Following the successful
nationality switch by Fulham midfielder, Emmanuel Frimpong, to play for
the Black Stars, his cousin, Yaw Ihle Amankwah, has been encouraged to follow
in thew footsteps of his younger relative.
Ghana’s goalkeeper Antwi Ofori emerged the hero, with two
important saves, during a tie-breaking penalty shootout as the Black Satellites
ended Mali’s hopes of reaching the final of the African Under-20 Championship
with a 4-2. Both sides failed to find the net during a pulsating, 120-minute
semi-final match at the Ahmed Zabana Stadium in Oran Tuesday.
Inspired by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II during a courtesy call on
the Asantehene at the Manhyia Palace Thursday, and astounded by the thousands
that poured into the Paa Joe Stadium at Kwame NKrumah University of Science and
Technology to watch their first training in Kumasi the previous day, players of
the Black Stars vowed to return the trust reposed in the team by crushing the
Sudan’s Nile Crocodiles in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
On the already jammed streets of Accra, a convoy
transporting Ghana’s Joseph Agbeko and Colombian Luis Melendez to Thurday’s
pre-fight weigh-in at the Silverbird Cinema at the Accra Shopping Mall brought
traffic to a halt.
The first vice-president of the Ghana Boxing Authority
(GBA), Reginald Thompson, has hinted of a soon-to-be-established boxing academy
in the Odododiodoo Constituency in the Greater Accra Region to train the youth.