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oday in history: Azumah Nelson knocks out Jeff Fenech

On this day 1 March 1992 (Exactly 27 years ago) Ghana’s Azumah Nelson TKOs Jeff Fenech of Australia in round 8 at Princes Park Football Ground, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and retained his WBC super featherweight title. It was the second meeting of their trilogy. Their first fight was nine months earlier and ended in a split decision draw. The 1st …

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Normalisation Committee set to storm FIFA over government interference

Ghana’s Normalisation Committee may head to FIFA over government interference after the country’s Sports Ministry bypassed the interim body to organise a special competition for local clubs. The world governing body will view the latest development as direct government interference and may be forced to step in. The latest decision is a massive slap on the competence of the four-member …

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Gamboy defeats Russia’s Vyacheslav Gusev to win IBF title

Ghanaian boxer, Emmanuel ‘Gameboy’ Tagoe beat Russian, Vyacheslav Gusev on Saturday night to clinch the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Global and International Boxing Federation (IBF) International lightweight titles. ‘Game Boy’ as Tagoe is known was declared the winner of the fight after 12 rounds of fight by a unanimous decision. The fight which was originally billed for January 26 at …

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Extremists distort the message of Islam – Newcastle star Atsu

Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu says extremists have distorted Islam amid fears of fans hostility ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in an Islamic populated Egypt this summer. The seven-time African champions will host the biannual event after replacing Cameroon for the continental showpiece. However, there are fears traveling fans will be faced with hostility in a country …

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CAF Confederation Cup: We are ready for Kotoko-Nkana FC coach

Nkana Fc head coach, Beston Chambeshi, says his team is confident of a victory against Asante Kotoko in Sunday’s Caf Confederation Cup game to be played at the Nkana Sports Stadium in Kitwe. Nkana FC defeated Al Hilal of Sudan in their second group game at the Nkana Sports Stadium a week ago. Speaking ahead of the game, Chambeshi, is …

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Richard Commey cannot run away from me – Emmanuel ‘Gameboy’ Tagoe

WBO African champion, Emmanuel ‘Gameboy’ Tagoe, has denied challenging newly crowned IBF world lightweight champion, Richard Oblitey Commey, to a fight. But was quick to add that the new IBF lightweight world champion cannot run away from him since they are all in the same weight category. Richard Oblitey Commey became Ghana’s ninth boxing world champion when he dropped Russia’s …

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Management have put measures in place to beat Zesco United – Asante Kotoko spokesperson

Communications Director for Asante Kotoko Sarfo Duku says his outfit have put measures in place in order to record victory against Zesco United in matchday two of the CAF Confederation Cup. The Ghana Premier League giants Confederation Cup campaign started on a stuttering note after suffering 1-0 defeat in their group C opener against Al Hilal in Omdurman last Sunday. …

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Takeaways from Richard Commey’s world title victory

Richard Commey wasted little time once the bell went for the IBF title fight against Russia’s Isa Chained on Saturday at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas and who could blame him. He had waited 3 years for this opportunity and lost twice in that time in controversial circumstances. His shot at one of the golden boys of the fight …

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Hearts of Oak to engage Uncle T in friendly on Sunday

Accra Hearts of Oak will welcome Division One outfit Uncle T Stars to Pobiman on Sunday for a friendly encounter. The game which is slated for 3:00 pm will be used by both teams to assess their newly-signed players ahead of the Normalisation Committee Special Tournament next month. The Phobians have signed Larry Sumaila, Kofi Kordzi, Enock Adu and Michelle …

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CAF Confed Cup: Kotoko reach group stage for the first time in 11 years

Asante Kotoko secured a place in the CAF Confederation Cup group stages for the first time since 2008 with a 2-1 win over Coton Sport in Kumasi to progress 5-3 on aggregate. Leading 3-2 from the first leg, the Porcupine Warriors wrapped up the tie with two goals before the 60th minute. Amos Frimpong stayed composed to put Kotoko ahead …

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