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Emmanuel Quartey for Commonwealth title Feb 4

Ghana's Emmanuel ‘Akufo-Addo’ Quartey

GHANA’S EMMANUEL ‘Akufo-Addo’ Quartey says the postponement of his bid for the Commonwealth super bantamweight title against reigning champ, Gama Yafai of England, has not affected his focus and ambition ahead of the new fight date of February 4, 2017, live on Sky Sports. Quartey (20-2, 19 KOs) was scheduled to …

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Nigeria government wants audit of football federation

Solomon Dalung

  NIGERIA’S SPORTS minister Solomon Dalung has called for a “reputable audit” of the country’s football federation. It comes over claims of irregularities in the use of FIFA grants. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied claims by Dalung that there is $802,000 (£656,500) unaccounted for in its accounts. The …

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GMF school members, sports journalists at golf trials

A registered golfer going through some trials cum training

THE GHANA Mini-golf Federation (GMF) on Saturday held free trials for  registered members and field training for sports journalists in the rules and guidelines governing the sport at the Marvels Mini-golf Club in Accra ahead of the mini-golf league which will be kicked off from Saturday January 14, 2017. The …

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Germany-based Ghanaian athlete banned 4 years for doping

Sprinter Tim Abeyie

TIM ABEYIE has been banned from athletics for the next four years for his involvement in doping. A statement released by the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) said “Consistent with rules governing doping violations of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), …

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Mills catches Premier League clubs’ attention

Ismaila Mills

ISMAILA MILLS is a quite defender whose aim is to play professional football in Europe or America, but wants to taste the local Premiership before moving out. He graduated from the Mamprobi Liberty Babies Colts and also featured for Cedabs Babies before moving to the Eastern Region to play for …

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Drogba calls for changes to African footballers’ working conditions

Cote D’ Ivoire football legend Didier Drogba

COTE D’ IVOIRE football legend Didier Drogba has called for change to improve working conditions of professional footballers in Africa. Drogba, 38, is the honorary president of the African division of FIFPro, the global professional footballers’ union. With the online publication of a map detailing the working conditions of footballers …

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Nkansah expresses hope in Black Stars

Mr. Abraham Nkansah - President of Die Hard Supporters Union of Ghana

THE PRESIDENT of Die Hard Supporters Union of Ghana, Abraham Nkansah, also known in the sporting circle as ‘Apirigu Chaka Pama’, believes that the senior national male team, the Black Stars, can turn things around to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup competition to be stage in Russia. In an …

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Cote d’ Ivoire maul Black Sharks 5-0

Black Sharks of Ghana

YAW AMPOFO ANKRAH BLACK SHARKS of Ghana suffered a demoralising 5-0 defeat in Nigeria at the hands of 2016 Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations Championship favourites Cote d’ Ivoire courtesy goalkeeping crisis. A head injury to first choice keeper Adjei Sowah forced him out of the game after 10 …

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 Super Falcons march to Buhari’s villa

Mr Kyari meets with the players who are led by team captain Rita Chikwelu (second from right)

THE NIGERIAN women’s football team, the Super Falcons, have protested outside the National Assembly in the capital, Abuja, over the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), The Punch newspaper reports. The team have refused t o leave a hotel in Abuja since returning from Cameroun, where …

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Dogboe puts world title bid on hold …Takes 2 more warm-up fights

Dogboe expresses joy after victory over Aristule

GHANA’S ISAAC ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe will take at least two more ‘warm-up’ fights before considering a possible shot at the world title, father and trainer of the Ghanaian boxer, Paul Dogboe,  has said. The undefeated Dogboe (16-0, 10 KOs) scored a round seven knockout victory over Julian Evaristo Aristule of …

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