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Afcon favourites struggle

THE AFRICAN Nations Cup produced a meagre total of one goal in two matches on Monday as the pre-tournament favourites continued to struggle with holders Ivory Coast held by outsiders Togo. The Elephants had to settle for a 0-0 draw in the opening match of a double bill played in …

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Black Stars to conquer Uganda today

Black Stars Team

ANNETTE S. YEBOAH THE SENIOR national male team, the Black Stars, will today start their campaign to recapture the Africa Cup of Nations glory when they come up against the Cranes of Uganda in Port-Gentil in a Group D game. The Black Stars, led by Israeli trainer Avram Grant, are …

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Ex-Bafana Bafana captain tips Stars to win AFCON

Former Banana Bafana captain Neil Tovey

FORMER BAFANA Bafana captain Neil Tovey says he believes Ghana are well placed to annex the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations crown in Gabon. The Black Stars narrowly missed out to Ivory Coast two years ago on penalties and Tovey said things could turn out well for Ghana this time …

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Chief Executive Officer of GFS, Nana Tuful Asamoah Bassaw

ANNETTE S. YEBOAH GHANA FIRST Sports (GFS) will on Saturday, January 21, at 6 a.m.  organise a 12- kilometre cross-country at University of Ghana, Legon, Accra. The founder and Chief Executive Officer of GFS, Nana Tuful Asamoah Bassaw, said there would be other sporting events to be held every three …

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Botswana referee to officiate Stars, Cranes clash

Botswana Referee Joshua Bondo

BOTSWANA REFEREE Joshua Bondo will officiate Ghana’s AFCON game against the Cranes of Uganda tomorrow. Bondo will be assisted by Algeria’s Abdelhak Etchiali, and DR Congo’s Oliver Safari Kabene. The game will kick off at 4p.m. GMT on  at the Stade Port Gentil in Gabon. The Black Stars of Ghana …

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The hidden agenda of Ghana’s 1963 AFCON triumph

Ghana’s 1963 AFCON squad

SIMON ASARE ON 1ST December, 1963, Ghana won its first ever Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy on home soil at a time when football symbolised a political tool and cultural sovereignty. At that time, colonial rule in Africa was keenly being contested by nations who were determined to gain …

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Wilson  to knockout Khan in UK

Ekow Wilson, boxer

EKOW WILSON and Tasif Khan clash in a 10-round bantamweight bout that will be the main event  on February 26, 2017 at the Connaught Rooms in Bradford, UK. “For the past weeks training has gone so well for me. I’m ready for next month’s fight and I want to promise …

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Yaw Preko triumphs in Nigeria

Coach Yaw Preko surrounded by the players of Ifeanyi Ubah

FORMER GHANA international Yaw Preko, who is acting head coach of Ifeanyi Ubah FC, won the champions of champions trophy on Wednesday night against Rangers FC. ​Preko, who resigned from Accra Hearts of Oak to join the Nigerian team, said it was the doing of God Almighty that he won …

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Commey to return in March

Richard Commey, boxer

WITH AN opponent yet to be named, STREETWISE Boxing Promotions has secured an International World Boxing Council title fight for Commey. In December, Commey lost a 12-round split decision against Denis Shafikov (38-2-1, 20 KO’s), who is the mandatory challenger for International Boxing Federation Lightweight title against Robert Easter Jr, …

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Fitness activist urges Ghanaians to exercise

Erica Kotey, a fitness activist

ANNETTE S. YEBOAH A FITNESS activist with Sports and Leisure Services (SLS), Erica Kotey, has advised Ghanaians to exercise regularly to be fit to contribute effectively to the economy of Ghana. She said the New Year and new government in Ghana should bring new hope and life for people who …

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