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Medeama’s Bismark Oppong shield the ball from his marker. Picture by: Ebow Hanson

Football

Accra Great Olympics yesterday suffered a setback in their fight against relegation when they lost 0-3 to visiting Medeama Sporting Club at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Albert Commey

Football

Chief Executive Officer of Aduana Stars, Albert Commey, believes his side can still wrest the Premier League title from leaders WAFA at the end of the season.

Commey explained that Aduana Stars only need to focus on winning the rest of their six matches in order to challenge WAFA for the trophy.

Ghana international Frank Acheampong

Football

Ghana international Frank Acheampong has joined China's Tianjin Teda on loan from Anderlecht.

The Belgian champions say the move to the club in northern China is for six months only.

Benjamin Moukandjo

Football

Cameroon captain Benjamin Moukandjo has signed a two-year deal with Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning.

The forward joins the struggling team, managed by Fabio Capello, after two seasons at French side Lorient FC.

• Mr Wilson Kwabena Duffour (right) presenting the balls to the vice-chairman of GARFA, Mr Gabriel Godwin Quao

Football

The Greater Accra Regional Football Association (GARFA) has received 50 balls worth GH¢7,500 from an African social enterprise, Alive&Kicking, ahead of the commencement of the Regional Juvenile League this weekend.

According to the General Manager of Alive&Kicking, Wilson Kwabena Duffour, the presentation forms part of a sponsorship package his outfit seeks to offer the GARFA.

Referee Prince Amoah flashing the red card at Kotoko's Evans Quao and Inter Allies’ Isaac Osae (left) the red card for fighting during the match

Football

Inter Allies ended Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s three-match winning run with a 1-0 victory in a drama-filled match at the at the El Wak Stadium yesterday.

The home side broke the deadlock in the 31st minute through nimble-footed Abdul-Halik Hudu who connected home Paul Abanga’s in-swinger to beat Kotoko’s goalkeeper Felix Annan to electrify the stadium.

Asamoah Gyan

Sports News

Former Ghanaian international, Godwin Attram, has urged Black Stars skipper, Asamoah Gyan, to win an AFCON trophy to cement his legacy as the “ultimate king” of Ghana Football.

According to Attram, who himself was unable to win the AFCON during his nine-year stint with the Stars, all critics must rally behind Gyan and his teammates to enable them to end Ghana's 35-year wait for a trophy at the senior level.

Pius Enam Hadzide — Deputy Youth and Sports minister

Sports News

Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, and his backroom staff can now heave a sigh of relief as the Ministry of Youth and Sports has promised to settle all salary arrears owed them in due time.

The ministry’s assurance follows the confirmation of a receipt of $750,000 last Wednesday from the headline sponsors of the national team, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), as part payment for the $1.5m sponsorship package approved by the board for sports development.

Medeama captain Joseph Tetteh Zutah is eyeing revenge on Sunday

Sports News

Medeama skipper, Joseph Tetteh Zutah, has described Sunday's Premier League encounter with Aduana Stars at the Tarkwa T&A Park as a revenge mission for last season's 0-1 defeat.

Zutah, who is expected to lead Medeama in their titanic clash against Aduana Stars, said the Mauves and Yellows were ready to derail their opponent’s title hopes by beating them convincingly.

Kwasi Appiah

Sports News

Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, is expected to round off his US scouting exercise on Sunday after monitoring a few more Ghanaian players in action for their clubs this weekend.

So far, Coach Appiah appears satifisfied with the talents he has spotted during his two-week tour of the US as he plans to travel to Columbus tomorrow, before crowning it all in New York on Sunday.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko captain, Amos Frimpong

Sports News

Kumasi Asante Kotoko captain, Amos Frimpong, says his teammates are still traumatised by last week’s fatal accident and it will be difficult psychologically for the team to return to the pitch as had been predicted by their coach, Steve Polack.

Frimpong told the Graphic Sports in a telephone conversation yesterday, that beyond the bruises and injuries that needed time to heal fully, the team’s psychologist also had a big task to get the players mentally fit before returning to play.

The Premier League fireworks continue on Sunday as clubs struggle to a mark in the last seven games of the season in exciting fixtures.

Title chasers, Aduana Stars, will have the opportunity to go on top of the log when they travel to Tarkwa T&A Park to face Medeama in a fierce battle.

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Nadia Chika Eke in action during the Trinidad & Tobago competition

Athletics

US-based Ghanaian athlete, Nadia Chika Eke, has made a passionate appeal to corporate bodies, institutions, philanthropists and individuals to support her financially to enable her prepare adequately to participate in international athletic competitions, particularly, next month’s Athletics World Championship in London.

There was a major upset in Kumasi last Saturday as a student of the University of Ghana, Desmond Aryee, beat home favourite Charles Okyere to win the men’s 100m race in the Ashanti zone of the GNPC Ghana Fastest Human in a time 10.41 sec.

Okyere, the Ashanti Region-based sprinter who was highly tipped by the local fans to carry the day, crossed the finish line 0.09 seconds later much to the dismay of the fans.

The nationwide hunt for talented sprinters hits the Garden City on Saturday with young athletes from the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions set to participate in the third leg of the GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human competition.

More than 5,000 participants are expected to converge on the Paa Joe Park at KNUST in Kumasi to compete in an open 100-metre sprints challenge for places in the grand finale where they will be joined by winners from the Central and Northern zones.

International Boxing Organization(IBO) World lightweight champion, Emmanuel “GameBoy” Tagoe is back in the gym to begin his preparations towards his title defence on August 26.

Gameboy, who last fought in December last year, will defend title against Dominican, Argenis Alexander Méndez Zapata at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, as he tries to get cement his credentials as a world fighter.

Paul Dogboe, father and trainer of bantamweight contender, Isaac Dogboe, is optimistic that his son would knock out Argentine fighter, Javier Chachon, when they slug it out in a WBO International Super Bantamweight Championship at the Bukom Boxing Arena on July 22.

Paul, who admitted that the fight will be tough for Dogboe, said his son cannot afford to lose since it will provide him an opportunity to challenge for a world title.

Ekpo connects a left hook into the guarded face of Tyron Zeuge in their first encounter

Boxing

Super-middleweight fighter, Isaac Ekpo’s quest to become a world champion has received a boost with him being handed a rematch against German boxer, Tyron Zeuge.

Though the date and venue are yet to be revealed for this grudge fight, there is only one thing on Ekpo’s mind: revenge.