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Anthony Joshua to dominate for a decade after beating Wladimir Klitschko - Duke McKenzie

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua will brush aside Wladimir Klitschko with ease, according to former three-weight world champion Duke McKenzie.

Joshua's IBF heavyweight strap and the vacant WBA 'super' title are on the line when the two heavyweights collide in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

And McKenzie believes Joshua will comfortably beat Klitschko ahead of a decade of dominance for the London 2012 Olympic gold medallist.

"Joshua is the real deal," McKenzie told Sky Sports.


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Joshua vs Klitschko: Anthony Joshua ready to 'step up' against Wladimir Klitschko

Anthony Joshua says he is ready to be tested by the world's best heavyweights as he prepares for his bout with Wladimir Klitschko

Anthony Joshua admits it is time for him to "step up" in his career as he prepares to face Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium.

Joshua (18-0 KO18) is preparing to defend his IBF world heavyweight title against Klitschko (64-4 KO53) in front of 90,000 fans on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office, with the vacant WBA strap also on the line.

The unbeaten Brit has blown away every opponent put before him and has never been taken beyond the seventh round so far in his career, but faces arguably his toughest test against the two-time world champion. . . .


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Ghana re-appoint Kwesi Appiah as coach

Kwesi Appiah returns as Ghana coach on a two-year contract

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has re-appointed Kwesi Appiah as the coach of the Black Stars.

Appiah, who will also take charge of the national team for locally-based players, has been offered a two-year contract to start work 1 May.

He replaces Avram Grant who stepped down as coach after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

It is a second stint in charge for Appiah, who led the Black Stars from 2012 until 2014.

Since leaving the Black Stars following a poor World Cup campaign, he has been coaching Sudanese side Al Khartoum.


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Issa Hayatou loses CAF presidency after 29 years of incumbency

Issa Hayatou and Madagascar's FA head Ahmad Ahmad.

70-year-old Issa Hayatou has lost the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency to Madagascar Football Association head Ahmad Ahmad on Thursday at the 39th CAF Ordinary General Assembly in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

Ahmad won 34 of the 54 votes in the election to end Hayatou’s 29-year rule which started since 1988.

Ahmad will become the CAF’s seventh president since the continental body’s 60 years of existence.

The result means Hayatou will have to renege his FIFA position.


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Ghana v Uganda (Tuesday)

Ghana's players in training

Ghana and coach Avram Grant want to go one better than in 2015 when they lost the final to Ivory Coast on penalties.

Striker Asamoah Gyan and West Ham midfielder Andre Ayew were part of the team two years ago, and their experience and quality is expected to help the Black Stars see off Uganda.

Uganda pair Murushid Juuko and Khalid Aucho are both suspended.

The Cranes are at the tournament for the first time since 1978, when they lost to hosts Ghana in the final.

That history adds a little extra spice to the Group D match.


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Joshua vs Klitschko the biggest fight in recent history? Not with Tyson Fury on the scene

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko go toe-to-toe in the ring next April in one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the decade if not century Getty

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko is a brilliant fight, make no mistake of that. However, it is not the fight and that is because Fury is not in one of the corners

There is a dreadful inconvenient truth attached to the far reaches of the glorious halo currently engulfing the fight at Wembley Stadium between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko next April and it is called Tyson Fury.

The planned fight could generate nearly fifty million pounds and could also change the very landscape of boxing for a long, long time.


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'I Am Bolt': Film Review

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Olympic megastar sprinter Usain Bolt gets his close-up in this dynamic documentary.

Athletic achievements don’t get much more unbeatable than the records held by Jamaican runner Usain Bolt, who’s won nine consecutive Olympic gold medals and even more World Championship awards.

Considered the fastest sprinter who’s ever logged track time, Bolt is a hero to millions and admired on a level comparable to global sports legends like Muhammad Ali and Pele.


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Nigeria draw Egypt, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire in AFCON Beach Soccer

Nigeria Player

Nigeria have been drawn in Group A to play Ghana, Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire in the 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations holding between December 13-18 at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos State.

Disclosing this weekend, the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the tournament, Seyi Akinwunmi assured that the competition will set a mark for other major beach soccer competitions glob-ally.


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Egypt announce squad for Ghana clash

Egypt's Mohamed Salah (right) celebrates a goal with Ramadan Sobhi

Egypt coach Hector Cuper has named a 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Ghana on 13 November.

The two heavyweights will meet at the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria and Egyptian authorities have announced 75,000 fans will be allowed to attend.

Argentine Cuper has picked the same group of players who beat Congo in their opening qualifier in October.

The squad is headed by Roma winger Mohamed Salah and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny.

The pair were in an initial 10-man list of foreign-based players announced by Cuper last month.


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Court adjourns Ghana FA chief hearing

GFA President, Kwesi Nyatakyi

The Accra High Court has postponed the hearing of a $2m libel suit brought by the president of the Ghana FA, Kwesi Nyatakyi.

Nyatakyi is seeking damages from a Ghanaian broadcast company which allegedly called him "the head of a Mafia".

But the hearing has now been adjourned to 9 November after trial judge Daniel Mensah failed to turn up in court on Monday.

"I am not interested in money or punishment but to set the record straight," Nyantakyi, a Fifa Council member, told BBC Sport.


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