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FIFA strong principles prohibit political interferance despite Anas expose

FIFA

In this October 19, 2011 piece, FIFA.com spoke with FIFA’s Director of Member Associations and Development, Thierry Regenass, about governmental interference in football and the measures which football’s governing body can take. FIFA.com: What exactly is political interference? Thierry Regenass: FIFA has the mandate to control association football worldwide, in all its aspects. This mandate is delegated to the national association, to …

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Isaac Dogboe vs. Jessie Magdaleno 11th Round KO

Isaac Dogboe

Isaac Dogboe versus Jessie Magdaleno ends in 11th Round Knockout as referee stops fight in favor of Dogboe. A great fight for both fighters, suffering their first knockdown career in this fight. First round was Magdaleno’s round when he connected a right hook that sent Dogboe down. In 5th round a big right hook connected from the Ghanaian fighter puts Magdaleno …

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Fiifi Anaman, from blogger to TV presenter in six years

From starting up a blog as a high school graduate to facing the TV cameras as a core professional, Fiifi Anaman has had a meteoric rise in sports journalism in Ghana is one to be greatly admired. The young and passionate six-year journey has seen him feature on highly acclaimed media outlets like Goal, SuperSport, ESPN, Telegraph and the BBC. …

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Why Africa’s women soccer teams lag behind in FIFA ranking

Women soccer

ABUJA, March 28, 2018 – Women soccer teams from Africa countries’ inability to make the quarterly FIFA women’s World Ranking since its inception in 2003 due to prolonged inactivity is a source of concern for women’s football enthusiasts across the continent. In its most recent rankings released on March 23, however, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania were included on the …

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Boxing: Cesar Juarez, Isaac Dogboe Ready For War in Ghana

Isaac Dogboe

Cesar Juarez has the heart of a warrior, he does not give up and that may be the key to fulfilling his dream of becoming world champion when on Saturday he goes for the interim-WBO super bantamweight belt against the African puncher Isaac “Bráve Son” Dogboe in the The Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana – and Azteca 7, La Casa del …

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George Weah and other top sports stars who became politicians

George Weah

Football legend George Weah has fulfilled what has been known to be an ambition of his since calling time on his football career by winning the 2017 Liberian presidential elections. Many a sports star have found themselves in a tough position of struggling with the next move after what is a relatively short career at the top has come to …

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Sky captain Asamoah Gyan: Soccer star to launch ‘Baby Jet’ airline

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana’s record goalscorer has traveled the world over the course of his career. Asamoah Gyan left his homeland as a teenager and took the scenic route around Europe playing in France, Italy, and England, before taking a detour via China and the United Arab Emirates, and then arriving at his current club Kayserispor in the Turkish Super League. Gyan …

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17th Edition of annual Great Ethiopian Run, where carnival and elite athletes mix

Great Ethiopian Run

ADDIS ABABA, November 24, 2017- Every year, during the last weekend of November, you can be certain that the streets of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia will be swamped with colorful, joyous runners taking part in the prominent annual Great Ethiopian Run (GER). The event, with its unique, carnival-like magnitude, has an influence that is transferred easily from participants to spectators, will …

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BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 shortlist to be announced

BBC African Footballer of the Year

The five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 will be unveiled on Saturday, 11 November, 2017. The names will be revealed during a star-studded special live show – on BBC World News, BBC World Service and BBC Sport Online – starting at 18:00 GMT. The list of former winners reads like a roll call of African …

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