Thursday , 18 January 2018

GENERAL SPORTS

AIBA executive committee backs President Wu

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The executive committee of the International Boxing Association (Aiba) has thrown its support behind Ching-Kuo Wu after former executive director Ho Kim made a series of allegations against the governing body and its president. Kim, who was fired last year, outlined his claims in a letter delivered to nearly 200 national associations last week. The New York Times newspaper said that ... Read More »

FIFA Ethics Committee opens proceedings against Amos Adamu

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The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has opened formal adjudicatory proceedings against Amos Adamu, former president of the West African Football Union and former member of the CAF and FIFA Executive Committees, based on the final report submitted by the investigatory chamber. The investigations against Mr Adamu conducted by Dr Cornel Borbély, chairman of ... Read More »

Ghanaian athlete Abeyie slapped with 4-year ban for doping

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Ghanaian Athlete, Tim Abeyie, has been banned for four years after violating doping rules governing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Ghana Athletics Association (GAA). According to the GAA, Abeyie tested positive for a banned substance while participating in a competition in Germany. Abeyie, switched allegiance to Ghana in 2011 from UK. His last ... Read More »

Asamoah Gyan drops out of world’s top 10 best-paid players list

The injured Asamoah Gyan plays for Dubai based side, Al Ahli

Chelsea midfielder Oscar is closing in on a shock transfer to Chinese club Shanghai SIPG for a reported £60 million fee. The Brazilian playmaker will become the latest star name to head to the lucrative Chinese Super League, following fellow Brazilians Hulk and Ramires, and former Premier League stars Graziano Pelle and Asamoah Gyan. And to convince Oscar to give ... Read More »

Afghan ‘Little Messi’ meets his idol in Doha, but now his family needs help

Lionel Messi met with six-year-old Mortaza Hashimi in Doha ahead of Barcelona's international mid-week friendly (Photo: Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy)

Six-year-old Mortaza Hashimi, known as the ‘Little Afghan Messi’ has finally met his hero in Qatar. The Little Afghan Messi, who charmed the world with his Lionel Messi carrier bag football shirt dreams came true when he met his hero in Qatar on Tuesday ahead of before the international friendly match between Barcelona and local team Al Ahli. Messi met ... Read More »

Chapecoense’s Neto finally wake up from coma, can’t recall anything of tragic plane crash

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CHAPECOENSE plane crash survivor Neto has no memory of what happened after waking up from his coma. The defender was one of just six survivors of the Colombia plane tragedy that killed 71 people in total. Helio Neto had to undergo emergency surgery having survived the plane crash According to reports, one of the first things Neto asked doctors was who ... Read More »

Kwesi Nyantakyi outdoors new astro turf pitch at Prampram

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President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi took advantage of a large media presence at the 23rd Congress to showcase a new astro turf pitch constructed with support from FIFA. According to Nyantakyi who is serving on the FIFA Executive Council, the project which is very high standard and quality cost $500,000 and players who are invited to the ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Ballon d’Or 2016

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for a fourth time. Ronaldo, 31, helped Real Madrid win last season’s Champions League and scored three goals as Portugal won Euro 2016. It adds to the titles he won in 2008, 2013 and 2014. Ronaldo is now one behind Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, who received the honour ... Read More »

Glo–CAF Awards 2016: Nominees for other categories revealed

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the nominees for the other categories for the 2016 Glo-CAF Awards. The categories Women’s Player of the Year, National Team of the Year, Club of the Year, Coach of the Year, Women’s National Team of the Year, Youth Player of the Year, Most Promising Talent, Referee of the Year, Football Leader of ... Read More »

Hearts of Oak congratulate Vincent Sowah Odotei for winning La Dade Kotopon seat

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Hearts of Oak entourage on Saturday visited the newly elected Member of Parliament Vincent Sowah Odotei to congratulate him for winning the La Dade Kotopon seat for the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Odotei who happens to be the club’s acting Managing Director in last Wednesday’s election stunned the incumbent Nii Amassah Namoale from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to win the seat. ... Read More »