Tuesday , 16 January 2018

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

Commonwealth Games Federation selects Birmingham to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has announced that it has selected Birmingham, England as the host city partner of the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022. At a special Media Conference staged at the Arena Academy school in Birmingham, CGF President Louise Martin CBE applauded the city’s ambitious and innovative vision to engage and benefit its local community, showcase the best ... Read More »

Pro Fighting Factory team depart to Morocco for African Kickboxing championship

Pro Fighting Factory kickboxers at Kotoka International Airport before their departure

The Pro Fight Factory Gym Kickboxing team who are representing Ghana at the 2017 African Kickboxing Championship in Morocco left Accra on Wednesday morning for the one week tournament. Nii Adotey Dzata 1, President of the Ghana Kick Boxing Association (GKBA) who was at the Accra Sports Stadium and the Kotoka International Airport to see off the national select-side was ... Read More »

‘Cameroon’s N’Kono is the reason I became a goalkeeper’ – Buffon

(L-R) The Gazzetta Awards stars of the night: Alberto Contador, Sofia Goggia, Gianluigi Buffon and Francesco Totti. (Photo: Fabio Bozzani, La Gazzetta dello Sport)

It was a night of glamour, glory and mixed feelings on Tuesday as Italy’s famous La Gazzetta dello Sport organized its annual Awards honoring the best sporting feats of the year. The stars of the night were Francesco Totti who was honored with the Legend 2017 Award, national team keeper Gianluigi Buffon was named Male Athlete of the Year and ... Read More »

Ada-born Daniel Lomotey scores winner for Black Stars B to beat Togo

Daniel Lomotey at Black Stars B

Ghana’s home-based Black Stars handed Togo a painful 2-1 defeat at their own backyard at the Stadé de Kegué in Lome on Sunday in an international friendly to continue their unbeaten run in a series of friendlies. A goal in each half from WAFA duo Richmond Lamptey and Daniel Lomotey gave Ghana the win despite Issifou Bourhana pulling one back ... Read More »

World Taekwondo rebrands to end WTF connection

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The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has completed a rebrand to World Taekwondo as it seeks to modernise and shake off negative connotations connected to its previous acronym. World Taekwondo’s rebranding plans have been in the works for over a year, but were confirmed ahead of the start of the World Championships in Muju, South Korea on Saturday. World Taekwondo replaces ... Read More »

Ada native David Accam becomes first Ghanaian to net MLS hat-trick

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At times over the past two seasons, the Chicago Fire offense was the David Accam show and not much more. This season, with new teammates sharing the scoring load and spotlight, Accam has only flourished further, and on Saturday night, the Ghanaian put on his finest show yet. “I thought I could do anything on the pitch today,” Accam said. ... Read More »

Ada-born Christian Atsu seals four-year deal with Newcastle

Atsu - makes stay at Newcastle permanent

Newcastle United have announced completing a four-year permanent deal with Ada native, Christian Atsu after his season long loan term. Atsu joined Newcastle last summer on loan from Chelsea FC. He fought for a place in the Rafael Benitez’s side, bagging five goals in 32 appearances to help Newcastle emerge champions of the English second tier league and gain promotion ... Read More »

All-Africa Sports Awards set for Accra November 11

Al Hamilton speaks to the media in accra

The All-Africa Sports Awards organised by renowned Jamaican-born British journalist, Al Hamilton MBE makes a return for the first time in a decade with the 2017 event billed to take place in Accra on November 11. Hamilton who is credited for also founding the Commonwealth Sports Awards in 1980 to honour some of the best athletes and administrators across all ... Read More »

K.P. Boateng: In two years, I spent all my money on cars, clubs, and friends that really weren’t

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How Kevin Prince Boateng feels off the pitch goes a long way in determining the football he’ll display on it, and the Las Palmas have seen the best of the Ghanaian, who is happy with life at his new club. In an exclusive interview with MARCA, the 23-year-old opens up on his move to the Canary Islands and other personal ... Read More »

Black players in Italy urged to strike in support of Sulley Muntari

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Ex-Tottenham striker Garth Crooks says “every self-respecting black player” in the Italian league should strike this weekend unless Sulley Muntari’s one-match suspension is withdrawn. Pescara midfielder Muntari, 32, was banned after he protested against racist abuse he received from the crowd during Sunday’s Serie A match at Cagliari, which earned him a yellow card for dissent before he walked off. ... Read More »