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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ghana taekwondo has never won a gold medal at the senior level competitions not to talk of the Olympics. 

The country have benefited a lot from taekwondo with silver medal at various competitions such as the Youth Olympics, the World Championships, and All African Games etc. 

Usually, the country selects it best taekwondo players from locally organized competition such as the Ghana Open and Korea Open which is the highest taekwondo competitions organized by the Korean Embassy with the help of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation. 

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Best coach of the just ended First Capital Plus Premier League, Bashiru Hayford, has stated his club will strengthen his side as they plan to make an impact in the CAFchampions league. 

Bashiru is of the belief that some players of the club will leave for new ones to join since majority of his squad’s contract have expired.

"Definitely, some players will go others will come and since we’ll be preparing for the CAF champions league, we need some players to join as we intend to strengthen the current squad...there will by-all means be elimination and substitutions at the club,” he said.

“Some players will go depending on the positions at the club. Players will not just be coming for coming seek, you’re coming to replace somebody in key positions of the club and that you ought to be good.”

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Black Stars skipper, Asamoah Gyan, has said the Chinese league is more competitive than the UAE in terms of the supporting fans. 

According to him, the Chinese Super League is more competitive as compared to the European leagues.

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The hugely anticipated 2015 Ghana Basketball Awards ceremony is set to dazzle a capacity audience on Friday October 16 in Accra, organizers have confirmed.

The historic event is expected to be a typically spectacular fashion, a night that will reach its highest point when the best players, coaches and officials will be rewarded for their excellence in the year under review.

The prestigious award returns this year after a break in 2014 due to technical challenges but already expectation has reached fever pitch as players and officials jostle for individual and group honours in two weeks.

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Ghana’s only Para-Cycling champion, Alem Mumuni left Accra on Monday for Switzerland ahead of a 10-day camping for the Paralympics Games in Rio 2016.The camping session is being put together by the International Cycling Union (UCI) in Geneva this month.

Alem, who is the reigning African C2 Para cycling champion in an interview with Starr Sports, believes the privilege will see him win more laurels for Ghana.“They selected a few athletes around the world [and] I am the only one in Africa. The camping training in Switzerland and coaching course will see us prepare for Paralympics Games in Rio,” he told Starr Sports.

The 2016 Paralympics Games will come off from 7-18 September where an expected 4,350 athletes from 178 countries will be participating.

 


Ghanaian midfielder Enock Adu Kofi and his Malmo FF side are on the verge of elimination from the Uefa Champions League after suffering a 4-0 battering at Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night. 

The 25-year-old central midfielder played the entire regulation minutes of the game at the Arena Lviv in Lvov as the Ukrainian giants made mockery of the dethroned Allsvenskan champions.

Both sides created chances in a lively first period before Oleksandr Gladky fired the hosts in front, scrambling the ball over the line after his initial header was parried by Johan Wiland as Shakhtar recorded their first win of the campaign.

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Yaya Touré believes the lack of world-class African players is down to a “fatalistic resignation” among them and admitted the current generation is failing to match the exploits of men like Michael Essien, Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba.

On Monday, the Manchester City midfielder was named on a 10-man shortlist along with Ghana’s Andre Ayew to be crowned CAF’s player of the year – an award he has won for the last four seasons.

The Ivory Coast international is also the continent’s only representative on the 23-man shortlist for the 2015 Ballon d’Or and in an interview with France Football he blamed the absence of other African players on the list on a lack of focus once they reach the top level.

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