goal but later on gave in.
Substitute player Douglas for Santos pulled even the in the 67th minute.
Despite the draw, Hearts still wrote their names in the history books by holding the giants from Brazil to a tie

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Santos FC had gone on a tour of Africa in 1969, led by the player, who would become one of the greatest ever to play the beautiful game, Pele. The Brazilian giants played 9 games on the continent. They won five, drew three and lost just once, and scored 19 goals and conceded 11 in the process.

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CONFIRMED: Asante Kotoko to play Hearts of Oak in London

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Ghana Premier League giants, Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko will entertain football fans when they clash in an Independence Anniversary match in London.

The friendly encounter ‒ with mouthwatering prizes at stake ‒ will take place at the famous Barnet Stadium in London at exactly 6:00pm on March 7, 2020

The football clash is being organised by Proball International Limited, a football organisation agency in the country. Nana Yaw Amponsah and Justin Addo, two world acclaimed football managers, are the main organisers of the encounter.

According to them, the encounter is, among things, intended to take the Kotoko/Hearts brand to the international arena.

They told the media that the two powerhouses have what it takes to be marketed to the international audience.

Messrs Amponsah and Addo said a number of Ghanaians are residing in London, and so they deserve to watch Kotoko/Hearts clash live.

The two football managers entreated Ghanaians living in London and all over the world to visit London and watch the game.

The Match Organizer and CEO of Proball International Limited Mr. Justin Addo congratulating CEO of African Origin Travels and Sports Tourism for securing the Official Ticket and Hospitality Agent Rights for the clash.

Mr. Samson Deen CEO of African Origin Travels secured a total of 1000 match tickets a to be sold and packaged with hospitality to WhiteHart Lane, Emirates Stadium and Wembley Stadium for sightseeing. Customers who secure packages will enjoy a full stay for Five days at the Travelodge Wembley, Return Flight ticket, UKVISA free support, After Party, Match Ticket and sightseeing tickets.

Mr. Deen announced that tickets and packages will go on sale from 1pm on 5th February 2020 till 18th February 2020.

Applicants who require visas will be enrolled on the UK VISAS AND IMMIGRATION priority visa program for 5days Express service to avoid any delays.

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Kwadwo Asamoah appointed as UN ambassador to fight discrimination against refugees in Italy

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Ghana and Inter Milan ace Kwadwo Asamoah has been appointed the UNHCR to help fight discrimination against refugees in Italy.
The former Juventus midfielder, has been playing in the European country since 2008 and is one of the few African players to have spent over a decate in Italy.
Having played for Torino, Udinese, Juventus and now Inter Milan, the midfielder will use his role as a superstar to help raise funds to support refugees in Italy.
Asamoah, 31, also appealed for support to help enroll young refugees in school to acquire some education.
“Proud to support UNHCR Italy. DONATE NOW to 45588. With only 2 euros we can guarantee a month of school to a child fleeing the war,’ he posted on social media.
Asamoah is yet to kick the ball after picking up an injury in Inter’s win against Brescia in October last year.

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