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The Greater Accra Regional Circles Council (GARCC) of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Sporting Club has expressed its appreciation to the former executive chairman of Asante Kotoko, Dr K. K. Sarpong, for his donation of two Royal motor bikes to the council.

Malik Akowuah

Football

Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder, Malik Akowuah, has advised his teammates not to be complacent in their subsequent Premier League matches after defeating arch rivals, Kumasi Asante Kotoko in Accra last Sunday.

Akowuah, who was adjudged man of the match in the super clash, believes  they have a lot more to prove if they are to have a great season and challenge for the title.

Mohammed Ahmed Polo

Football

A former national football star, Mohammed Ahmed Polo, has challenged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to go for sponsorship packages that will not only  transform the Ghana Premier League into a formidable one, but would also make the  top four teams over $525,000.00 richer.

Skate Soccer is a fast and physical team sport which combines soccer, skating and handball and is usually played by people with physical disability using home-made skateboards

Football

Ghana’s skate soccer team, Black Skates,  last Sunday shrugged off a stern challenge from rivals, Nigeria, to claim the first  "Binatone International Unity Skate Soccer Fiesta" with a 3-2 win at the Black Star Square.

Black Stars deputy captain Andre Ayew was on target for West Ham United in their 3-2 home loss to Leicester City in an English Premier League clash on Saturday.

Algerian international Riyad Mahrez scored the first goal of the match when he curled in a shot beyond West Ham hoalie Darren Randolf in the 5th minute to give the EPL champions the lead.

Following a fine run in this season’s league, Kumasi Asante Kotoko skipper, Amos Frimpong, is confident rivals Accra Hearts of Oak will be no match for them when they clash at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

In his view, their joint-top position on the league log with Aduana Stars is not a fluke but by dint of hard work, and expressed the belief the ‘Rainbow’ club will leave the Accra Sports Stadium bruised as they plan to descend heavily on them.

Spanish coach Gerard Nus has thanked Ghanaians after finally leaving the country for Spain on Sunday.

Nus finally paid the US$ 1,000 debt incurred for using the mini-bar, laundry and telephone after initial resistance, enabling him to make his exit.

Lionel Messi and his father’s appeal against a 21-month prison sentence will be heard three days before El Clasico, according to Spanish media reports.

Gerard Nus - The video analyst for Black Stars

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The video analyst for Black Stars, Gerard Nus, caused a stir at the Swiss Spirit Hotel and Suites Alisa Accra last Saturday when he refused to settle a debt of about GHc5,000 arising from his seven-week stay at the facility at North Ridge.

Nus had lodged at the hotel since Ghana returned from the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon and refused to return to his native Spain until he received fully all unpaid bonuses owed him by the Ghana Football Association.

The national cricket team defeated Everest Cricket club by six wickets in a special friendly played at their base at Obuasi.

The match, which was a preparatory competition towards the ICC World Cricket League Qualifier- Africa Division One tournament scheduled for Benoni, South Africa, formed part of a 10-day camping to put the team in good shape for the qualifiers.

Some members of the technical services team celebrating the overall championship

Sports News

A contingent of well conditioned athletes from the Technical Services Department of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) last Saturday shrugged off competition from colleagues in the  other units to win the 2017 inter-departmental Health Walk and Fun Games held at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra.

The annual competition, dubbed "Samuel Konadu Cup", saw the Technical Services team win eight events out of 20, amassing 35 points against defending champions G-Pak, who could only manage 19 points to place second.

Ghanaian youngster Latif Blessing scored his first competitive goal since moving to the United States for Swope Park Rangers as they thrashed Energy FC 3-1 on Saturday at the Children’s Mercy Victory Field in Swope Soccer Village.

Blessing, 20, is originally a player of Sporting Kansas City but turned out on-loan for their affiliate team Swope Park Rangers in the lower-tier United Soccer League.

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•Richard Akpokavie — General Secretary of the GOC

Athletics

The General Secretary of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Richard Akpokavie, has pledged to work with newly-elected president, Ben Nunoo Mensah, to develop sports in the country.

Mr Akpokavie retained his seat after defeating Mohammed Sahnoon by 36 to 26 votes in a keenly contested elections last Wednesday in Accra.

The Ghana Shooting Sports Federation (GSSF) has sought to embark on a support drive for the sport ahead of the 2018 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Samuel Ayer, (second from left) explaining a point to Professor Dodoo (right) and Mr Agbo-Kitcher (behind)

Athletics

The president of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), Professor Francis Dodoo, has stressed the need for much collaboration among athletics coaches across the regions for the betterment of the sport.

Lightweight boxer Raphael Mensah

Boxing

Lightweight boxer Raphael Mensah says his victory over Beninois brawler Fatiou Fassinou over the weekend may be a turning point in his quest for a world title shot.

The Ghanaian boxer, 26, who is ranked third by the WBA, and has upped his victory to 28 wins unbeaten, told the Graphic Sports in an interview in Accra yesterday that it took experience to defeat the Beninois in the eighth round.

Belgian Hedi Slimani dodges a Richard Commey left punch during their WBC International Gold lightweight bout. Picture by EMMANUEL QUAYE

Boxing

Three young talented Ghanaian fighters — Duke Micah, Frederick Okunka Lawson and Richard Commey — last Saturday night secured two World Boxing Council (WBC) International Silver titles at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra in the presence of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and former President Jerry John Rawlings to mark Ghana's 60th independence celebration.

Micah became the new WBC International Silver bantamweight champion after beating Mexican Jonathan Aguillar who failed to answer the bell for the ninth round. The 25-year-old Ghanaian thus extended his impressive record to 20 bouts without defeat as he handed Aguillar his fifth in 22 fights.

President Akufo-Addo with former world champions and GBS officials at the flagstaff House

Boxing

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given an assurance that his government is determined to go all out to revive all sporting disciplines in the country.