Saturday , 24 February 2018

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

Ghana’s Lightweight contender Commey scouting Barthelemy-Bey

Richard Commey and his UK based manager, Michael Amoo-Bediako

Lightweight contender Richard Commey is coming to America — for business, not pleasure. Commey (24-0, 22 KOs) plans to be ringside to watch with great interest as world titleholder Rances Barthelemy defends his 135-pound belt against former titleholder Mickey Bey on Friday night (Spike, 9 ET/PT) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Commey will be ... Read More »

Swedish sport journalists elect female president

Lisa Edwinsson

The Swedish Sportjournalist Federation (SSF) have elected their first female president since it was founded in 1949. Lisa Edwinsson, a 33-year-old reporter at the Stockholm morning newspaper Dagens Nyheter was voted to the post unanimously at the yearly meeting. Lisa is currently following Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his teammates on their way to Euro 2016 in France. She succeeds Mats Taxén, ... Read More »

Historic: Daniel Amartey wins two league titles in one season

Daniel Amartey in Copanhagen

One league title for a player is a successful season. Two league titles in one season, just wow. And that is how Ghana international Daniel Amartey is feeling now. Just wow. Black Stars player Daniel Amartey has won the Danish league in addition to the English Premier League title after FC Koebenhavn were crowned champions of Denmark. Amartey started his ... Read More »

Kidnapped Mexico footballer freed

Pulido

Mexican international football player Alan Pulido has been rescued in north-east Mexico hours after he was kidnapped, officials say. Pulido, 25, appeared with a bandaged hand and told reporters he was “very well”. Officials said the rescue operation was carried out on Sunday night, without giving more details. The striker plays for the Greek team Olympiakos and has made several ... Read More »

Rio Olympics organizers to distribute 45,000 condoms to athletes

condoms

Spokesman of the Rio Olympics 2016 committee, Lucas Dantas has announced that they will distribute 450,000 condoms to the 10,500 athletes expected in Brazil starting on July 24, the opening day of the Olympic games. Each athlete is expected to get an average of 42 condoms a three-fold increase over the number of condoms distributed at the London Olympics, Sports ... Read More »

FIFA sack Secretary General for paying himself too much money

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FIFA acting secretary general Markus Kattner has been sacked after being accused of paying himself bonuses worth millions of pounds. World governing body FIFA said an investigation “uncovered breaches of fiduciary responsibilities”. The 45-year-old German took over as acting general secretary after Jerome Valcke was sacked for irregularities. The dismissal is not connected to the payment made to Michel Platini ... Read More »

Meet the ‘white woman’ set to represent Ghana at Rio 2016

judoka Szandra Szogedi

Hungarian-born Ghanaian judoka Szandra Szogedi has qualified for the judo event at the 2016 Olympic Games. She will be taking part in the 63kg category for women. She got her slot in the Olympic Games at the Almaty Judo Grand Prix event in Kazakhstan where she clocked 444 points. She was part of the Ghanaian team which included Emmanuel Nartey, ... Read More »

Avram Grant hands 20 year old Joe Dodoo Ghana call up

Joe Dodoo

Leicester City’s Joseph Dodoo has received his first call-up to the Ghana squad as the African country look to persuade him to switch his international allegiance from England, sources have told ESPN FC. Dodoo, 20, has already been capped by England at under-18 level, but Ghana want him to play for the country of his birth and handed the youngster ... Read More »

Medeama beat Sundowns to reach CAF Confederations Cup group stage

Medeama win

Wishes and dream became a reality for Medeama Sporting Club after the final whistle on Wednesday afternoon at the Sekondi stadium. The scoreline was 2-0 in favour of the Tarkwa based side. The implication was a qualification to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup. The effect of the 2-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns emanated from the first leg ... Read More »

Amartey and Leicester take Premier League title celebration to Thailand

Thailand congrats for Leicester

Jeffrey Schlupp, Daniel Amartey and their Leicester City teammates have taken their English Premier League title win party to Thailand, home of the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Daniel Amartey [second from right] with his Leicester City teammates The team travelled just a day after the Premier League victory parade through the city centre after a remarkable end to their season. ... Read More »