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Kurt Okraku wins Ghana FA presidential election

Kurt Okraku is the new Ghana Football Association (GFA), President after his closest rival George Afriyie conceded defeat during the third round of voting at the Elective Congress held at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra on Friday, October 25, 2019. Mr Afriyie, a former GFA Vice President, shockingly announced his decision as delegates were casting their votes for the third …

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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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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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Beach soccer continues to conquer stereotypes and barriers

Beach soccer

ALGHERO, September 30, 2018 – White amber grains arranged and styled in a wavy manner, the sand is the great protagonist. At a high speed, Beach soccer has shortened distances and pulverized stereotypes.  Beach Soccer has put ‘futbol bailado‘ on the bench while it colours summer and winter on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. Now it is …

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Lydia Nsekera’s football governance inspire Uganda women sports leaders

Lydia Nsekera

KAMPALA, August 20, 2018 – Who is Lydia Nsekera? This was the question the women sports leaders in Uganda’s capital Kampala had ahead of an interactive session with the sports guru at the Uganda Olympics Committee (UOC) offices last Thursday evening. Nsekera, a long-time member of the International Olympic Committee and the FIFA Council, was thrilled to meet women sports …

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Number 12: Who is Anas Aremeyaw Anas?

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Goal throws the spotlight on the mysterious investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose latest work has made him Ghana’s most favorite and controversial figure. Following the release of the explosive investigative documentary titled “Number 12” on Wednesday in Ghana, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has become the name on everyone’s lips. The video, which revealed various corruption and underhand activities of top …

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African Stars Who Will Miss Russia 2018 World Cup

Russia 2018

Mid-October 2017 — Even though there is still one more 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round in Africa, here are some of the most high-profile Africans, including the continent’s record scorer in World Cup history, who will miss the showpiece in Russia 2018. Riyad Mahrez and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the last two winners of the prestigious Confederation of African Football …

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Pogba Steps Up To Lead New UEFA Anti-Discrimination Campaign

UEFA

MONTE CARLO, August 24, 2017 – UEFA has expanded its nine-year-old anti-racism campaign to embrace a wide-ranging agenda across the diversity sphere. The upgrade, entitled #EqualGame, may be the most ambitious version created and promoted by any international sports federation and – by coincidence – catches one of the most high-profile of social concerns far beyond Europe itself. Aleksander Ceferin, …

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