Black Stars striker Jordan Ayew has touted the greatness of Asamoah Gyan, describing his captain as a legend who deserved every support to cement his legendary status and pledging that he is ready to play alongside for collective team success.
The GFA General Election Congress has given the nod to the president of the Ghana Fencing Association (GFA), Mohammed Mahadi to continue in office until 2021.
Champion Club, Wa All Stars, yesterday added the Super Cup to the Premier League trophy they won last season when they defeated MTN/FA Cup champions, Bechem United, by a lone goal at the Tamale Sports Stadium.
The Secretary General of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Richard Akpokavie, has become the first Ghanaian to be appointed arbitrator on the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), the governing body of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Black Stars goalkeeper Razak Braimah is revelling in his impressive performance at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Gabon after putting up a top-draw show in Ghana’s 1-0 win over Mali in Port Gentil last Saturday.
Herve Renard will come face to face with his mentor and the man who introduced him to African football, Claude Le Roy, as his Morocco side and Togo clash in the second Group C game at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon.
Black Stars’ enterprising left-back, Baba Abdul Rahman, faces many agonising weeks on the sidelines as he looks set to undergo surgery and possibly a longer spell in the treatment room after it was revealed that he sustained double injury during Ghana’s 1-0 victory over Uganda last Tuesday.
Members of the Millenium Year Group of the National Chapters Committee (NCC) of Accra Hearts of Oak have expressed their confidence in the capabilities of Messrs Joe Ghartey, Mustapha Hamid and Kweku Ofori Asiamah who have been appointed as Ministers designate for Railways Development, Transport and Government Spokesperson respectively.
Mali and Egypt played to a goalless stalemate in their Africa Cup of Nations Group D clash in Port-Gentil on Tuesday night.
In a match featuring plenty of effort and endeavour, the defences enjoyed the ascendancy to ensure both teams finished with a share of the spoils and are tied for second place behind group leaders Ghana, who edged Uganda 1-0 in the earlier game.
Egypt settled quickly into a good passing rhythm and created the first half-chance on five minutes when striker Marwan Mohsen had a shot on the turn from a tight angle, but goalkeeper Oumar Sissoko made a comfortable save.
On 13 minutes Mali nearly claimed the lead when Moussa Marega’s in-swinging cross from the left flank was missed in the middle of the box and nearly snuck inside the far post, but goalkeeper Ahmed El Shenawy did enough to get across and palm the ball away.
In making the save, El Shenawy appeared to tweak a muscle at the back of his left leg and – after trying to play on – the goalkeeper was replaced by 44-year-old veteran Essam El Hadary midway through the half. The substitute set a new tournament record for the oldest player at an Afcon.
Those proved to be the major highlights of a first half in which Mali looked the stronger team overall, with the West Africans using their pace and power to good effect, though their final pass and/or shot didn’t quite have the cutting edge.
The Pharaohs were full of intent in the opening minutes of the first half and almost claimed the lead when Mohsen got onto the end of a cross and powered a diving header on target, only for Sissoko to make an acrobatic, finger-tip save.
Yet the Egyptian attack ran out of steam as the half wore on, with coach Hector Cuper replacing both star man Mohamed Salah and Marwan Mohsen. In response, Mali sniffed a chance to snatch the full three points and pushed hard for a late winner.
The Eagles were unable to capitalise on their dominance against a tiring opponent, with their best chances of a goal seeing Ousmane Coulibaly heading over from a free kick and striker Moussa Marega denied by a smart intervention from El Hadary inside the final 10 minutes.
The teams will return to action on January 21 for Group D’s second round of matches in Port-Gentil: Mali will face Ghana, while Egypt tackle Uganda.
Mali: Oumar Sissoko, Ousmane Coulibaly, Salif Coulibaly, Molla Wague, Hamari Traore, Sambou Yatabare (Yves Bissouma 65’), Lassana Coulibaly (Samba Sow 72’), Yacouba Sylla, Mamoutou N’Diaye, Bakary Sako, Moussa Marega
Egypt: Ahmed El Shenawy (Essam El Hadary 25’), Ahmed Hegazy, Mohammed Abdel Shafi, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Hassan, Abdallah Said, Mohamed Elneny, Mohamed Salah (Ramadan Sobhi 70’), Marwan Mohsen (Ahmed ‘Koka’ Hassan 76’)
Former two-time IBF bantamweight champion of the world, Joseph King Kong Agbeko, returns to the ring on February 4 when he takes on highly rated Kid Galahad on the under card of the Eubank Jnr vrs Quilan clash at the Olympia, London, UK.
A sex tape featuring Amir Khan has been leaked to a major porn site. An explicit video is believed to show the Olympic silver medallist performing a sex act while on Skype with a model.
The president of the Ghana Volleyball Association, Paul Atchoe, has promised to ensure transparency and equity if elected as the next president of the Ghana Olympic Committee in March.
The General Assembly of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has formed two committees to oversee the processes leading up to its election on March 15, 2017.