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Kotoko will eliminate Coton Sport – C. K. Akonnor

THE INSPIRATION: Head Coach, C.K Akonnor, to lead Kotoko to another victory Coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor could be an instant hero for Kumasi Asante Kotoko if he successfully leads his charges to record a double victory against Coton Sport at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday and qualify for the group phase of the CAF

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Demetrius Andrade calls out Golovkin!

Demetrius Andrade successfully defended his WBO middleweight belt against Artur Akavov   Demetrius Andrade had such an easy time in the first defence of his WBO middleweight title that his opponent might have done his best fighting while shoving away the referee who had finally put a stop to it. Andrade sounds ready for something tougher.

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GFA accepts Sefa Kayi, Ntow-Fianko rejections

Naa Adofoley Nortey, member, Normalisation Committee A member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalisation Committee, Naa Odofoley Nortey, says the committee has accepted in good faith the rejection of roles by some appointees who were named last Tuesday to work on the ad-hoc committees to assist the FA caretaker to restructure Ghana football. Less

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Canelo-Jacobs put belts on the line on May 4

Canelo Alvarez will return to the ring and the middleweight division to fight Danny Jacobs Canelo Alvarez will return to the ring and the middleweight division on May 4 to fight Danny Jacobs. Alvarez will defend his WBC and WBA titles against IBF champion Jacobs in a match-up between two of the sport’s top performers.

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NC fully behind Kwasi Appiah

UNDER PRESSURE: Kwasi Appiah, the Head Coach of Ghana’s Black Stars  Ghana’s Football Normalization Committee has stated it is fully behind Kwasi Appiah, head coach of the senior men’s national football team, the Black Stars, as he prepares to lead the nation to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. In a press statement

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beIN split match-screen to showcase Mourinho!

  The broadcaster cut away from full coverage of the game to continue the chat with Mourinho   Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has claimed Pep Guardiola andJurgen Klopp were afforded more luxuries than him in the Premier League. The Portuguese highlighted the support Guardiola and Klopp have received in the transfer market since

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Normalisation Tournament to kickstart domestic football

  Ghana’s Normalisation Committee is leading the reemergence of competitive domestic football, missing from the calendar of most fans for the past seven months. Ghana football experienced a historic tsunami that drowned a number of the football hierarchy and exposed hundreds of compromised match officials. The Government of Ghana and the world governing body, Fifa,

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GFA OUTDOORS AD HOC COMMITTEES

The Normalization Committee of the Ghana Football Association has inaugurated six ad hoc committees to aid it execute its mandate. The committees are Domestic Leagues, Communications, National Teams, Technical and Development, Referees, Marketing and Sponsorship. Speaking during the inauguration, the President of the GFA Normalization Committee Dr Kofi Amoah, described members of the ad hoc

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KOTOKO STUN COTON SPORT IN CAMEROON

Ghana’s sole representatives on the continental stage, Asante Kotoko SC have recorded an impressive 3-2 away win over Cameroonian side Coton Sport. Emmanuel Gyamfi and Maxwell Boakye gave the Porcupine Warriors a 2-0 lead 30 minutes into the game before Kamilou Dauda pulled one back for Coton Sports before the half time break.  The Cameroonians

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Richard Commey glory-hunt: Part III

Ranked 3rd by both the IBF and the WBO, Isa Chaniev – 13-1-0 (6KOs) – presents a conceited boxer whose ego exceeds his abilities, having been through no battle, much less war. Chaniev is no elite fighter. At best, he is average, having only experienced skirmishes in the featherweight and superfeatherweight worlds in Russia, a good, mobile boxer,

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Normalization Committee supports JAK Cup

  FIFA-appointed Normalization Committee has lent a hand to organisers of the John Agyekum Kufuor (JAK) Cup scheduled for Sunday, in honour of the ex-president. A release signed by the NC president, Dr Kofi Amoah, said that the Normalization Committee will support the organization of the JAK Cup with ¢25,000. Also, it said the NC will

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Richard Commey’s glory-hunt – 29 days to go!

Ghana’s Richard Commey, for the past three years the subject of the sport’s intrigues particularly against dangerous African fighters, is a lethal weapon. No wonder even some so-called great fighters use every trick outside the ring to avoid getting inside the ring with the Andre Rozier ward. In his first fight under the tutelage of

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Pacquiao angling for Spence Jr.-Garcia winner

Even at age 40, Manny Pacquiao is faster than most fighters competing today. During a frenetic workout with trainer Freddie Roach on New Year’s Eve at the hall of famer’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Pacquiao showed that he has plenty of energy left in the tank. Later this month, he’ll embark on his

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Richard Commey’s glory-hunt: 30 days to go!

THE PRICE IS PROPORTIONATE TO THE PRIZE, THE IMPERATIVE, THE FORCE FOR THE ATTAINMENT OF THE PURPOSE, THE FULFILMENT OF DESTINY. That is the case of Richard Commey, the Ghanaian slugger robbed of justice by ring officials, other pugilists and the International Boxing Federation, the past three years. The operating word, there, is “the past”.

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Jordan Ayew opens his Palace account

  Crystal Palace’s Jordan Ayew scores their first goal of the game in the 83rd minute to earn the visitors all three points Maybe Jordan Ayew’s ears were burning. With fresh news that Crystal Palace are readying a new bid for Michy Batshuayi, Ayew produced a late finish of composure not seen before this season. The

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Andy Ansah, world’s foremost football choreographer

  Ansah puts five-time FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo through his paces   On a freezing night at Millwall, Wayne Rooney and Franck Ribery are given their final instructions before shooting a glitzy World Cup commercial. Rooney is told he should run at the Frenchman but to make sure he stops before

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We have nothing to hide – Dr. Kofi Amoah

FIFA-appointed Normalization Committee overseeing Ghana Football’s transition to normalcy has come under scrutiny over its perceived secrecy over pecuniary matters. Last week, ekowasmahsports.com managed to book an interview with the NC’s president, Dr. Kofi Amoah, to discuss sundry matters, including transparency, for its readers. Below are some excerpts: EAS: Have you received anything from Fifa?

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LaLiga players saddled with unpaid salaries

The miracle at Reus: Players will be paid and they will continue in LaLiga 123 Reus have announced that the club has found the financial resources needed to pay their players and prevent further meltdown at the club. It comes one day after the squad publicly announced that they could look to terminate their contracts due

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Who made the Champions League round of 16?

Group winners (seeded): Barcelona (ESP), Bayern München (GER), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Juventus (ITA), Manchester City (ENG), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Porto (POR), Real Madrid (ESP) Group runners-up (unseeded): Ajax (NED), Atlético Madrid (ESP), Liverpool (ENG), Lyon (FRA), Manchester United (ENG), Roma (ITA), Schalke (GER), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) Draw basics: There are two pots – one of seeded

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Nigeria wins Ghana 2018 AWCON trophy

Nigeria have successfully defended their AWCON trophy, beating South Africa 4-3 on penalties after extra time at the refurbished Accra Sports Stadium. It was a real contest for the bragging rights at the Ghana 2018 AWCON championship, a sweet vengeance for Nigeria who succumbed 0-1 to South Africa in their opening group match at Cape Coast.

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Cameroon secure France 2019 world cup berth

Cameroon qualify for second straight FIFA Women’s World Cup Friday’s 4-2 win over Mali secured their ticket to France 2019 Les Lionnes join Nigeria and South Africa in claiming Africa’s three qualification places Cameroon have claimed Africa’s third and final qualification place for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 after earning a 4-2 victory over

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Newcastle signed some players to please agents – Keegan

It was his last day at the club and he was told Newcastle would sign Gonzalez as a ‘favour’   Kevin Keegan has revealed the baffling circumstances that surrounded Newcastle signing flop Ignacio Gonzalez on loan. The former Newcastle manager eventually exited the club after a second stint in charge in 2008, with issues with

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IBF changes purse split rules

New Year’s resolutions are abound in boxing, it seems, as a second sanctioning body has made some changes to it’s rules for 2019. Per an ESPN report, the IBF has announced that starting this year they have tailored their purse bid rules so that whenever one of their fights goes to bid, the reigning titleholder

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A 2019 Boxing Wish-List

We’ve turned the calendar but most of us are still in contemplative mode. The change of the year is an opportunity to look ahead through a new lens — we look back and ponder what went right and what didn’t in the past year, and years, and lifetime to this point. And we realize that

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I want to be champion in 2019 – Devin Haney

Quick-fisted lightweight Devin Haney enjoyed a break through 2018. He transitioned from prospect to contender by year’s end. Haney, who is ranked No. 8 by The Ring Magazine at 135 pounds, headlined two “ShoBox” cards last year. He outboxed former contender Mason Menard before closing the show in the ninth round and followed up with

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Muhammadu Buhari orders Amaju Pinnick’s prosecution

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick during a First Stage Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium (Krestovsky Stadium) at FIFA World Cup Russia 2018; Argentina won 2-1. The President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, is in trouble as President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered

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