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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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Ghana may not be at World Athletics Championships

When the world’s elite athletes meet in Berlin, Germany for the World Athletics Championships, Ghana may not be represented and this was made known through an email correspondence. The 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Berlin 2009 will take place at the Berlin Olympic Stadium from August 15-23, 2009. The …

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There is high corruption in Ghana football – Club owner

The President and Founder of Purejoy Stars FC, Isaac Tetteh has express his grieve over the high level of corruption in Ghana Football. Purejoy Stars have been relegated to the Second Division after placing 8th in Zone Three ‘A’ of the National Division One League, which Tetteh attributes their drop …

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Michael Essien says he is stronger after injury trauma

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien believes the trauma of missing most of last season with a serious knee injury has made him a stronger player. Essien was sidelined for seven months after suffering a knee ligament tear but still managed to have a major influence on the team when he returned …

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Tigo donates 52-seater bus to Kumasi Asante Kotoko

Millicom Ghana Limited, operators of Tigo, a mobile telecommunications network, on Friday presented a 52-seater Mercedes Benz Bus to Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.   The $200,000 air-conditioned bus with sleeping and toilet facilities was in fulfilment of a promise made to the Club …

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Accra International Marathon for September 27

This year’s Accra International Marathon will be held in Accra on Sunday, September 27. Dr Anna Bannerman-Richter, Director of Fit For Life, a non-governmental organisation who announced this in Accra on Tuesday, said the 42 kilometre race which would start from the Ghanaman Soccer of Excellence at Prampram, would end …

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