CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah was concern about the training ground, attracting dedicated players and conquering Africa again.
The unveiling of Asante Kotoko new management team took place today at the conference room of the Sports Hotel in Kumasi. Kotoko now have a new dynamic – looking management team headed by Nana Yaw Amponsah.
CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah was concern about the training ground, attracting dedicated players and conquering Africa again.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The WTA and ATP have been recognized by Leaders Sports Awards for Tennis United, a digital series designed to provide a voice to professional tennis players and deliver exclusive content to fans from their favorite players around the world.
Tennis United, along with World Cup at Home (FIFA and WePlay), Arsenal Together (Arsenal), Join the Movement (Sport England) and Open for the Ages (Two Circles and R&A), have all received honors by Leaders Sports Awards for best ‘Content Creation,’ which is defined by "a compelling piece of content that made people laugh, cry or think, engaging and entertaining the audience throughout."
The return of some sporting events amid the coronavirus pandemic should lead to "confidence in our preparations" for Tokyo 2020, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said.
In an open letter to the Olympic Movement, following on from one written in April, Bach gave an update on plans going forward and stated he was thankful that sport was back in some form, paying tribute to those who made it possible.
"The very positive reception of these events clearly demonstrates that not only athletes and sports organisations but also the public at large have been longing for the return of sport as an integral part of our lives," Bach said.
"We also see that sport can be organised safely, even under the ongoing restrictions.
"This should give all of us confidence in our preparations for future events, including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games."
The Ghana Football Association, GFA, does not seem to be certain in its plans to resume football activities in the month of October.
President of the country, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, announced aban lifting on all contact sports, earlier in the week.
Comments from some members of the GFA suggest that the football house may not have all its members in agreement for the game to restart as earlier planned for October 30
Atletico Madrid looked set to sign striker, Luis Suarez, after his release from Barcelona.
Suarez’s move to Atleti combined with the exit of striker Alvaro Morata, who is going to join Juventus on a season-long loan arrangement with an option to buy.
Diego Simeone and Atleti’s CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin are said to have been in constant contact with the Uruguayan and were closing in on doing what would be one of the most remarkable deals of the summer.
Arturo Vidal has signed a two-year contract with Inter, including an option for a third, after arriving from Barcelona for free.
It was initially reported that Barca wanted €1m to release the midfielder, but instead, the deal was done for only performance-related bonuses.
He flew in on Sunday night at Linate Airport, had his medical on Monday morning and signed the contract at the Inter HQ that afternoon.
Columbus Crew SC are the top-ranked team in MLS, and they should be gaining a lot more attention for the dominating force they have been this entire regular season. As a defensive power with only one loss in 12 games, including an MLS-leading nine shutouts, Columbus has been equally as strong offensively by outscoring opponents 20-4 on the literal backheels of U.S. National Team forward Gyasi Zardes.
Mr. Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), has said the federation welcomes the return of contact sports in the country.
Speaking after President Akufo-Addo’s 17th nationwide address, the renowned sports administrator and businessman believes per the figures the country is getting of late shows that the fight against the devastating disease is on the winning path.
Mensah who is also chairman of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) Media Committee said The Ghana Rugby family is happy to resume. “The President spoke very well about the fact that contact sports can resume but we [Ghana Rugby] will think about it properly before coming out with structured ways to resume activities… We see it as a positive because we have lots of activities and tournaments in 2021 and need to prepare feverishly, we have world qualifications, Cape Town Sevens, etc.”, Mensah added.
Unified world lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko is prepared to contest one of boxing's biggest fights behind closed doors to ensure coronavirus does not rob him of a "dream" chance.
Lomachenko will defend his WBA, WBO belts and his WBC franchise title against IBF champion Teofimo Lopez.
The bout on 17 October is the biggest since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
Asked why hold it now without fans, Lomachenko told BBC Sport: "Because nobody knows when this finishes."
The 32-year-old Ukrainian added: "Because it is close to my goal, my dream. That's why I want to take this."
Lopez (right) is undefeated in 15 bouts and won the IBF lightweight title in December
Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for the 12th week of the 2020 MLS season.
Valeri powered Portland to a dominant 6-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday behind two goals and an assist, the ninth regular season multi-goal performance of his MLS career. Valeri now has six goals and five assists in the 2020 regular season, each mark tied for sixth-most in the league, while his combined 11 goals and assists are tied for fifth-most. Portland is tied for fourth in the Western Conference standings with 18 points (5-4-3 overall record).
DUBLIN, Ireland, September 22, 2020 -- Twenty-four winners confirmed across six men’s and women’s award categories; New Zealand men’s and women’s champions presented with series trophies; HSBC Dream Teams include a trio of New Zealand women and two Fiji and South Africa men; Ireland’s Jordan Conroy and New Zealand’s Stacey Fluhler named Gilbert Top Try Scorers; More than 2,000 fans vote to determine UL Mark of Excellence and Cigna Pressure Play award winners; Stats based Capgemini Momentum Tracker and DHL Impact Player award winners confirmed.
World Rugby today confirmed the winners of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate the players and teams who have performed at the highest level across the season.
The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is a major international multi-sport event normally held once in four years.
Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, was announced to host the 29th Olympic Games - its second Summer Olympics - at the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
(Un)fortunately Tokyo 2020, the biggest international multi-sport event originally slated for July 24 to the 9th of August 2020 had to be rescheduled to the 23rd of July through August 8 2021 due to the unprecedented and never projected COVID-19 pandemic.
The government has decided to cater for the Coronavirus testing of players and officials of clubs ahead of the return of the local league next month, the Presidential advisor on health Dr. Nsiah Asare has confirmed.
During an address to the nation on Sunday night on Covid-19 by H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, he announced that the restrictions on football have been lifted to allow clubs to commence training in anticipation to the start of the Premier League and the Division One League in October.
To ensure safety and avoid the spread of the Coronavirus disease, all players and officials of clubs will have to be tested before training resumes.
Duke Micah has vowed to do all within his power to become the latest Ghanaian to win a world boxing title and says his opponent in Saturday’s world title showdown, John Riel Casimero, is one of the best fighters in the division ahead of their slugfest on September 26.
Micah, who is undefeated in 24 fights, is hopeful of bringing home the WBO bantamweight title by wresting it from his Filipino opponent - who has been a champion in three divisions - when they slug it out in Connecticut on Showtime’s Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) pay per view card.
The 29-year-old Ghanaian’s maiden world title fight will be one of five world championship bouts on the night, with the Charlo twins, Jermall and Jermell, set to headline the bill with separate fights.
Female footballer, Alberta Yawo Ahialey is always willing to play, but petty injuries have hidden her from reaching where she desires, but now she wants to step up the level of bravery and leap to the domain of fame, fortune, favour and flavour.
She was born into a sports family to parents who are top sports personalities, Mercy Addy aka ‘Shower’ - an athlete - and Steve Dotse, a boxer; both performed well at national and international levels.
After experiencing professional football in Portugal at Sporting Braga and Atlhletico Ouriense in the last three years, she feels matured to move on to bigger challenges and opportunities.
Kudus Mohammed made his official debut for Ajax in their 3-0 thrashing of Waalwijk at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Sunday, in the Dutch Eredivisie.
The youngster who joined Ajax this summer for €9m from Nordsjælland and watched Ajax’s first game against Sparta Rotterdam on the bench made his first official appearance against Waalwijk on Sunday.
The president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Mr. Ahmad Ahmad has expressed his condolences on the demise of over seven young footballers in a fatal motor accident which occurred in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
In a letter addressed to the president of the GFA, CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, said “I am shocked and saddened to learn of the deaths of six young sons of our great Football family who died following a car accident on Saturday”.
“I hasten to extend to you, on behalf of all the members of the CAF Executive Committee, the sincerest condolences and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured”, the CAF president stated in the letter which was sent on Sunday.
President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has lifted the ban on contact sports, paving the way for the resumption of competitive football activities in Ghana. The President said this on Sunday, September 20, 2020 during his update number 17 on measures taken against the spread of Corona Virus.
President Akufo-Addo has declared that the football leagues in the country can resume on October 30, 2020.
This comes after six months break due to the Coronavirus outbreak which led to the cancellation of the 2019/20 league season.
In the president’s 17th address since the lockdown, the football fraternity will be allowed to train for the first time in months as the government steadily eases restrictions on contact sports in the nation.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the progressive easing of restrictions has led the government to allow the resumption of training in all contact sports, taking into consideration the imminent participation of “our national teams in international competitions. Indeed, some national teams have already been given the dispensation to begin training, ahead of their international engagements. All sports people, who are camped, are to be tested regularly.”
There is a group of female athletes banned from participating in official sports competitions because they have natural testosterone levels above average. Considered by some specialists as a sign of intolerance, prejudice and lack of empathy, this norm has prematurely ended the career of dozens of athletes and nowadays threatens the journey of several runners, including the three women who won medals in the 800m competition in Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Francine Niyonsaba from Burundi, Margaret Wambui from Kenya and the twice Olympic champion Caster Semenya from South Africa, whose appeal has recently been denied by the Swiss Supreme Court and who will only be able to compete if she takes medication to lower her testosterone levels. Male athletes are not limited by a natural testosterone level to compete.
The defeat of the South African athlete in the Swiss Court is the last episode of a long history. Being one of the top names in the world’s track and field competitions, Caster was banned by the World Athletics (WA), former International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), from defending her title in Tokyo 2020. The Federation said she could only take part if she took hormone suppressants. The case recalls the “nude parades” from the 1960s when female competitors had to take a humiliating biological sex test.
The Official Mascot of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ danced his way into fans’ hearts and onto social media today, 21 September 2020. Ivartito showed his moves and his personality in a digital launch featuring choreography by a local dance studio. The young stork’s youthful enthusiasm shined as he danced around the three host cities: Vilnius, Klaipeda, and Kaunas, making stops at the dramatic Gediminas Castle, a picturesque Baltic Sea beach, and Nemunas Island, in the heart of Kaunas.
As mascot, Ivartito is an advocate for the tournament and the sport, bringing openness and passion to everything he does. His friendly nature makes him a great team player and his name – taken from the Lithuanian word for goal “įvartis” – is a nod to the fast-paced, high-scoring nature of futsal. The stork has been the national bird of Lithuania since 1973 and is a symbol of the country’s ecological diversity and natural beauty. Storks are also thought to bring harmony, happiness, and luck.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today launched the tender process for the appointment of both a Host Country Merchandise Licensing Partner and an Online Merchandise Licensing Partner for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
Both events will be hosted in India and the ICC would like to invite interested and qualified applicants to deliver a ‘turnkey’ solution to offer fans in India and around the world to purchase official ICC event branded products in the lead up to and during the events.
PARIS, France, September 21, 2020/ -- The final stage of the 2020 Tour de France saw the traditional finish on the Champs-Élysées end with fireworks as Sam Bennett (DQT) claimed victory on the famous cobbled finale. NTT Pro Cycling’s (www.NTTProCycling.com) Max Walscheid was 10th concluding his debut Tour de France.
Earlier on in the day, Team UAE celebrated their success taking in the gathered crowds along the run in to Paris, as Tadej Pogacar’s claimed overall victory in an enthralling edition of the Tour.
For NTT Pro Cycling it was an eventful race, as we finished twice on the podium and scored numerous top-10 finishes but also suffered from injuries in the early stages. Sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo had a mishap on the opening stage finishing in the minor places when he looked destined to challenge for the victory, and followed it up with a third place on stage three in Sisteron. While climber Domenico Pozzovivo was cruelly taken out in a crash on the opening stage, after striking a fan, and amazed us all with his resilience to fight through to the first rest day before eventually being forced to abandon the race, and hopes of a strong showing on the general classification.
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has called up 25 players ahead of next month’s friendly matches against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, scheduled for Austria. Five other players have been put on standby.
In the three –time African champions’ first games this year, as a result of the prolonged global coronavirus pandemic, Rohr has listed top names Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, William Ekong and Wilfred Ndidi, as well as new brooms Frank Onyeka and Chidera Ejuke.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a mini-stadium in Birnin Kebbi, capital of Kebbi State on Monday turned out a very colourful event, as Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu led top officials of his administration to the site of the project powered by world football –governing body, FIFA and enabled by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Governor Bagudu, his deputy, Colonel Samaila Yombe-Dabe (Rtd), members of the State executive council, permanent secretaries and special advisers joined the representative of the NFF President, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, a couple other NFF officials and the contractors to set off the project.