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World champion sprinter Justin Gatlin says he is "shocked and surprised" at doping allegations made against his coach and an agent.

Athletics anti-doping officials have begun an investigation into what the president of the sport's governing body called "serious allegations" about Dennis Mitchell and Robert Wagner.

The Daily Telegraph said Wagner - an agent linked to Gatlin - offered to "illicitly supply performance-enhancing drugs" to undercover reporters.

Former Black Stars defender Samuel Osei Kuffour believes that Ghana is lacking quality players who can compete for the CAF African Best player award.

On Monday, the Confederations of Africa Football (CAF) announced Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah as the three players who will battle it out for the 2017 African player of the year award.

Many aficionados of Ghana football have voiced their disolation on the recent failure of Ghanaian players to earn their place in the echelon of African football. And Osei Kuffour, who was one of the most revered players on the continent during his hay days was asked if any current Ghanaian player can be compared to the players on the final three-man shortlist.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a superb strike against his former side as Everton beat Swansea 3-1 on Monday, with the result leaving the visitors bottom of the Premier League table.

The Swans opened the scoring at Goodison Park when Leroy Fer (34) tapped home at the back post but Everton levelled things up in the 46th minute with Dominic Calvert-Lewin lashing home the rebound from a saved Wayne Rooney penalty.

Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah is determined to produce players who will win Confederation of African Football [CAF] awards under his tenure.

Appiah intends to build a title winning side that will produce candidates to be considered.

No Ghanaian player made it in the final shortlists for this year's prestigious African Footballer of the Year and Best Player based in Africa awards.

Guillem Balague picks out six players who could make a big impact in Saturday's Clasico, live on Sky Sports.

It's a must-win game for Real Madrid, who are 11 points behind their arch-rivals, but Barcelona are undefeated in La Liga and they will be desperate to keep it that way.

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