Thursday , 18 January 2018

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

I’m chief promoter of Tagoe vrs Saucedo – Mayor of Accra declares

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The Mayor of Accra, Hon. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye says the Ghana capital is ready to host the rest of the boxing world come November 25 when local showman, Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe faces Fernando David Saucedo of Argentina for the IBO Lightweight world championship, amid the head of the city even declaring himself the chief promoter of the impending event ... Read More »

I am ever ready – Duke Micah primed to beat Chanda for Commonwealth title

Duke Micah and Freddy Kiwitt both fight in London on Saturday

Ghana’s Duke Micah (18-0, 17 KOs) says he is ready to wrestle away the Commonwealth Bantamweight belt when he steps into the ring against UK based Zambian, Matthew Chanda (7-0, 3 KOs) come Saturday night at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. The countdown is almost over to fight night with the weigh-in set for Friday and the Ghanaian is in ... Read More »

Gyan visits Black Stars in Dubai ahead of Egypt clash

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

Asamoah Gyan paid a visit to the Black Stars at their camping base in Dubai ahead of their crucial FIFA World Cup clash on Sunday against the Pharaohs of Egypt. The 30-year-old striker who will not have a part to play in Ghana’s encounter against their Egyptian counterparts due to an injury he picked up while playing for Al Ahly ... Read More »

Ronaldo pens mega-money Nike extension

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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has renewed a lucrative endorsement deal with sportswear giant Nike. The length of the multi-year agreement was not disclosed. The news was announced just hours after the Portuguese forward penned a contract extension with his Spanish LaLiga football club through to 2021. The value of the Nike contract is reportedly about €24m ($27m) per year, ... Read More »

Isaac Dogboe faces Aristule in New Zealand December 10

Dogboe receives a special award of recognition at 2016 Hogbetsotso festival

It is official, Ghana’s Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe steps down in weight for his next fight after the WBO confirmed he will face Argentina’s Julian Evaristo Aristule in a final super bantamweight world title eliminator on the undercard of the Joseph Parker versus Andy Ruiz WBO world heavyweight championship in New Zealand on December 10. Dogboe (15-0, 9 KOs), the ... Read More »

Egypt v Ghana: Pharoahs remember Massacre of Kumasi ahead of reunion

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Ahead of their 2017 World Cup qualifying clash with Ghana this weekend, Egypt are still nursing wounds from their infamous capitulation in Kumasi three years ago. The Black Stars crushed The Pharoahs 6-1 in the first leg of the final round of World Cup qualifying in October 2013, a result that effectively ended the North African nation’s hopes of making ... Read More »

Mexican player kills referee after headbutting over red card incident

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Police in Mexico are hunting an amateur footballer accused of killing a referee by headbutting him after he was red carded. The shocking incident occurred on Sunday morning around 10.30am local time at a pitch called ‘Amigos del Balon’ – Spanish for ‘Friends of the Ball’ in Tulancingo in the Mexican state of Hidalgo. The player blamed for the ref’s ... Read More »

Tragedy: 13 football fans killed in South Sudan shooting

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At least 13 people were killed when an angry football fan fired on others watching a match in a bar in South Sudan’s capital Juba at the weekend, police said on Monday. Deputy police spokesman Kwacijwok Dominic Amondoc said the death toll had risen to 13 after some who were injured in the shooting during an English Premier League match ... Read More »

Sports Minister, Ga Traditional Council pledge support for Tagoe

Emmanuel Tagoe and Sports Minister, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye pose for the cameras

Ghana’s Sports Minister, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye and chiefs of the Ga Traditional Council have pledged full support to Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe ahead of the Ghanaian boxer’s bid to win the IBO Lightweight world championship against Fernando David Saucedo of Argentina on November 25. Tagoe and BabyJet Promotions led by CEO, Sammy Anim-Addo continued their tour with the title ... Read More »

Christian Atsu revels in first home goal for Newcastle

Delight - Atsu opened the scoring for Newcastle after just three minutes

Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu is on cloud nine after netting his first home goal in the English Championship on Saturday. The Native of Ada struck early by the third minute as the Magpies recorded a 2-1 win over Cardiff City at St. James’ Park. The goal is Atsu’s second in nine league matches for Rafael Benitez’s outfit. “I said ... Read More »