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Rio: Ghana’s Amankwah fails to progress in 800m

Ghana’s Alex Amankwah became the fifth athlete to fail to progress in the men’s 800m at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. Alex placed seventh in his group of eight runners in heat 6, recording a time of 1:50.33. Brandon McBride of Canada, Marcin Lewandowski of Poland and Mark English from Ireland placed first, second and third respectively to ...

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Rio: Ghana’s swimmer Jackson places sixth

Ghana’s sole male swimmer at the Rio Olympics, Abieku Gyekye Jackson, could not qualify to the next round of the men’s 50metre freestyle swimming event after finishing 6th in his heat. The 16-year-old was hoping to improve on his personal best at the Rio Olympics but couldn’t with a time of 24.30 sec failing to qualify to the semifinals of ...

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Ghana’s Judoka Szogedi eliminated


Ghana’s first ever female judoka, Szandra Szogedi, failed to advance from the round of 32 after her Brazilian opponent Mariana Silva eliminated her on Tuesday with 100 points. The 27-year-old first competed for Ghana some five years ago and took to the judo mat in the 63kg category in Rio. Szogedi’s qualification was confirmed at an event in Kazakhstan in ...

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Gyan missing in court over rape and sodomy case

Source: Asamoah Gyan, who is a witness in the case to testify whether he raped and sodomized Sarah Kwablah, is missing in Court. It is to be noted that if Asamoah Gyan refuse to appear in Court, the court will consider whatever testimony Sarah as facts and for that matter, rule that Gyan indeed raped and sodomized her. CID ...

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Kevin-Prince Boateng signs one-year deal with Las Palmas

Source: Wires Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng has agreed to join UD Las Palmas. The 29-year-old, who played for AC Milan last season, has signed on for a year with an option for a further season. Boateng becomes Las Palmas boss Quique Setien’s fourth signing ahead of the 2016/17 La Liga campaign after Hélder Lopes, Mako Livaja and Michel Macedo. He ...

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Ghana to face familiar foes USA in October friendly

Source: The U.S. Soccer Federation is finalising plans for the men’s national team to renew their rivalry with familiar World Cup foes Ghana on October 11 in Washington, D.C.; multiple sources told ESPN FC. The friendly slated for the RFK Stadium would come four days after another exhibition for Jurgen Klinsmann’s U.S. team, who take on Cuba in Havana ...

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GOC presents $600k budget for Rio Olympics

Ghana’s leader of delegation to next month’s Olympic Games in Brazil, Christopher Eslifie, has revealed to Starr Sports his outfit has presented an estimated budget of $600,000 to the Ministry of Sports. According to the Chief of Mission, initially his outfit had presented an amount of $800,000 to the Ministry for an estimated contingent of 25 players. But unfortunately only ...

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Photos: Nduom donates to team Ghana ahead of Rio

Presidential candidate of the PPP, Paa Kwesi Nduom has donated $10,000 and has also secured a nine-day hotel accommodation worth $22,000 for Ghana’s contingent for the Rio Olympics in August. Mr & Mrs Ndoum and some athletes Professor Dodoo in handshake with Nduom Nduom’s gesture comes at the time sixteen qualified athletes are seeking for financial support to participate in ...

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