Black Challenge wins Amputee AFCON in Egypt

The national amputee team, the Black Challenge emerged as champions of the 2024 Amputee Africa Cup (AAFCON) after beating Morocco 2-1 in the finals of the competition in Egypt on Monday evening.

Ghana had to come from a goal down to successfully defend the title they won last year.

Morocco scored first in the 14th minute before Mubarak Mohamed equalised for Ghana through a spot kick in the 41st minute.

The game, however, was pushed to extra time after the scores remained the same in regulation time.

Mubarak was on hand to give Ghana the lead and the winner in extra time to win successfully defend their title and also book a place in the 2026 Amputee World Cup in Panama.

The team would arrive in Ghana on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Source: Ghana News Agency

GPL Wk 31: Kotoko sinks Hearts, Great Olympics keep survival hopes alive

The 2023-24 Ghana Premier League entered week 31 with some interesting results across various league centres.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko recorded a massive 2-0 win against arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Steven Mukwala’s brace gave the Porcupine Warriors all three points, moving them closer to safety, unlike their counterparts, who are fighting for survival.

The Phobians, with this defeat, are only two points away from the relegation zone and are in crucial need of points with three matches to end the season.

Accra Great Olympics ended their six-game winless run after beating Berekum Chelsea 3-2 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Isaac Mensah scored a brace for Great Olympics in a fascinating contest against a Berekum Chelsea side who were a hard nut to crack.

The ‘Dade Boys,’ who have one outstanding game, brightened their chances of surviving the drop with the win over Berekum Chelsea but still remain in the relegation zone.

League leaders Samartex 1996 suffered a 2-0 l
oss at the hands of Heart of Lions, who are also fighting for survival.

Ebenezer Abban scored a brace for Heart of Lions who secured their third successive victory and edged closer to surviving the drop after gaining promotion last season.

Aduana Stars recorded back-to-back victories after urging Nations 1-0 at Nana Agyeman Badu I Park on Saturday.

A second-half strike from Yussif Chibsah was enough to secure maximum points for Aduana Stars, who leapfrogged their opponent into second place.

The win for Aduana Stars puts them seven points adrift of league leaders Samartex 1996 with three matches to end the season.

Karela United, who are also involved in the fight for survival, recorded a crucial 2-1 scalp over Nsoatreman FC at the Naa Sheriga Sports Complex.

Welbeck Takyi and Fatawu Mohammed were on target for the Northern-based side as they secured all three points and moved four points clear of relegation.

Below are the results week 31:

Aduana FC 1-0 Nations FC

Accra Lions 3-0 Bechem United

United 2-1 Nsoatreman FC

Asante Kotoko 2-0 Hearts of Oak

Bibiani Gold Stars FC 2-1 Dreams FC

Bofoakwa Tano FC 0-2 Medeama SC

Great Olympics 3-2 Berekum Chelsea

Heart of Lions 2-0 FC Samartex 1996

Real Tamale United 1-0 Legon Cities

Source: Ghana News Agency

Ghana’s Sathound makes progress, whilst Tetteh fails at preliminary

United States of America (USA) based boxer, Dr. Ornella Sathoud of the Black Hitters defeated Monika Langerova of the Czech Republic through a split points decision to sail to the last 16 of women’s middleweight (75 kg) at the ongoing Road to Paris Olympic Games qualifying tournament in Bangkok, Thailand.

Dr. Ornella, who is the only female boxer (Black Hitter) among the Ghana squad said she is poised to make it to Paris after missing Tokyo.

Her biggest ambition is to participate in the Olympic Games which is the dream of every sportsperson.

Sathoud was born to a Congolese father and a Ghanaian mother. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Delaware which she completed in 2018.

Sathoud represented Ghana at the 2019 African Games in Morocco. She was eliminated by eventual gold medallist Khadija El-Mardi in the round of 16 of the women’s middleweight division.

In February 2020, Sathoud represented Ghana at the 2020 African Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournam
ent in Dakar, Senegal in her quest to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo but failed.

Sathoud became the first female boxer to represent Ghana at the Commonwealth Games during the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom when she fought against British boxer Kerry Davis Round of 16 bout of the women’s middleweight division.

On the other hand, Jonathan Tetteh lost via a unanimous decision to Azerbaijan opponent, Domingues Berto in the men’s heavyweight round of 64 competition, bringing his dreams of taking part in the global festival to an end.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Quansah shocks Mary Boakye at 2024 GNPC Ghana Fastest Human Cape Coast Meet

The Cape Coast Sports Stadium Meet of the 2024 GNPC Ghana Fastest Competition came off successfully in spite of early showers on Saturday morning.

The student-athletes came in their numbers and at the end of the day the most prepared won the 100 meters event.

In the Male Seniors, Marizuk Shaibu of Amuzu Club in Accra won in a time of 10.53secs. after beating favourite Joseph Andoh of  Mfantsipim School, who did 10.58secs, while Micheal Cudjoe of the Ghana Armed Forces, Western Region placed third in 10.65secs.

Naseera Quansah of Sammo SHS in the Central Region won the Female Seniors in11.56secs, beating Mary Boakye of GAF, Western Region who ran 11.57secs, while Awuni Zeinab of Sagnation Club in the Ashanti Region placed third in 12.31secs.

Here Are The Full Electronic Timed Results

U15 (Boys)

1st. Harrison Adjei, Madina No.5 Demo Sch, Greater Accra (11.85)

2nd. Samuel Memaworsey, Brynn Club, Central Region (11.99)

3rd. Francis Cudjoe, Diabene JHS, Western Region (12.19)

U15 – Girls

1st. Adelaide Fo
sua, Sunyani Presby JHS, Bono Region (13.20)

2nd. Nuzrat Illiasu, Eyisam Islamic Sch, Central Region  (13.69)

3rd. Lydia Tetteh, Ridge Experimental Sch, Bono Region (13.81)

U18 – Boys

1st. Gideon Gogoe, ATTC, Greater Accra (11.29)

2nd. Hayford Kwesi, Shama SHS, Western Region (11.32)

3rd. Wisdom Manu, TI Amass, Ashanti Region (11.38)

U18 – Girls

1st. Abigail Aboagye, Edinaman SHS, Central Region (13.23)

2nd. Gloria Amoh, Ghanass, Eastern Region (13.24)

3rd. Janet Darkoa, Ghanass, Eastern Region (13.29)

Seniors- Male

1st. Marizuk Shaibu, Amuzu Club, Greater Accra (10.53)

2nd. Joseph Andoh, Mfantsipim School, Central Region (10.58)

3rd. Micheal Cudjoe, GAF, Western Region (10.65)

Seniors – Females

1st. Naseera Quansah, Sammo SHS, Central Region (11.56)

2nd. Mary Boakye, GAF, Western Region (11.57)

3rd. Awuni Zeinab, Sagnation Club, Ashanti Region (12.31)

Source: Ghana News Agency

2026 WCQ: Coach Otto Addo expected to arrive in Accra today?

Otto Addo, Head Coach of the Black Stars is expected to arrive on Monday, May 27, 2024, to take charge of the team ahead of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Mali and the Central African Republic.

The former Dortmund man, who took over from Chris Hughton in March this year would once again lead the senior side as they fight for a spot at the global showpiece.

The Black Stars would begin camping in Accra on May 30 before heading for Bamako on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, for their final preparation. 

Otto Addo is also expected to name his final squad for the qualifiers in the coming days. 

Ghana sits fourth in Group I with 3 points after one win and one loss in the first two matches.

Source: Ghana News Agency

2026 WCQ: Black Stars to open camp on May 30?

The Black Stars of Ghana will open camp in Accra on Thursday, May 30, 2024, ahead of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Mali and Central African Republic.

The team would train at the University of Ghana Stadium for six days before departing for Bamako on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, for their final preparation.

Ghana is hoping to get back to winning ways after securing one win and one defeat in their first two Group I matches.

The four-time African champions opened their campaign with a 1-0 win over Madagascar in Kumasi before losing to Comoros in Moroni.

The clash against Mali would take place at Stade 26 Mars in Bamako on Thursday, June 6, 2024, after which Ghana would host the Central African Republic at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Monday, June 10, 2024.

Source: Ghana News Agency