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Antonio Conte says Chelsea must win every game to have a chance of retaining title

Antonio Conte has offered no apologies for writing off Chelsea's title challenge, and said his side must win "every game" to have a hope of catching Manchester City.

Less than halfway through the Premier League campaign the Italian had declared the Blues' title defence over after Saturday's defeat to West Ham, with unbeaten City opening up a 14-point gap on Chelsea the following day.

Ex-Black Stars Captain and now Head Coach of Division One side Dreams FC, Charles Kwablan Akonnor has bemoaned the lack of quality pitches in the Country.

The Former Ashgold and Dreams FC Coach believes the Ghana is endowed with lots of talents but the deficiency of quality facilities is taking away the shine of some of these talents.

“We have lots of talents in the country no doubts about it but the problem had been the quality of facilities to improve the game. That has been why some of these talents are not shinning.” He said in an interview with the Joy FM.

Ghanaian-born Alphonso Davies has been named the Canadian U-17 footballer of the year. The player’s outstanding campaign saw him receive a call-up to the Canada Senior National team.

Alphonso Davies, who was born in Budumbura (Ghana) left for Canada at a tender age and has since been part of the Canadian National team. He was awarded after securing votes from national team coaches as well as Canadian clubs and coaches.

Egyptian Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017.

Following a record number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria’s Victor Moses.

The National U-17 Female Soccer team the Black Maidens will play the young Scorpions of Gambia in a return leg encounter on Sun, 17th December, 2017 at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Ghana secured a 5-1 win in the first leg clash a fortnight ago at Gambia and would be hoping to sink the scorpions deeply to gain a step into the U-17 WWC qualifiers.

Despite the resounding victory, pundits are of the view that the second encounter is a mere formality however, head coach of the Maidens, Evans Adotey thinks differently.

Richmong Boakye-Yiadom could be on his way to Newcastle United in January following interest from the Magpies according to reports in the English media.

 The 24-year-old has been in an incredible goal scoring form, having bagged over 40 goals in 2017 and registered 14 goals in 13 league appearances for his side this season.

Nigeria’s Kano Pillars at the weekend defeated Ghana’s State Soccer team, Rolling Rockets 8-1 in the AfriGlobal Unity Skate Soccer Fiesta at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.

The competition, which was organized by International Federation for Skate Soccer (IFSS) and co-sponsored by AfriGlobal Group and Binatone, was well attended by the fans.

Nigeria came back from one goal down to beat their arch rivals in the returned leg on Saturday after losing to Ghana 3-2 in the first leg in Ghana.

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