Multiple award-winning Ghanaian musician, Emmanuel Andrews Samini, known in showbiz circles as Samini Dagaati, will be the lead act at the 44th MTN Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards Night which comes off at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, May 11.
Premier League giants, Accra Hearts of Oak, will be hoping to break a long-standing jinx at the Sogakope Park when they face WAFA in a seventh week southern zone top liner of the ongoing Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalisation Committee (NC) Special Competition on Sunday.
Asante Kotoko captain, Amos Frimpong, says his club’s ambition is to win the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalisation Committee (NC) special competition in order to represent Ghana in Africa again.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged World Boxing Organisation (WBO) African Bantamweight champion, Joseph ‘Fresh King’ Agbeko to go all out as he defends his title against Tanzania’s Shabani Hashimu Zeberi on Good Friday April 19.
The former President who is an avid boxing enthusiast said the whole country was behind Agbeko and promised he will take a victory walk with the champion if he successfully defended the title.
The title bout in Keta is part of a nine-fight boxing festival dubbed the ‘Clash for Redemption’ being organized by Aborigines Promotions.
Promoter Mitch Kobla Woollams, who’s the CEO of Aborigines Promotions said all is set for the Keta showdown when he and Joseph Agbeko called on the former President last Thursday to invite him to the event.
Earlier Joseph Agbeko had said he was inspired by the former President hence his decision to call on him prior to Friday’s bout. He said he was looking forward to a walk with the former President because a few years ago he saw an awe-inspiring photo of Azumah Nelson with the former President that has stayed on his memory for long and looked forward to a similar opportunity.
Other fights on the Good Friday night bill include an IBF Africa Lightweight championship involving John Koudeha of Togo and Victus Kemavor of Ghana, National Super Lightweight championship between Anama Dotse and Tackie Annan, as well as a WBO Super Middleweight bout involving Emmanuel Martey and Ibrahim Tamba of Tanzania.
Others on the bill are Nathaniel Nukpe and Saidu Amadu in a Lightweight contest, Hounkpatin Komlangan Mathieu of Togo and Isaac Kotey of Ghana in an international Super Featherweight fight, International Super Welterweight contest involving Allah de Rahim of Afghanistan and Isaac Tetteh of Ghana and a Super Featherweight contest between Michael Pappoe and John Oblitei Commey.
Former world champion Joseph Agbeko is bent on exorcising the ghost of his former conqueror, Abner Mares which has been haunting him for the past eight years in order to reclaim a world title to cement his legacy.
Ghana's only Olympic gold medallist, Martha Bissah, has urged the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, to back his words with action and get the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) to lift the ban placed on her four years ago.