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Crunch duels in Sanford Women’s FA Cup semis


All four teams playing in this weekend’s Sanford Women’s FA Cup are set for a slice at of history as they seek to make it to the October 21 final, hoping to lift the trophy in the end.

Apart from Prisons Ladies who had a topsy turvy season, the other three semi-finalists Police Ladies, Immigration Ladies, and Ampem Darkoa Ladies, were consistent and impressive and their being at this stage of the competition, truly reflects their form.

The Nigeria team to face Benin today


Benin will look to surprise heavyweights Nigeria when they meet this afternoon in the first semi-final clash of the WAFU Cup of Nations.

Benin were surprise qualifiers for the final four, finishing top of a tough Group B ahead of Niger, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire. Their crucial result was  when they came from behind  to beat Niger 2-1  last Tuesday night, with Rodrigue Fassinou and Jules Elegbede scoring the goals.

Maxwell Konadu


After  going down 0-2 to arch rivals Nigeria in their last Group match on  Monday, Black Stars B Coach, Maxwell Konadu, and his charges have another opportunity to return to winning ways when they lock horns with Niger this evening in the semi-finals of the WAFU Cup of Nations at the Cape Coast Stadium with a ticket to the final up for grabs.

As the host team, the Black Stars B were among the pre-tournament favourites to win the competition and their fine run ahead of last Monday’s 0-2 upset by Nigeira further strengthened the team’s status as they head into today’s clash with the Nigeriens.

The Chairman of Bechem United, Kingsley Owusu Achau, believes Ghana’s league is endowed with talents, but poor management undermines the perfomance of outstanding players.

According to him, Black Stars B’s performance in last Saturday’s game against Mali was a clear indication of how individual talents in the league could help transform the local game if properly managed.

Referee Joseph Lamptey


THE cost of quality refereeing is certainly a way to maintain order and fairness in a game. Somewhat, games such as boxing, football, basketball, etc. have suffered some form of unbalanced decisions which have gone on to determine outcomes. Football is mostly called the beautiful game due to its popularity and passionate following across the world. However, many followers have had their hearts disoriented simply because of an individual’s failure to mitigate the irregularities of players’ actions and inaction on the pitch.

Modern referees in football games serve as arbitrators or judges on the pitch to regularise the happenings and behaviour of the main actors (footballers), coaches and other staff in the dugout, as a result of the laws and discretionary powers vested in by the associations that appoint them. Undoubtedly, such powers have been abused on countless occasions, even among those who profess to have the requisite knowhow within the boundaries of developed and developing countries.

Mali striker Oumar Kida (left) is challenged by Eagles’ defender Emmanuel Ariwachukwu in their scorless game yesterday


Neither Eagle could soar as Mali and Nigeria played to a goalless draw in the opening Group A match of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium yesterday, September 14.

The first shot on goal came in the eighth minute when a goalmouth scramble inside the Nigerian box fell to Mohamed Traore, but the Eagles attacker volleyed over the target from 16-yards out.

Hearts, Kotoko turn focus on MTN FA Cup semis

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After an enthralling and befitting end to the WAFU Cup tournament yesterday, the local stars who featured for the Black Stars will now turn their attention to local business as their sides honour MTN FA Cup duties.

On Sunday, Premier League giants, Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko, will be looking forward to setting up a date in this year's knockout when they engage their opponents in the semi-finals at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.

Stephen Sarfo is joined by Winful Cobbinah (left) and Gideon Waja to celebrate his goal.

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The final match-up between giants, Ghana and Nigeria, was a fitting end to an exciting WAFU Cup of Nations tournament, but no one could imagine how it was going to end. So while it was the perfect story ending for Ghana’s Black Stars B, it was an anti-climax for the Nigerians who were forced to suffer a 1-4 humiliation in yesterday’s final watched by a capacity crowd. 

The Stars avenged their 0-2 Group A loss with an emphatic win against a Nigerian side who until last night, had not picked any ball froom their net. Goals from Stephen Sarfo, Vincent Atinga and Winful Cobbinah cut Nigeria to size in a thrilling match watched by Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and CAF president, Dr Ahmad Ahmad.

Ghana's female Under-20 football team,

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Ghana's female Under-20 football team, the Black Princesses, will host their Algerian counterparts in the second leg of their 2018 Women’s World Cup (WWC) qualifier at the Accra Stadium on Saturday.

The Princesses won the first leg played in Algiers two weeks by five goals to nil and are hoping to build upon that advantage to qualify for the second round of the qualifying campaign.

Gurus gather at Legacy Forum: From left Felix Ansong (President, Liberty Professionals), Kwesi Nyantakyi, CAF President, Dr Ahmad Ahmad, Lepowura Alhaji M.N.D Jawula and Pius Enam Hadzide, Deputy Hadzide

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The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi, has described as immeasureable, the exemplary contribution of the late Sly Tetteh to the development of football across the continent which is worth emulating.

Making the presentation at the inaugural forum in memory of the late Sly Tetteh, co-founder of Liberty Professionals at the Tang Palace hotel in Accra last Friday, the FA boss eulogised the late football administrator for the professionalism and the business dimension he introduced in the running of football in the country and on the continent.

Ghana central defender Rashid Sumaila

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Ghana central defender Rashid Sumaila could join English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers in the January transfer window as they seek to add more steel to their defense ahead of a possibly qualification to the EPL.

The 24-year-old centre back spent who features for Kuwaiti giants Al Qadisiya joined Qatari side Al Gharafa last season on loan where he won the club’s defender of the season with some superb performances.

Ghana central defender Rashid Sumaila

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Ghana central defender Rashid Sumaila could join English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers in the January transfer window as they seek to add more steel to their defense ahead of a possibly qualification to the EPL.

The 24-year-old centre back spent who features for Kuwaiti giants Al Qadisiya joined Qatari side Al Gharafa last season on loan where he won the club’s defender of the season with some superb performances.

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The unsettled fight for the leadership of the Greater Accra Regional Taekwondo Association is threatening to undermine the ongoing National Sports Festival in Kumasi, with the Regional Member Associations (RMA)’s of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF) threatening to boycott the August 31-September 7 competition in Kumasi, should the National Sports Authority (NSA) allow “unqualified athletes” to take part in the taekwondo competition.

The RMAs, which form the regional arms of the national federation, say they would not recognise a group of unqualified athletes brought to Kumasi by Mr Norbert Amefu, a rival claimant to the leadership of the Greater Accra Regional Association leadership.

Former Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) chief, George Haldane-Lutterodt, says he fears for the future of athletics after a fourth unsuccessful attempt by the nation’s athletes to qualify to the final of any athletics event at the ongoing World Athletics Championships.

Mr Lutterodt has, therefore called for a Presidential intervention to save the sport from total collapse after another poor show at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in London.




Children under the ages of 10 and 15 would have the opportunity to meet NBA star, David West, at an innovative coaching clinic to train and mentor them.

The clinic, which is slated for August 15, would be held at the University of Ghana basketball courts at Legon.

Boxing manager, Michael Annan, has tipped Braimah Kamoko, alias Bukom Banku, to defeat Bastie Samir in their upcoming light-heavyweight encounter at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra on September 30.

Mr Annan, CEO of ObjectConsult, an accountancy firm, and a proponent of a boxing school for young talented pugilists, told the Graphic Sports in an exclusive interview last Monday that Banku’s physique and powerful jabs would tell over his power-punching opponent.

Promising Ghanaian boxer, Isaac "Royal Storm" Dogboe, says he is on a mission to restore Ghana’s lost glory by ending the country’s long wait for another world title.

The youngster is warming up for a potential world title shot against the winner of the October 31 title fight between WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno and Cesar Juarez in Las Vegas. The Ghanaian’s sixth round TKO victory over Argentine Javier Chacon in a WBO super bantamweight title eliminator at the Bukom Boxing Arena last month put him in line for a world title fight as he improved his ring record to 17 wins in 17 fights.

Wahab Joseph Oluwaseum (middle) being decorated with the belt by Azumah Nelson (left) and Peter Zwennes



Ghanaian super featherweight champion "Sensational" Wahab Joseph Oluwaseun says he is ready for a world title shot after stopping tough-talking British boxer John "Hitman" Hicks in round three last Saturday night at the Bukom Boxing Arena.

According to Oluwaseun, who thrilled the predominantly expatriate crowd in the exhibition bout, his latest victory on the Azumah Nelson Fight Night IV bill was a testament to his superior boxing skills.