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Kanda Schools end term with ”Get Into Rugby” touch competition

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The “Get Into Rugby” (GIR) Development Officers at Kanda Estate Cluster of Schools organised the end of the third term break touch rugby games for the schools.

Four schools participated in the World Rugby “Get Into Rugby” games. The girl’s games ended with Kanda Estate ‘1’ Basic emerging 1st, Islamic Training Institute 2nd, Al-Waleed Comprehensive Islamic Basic School 3rd and Kanda Estate 3&5 JHS 4th position.

The boy’s games ended with Kanda Estate ‘1’ Basic emerging as winners while Al-waleed Comprehensive Islamic Basic School came second.

Kanda 3&5 JHS achieved the third position while Islamic Training Institute ended fourth.

The GIR Development Officers included Ms Rafatau Inusah, Ms Kadija Adams, Ms Anita Atieku and Francis Donkor.

Emmanuel Kalos and Francis Donkor were the referees of the day under the watch of the Coach of the senior national team, the Ghana Eagles.

Ms Rafatu advised students to take academics seriously as well as actively participating when it’s time for rugby training session.

She also told them to keep the values of rugby which is Respect, Discipline, Integrity, solidarity and Teamwork on the field, in their communities, schools and everywhere they find themselves.

Rafatu also said she was happy to see improvements from both boys and girls and therefore urged them to keep on training hard because their future is bright with Rugby.

She also wished them happy holidays.

Source: | photos by Chika

[Video] Gyan scores brace in Kayserispor debut

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Gyan (3rd right) signed for the Turkish outfit from UAE’s Al Ahli

Captain of Ghana’s Black stars Asamoah Gyan banged in a brace for his Turkish side Kayserispor in their 4-2 pre-season win over German outfit Hannover 96.

This was the first time Gyan played in a European fixture after he made a move away from the English Premier League side Sunderland in 2010.

The Ghana captain came on in the second half and converted a spot-kick to draw the Turkish side level on 2-2 in the 83rd minute.

Three minutes later, Gyan was on target again to give his side the lead before Welliton scored in injury time to seal the win.

It was a bright start for the former Al Ain striker, who joined his new club’s pre-season camp last week.

Gyan, 32, is expected to score more goals to help his side settle for a good position when the 2017/2018 season begins.

Watch the goals below:

By Samuel Amoesi|Onua 95.1 FM||Ghana

WAFU 2017 tournament launched

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The 5th edition of the West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament was launched on Thursday at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.

The tournament comprises all 16 countries in West Africa sub-region. It is due to be played from September 9 – 24.

The tournament will be hosted at two stadia namely the Essipon Sports Stadium for WAFU Zone A and the Cape Coast Stadium for Zone B.

Zone A consists of host nation Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Mali. The rest are Guinea, The Gambia, Mauritania and Guinea-bissau.

Senegal, Liberia, Niger and Burkina Faso are in Zone B together with Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Benin and Cape Verde.

Some officials from tournament sponsors FOX Sports and key officials from the various West African countries were at the venue to grace the event.

By Derek Ayim|Onua 95.1FM||Ghana

Burglars steal £400,000 worth of jewellry and handbags from John Terry’s £5million Surrey mansion

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Burglars stole an ‘eye watering’ £400,000 worth of designer bags and jewellery from former England captain John Terry’s mansion after he posted a picture of himself enjoying a ski trip on Instagram.

The footballer, who now captains Championship side Aston Villa, posed for pictures on the slopes of the French Alps with his wife Toni, 35, boasting to his 3.4million followers on the social media site that he was having a ‘great few days away skiing with the family’.
But while the couple happily shared photos and videos of their lavish holiday, they didn’t realise the posts had attracted the attention of a ruthless gang of prolific burglars, who broke into their £5million mansion in Oxshott, Surrey, and spent hours ransacking the property, swiping designer handbags worth £126,000 and rare signed first edition Harry Potter books valued at £18,000.

Knowing that no one was home, the audacious gang took their time strolling around his property armed with axes. They spent 45 minutes plundering the master bedroom before returning later that night to break into a safe.

On Thursday, Kingston Crown Court heard how an ‘eye watering’ collection of designer jewellery and handbags were looted from the ‘vast’ collection of Mrs Terry, who loves designer handbags so much that her 36-year-old husband had a handbag shaped cake made for her birthday last year, which she proudly shared on Instagram.

The raiders discovered that the footballer’s wife had so many handbags, they were unable to carry them all and instead plumped only for the 28 most valuable items including a £42,000 snakeskin Hermes bag, Chanel bags worth £8,000 and others from Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent.

Details of the raid on February 25 this year emerged for the first time yesterday.

The gang responsible now face years behind bars for burgling the former Chelsea captain and also carrying out a string of other raids on millionaires’ homes in the stockbroker belt which netted them a total of £600,000.

Rossano Scamardella, prosecuting, said: ‘The burglaries were carefully planned and were carried out with ruthless efficiency.
‘The deliberate targeting of expensive homes, guaranteed that once access had been gained, the items found within, would be sought-after luxury goods.

‘The most high-profile and best example of this, was the burglary of former England football captain, John Terry’s, home address.

‘The whole family was enjoying a short break abroad, skiing.

‘At the time Mr Terry made the mistake of posting a photograph of himself and his family on the social media platform, Instagram.

‘Revealing as it must have done to anyone who saw it, that their house was empty

Handbags to the value of £126,000, were stolen including Louis Vuitton and Chanel as well as other brands.

‘One snake skin handbag was valued at £42,000. There was a number of handbags left behind so quite a vast collection.

‘The total value of items stolen was £380,000. The total for damage was more than £19,000.’

At a previous hearing Darren Eastaugh, 30, Joshua Sumer, 27, Roy Head, 28, and 25-year-old Oliver Hart pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit burglary between February 1 and March 27 this year.

The conspiracy involved seven burglaries across Surrey and Sussex earlier this year, with a total lost from all of them was £600,000.

A fifth man Kye Hardy-King, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of handling stolen goods when some of the stolen property was found at his home

None of the items taken during the Terry raid have ever been recovered.

Other victims targeted included multi-millionaire trailer home businessmen Alfie Best, known as the ‘gypsy king’ who had nearly £150,000 worth of luxury goods stolen weeks after the raid on Mr Terry’s home.

Mr Best was born into a Romany gypsy family and made his millions from a luxury trailer home business and his property empire.

He recently appeared in the Channel 4 series ‘How’d you get so rich?’ where he discussed his £250million fortune and how he spends it.

The court was told Eastaugh, Hart, Head and Sumer all have a string of previous convictions stretching back 10 years.

The defendants were identified from the CCTV at the footballer’s house as well as footage from a nearby petrol garage and cell site data from their mobile phones which placed all of them in the area at the time.

All five are due to be sentenced tomorrow.

Mourinho happy with ‘fantastic’ Afcon change

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described the change in schedule for the Africa Cup of Nations to the summer months as ‘fantastic’ news for European clubs.

Speaking to KweséESPN after Wednesday night’s 1-0 International Champions Cup defeat to Barcelona about the changes to the Afcon schedule announced by CAF earlier this month, Mourinho shed light on what the shift means to Europe’s biggest sides.

At first, the United manager was not aware of the change, saying: “I don’t know about any changes. I have to read the changes and understand them.”

But once it was explained to him, Mourinho was obviously happy: “If that’s the change then it’s fantastic for us.

“Obviously because it’s hard in the middle of the season to lose players like we do, and with so many African players playing in the best competitions in Europe it’s not good for the clubs, it’s not good for the competitions and it’s not good for the players.”

The change in scheduling for the Nations Cup was one of several changes to the African football calendar announced by CAF following the symposium in Rabat last week. The confederation have also decided to expand the tournament to 24 teams and change the programming for the continent’s inter-club competitions.

“So if you can do that and you manage to do the Africa Cup in the European break,” Mourinho concluded, “it’s fantastic for us.”

United lost defender Eric Bailly during a key period of last season when he represented Ivory Coast at the Nations Cup in Gabon.

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Injured Kotoko player explains decision to join local Black Stars camp

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Kumasi Asante Kotoko striker Sadick Adams says he only had to honour a call-up to pitch camp with the local Black Stars because he had received an invitation he has no control over.

Adams was part of the team which was involved in a deadly clash at Nkawkaw after a 0-1 loss to Inter Allies on Wednesday, July 12.

One person, Deputy Equipment Officer Thomas Obeng Asare, lost his life while several others including Coach Steve Polack and his assistant, Godwin Ablordey, were injured.

The team has, however, missed their last two premier league outings against rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and WAFA due to the conditions of the players.

READ: Kotoko-Hearts clash cancelled

Concerns have been raised over Sadick’s call-up to the local Black Stars.

Speaking on Onua FM, Sadick stated that he received a call-up two weeks ago which was after the accident but added that the authorities saw what happened and still invited him. Hence, he has no control over it.

“The accident happened but we had already been called about two weeks ago for camping for the local Black Stars.

“We had a call about two weeks ago to report for camping which was after the accident had happened.

“We went for assessment and review twice at the hospital and as we all know some players had serious injuries when the accident happened but some of us were not really affected.

“They saw what happened and we got a call-up so we had to come and represent our country so it wasn’t our will to do so”.

By Nana Afrane Asante||Ghana

We can win medals in London – Ghana Athletics Assoc

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The Ghana Athletics team will be in London next month (August) to compete in the 2017 IAAF world championship. The Ghana Athletics Associations aim is for the country to win medals at the tournament hence the need to be ready for the event which starts on August 14 in London, United Kingdom.

Team Ghana has 10 athletes to represent the country at the London championships.

Ghana will head into the Championship with athletes like Alex Amankwah, who holds a national record of 1:44seconds in the 800m.

Janet Amponsah, who clocked in with 23.10 seconds qualifying time in the 200m, Nadia Eke also goes into the competition as a continental champion in the long jump alongside sprinter Emmanuel Dasor and the women relay team.

Public relations officer of the Ghana Athletics Association, Erasmus Kwaw is adamant the team’s preparations are going just fine and is hoping to make a mark in the Championship.

“Ghanaians should expect a very quality performance form team Ghana on the athletics front of the world championships,” Erasmus said. “Our athletes will go out there and push their bodies to the limit to make the various stages of the competition that they will be taking part in.

“Alex Amankwah has been wonderful this year, running 1min 44, now if he is able to keep that form and bring it down to 1min 43 anything can happen.

“There’s Dasor who we expect to at least make the next men’s 4*100 with Wayde van Niekerk and quiet a lot of top quality athletes in that particular field. There’s Janet Amponsah who’s experienced the Olympics and she’s run exceptionally well this season – 23 seconds, if she can bring it down to 22 seconds then I think she has a real prospect of at least making the semi finals.”

He also admitted that Ghana over the years have lost athletes to foreign countries but are on the right track after replacing them with equal quality.

“We will also have to tell people, we just have to be realistic in our aspirations for them.” He continued.

“For some of them they will go into the competition ranked very low in some of the events they will be competing and so medal prospect is a bit of an argument at this stage, you just don’t know how things will go but we know is they will try to make the quarter final, semi finals and if possible the final.”

The world championship will take place from 14th August to 13th September and it promised to feature tough countries likes the United State of America, Jamaica, Australia, China, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Great Britain.

By: Nana Akua Amankwaah|TV3 Sports|Ghana

Malta First Gentleman's Meeting

Malta’s First Gentleman pays honourable visit to GFA

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Malta First Gentleman's GFA meeting

Malta and Ghana want to reap mutual benefits in sports from the meeting

Malta’s President, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, and her husband Edgar Preca arrived in Accra on Tuesday for a three-day state visit aimed at augmenting ties between Ghana and Malta.

As part of the visit to the country, Mr. Edgar Preca used the privilege to meet the Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, and his deputy, Pius Enam Hadzie, as well as the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, and some other delegates of the GFA.

The visit is expected to reap some mutual benefits between the two countries in the area of ensuring exchange programmes for coaches, referees, youths and women football.

The two countries also discussed football administration and sports medicine.

The first ever First Gentleman in the history of Malta and the Community Chest Fund Chairman of Malta, Preca, said that the two countries will collaborate with each other, adding that both nations can promote sports to help improve their relationship.

In a meeting with the press, Presca highlighted that even though Malta is limited in football, it’s still witnessing some progress in the sport.

“I am honoured to be here. We have a lot to learn from you (Ghana). We have managed to produce world sportsmen as well. Even though we are passionate about football, we are what we are, we are limited but we are progressing as well,” he said.

Ghana’s FA President Nyantakyi stated that the visit can also ensure a mutual benefit between the two countries in terms of exchange programmes.

Malta’s first couple will watch a football match between Accra Academy Senior High School and the National Under-17 team at the Asamoah Gyan Sports Complex.

Ghana is the first country in recent times to invite a sitting Maltese President for a visit.

President Preca and her delegation will depart Accra to Europe on Friday, July 28.

By Shadrack Sam|Onua 95.1FM||Ghana

How Ghanaian players fared in Champions League qualifying

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Cape Coast Sports Stadium

There was a good Ghanaian representation in the Champions League third qualifying round first leg as clubs battle to get into the main draw.

Former U-20 star Joseph Attamah, ex-Medeama center back Kasim Nuhu and striker Patrick Twumasi all played for their various clubs with varying degrees of success.

Twumasi would be the happiest on the night after his goal helped home side Astana FC to a 3-1 win over Legia Warsaw, handing them a priceless two goal advantage ahead of the return leg in Poland.

Twumasi raced unto a through pass in injury time as Warsaw pressed for an equaliser to give Astana the much needed advantage.

It was a different story though for Nuhu who was on the losing end in Kiev as his side Young Boys went down 1-3 to leave them with lot of work to do in the return leg next week.

In Brugges, Joseph Attamah was involved for the full game as a center back for Istanbul Basaksehir as they drew 3-3 in a thrilling game that set up the Turks perfectly for the return leg.

Now Attamah, called up for Ghana’s pre Nations Cup camping and his teammate Emmanuel Adebayor will be hoping they can finish the job and move a step closer to the dream of a Champions League group stage place.

By Yaw Ofosu | TV3 |

Steve Polack visits Kotoko players at training in crutches

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Kotoko's Steve Polack at training in crutches

Polack (in white) was discharged last Thursday

Coach of Asante Kotoko Steve Polack and his assistant, Godwin Ablordey, on Wednesday were at the training grounds of the club at Adako Jachie in the Ashanti Region.

The entire team was involved in a deadly clash at Nkawkaw after a 0-1 loss to Inter Allies on Wednesday, July 12.

One person, Deputy Equipment Officer Thomas Obeng Asare, lost his life while several others including Coach Polack and his assistant were injured.

The Englishman was discharged last Thursday after undergoing a successful injury at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

The visit to the training grounds on Wednesday will be a morale booster for the players, who are yet to kick a ball since the accident.

Their encounter with Hearts of Oak – which was to be the immediate game after the accident – was called off. It has since been rescheduled to be played on Sunday, August 6.

The team is yet to recover from the trauma, its medical director, Michael Leat, had once said.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana