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Capt. Mahama’s death challenges my citizenship - Uncle

Captain Maxwell Mahama

The uncle of Captain Maxwell Mahama, young military officer lynched by Denkyira-Obuasi residents on Monday said, the family wants justice to bring a closure to his gruesome killing.

Prof. Fred Mark Bagonluri says it is unfortunate a man who has sworn to defend his country had to die in such a manner.

“A man who decides to save his nation has to die in war, and not murdered by the very citizens that he swore an oath to protect and defend against both internal and external aggression.

“For him to die in this manner challenges my citizenship,” he said.


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SWAG Awards: Anthony Baffoe wins Sports Personality of the Year

Anthony Baffoe receives award from President (Photo By: Images Image)

Former Ghana international Anthony Baffoe was named Sports Personality of the Year on Saturday by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana at their 42nd Awards Night.

The General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana was awarded for his role in international football administration and his contribution to the development of football in Ghana, particularly at the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG).


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Atsu, Wakaso, left out of Ghana squad

Christian Atsu is one of several high-profile players omitted by Kwesi Appiah

Christian Atsu has been left out of the 30-man Ghana squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.

The 25-year-old forward is one of several high-profile players omitted by Kwesi Appiah in his first squad since his second coming as Black Stars coach.

Atsu, who signed for newly-promoted English Premier League side Newcastle United this week, is joined on the sidelines by Mubarak Wakaso, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Razak Brimah.


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Guinea join Ghana in U-17 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals

Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville where Guinea and Ghana drew 0-0

Guinea joined Ghana in the semi-finals of the Under 17 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after a 0-0 draw between both sides in their final match of Group A in Libreville.

The point was enough for Guinea to finish as group runners-up and secure a place at the World Cup in India in October.

In the other Group A game, Cameroon beat hosts Gabon 1-0 in Port Gentil courtesy of a goal from Stephane Thierry Zobo.

The result was not enough for Cameroon to progress, ending the tournament in third place in the standings, ahead of Gabon who had already been eliminated.


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Starlets face familiar foe in semi-finals

Ghana's U-17 team

Ghana Black Starlets will face Niger in the semi-finals of the u-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Port Gentil.

The game will be the third meeting both sides in the space of a month after Ghana beat their counterparts twice in a double header with a 2-0 margin.

The Stalets have caught the eye of many progressing to the semis in fine fashion scoring nine and conceeding none. Their counterparts finished second in their group scoring four and conceeding four.


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Anthony Joshua could face Wladimir Klitschko in Cardiff in October

Anthony Joshua's win over Wladimir Klitschko was his 19th by knockout in 19 professional bouts

A rematch between unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko could take place at Cardiff's Principality Stadium in October.

Briton Joshua stopped Klitschko at Wembley last month to add the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF crown.

Wales' rugby union team will play at the Principality Stadium for most Saturdays in November and December, but 28 October could be a potential date.

"Talks are ongoing over venues," said Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn.


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Ghana to face USA in July 1 friendly

Ghana's captain, Asamoah Gyan in a struggle with US defender

The Black Stars will play against the United States in an international friendly on July 1 at the Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Connecticut.

The match forms part of the United States’ preparations for their hosting of the Gold Cup tournament which starts on July 7.

The match was announced by the United States Soccer Federation in April but the choice of venue was confirmed on May 1.
US coach Bruce Arena says that the Black Stars will give them needed test ahead of the tournament.


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Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko - A step to greatness or can Wlad turn back the clock?

Joshua's calorie intake varies on training

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko
Date: Saturday, 29 April Venue: Wembley Stadium Time: 22:00 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live from 21:00 BST and text updates on the BBC Sport website and app from 20:00 BST.
IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua believes he will take "another step towards greatness" when he meets Wladimir Klitschko in the richest bout in British boxing history.


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Ghana President Akufo-Addo meets in-coming Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah

Ghana President Nana Akuffo Addo (right) in talks with Kwesi Appiah (left)

In-coming Black Stars coach, James Kwasi Appiah has held a closed-door meeting with Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, www.footballghana.com has reported.

The meeting which was held on Tuesday at the Flagstaff House precedes Appiah's official announcement as coach of the senior national team.

The 56-year-old is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Ghana Football Association (GFA), an appointment which has the blessing of President Akufo-Addo.


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