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Players on bench join their teammates to celebrate Yakubu Mohammed’s winner for Kotoko

Football

Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak brought the smiles back on the faces of their supporters as they both recorded good wins in their respective Premier League matches in the Week 19 fixtures.

Paul Fiatsi (right) in a tussle with a Liberty player for the ball

Football

A Michael Ampedu goal on the 40th minute yesterday gave Liberty Professionals a breathing space in their Premier League relegation struggle, with a 1-0 win at the Accra Stadium against Great Olympics.

Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder, Winful Cobbinah, says getting selected by Coach Kwasi Appiah into the national team is a great and rare opportunity and hopes to keep working hard to impress the handlers.

Since returning to the local scene last February after a three-year stint with Saudi Arabia’s Najran SC, Cobbinah has helped Hearts to make a good impression this season.

The skipper of Bechem United, Asante Agyeman, has described his side’s elimination from the MTN FA Cup as a ‘black day’ for the entire team, urging his colleagues to put the defeat behind them and focus on the Premier League.

Bechem United, the defending champions, were dealt a 4-0 whacking by regional counterparts Berekum Chelsea to send them packing from the competition they won last year.

So far, the Sanford Women’s FA Cup has been spared any major upset. At least, up to the Round of 16 matches which were honoured over the weekend, all the big teams in the National Women’s League (NWL) made it to the quarter-finals.

Defending champions, Police Ladies kept their unbeaten record in the competition intact when they beat Holy Royals 3-0, while Ampem Darkoa also beat Lepo Ladies 2-0 to keep their respective dream of a title defence and a double this season, on course.

Kotoko’s lone goal hero, Amos Frimpong, blows a kiss to the fans as he celebrates with teammate Yakubu Mohammed

Football

The Porcupine Warriors, Kumasi Asante Kotoko, yesterday beat Wassaman United from the Western Region 1-0 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to progress to the quarter-final sage of the MTN FA Cup competition

Stanbic Bank/Graphic Sports Table Tennis League underway

Sports News

The first round matches of this year’s Stanbic Bank/Graphic Sports Table Tennis League took off on June 24 at the D.G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Stadium.

The matches, which attracted many fans  saw some media houses  also engaging each other, as part of the curtain raisers to the keenly contested tennis league.

Jordan Ayew will report for the start of pre-season training with the rest of his Swansea City team-mates on Monday after being withdrawn from the Ghana squad for their upcoming friendlies.

Forward Ayew enjoyed a strong finish to last season after moving to the Liberty in January, scoring his first goal for the club in the final-day victory over West Brom.

• In this women’s doubles game Immigration ladies (right) take on their counterparts from the Army (left in green)

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League leaders, Tesano Spinners who have 48 points, consolidated their position as champions of round one with emphatic wins over Navy(3-0) and Kings Royal

Academy(3-1), while defending champions Immigration  came home victors after trouncing third placed [email protected] 3-1 in a pulsating encounter.

Participants going ­through some exercising drills during the Olympic Day celebration last Saturday

Sports News

The President of Olympic Committee, Ben Nunoo Mensah, has urged the Ghana Education Service to make the Olympic Day celebration a part of school activities.

This, he says will enable the GOC teach youngsters the importance of adopting healthy lifestyles, as well as representing the nation at the highest level of sports.

The late Herbert Coach

Sports News

The mortal remains of the late Herbert Obuobi Addo were interred at the Aburi Methodist Cemetery last Saturday after a funeral ceremony that saw many pay their last respect to the one-time national soccer coach.

• Hearts Coach Frank Nuttal — Happy with his team’s performance

Sports News

Accra Hearts of Oak impressively overcame what was expected to be a tough game yesterday with an emphatic 2-0 win against Elmina Sharks at the Nduom Stadium at Elmina with Thomas Abbey and Kwame Kizito netting within a spate of three minutes.

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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.

Following another successful Circuit season which saw the cream of the nation’s best locally based athletes compete at Tamale, Accra and Kumasi, the Ghana Athletics Association will hold the Grand Finale of the 2017 GAA Circuit Championships at the Cape Coast stadium tomorrow.

The three legs of the Circuit Championship were earlier organised in Tamale on February 18, Accra on March 18 and Kumasi on April 15.

A former manager and trainer of defeated Obodai Sai, Alhaji Muritela Tofiq, has advised the boxer to drop in weight to the welterweight division to secure his future in the sport.

According to the Ghana Boxing Authority(GBA) executive member, Obodai would be best suited for either the welterweight or super-welterweight division.

Black Bombers’ coach, Ofori Asare

Boxing

Black Bombers’ coach, Ofori Asare, has blamed the dwindling fortunes of professional boxers in the country on half-baked managers.

Coach Asare explained that boxers needed people who would sacrifice for them to achieve greater heights in their careers but he thought current managers were not ready to take up such risk.

Joseph Agbeko

Boxing

Former bantamweight World Champion, Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko, has promised to make a successful comeback when he returns to the ring on June 30 to fight Kenya’s Nick Otieno in an international super bantamweight contest at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

Agbeko, who held the IBF title twice from 2007 to 2011, stressed that he was ready to stage a comeback to a World title challenge by defeating Otieno on the night.