Mario Balotelli was sent off during Nice’s 1-0 win away at Lorient for insulting the referee in English, match official Tony Chapron has claimed. The dismissal, Balotelli’s third of the season, came in the 68th minute with Nice already in front through Wylan Cyprien’s 15th-minute strike.

Former Ghana defender Samuel Osei Kuffour, has lost his mother, Gloria Abena Ateah, after a short illness in Ghana’s second biggest city, Kumasi. Osei Kuffour, who played for Bayern Munich and AS Roma, was informed of the sad news late Friday evening, after doctors who were treating her lost control of the situation.

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says he is not thinking off retiring from the Black Stars anytime soon.Gyan has been consistent for the Black Stars in the last 14 years- but with recent injuries coupled with his failure to lead the Black Stars to win 2017 Africa cup of Nations, many have suggested the 31-year old hangs his boots.

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