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Togo pulls out of African Nations Cup as two more die

The Togolese national team, the Hawks has pulled out of the Angola 2010 African Nations Cup Tournament after losing two more members of the team, the BBC reports. The Togolese team came under gunfire attack by Angolan rebels Friday after crossing the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo into …

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Hearts beats Liberty

Defending League champions Accra Hearts of Oak recorded a successive win at the Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra under stand in coach Abubakari Yussif when they pipped city rivals Dansoman Liberty Professionals 1-0 in their 14th Week Glo Premier League Match. Hearts after trouncing Berekum Arsenals 3-0 at the same venue …

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All Stars holds Kotoko to goalless draw

Wa All Stars on Wednesday held Kumasi Asante Kotoko to a pulsating goalless drawn game in their 14th Week Glo Premier League match at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. All Stars who were determined to carry the day, nearly took the lead in the 16th minute but Farouk Adamu wasted …

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Ghana asked to experiment with young players at Nations Cup

The Technical head of Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s Under-20 side, Dogo Moro has noted that the absence of some key and senior players from the Black Stars squad would not affect the team’s performance at the Orange African Cup of Nations tournament in Angola which kicks of January 10. He indicated …

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Satellites receive package from government

President John Evans Atta Mills on Thursday fulfilled his promise to the Black Satellites by presenting them with their package for their victorious feat at the last FIFA U-20 World Cup. The Satellites beat Brazil 4-3 on penalties to become the first African side to lift the ultimate at the …

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SWAG releases list of 2009 outstanding sports performers

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has released the list of outstanding sports performers in 2009 and other individuals who have been earmarked for honours at the 35th SWAG Awards Night scheduled for next year. A statement signed and issued by William Dodzi Ezah, Acting General Secretary of SWAG …

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Arthur Wharton – First Ghanaian professional footballer to play in England

A Ghanaian footballer is the first from the African continent to play professional in England. The man Arthur Wharton was born in the then Gold Coast, at James Town in Accra in 1865 to a mixed race parents. His father was half-Grenadian and half-Scottish, and his mother was from Ghanaian …

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Women boxers to take part in 2012 Olympics

They will compete at three weight divisions after the IOC’s executive board ruled that boxing would no longer be a male-only event. Britain’s Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said: “I am delighted the IOC have made this historic decision and opened up the last of the Olympic closed shops.” She added: …

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Sports Ministry institutes measures to forestall illegal visa transactions

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has instituted measures to forestall cases of visa racketeering by individuals and personnel of the National Sports Council (NSC). Abdul Rashid Pelpuo, Minister of Youth and Sports in a statement signed on his behalf by Kofi Aggrey, Public Relations Officer said “such illegal deals …

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Sports official in court for injuring state reputation

James Armah, a Sports Development Officer of the National Sports Council, who allegedly collected GH¢4,000 each from 14 able persons for them to participate in a sports tournament for the deaf held in Australia last month, appeared before an Accra Circuit Court on Friday charged with false reports injuring the …

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