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Ace striker, Hans Kwofie, employed his experience to his advantage when with his back to the post, he made a quick turn to outwit his marker and fetch AshantiGold the leader after 18th minutes and ended up as the only player who coverted his spot kick during the penalty shootout.

Football

Kumasi-based Asokwa Deportivo, eliminated premiership side, AshantiGold, for the second time in two years at the Round of 64 stage of the MTN FA Cup after defeating them 3-1 on penalties at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi last Saturday.

Hearts’ Sam Yeboah trying to be in control as his Mirren marker, Osman Abdulai closes in

Football

Accra Hearts of Oak yesterday secured a vital 2-1 win against Division One side Sporting Mirren at the Accra Stadium to book their ticket to the Round of 32 of the 2016/2017 MTN FA Cup competition.

Ampem Darkoa players revel in their super cup triumph.

Football

The 2016/2017 National Women’s League (NWL) champions, Ampem Darkoa Ladies last Saturday made history by claiming the double as they beat Police Ladies 2-0 to claim the maiden Women’s Super Cup trophy.

The Super Cup match played to determine who is who in women’s football between the NWL champions and Sanford Women’s FA Cup champions, was also to usher in the new NWL season which kicks off this weekend.

Mr Aliu Adjetey, the longest-serving physiotherapist and masseur of Accra Hearts of Oak, has urged his colleagues to study hard and be abreast with issues to enable t to em become better at their jobs.

That, Adjetey, fondly nicknamed ‘Ozii Ozaa,’ said, was the only way for sports physiotherapists to give of their best to their clubs and be duly recognised in the future.

Chairperson of the Women’s League Board, Leanier Addy (middle) making a statement at the launch.

Football

Two new female football clubs, Holy Royals Ladies and Kumasi Sports Academy, will join 14 other clubs for a showdown in this year’s National Women’s League scheduled to kick off on Saturday, April 29.

The two clubs, who qualified to the elite league from the Southern and Northern Zones respectively, are expected to give their counterparts a stiff competition as they seek to wrest the ultimate from the big clubs.

Godwin Attram and Tom Strand

Football

The newly-appointed coach of Accra Great Olympics, Tom Marcus Strand, says he will join forces with assistant coach-cum-player, Godwin Attram, to fix the broken pieces at his new club and finish at an appreciable position on the league log at the end of the season.

In a conversation with the Graphic Sports yesterday, the Swedish trainer noted that Attram had in-depth knowledge about the team, having guided them for a long time and that his input would be needed to turn the fortunes of the club around.

Sprinter Janet Amponsah

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Sprinter Janet Amponsah has given a ray of hope to Ghana athletics after picking the first ticket for this year’s international Athletics Associations Federations (iAAF) Championships to be staged in london in August.

Former Black stars skipper, Abedi "Pele" Ayew

Sports News

Former Black stars skipper, Abedi "Pele" Ayew, says Black stars coach, James Kwasi Appiah needs the support of everyone to succeed at the job on his second coming.

Nasco Electronics has announced a four-year partnership with the Ghana Football Association (GFA). As part of the deal, the South Korean-based electronic manufacturers will sponsor awards that will be handed out to players, coaches, administrators and clubs over the course of the season.

The Co-Founder and CEO of Mobility International, Muhammad Abid (left), presenting the furniture to the GOC Treasurer, Frederick Otu Lartey.

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The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has received a gift of furniture from Mobility International to replace the old ones and fittings at the GOC secretariat in Accra.

Essien celebrates scoring first goal

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Coach Kwasi Appiah (left) and Tony Baffoe in a hearty mood at the El-Wak Stadium last Saturday

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Incoming Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, says he is going to roll up his sleeves, get his hands dirty and help make the senior national team great again.

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Instructor Charles Owusu Ansah

Athletics

A Ghanaian fitness instructor, Charles Owusu Ansah, says he is embarked on a mission to promote exercise as part of the everyday life of Ghanaians.

This, the fitness instructor says, will help create a natural healthy people as it has been established that regular exercises prevent more than half of the medical conditions that many people face.

Professor Francis Dodoo — president of GAA.

Athletics

Ghana’s female relay team failed to make it to the IAAF World Relay Championship slated for Bahamas this weekend following the association’s failure to raise a paltry $20,000. for the trip.

Team Ghana is ranked 11th on the continent and was expected to battle other 42 African countries in Nassau, Bahamas, in a qualification competition for the London World Championships in August this year.

Barely six months after enrolling at the Norfolk State University (NSU) on a sporting scholarship, former Youth Olympic gold medallist Martha Bissah has shone early after being adjudged Female Athlete of the Year at the Spartans’ athletics department’s end-of-year awards ceremony last Monday.

Meanwhile, the young athlete’s benefactor and former national athletics chief, George Haldane Lutterodt, has entreated the president of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Ben Nunoo Mensah, to open an inquiry into the suspension of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics 800m gold medallist from the national team.

Joseph Awinongya (right) with his son Joseph Awinongya Jr.

Boxing

Former cruiserweight boxer, Joseph Awinongya, believes his nine-year-old son, Joseph "Jojo" Awinongya Jr, could become a world champion in the future if he maintains his current development in the United States.

Awinongya, who currently trains boxers in Will County Boxing Gym in Joliet, Illinois, expects young Jojo to take boxing by storm after being ranked number one in the USA after 16 fights.

Nii Commey

Boxing

Greater Accra Amateur Boxing Association (GAABA) President, Wallace Nii Tackie Commey, has appealed to delegates to retain him to help develop the sport in the upcoming GAABA elections slated for May 17 at the Accra City Engineers premises at James Town in Accra.

The veteran boxing administrator touted his achievements during his tenure in office and promised to do more when elected. He told the Graphic Sports in an interview in Accra that he secured a sponsorship from telecommunications company Vodafone to organise boxing tournament during the Homowo festival and also refurbished some boxing gyms at Bukom and James Town.

 

The acting President of the Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation(GABF), George Lamptey, has told the Graphic Sports he would recall the nation’s only three-star amateur coach Ofori Asare into the federation.

Asare, 56, a veteran amateur and professional boxing trainer, was sidelined by the late Gideon Quartey after a frosty relationship between the two.