Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski saw off competition from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be crowned the best men’s player.
The forward has been in frightening form over the last year, scoring 55 goals and firing Bayern Munich to an impressive treble last season.
He was widely tipped to win the Ballon d’Or this year before it was scrapped amid the pandemic. Lewandowski has continued his form and, since the start of the 2019/20 season, he has scored 73 goals in 64 club games — 22 more than any other men’s player in Europe’s top five leagues.
“This award also belongs to my colleagues, the coach and Bayern Munich in general. It is an incredible feeling, a lot of emotions,” he said.
“If you win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo, that is unbelievable and it means so much to me. A long time ago, I remember I was longing for something like this and now I can win such an award.”
Court remands Aduana Stars Defender Farouk Adams into Custody
The Berekum Circuit Court has remanded Aduana Stars defender Farouk Adams into police custody for two weeks for accidentally crushing a police officer to death.
The 31-year-old defender who appeared in court for the first time on Thursday faced two counts of charges for careless and inconsiderate driving and negligently causing harm.
The case which was presided by His Lordship Osei Kofi Amoako ordered Farouk Adams to be kept in police custody whiles investigations continue.
Lawyer Baffour Akoto who represented the player welcomed the court’s decision stating that his client would be in safe arms instead of being in basic custody.
Although the lawyer pleaded to the court to release Farouk Adams on bail, the prosecutors turned it down.
Farouk Adams would make his next return to court on March 18, 2021.
Background of the story
The Aduana Stars defender was arrested by police after allegedly knocking down a police officer at Wamfie in the Bono Region on Monday, March 1, 2021.
Reports indicate that the police officer, Constable Amos Maatey, who was on night duty, was riding a motorbike to go purchase mosquito repellent when the incident occurred.
The officer died instantly, but Farouk failed to turn in himself to the police.
The police, through their investigations, discovered that the car belonged to the player and arrested him.
Libyan Giants Ittihad Tripoli Join Chase for Asante Kotoko Striker Kwame Poku
Kwame Poku’s is attracting suitors from all over the Arab world with Libyan giants Ittihad Triploi being the latest to have joined the chase for the striker.
Reliable sources in Libya have disclosed to footballmadeinghana.com that the giants have officially written to Asante Kotoko to inquire about the availability of the player.
Footballmadeinghana.com understands that the former Libya Premier League winners have proposed a loan deal of 6 month for the Ghanaian striker with an option to make the deal permanent if Poku impresses.
The Tripoli side will be the latest from the Maghrebian world to have officially tabled bids for the former Nkoranza Warriors striker.
Egyptian giants Zamalek were the first to have requested for the boy but negotiations were not conclusive before the closure of the Egyptian transfer window.
The deal to Zamalek hit a snag with Algerian side USM Alger offering a lucrative deal for the wonderful finisher.
With USM Alger tabling a mouthwatering offer for the striker. Ittihad Tripoli are likely to have their offer turned down.
Opoku has been outstanding for the Porcupine Warriors in the Ghana Premier League this season having scored 7 goals in 14 games.
He also scored when Asante Kotoko played Algerian side ES Sétif in the CAF Confederation Cup play-off round.
The Kumasi based club has already received an official request from Ittihad Tripoli and may be responding in the coming days.
Opoku is part of the Ghana squad training ahead of this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifications.
Asante Kotoko Ordered To Pay $36k In 6 Days or Face GFA’s Wrath
Asante Kotoko has a deadline to pay 4 former players around $36,000 in the next 6 working days or face the wrath of the Ghana Football Association.
This is as a result of a ruling from the GFA’s Appeals Committee concerning former Kotoko players Evans Ayiku Tetteh, Matthew Kelvin Andoh, Evans Owusu, and Abass Mohammed.
The Players petitioned the Player Status Committee of the Ghana Football Association about various breaches Asante Kotoko had committed in relation to their contracts.
The PSC subsequently sanctioned Asante Kotoko by slapping fines and placing a transfer ban on the club.
Asante Kotoko appealed against the decision of the Player Status Committee.
During its hearing, the Appeals Committee has decided that Asante Kotoko are to pay the players a combined sum of GHs 204,600 which is equivalent to $36,000 dollars.
The club was given 7 working days to settle the players for which failing to do so will see them referred to the Disciplinary Committee for the necessary action to be taken.
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