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Asamoah Gyan donates to Dzorwulu Special School (Video)

Black Stars Captain “Baby Jet” Asamoah Gyan has donated items worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Dzorwulu Special School in Accra.

The Kayserispor forward was accompanied by his manager Samuel Anim-Addo and some team members of his group.

The pupils upon seeing Asamoah Gyan could not hide their joy as they all wanted to get closer and touch him.

Speaking after the donation, Asamoah Gyan said that it is good to have time for the less privileged and it was obvious his visit has invigorated joy amongst the pupils.

“The children are happy and we are also happy, everyone is happy “ he said.

His Manager Samuel Anim Addo in a separate chat with said that their presence alone encourages the kids and most importantly offers the kids hope and a sense of belonging.

“This is certainly not going to be the last, we are going to keep doing it and we will do more”, Samuel Anim-Addo added.

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Isaac Dogboe loses WBO super bantamweight title to Emanuel Navarrete

Navarrette won the bout by a unanimous decision after the judges scored 116-112, 116-112 and 115-113, all in his favour.

Dogboe, a 2012 Olympian from Ghana, had burst on the scene early this year, winning an interim title by knocking out Cesar Juarez in the fifth round in January, then claiming the full title with a rousing 11th-round knockout of Jessie Magdaleno in April followed by a first-round demolition of Hidenori Otake in August. But Navarrete, a much bigger man, could not be tamed in Dogboe’s second title defense and he gave Navarrete credit.

“Hearing those words (‘and the new world champion’) was the culmination of a dream, a culmination of all the hard work and all the sacrifices that I have made,” Navarrete said through an interpreter. “Thanks to Isaac Dogboe. I knew I’d have to be at my best.

“I hurt my right hand early in the fight, but I had the desire to be a champion and I did everything necessary to get the title, and I am very happy and proud to achieve this goal of being the world champion.”

“It was a great fight, and Emanuel Navarrete fought like a true Mexican warrior,” Dogboe said. “Champions are supposed to keep going under any circumstance, but I just couldn’t get the victory. The best man won tonight.”

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The fight got off to a spirited start with several exciting exchanges in the early rounds. Navarrete suffered a cut on the left side of his hairline in the second round but he also seemed to rattle Dogboe with a right hand.

Dogboe worked the body very well but Navarrete found a home for his left hand, which he landed flush several times.

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Isaac Dogboe brings slice of Ghanaian culture to Madison Square Garden

Isaac Dogboe made it a mission to unfold the phrase the minute he touched down in New York Metropolis earlier this week, his first time ever within the Large Apple.

“Neho!” Dogboe had native New York City youth from the Give a Child a Dream Basis huddle around him and chant at Brooklyn’s famed Gleason’s Health club on Wednesday throughout a meet-and-greet exercise.

“Neho!” Dogboe stated on stage at Madison Sq. Backyard’s Chase Sq., whereas seated subsequent to Vasiliy Lomachenko throughout a press convention Thursday.

“Neho!” Dogboe even yelled within the face of Emanuel Navarrete throughout the conventional faceoff earlier than their combat Saturday night time.

What does “Neho” imply and why is the WBO junior featherweight champion so intent in spreading its gospel?

“By no means-failing excellence, ‘H’ for hope, ‘O’ to beat. God has given us a never-failing excellence that by way of hope we will overcome,” Dogboe tells Sporting Information. “Neho means to uproot, to take cost.”

He says it a lot that it paved the for he and his crew to spark the “#NEHOCHALLENGE” on social media, with fellow boxers and business insiders taking turns yelling out the phrase.

Sure, it’s branding to the tenth energy for the boxing champion with lineage to Ghanaian royalty, as Torgbui Sri III, ruler of the Anlo state within the Volta Area of Ghana, is his grandfather. However “Neho” can also be a lifestyle for the charismatic 24-year-old, who was born in Accra, Ghana, however, grew up within the UK.

Dogboe (20-0, 14 KOs) is worked up to face Navarrete (25-1, 22 KOs) on the headlining card of Lomachenko-Jose Pedraza at Madison Sq. Backyard on Saturday night time. The 5-2, 122-pound dynamo can also be assured that he’ll report his fourth straight knockout of 2018.

However as severe because the “Royal Storm” takes boxing, Dogboe discerns his function as a humanitarian in his native Ghana as one carrying extra weight than any type of gold {hardware} he may ever accrue within the ring. When requested what he’d most prefer to be recognized for out and in of boxing, Dogboe stated he desires to deal with the game as a car that can assist him to make his best mark in life, interval. Type of like a sure, solely eight-division champion in boxing historical past.

“Once I take a look at Manny Pacquiao, I like him a lot for the humanitarian work that he’s doing,” Dogboe stated. “For somebody to have the ability to home 1000’s of individuals in his personal nation, that’s inspiring. That’s one thing that I would like to have the ability to obtain — to encourage folks on a world scale. I consider that our service to God is thru humanity and that’s how I need to exist as.”

And Dogboe’s fists have helped him to place his cash the place his mouth is.

He says he repeatedly pays for education for folks in Ghana and is working with completely different initiatives to unearth clear water there.

“What we’ve got down to do is drill lots of boreholes to get clear water to closeby rural areas, for communities and other people,” Dogboe says. “Water is life, that’s one of many key points that we’re specializing in and looking out ahead to do.”

His uncle Dr Donald Agumenu added: “The issue we’ve got is just not an unavailability of water. It’s the unavailability of drinkable water. Thank God for the model of Isaac and that he believes in placing humanity first. He has a lot of ardour and a Godly obligation to creating certain that individuals throughout Africa — not solely Ghana alone — have entry to wash consuming water. We’ve achieved lots of initiatives along with water for rural Africa and he has traveled loads to see the place there are essential conditions that he wants to handle.”

Maybe Dogboe was modest to discuss himself, however, his uncle didn’t thoughts persevering with to talk on behalf of his nephew proudly.

“He may have had mansions. However, may you consider that he makes use of these monies to pay college charges for folks?” Dr. Agumenu stated. “Isaac, as any person who believes in training, feels that he can use his persona, his model fairness to have an effect on the lives of individuals. Isaac represents the hope that Africa is trying to find.”

And simply in case, the competitors look like they might get one up on Dogboe since he’s so entrenched in his humanitarian work, his uncle stated it might be clever to reassess that analysis.

“His arms are able to welcome whoever feels that they’re prepared,” Dr Agumenu added.

And that will not be for a heat embrace. You’ve been warned.


Police declares Baffour Gyan wanted for seizing Gifty Gyan and kids passports

The Ghana Police Service at East Legon has declared brother of Black Stars skipper, Asamoah Gyan, Baffour Gyan wanted over his decision to seize the passport and other travel documents of wife of Asamoah Gyan and her children when he met them at the airport.

Lawyers for Mrs. Gyan filed an official complaint at the East Legon Police Station after Baffour Gyan failed to submit the documents which he seized from Mrs. Gyan when arrived in the country. The documents include her travel UK residence permit and that of her three children, their health insurance documents and passports.

According to the officials at the East Legon Police Station, all attempts to have him return the documents has proven futile as Baffour Gyan yesterday informed the Accra Court police after the preliminary hearing that thieves broke into his car to steal all the passports and other documents. Asked to bring the car for examination, he changed his story that he just couldn’t find all them including the children’s.

This forced her lawyers to lodge an official complaint as they say under the law, only a court of law can ground a citizen of Ghana for stated reason.

The East Legon Police say Baffour Gyan has failed to respond to calls to appear.

It has now been established that Baffour Gyan ‘lured’ Gifty Gyan to come to Ghana together with the kids even though they were supposed to be in school in the UK where their father wants them to be to get the best education.

But according to Baffour Gyan, their grandfather said he wanted to see them urgently for which reason he requested she comes down with them. He also said there were some issues to be solved at the Ghana UK high Commission for the kids.

The purpose, however, was that Baffour Gyan wanted to make her available to be served court documents of a divorce process she knew nothing about. It was Baffour Gyan who led the filing and assured the Court bailiff of when and where he could find her to serve her when she arrived.

Baffour Gyan also seized her passport and her kids’ passports and other documents under the pretext that his younger brother had asked him to take it to the UK High Commission to solve a problem.

After she was served the divorce papers to appear in court and she realized she was played, all her attempts to retrieve her passport and other documents have been unsuccessful. After Asamoah Gyan refused to pick numerous calls and texts she sent to ask him what was happening she hired her own lawyers.


GBA boss tips Isaac Dogboe to beat Navarrete

The president of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Mr Peter Zwennes, believes WBO world super bantamweight champion, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe, will reign supreme over Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete when the Ghanaian makes his second title defence at the Madison Square Gardens on December 8.

Mr Zwennes expressed confidence in Dogboe (20-0, 14 KOs) and stated that the 23-year-old undefeated champion would defend his WBO strap successfully and possible unify the division next year.

Dogboe, who said he expected to fight a top three rated opponent on December 8, got his wish when American promotions firm Top Rank confirmed WBO’s number two contender, Navarrete, as his challenger on October 17.

In an interview with the Daily Graphic, the GBA boss noted that the nation’s sole world champion kept improving by the day and was hopeful Dogboe would defeat Navarrete, unify his division and possibly move up to a higher excellence in boxing.

“I am not bothered about anyone Isaac fights because I know his worth. What I can say is that he will continue to remain supreme and possibly go for his preferred unification.

“He has become a popular world champion and if you see the reception he received after his victory over Otake, I am hopeful that he will go past his opponent in order to defend his title successfully and possibly move up to the higher excellence in boxing,” he said.

Navarrete (25-1, 22 KOs) is considered one of the hardest punchers in the division with a 22 knockout victory in his 25 professional wins and will be hoping to make a statement for himself by beating Dogboe.

The 23-year-old Mexican pugilist will be entering the ring on December 8, having knocked out his last eight opponents in Dennis Contreras, Salvador Hernandez Sanchez, Luis Bedolla Orozco, Jhon Gemino, Danny Flores, Glenn Porras, Breilor Teran and Jose Sanmartin.

The fight with Dogboe would represent Navarrete’s maiden appearance at a world championship fight and the Mexican had expressed his desire to dethrone the 24-year-old Ghanaian to secure himself the world title in his first bid.

“This is the opportunity I was waiting for,” Navarrete said in an interview with ESPN. “I have a lot of respect for Isaac Dogboe but this title will be mine”.

“I feel very happy and motivated by this opportunity, even more because of fighting in New York City. I know that from December 8 forward, the name Emanuel Navarrete will be known all around the world. I’m sure this win will be mine,” he added.

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Lizzy FC and GreenGen Football Club Win Multiple Trophies in Europe (Video)

Ghanaian notable football club , Lizzy Football Academy and GreenGen Football club on Tuesday returned home after a successful tour to Europe,

Lizzy FC featured at the U-12 and U-16 levels whiles GreenGen FC featured at the U-19 level.

The teams left Ghana on July 5 to participate in various youth tournaments across Europe.

They featured in the Paris World Cup hosted in France as well as the Gothia Cup in Sweden with the U-12 and U-14 sides emerged winners of both tournaments.

In Sweden, the club was adjudged the best club of 2018 ahead of 1,700 other youth sides that participated in the tourney.

Abdul Abubakari and Vadze Mawuli were declared the Most Valuable Players (MVP) in the U-12 and U-14 categories respectively.

The U-19 side participated in the DANA Cup in Denmark and the Norway Cup played in Norway and won silver in both tournaments.

In all, the teams returned home with seven trophies in three tournaments and won two MVPs.

Speaking on arrival, Technical Director of the contingent, Nana Kwaku Agemang praised the lads on their achievement, attributing the success to hard work, commitment and discipline.

He said a lot of the European clubs, especially the ones based in Norway have expressed interest in the players and will soon begin trials with the interested teams.

Captain of the U-19 side, Sefa Boakye expressed the team’s delight at the successes chalked on the tour, saying that ‘the experience and exposure gained are monumental for their infant careers.’

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Portugal 3-3 Spain: World Cup 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo made it clear that he means business at this World Cup after his stunning hat-trick secured a 3-3 draw here with Spain in a tournament classic and saw him reach another career landmark.

Cristiano Ronaldo made it clear that he means business at this World Cup after his stunning hat-trick secured a 3-3 draw here with Spain in a tournament classic and saw him reach another career landmark.

The Real Madrid superstar crashed in an 88th-minute free-kick to earn a point for the European champions in this Group B opener, after a second-half goal from Nacho had put the Spaniards 3-2 ahead.

Before that, Ronaldo had twice given his side the lead in the first half, only for Diego Costa to equalise each time for a Spanish side who peformed admirably on a steamy night on Russia’s Black Sea coast after a chaotic few days.

Fernando Hierro was making his debut on their bench, just two days after the sensational sacking of Julen Lopetegui, but Ronaldo stole the headlines.

After only three goals in total at the last three World Cups, he doubled his tournament tally in one night here, and has now scored at eight consecutive major tournaments going back to Euro 2004, when he was still a teenager.

He is just the fourth player to score at four World Cups, following in the footsteps of Pele and German duo Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose.

“It’s a nice personal record to have, one more in my career,” said Ronaldo, before adding: “For me the most important thing is to emphasise what the team did against one of the favourites to win this World Cup.”

His hat-trick came just hours after legal sources in Spain said Ronaldo had agreed to pay the Spanish taxman 18.8 million euros ($20 million) to settle a tax fraud claim.

But Ronaldo was clearly not distracted by that, and his team-mate Bernardo Silva admitted after the game that “when he plays like that, everything is possible.”

Ronaldo had put Portugal ahead from a fourth-minute penalty after going down in the box under a foul from his Real club colleague Nacho, playing at right-back with Dani Carvajal not fit.

Hierro ‘proud’
Hierro, who cut an animated figure as he stood on the touchline with his sleeves rolled up, must have wondered at that point what he had let himself in for. Yet Spain responded superbly.

“We have to be very proud of the boys. To lift ourselves in adversity and turn the match around, we showed character, pride,” said Hierro, himself a former Spain star but someone with limited coaching experience.

“This is a mature team. They have been playing together a long time and it is a pleasure to have these players.”

The 2010 World Cup winners drew level for the first time in the 24th minute via a trademark piece of centre-forward play by Costa, who left Pepe on the floor as the pair challenged for a high ball, before breaking into the box and planting a low shot into the bottom corner.

Portugal appealed in vain for a foul on Pepe, but there was no intervention from the Video Assistant Referee.

The European champions went back in front just before the break in what was a horrible moment for Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, who made a complete hash of dealing with Ronaldo’s shot from 20 yards that was well struck but straight at him.

But Spain regrouped at the interval and drew level 10 minutes into the second half with a textbook set-piece counter, Sergio Busquets heading a free-kick back across goal for Costa to turn it in.

Three minutes after that, Nacho’s glorious effort from 22 yards made it 3-2, his half-volley curling into the net off the left-hand post.

That looked to be that, before Ronaldo intervened to have the last word, and Morocco — beaten 1-0 by Iran earlier on Friday — will not look forward to facing him in their next game.

“When you come up against a player like Cristiano these things can happen. Whoever has him on their side is lucky,” added Hierro.

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I will not investigate Nyantakyi and GFA – Martin Amidu

Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has given the strongest indication that his office will not be responsible for investigation of the Ghana Football Association in the wake of recent allegations of corruption.

According to him, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has already taken up the matter so there will be no need for his outfit to also take it up.

The Ghana Football Association is currently under fire after an exposé by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, uncovered certain rots and corruption bring perpetrated within its ranks.

Several top officials of the FA were, including the Association’ president Kwesi Nyantakyi, were captured on camera using their offices to engage in various acts of misconduct and misdealing.

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As a result, many Ghanaians have called for a detailed investigation into the matter, with certain quarters calling on President Akufo-Addo to allow the office of the Special Prosecutor handle the case, instead of the CID.

However, responding to such calls, Martin Amidu, who was appointed Special Prosecutor some months ago, said his office will not take up the case since it is already being investigated by the CID.
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“It is not for my office to investigate the case that is already under investigation by the CID. No I would not do that,” the Special Prosecutor maintained,” he told Accra-based Onua FM.

“The CID is equally a state mandated-body capable of its mandate,” the former Attorney-General stressed.

Meanwhile, the Government of Ghana has dissolved the Ghana Football Association following the scandalous revelations in the Anas exposé.

Also, Parliament has set up a committee to investigate the GFA.

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Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns from FIFA Executive Council Position

The embattled President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi has reportedly resigned from his position as member of FIFA’s Executive Council,

The CAF First Vice President has muddied himself in a corruption exposé by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Incontrovertible source can confirm that Nyantakyi resigned from his position at the world football governing body on Friday.

Nyantakyi was picked up by Ghana’s Criminal Investigative Department a fortnight ago following a complaint by Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo for influence peddling by false pretence.

Nyantakyi is considered to have defrauded some potential investors and is captured on video describing how he would assist them take over the country.

He allegedly took an amount of $65,000 from the investigators posing as investors.

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How referee Samuel Suka took a goat for that late Hearts penalty in Super Clash

The date is March 2017. Two of Ghana’s most successful clubs lock horns at the Accra Sports Stadium. It’s the Super Clash!
Even though most Ghanaians complain about the poor state of our local clubs and league, Asante Kotoko versus Hearts of Oak gives a special treat. As interesting as the game was, one set of fans went home not happy because of a decision made by centre referee Samuel Suka.

With seven minutes left on the clock, Hearts of Oak had no goal in the game as their matchday opponents Asante Kotoko.Then, bang! Penalty. Referee Samuel Suka blew his whistle claiming Ahmed Adams had handled Samuel Yeboah’s shot in the box. Fans went wild.

READ ALSO: Check out what Ghanaians are saying on Twitter about Anas’ ‘Numer 12’ premiere

Kotoko’s then coach Godwin Ablordey was as confused as ever after watching replays but Suka’s decision stood. Vincent Atingah stepped up to slot home for a Hearts of Oak 1-0 victory.

A little over a year on, Anan Aremeyaw Anas’ investigative journalism has revealed that Super Clash goal did not just come by from a ball hitting the hand.

In the video dubbed Number 12, Samuel Suka’s decisions during the game were influenced. Mr Suka took cash plus a goat (yeah, a goat) to swing decisions to a particular club’s favour.

The latest Anas expose centres around corruption rocking Ghana football. President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi was also featured in the corruption expose where he created a company to get a cut of a Ghana Premier League sponsorship deal.