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Algeria win 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with freak early goal

Algeria win 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with freak early goal

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time on Friday when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over gallant Senegal in the final. Bounedjah, who missed a penalty in the quarter-final against Ivory Coast and spent the last few minutes of that game in tears after being substituted, stunned the Lions …

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Afcon 2019: Andre Ayew a doubt for Cameroon tie, Agyepong ruled out

Andre Ayew

Ghana are monitoring the fitness of captain Andre Ayew for Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations clash with Cameroon but winger Thomas Agyepong has been confirmed out of the fixture. Ayew, scorer of Ghana’s first goal in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Benin in the opening group game, faces uncertainty over his readiness for the match against the Indomitable Lions. Read Also: FIFA takes charge of CAF – …

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FIFA takes charge of CAF – Africa’s governing body – on eve of AFCON

African soccer

FIFA — world soccer governing body — in an unprecedented move on the eve of the Africa Cup of Nations, has stepped in to temporarily govern African soccer and accelerate the clean-up process. FIFA has placed secretary general Fatma Samoura in a new role running the sport’s governing body in Africa. As FIFA General Delegate for Africa for an initial …

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Olympian Akwasi Frimpong’s story in Oxford University Press textbook

Oxford University Press

Frimpong will appear in the Headway Upper Intermediate Student’s Book, a textbook aimed to teach English Language and Speaking, as the focus of one of the book’s exercises. Akwasi Frimpong, Ghana’s first Skeleton Olympian, is writing a new chapter in his mission to be the Hope of a Billion. “Headway always strives to provide interesting and authentic texts, using thought-provoking …

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SAL 2019 Beach Games: Exciting times ahead for Ghana Sports Tourism

The Chef de Mission of Team Ghana for the maiden Beach Games in Cape Verde believes the upcoming SAL 2019 Beach Games spectacle would offer Ghana a pathway to create and ignite a future sports tourism industry. SAL 2019 which is some 3 months away would be the first of its kind anywhere in the world and Africa is the …

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Could limited-finance impede Africa’s first Winter Olympics medal hopeful?

Skeleton Olympian of Ghana Akwasi Frimpong moved up 32 places this season in the world rankings jumping from 99th to 67th place in 2019 to qualify for the World Championships in Canada, though he has decided to focus on becoming Africa’s first Winter Olympics medalist in Beijing 2022 with his ‘Hope of a Billion’ project. His choice to focus on …

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Richard Commey wins IBF World title after 2nd Rnd TKO win over Chaniev

Richard Commey made his second crack at the vacant IBF lightweight title count, claiming his first world title with a second round stoppage of Isa Chaniev. Richard Commey photo courtesy Mikey Williams/TopRank In what was his second shot at this same title after losing back in 2016 against Robert Easter Jnr, Commey started in very positive fashion, attacking the Russian …

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Akwasi Frimpong 31 spots up world men’s skeleton ranking after TEDx talk

men's Skeleton

“Three days after my first TEDx talk in the Netherlands I discovered I had moved up 31 places on the world men’s skeleton rankings according to the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) standings released in the last quarter of January 2019,” exclaimed an excited Akwasi Frimpong to TheAfricanDream.net in an interview. “31 places up, man this by far is …

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African athletes making their move in winter sports

Winter Sports

Jennifer Boateng from Ghana is breaking new grounds for athletes from the continent of Africa in winter sports. The EMT specialist and fitness instructor from Brooklyn, New York has been in Calgary this week training in monobob, a new bobsled event for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Jennifer Boateng (left) with Akwasi Frimpong after training in Calgary, Canada. Photo/BSF-Ghana Ghana’s …

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