ASANTE KOTOKO MADE ME RICH – CHARLES TAYLOR

ASANTE KOTOKO MADE ME RICH – CHARLES TAYLOR. Ghana Premier League legend, Charles Taylor has recounted events in his playing days and has concluded that Asante Kotoko is a better club than Hearts of oak after playing for both sides. Asante Kotoko stunned Hearts of Oak 14 years ago when they prised Taylor away from their sworn rivals. Taylor swapped the Phobians for the Porcupine Warriors for a then record fee of GH₵ 40,000 (roughly US$42,000) after three trophy-laden years with the capital-based club, winning the nation’s top flight three straight times and Hearts’ first-ever CAF Champions League trophy in 2001. And his first season with the Kumasi-based club was

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ITALIAN POLICE SEIZE SULLEY MUNTARI’S MERCEDES AMG G63?

ITALIAN POLICE SEIZE SULLEY MUNTARI’S MERCEDES AMG G63?. Ghana international Sulley Muntari reportedly confessed “I’m going through a difficult time” to the Police when he was stopped while driving through the Italy-Swiss border on Monday. The midfielder, currently unattached, was traveling in his Mercedes AMG G63 SUV said to be worth more than 150,000 euros. Not known to Muntari, he had been on the “wanted list” after a Genoa-based company filed a complaint against him for a default in the arranged payment of the Mercedes SUV. Upon reaching Chiasso Customs, the 33-year-old was stopped by the Italian Road Police with the Mercedes AMG G63 confiscated. Several portals in Switzerland and

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STARS SHINE IN CONGO

STARS SHINE IN CONGO. Jonathan Mensah struggling for the ball. Ghana’s Black Stars yesterday shrugged off their Kumasi debacle to deliver a comprehensive 5-1 win over their Congolese counterparts in the World Cup qualifier return fixture. The entire nation descended heavily on Coach Kwasi Appiah and his charges for throwing a stick in Ghana’s World Cup spokes last Friday with a 1-1 drawn results. But playing without skipper of the side, Asamoah Gyan, his deputy, Dede Ayew and his brother, Jordan, the Stars gave good account of themselves. Ghana ended the first half of the game with an emphatic 3-1 win and closed the second chapter with two goals. Atletico

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PARTEY TREBLE, YIADOM BRACE SEE GHANA RUN RIOT OVER CONGO

PARTEY TREBLE, YIADOM BRACE SEE GHANA RUN RIOT OVER CONGO. Ghana stayed in the hunt to qualify for a fourth successive FIFA World Cup after ruthless finishing gave the Black Stars an impressive 5-1 win over Congo in Brazzaville on Tuesday. Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey grabbed a sensational hat trick with striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom scoring a brace in the comprehensive victory at the Stade de Municipal Kintele. And they did it without some key players,  Asamoah Gyan, Jordan Ayew and Andre Ayew. The trio did not make the trip due to injuries. In their absence, Kwesi Appiah was forced to ring changes to the first eleven and Yiadom, who

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER BEATS CONOR MCGREGOR BY 10th-ROUND TKO IN MEGAFIGHT

FLOYD MAYWEATHER BEATS CONOR MCGREGOR BY 10th-ROUND TKO IN MEGAFIGHT. Floyd Mayweather Jr. picked up the 50th win of his illustrious career, defeating Conor McGregor by 10th-round TKO on Saturday night in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. With the victory, Mayweather surpasses Rocky Marciano, who retired in 1956 with a 49-0 record. McGregor more than held his own in what was his first professional boxing fight, but the gulf between him and Mayweather grew the longer the fight went on. After the bout reached the halfway point, McGregor began looking visibly fatigued and Mayweather sensed an opening. He showed a level of aggression rarely seen in his previous 49 victories. According

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THE STATE OF SPORTS IN GHANA; AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO HELP IT SUCCEED!

THE STATE OF SPORTS IN GHANA; AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO HELP IT SUCCEED!. Sports can be fun, therapeutic, and profitable, all in one stroke. And with the right attitude and push, the sports industry can be a huge catalyst for national development, as a single event can boost the tourism, transport, and economic sectors for the nation in question. An aerial shot of the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana (image courtesy of prime news Ghana) Ghana as a nation has been blessed with an abundance of talented individuals in the world of sports. However, it is impossible to ignore the fact that while Ghana is loosely

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TIGER WOODS HAD FIVE DRUGS IN SYSTEM AT TIME OF ARREST – TOXICOLOGY REPORT

TIGER WOODS HAD FIVE DRUGS IN SYSTEM AT TIME OF ARREST – TOXICOLOGY REPORT. Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was arrestedon suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in May, according to a toxicology report. A urine test revealed a mixture of strong painkillers, sleep and anxiety drugs and THC, which is a chemical component of marijuana. The former world number one, 41, sought “professional help” after his arrest. The 14-time major winner pleaded not guilty to the DUI charge last week. Woods, who is recovering from a fourth back operation, is now expected to admit a lesser charge of reckless driving and enter a 12-month probation programme. “As I

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KOTOKO PLAYERS’ TO UNDERGO FINAL MEDICAL ASSESSMENT

KOTOKO PLAYERS’ TO UNDERGO FINAL MEDICAL ASSESSMENT. Players of Kumasi Asante Kotoko S/C who were involved in a fatal road crash that left the club’s equipment officer dead, would undergo final medical assessment on coming Saturday, July 22. This would be done by the medical team of the club, headed by Dr. Michael Leat of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). Kotoko was returning from Accra after mid-week premier league match with Inter Allies, when the bus carrying the 16 players and officials run into a KIA cargo truck near Nkawkaw. The equipment officer, Kofi Asare, was killed in the crash. Coach Steve Pollack and the driver of the bus,

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MATTERS ARISING OUT OF THE ASANTE KOTOKO FOOTBALL TEAM

MATTERS ARISING OUT OF THE ASANTE KOTOKO FOOTBALL TEAM. The entire nation was thrown into a state of shock when the bus of Asante Kotoko Football club got involved in a fatal accident at Nkawkaw near Abepotia on Wednesday July 12. The accident which was unexpected, occurred at night when the team was returning to Kumasi from Accra after honoring a football match with Inter Allies Football Club at Tema. The sad aspect of the accident is that it has caused the death of the Deputy Equipment Officer of the club, Kofi Asare with injuries to the team Coach Steven Polack and other players and extensive damage to the clubs’

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PHOTOS: ASAMOAH GYAN GETS HONORARY DOCTORATE AWARD

PHOTOS: ASAMOAH GYAN GETS HONORARY DOCTORATE AWARD. An honorary doctorate has been conferred on captain of the Ghana Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, and other distinguished personalities by the Peristrofi World Honorary International Awards. Gyan received the doctorate for his excellence leadership in Africa. The award scheme is conferred on self-made personalities with distinction in their areas of endeavour. Honorees for this year’s awards are distinctive leaders with proven track record, dignity and self-discipline. They are without questionable character in their area of success and achievements. Mr Christian Agyemang Chief executive officer of Taabea Group of Companies, Christian Akwasi Agyemang was also conferred an honorary doctorate for excellent leadership in West

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COACH KWESI APPIAH UNPAID TWO MONTHS AFTER APPOINTMENT

COACH KWESI APPIAH UNPAID TWO MONTHS AFTER APPOINTMENT. The Ministry of Youth and Sports has admitted to Finder Sports that head coach of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah and his technical team have not been paid since they were appointed some two months. The issue, according to Finder Sports sources, is due to the standoff between the Ghana Football Association and the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC), who are headline sponsors of the Black Stars GNPC per the sponsorship contract signed with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) which ends next year, GPNC are responsible for paying the head coach of the Black Stars. The contract saw Avram Grant take home

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