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2017 Bahamas C’wealth Youth Games

GHANA made an impressive start in the 6th Commonwealth Youth Games which is underway in Nassau, Bahamas. The Ghanaian pair of Kelvin Katey Carbon and Eric Tsatsu defeated their opponents from Papua New Guinea in two straight sets in the opening preliminary match and will be full of confidence as they go into their next game. The Ghanaians again met Trinidad and Tobago in their second preliminary game also defeated them in two straight sets. In tennis, Ghana’s female player, Ibrahim Mariam got a walkover and would face Nigeria’s Adetunji…

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Ghana Rugby seizes opportunity of a lifetime Selected to qualify for world tournaments

The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) was informed that the Union was drawn to take part in the Rugby Afrique Men’s Sevens Tournament that will take place in Kampala Uganda on the 6th and 7th of October 2017. This tournament serves as the qualifier for (1) the Sevens Rugby World Cup 2018, (2) the Commonwealth Games and (3) the World Series repechage tournament in Hong Kong. Ghana Rugby got into this tournament because it qualified as a full member of World Rugby on 10 May 2017 in a record time…

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Kotoko official wants GPL suspended

Asante Kotoko Express Editor, Jerome Otchere has called on the Premier League Board of Ghana to indefinitely suspend the ongoing premier league. According to him, Kotoko’s tragic accident has put the Porcupine in a very gruelling situation and may not allow them to honour the remaining fixtures. Otchere insists that, medical examinations have revealed the “team will need ample time to recover” and it will be suicidal to rush them back into active football. He asserts that, even if Kotoko will require three months to recover, they must be granted…

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Kwesi Nyantakyi marries second wife

President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has tied the knot with his long time fiancée at a private ceremony in Accra. 25-year-old Mariam Nyantakyi becomes the second wife of the Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Nyantakyi, may have intended to keep the ceremony small and quiet, but a few of his wedding guests were quick to post videos of his special day on Twitter and Instagram. Mariam looked glamorous in a lacy full length yellow dress for the Islamic marriage. Nyantakyi has been a…

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Wakaso pens three-year deal with Spanish club

Mubarak Wakaso has decided to continue his career in Spain by signing a contract with topflight side Deportivo Alaves. The Ghana international has penned a three-year deal with the La Liga outfit following his exit from Greek giants Panathinaikos F.C. The 26-year earned the move following his impressive exploits on loan at Granada last season. Alaves becomes the sixth La Liga club for Wakaso having enjoyed successful stints at Elche, Villarreal, Espanyol, Las Palmas as well as Granada. More to follow… 

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GHANA’S DEAF TEAM AT KANTAMANTO TO BUY KITS FOR WORLD DEAFLYMPICS?

Officials and athletes of the Ghana Deaf team were spotted at Kantamanto on Saturday morning buying sports wear for Ghana’s contingent for the World Deaflympics slated for Turkey. Kantamanto is a suburb of Accra where second hand cloths are sold. Ghana’s preparations for the games have seen very little support from the National Sports Authority and the government. Sources say, the government did not fund the budget for any of their activities of Deaflympics Team for the tournament. Currently, team Ghana is in two separate camps at Mensah Sarbah Hall…

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Ex-Chelsea star John Terry named Aston Villa captain

The 36-year-old will lead his new side in their battle for promotion from the Championship and wears the armband for the first time on Saturday John Terry has been named the new captain of Aston Villa after completing his move to the Championship club. The former Chelsea and England skipper takes over the armband from James Chester as Steve Bruce plots a return to the Premier League. “Aston Villa are pleased to announce John Terry as captain,” the club said in a brief statement. “Terry will be skipper for the…

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We paid Kwasi Appiah $150,000 a signing-on fee — Asiamah

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, has revealed that Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, has been paid $150,000 as signing-on fee in the interim, out of the total $250,000. He pointed out that Coach Appiah had a contractual agreement with Al Khartoum SC, the Sudanese club he left midstream and that part of his signing-on fee would be used to offset the debt he owed the club. The Minister further disclosed that the Stars coach and his technical staff would be paid their salaries as soon as the…

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BETWAY TALENT SEARCH TRYOUTS KICK OFF IN TAKORADI

Betway Ghana has started the tryouts for the Betway Talent Search in Takoradi. The Betway Talent Search, a football scouting project aimed at unearthing football talents for young footballers between the ages of 18 and 25, took off in the Western Region capital of Takoradi over the weekend at the Essikado Park. The Betway Talent Search has former Black Stars captain and the Technical Coordinator for the national football team, Stephen Appiah, as its icon. Other members of the scouting team include Maxwell Konadu, Eric Antwi Ofori, Coach Eben, Ben…

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Personnel are “generally fine” after accident – Kotoko management

The management of Ghana Premier League giants, Kumasi Asante Kotoko has assured fans of the club and sympathisers that personnel of the team are “generally fine” after their bus was involved in an accident at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region. The team were on their way back to Kumasi after a 1-0 loss to Inter Allies on Wednesday afternoon at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra in a matchday 22 Ghana Premier League match. A statement published on the club’s website said the accident occurred around 9:45 pm when the team…

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