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One month on, Ghana football remains in limbo

It has been the most chaotic month in Ghana football and, ominously for clubs, officials and fans, there seems to be no immediate end in sight.

A month after investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas laid bare allegations of corruption, match-fixing and underhand dealings in sponsorship packages, Ghana football remains at a standstill, with government and the remnants of the Ghana Football Association engaged in a battle to determine who should lead reforms.

World football governing body FIFA...

Champions England dominate ESPN's U-17 World Cup Team of the tournament

England lifted their first U-17 World Cup title, capping off an incredible year of success for their junior teams, with a 5-2 win over Spain in the U-17 World Cup final in Kolkata, India over the weekend. The tournament saw record crowds and a new record for most goals at an U-17 World Cup, with several young players standing out.

Here's ESPN's pick of the stars who shone brightest -- not surprisingly, the English team features quite prominently -- and when you read news about some of these names...

Ghana starlets can succeed despite U-17 failure - Fabian

Ghana U-17 coach Paa Kwesi Fabian is confident that graduates of the squad who reached the final eight of the U-17 World Cup can enjoy long and successful careers despite missing out on the title in India.

The Black Starlets are back in Accra after losing to Mali at the quarter finals of the ongoing U-17 World Cup, and while Fabian is hurt by their failure to add to Ghana's two world titles in that age division he's optimistic that, with the right mentoring, members of the squad will realise their...

Match shouldn't have been played on this pitch - Ghana coach

Guwahati's heavy and continuous rain gave the IG Stadium pitch such a pounding that the Ghana v Mali quarter-final of the Under-17 World Cup was less an exhibition of footballing skill and more of adaptation, muscle strength and endurance. Mali won 2-1 and later Ghana coach Samuel Fabin said he believed the match should have been rescheduled for another day.

There is now some concern over the readiness of the pitch for the semi-final, to be played on Wednesday. Thundershowers are forecast for the...