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AS Roma attacker Felix Afena-Gyan claims his encounter with teammate Gianluca Mancini was nothing but a mere joke after his side’s Europa Conference League triumph on Wednesday night.

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A viral video saw the Italian defender “physically assaulting” Afena-Gyan unprovoked.

It is unclear what the Ghanaian might have done or said wrong but his teammate was seen in the video hitting and punching him in an aggressive manner.

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TIRANA, ALBANIA – MAY 25: Lorenzo Pellegrini of AS Roma lifts the UEFA Europa Conference League Trophy after their sides victory during the UEFA Conference League final match between AS Roma and Feyenoord at Arena Kombetare on May 25, 2022 in Tirana, Albania. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Afena-Gyan has clarified the situation describing the incident as a joke.

“It wasn’t serious. We joke and fight at the same. That’s how he is. It’s normal..nothing serious,” he clarified in a WhatsApp conversation with a close associate.

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TIRANA, ALBANIA – MAY 25: Ebrima Darboe, Felix Afena-Gyan, Tammy Abraham, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Amadou Diawara of AS Roma celebrate following their sides victory in the UEFA Conference League final match between AS Roma and Feyenoord at Arena Kombetare on May 25, 2022 in Tirana, Albania. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The Ghana International made history with AS Roma by becoming the first Club to win the EUROPA Conference League after beating Feyenoord 1-0 in the finals.

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Stay away from alcohol and women this off-season – Kobby Mensah to Karela United players

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Head Coach of Karela United Bismark Kobby Mensah has advised his players to stay aware from alcohol and women among others this off-season.

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In an send off address to the team, Kobby Mensah charged them to be discipline as they go back to have their break before the football season resumes.

“The season has ended and as you head home, this is a time of rest not indiscipline. Not a time for food, alcohol and women. Time of rest, especially to players who stay up late on Tik Tok + other social media platforms.’

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Karela United finished the Ghana Premier League season as high as 4th on the table with 52 points.

The Ghana FA has announced September 9-12 as the kick-off date for the 2022-23 Ghana Premier League season.

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The new season will start on a Friday September 9 with matches played across the various league centers.

Fixtures for the new season will be released on Tuesday July 26, 2022 to enable clubs prepare adequately for the season.

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2022 FIFA World Cup: FIFA Council gives approval for countries to present 26 players

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The Bureau of FIFA Council has given approval for qualified countries to proceed to the 2022 FIFA World Cup with 26 players.

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This is contained in an official communique published on the website of the world football government.

The squad size of 26 will be an increase from the usual 23-man squad used by national teams at the mundial in the past editions.

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Find more from the FIFA statement on the new amendment below:

The Bureau of the FIFA Council – composed of the FIFA President and the six confederation presidents – has addressed a number of key topics and taken the following decisions:

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73rd FIFA Congress

The 73rd FIFA Congress will be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 16 March 2023. The 2023 FIFA presidential election will take place at the 73rd FIFA Congress, the call for which was approved by the FIFA Council during its meeting on 30 March 2022.

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Kigali already hosted a meeting of the FIFA Council in October 2018.

Amendments to the Regulations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

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Given the need to retain additional flexibility due to the unique timing of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ in the global calendar, as well as the broader context of the disruptive effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on squads before and during tournaments, the Bureau has decided the following: • The maximum number of players on the release list has been increased from 35 to 55. • The number of players to be included on the final list has been increased to at least 23 and a maximum of 26. • The final matchday at club level for the 23 to 26 players nominated on the final list will be 13 November 2022. • No more than 26 people (up to 15 substitutes and 11 team officials – one of these officials must be the team doctor) will be allowed to sit on the team bench.

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Following an in-depth review of the 2015 edition of the FIFA Equipment Regulations, which considered best practices in football and selected sports industry regulations, whilst also taking into account relevant provisions of the Laws of the Game and other FIFA regulations, the Bureau has decided to apply changes for the 2022 edition. The updated Equipment Regulations are available on FIFA.com.

FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023™

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In December 2020, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau decided to cancel the 2021 edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup™ and appointed the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) to host the competition in 2023. Following discussions with the PSSI, as well as consultations with all confederations, the Bureau has confirmed that the tournament will be played from 20 May to 11 June 2023.

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AshGold’s Yaw Annor ranked 7th player with most Goals in World Football in 2022

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Ashanti Gold forward Yaw Annor has been named among players with most Goals so far in 2022.

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The winger is ranked 7th among a list of players around the World who have so far netted more goals for their Clubs.

Top on the list is PSG star Kylian Mbappe who is on 27 goals.

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Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema follows with 25 goals.

Robert Lewandoski, Thiago Azulao and Germain Cano completes the top 5.

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Newly signed Bayern Munich and former Liverpool star Sadio Mane is 6th with 21 goals with Annor and Brazilian Hulk tied up with 20 goals each.

The Ghanaian has thus scored more goals in 2022 than Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jnr.

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Annor finished as the top scorer in the Ghana Premier League with 22 goals to his credit.

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