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Ghana’s campaign to reignite love for national football teams

Ghana has launched a campaign to reignite love for its national football teams among soccer fans. The new Ghana Football Association president, Kurt Okraku is leading the campaign weeks after taking charge of the Association. Dubbed ‘Bring Back The Love’, the campaign is mobilizing support for the various national football teams. There is a trending hashtag #BringBackTheLove on social media pushing for Ghanaians to get back to loving their national football teams once more. For many years now the passion and love for national teams in Ghana have dipped due…

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South Africa: Thousands welcome Springboks home

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi said the country’s underprivileged children should “keep dreaming and keep believing” as he carried the Rugby World Cup trophy through thousands of fans on the team’s return home on Tuesday. Kolisi led the Springboks to victory in Japan when they beat England 32-12 in the final in Yokohama on Saturday, a third title for the country after 1995 and 2007, and the first under a black captain. His rags-to-riches tale has been inspirational for many, and the raucous welcome the side received showcased the full…

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Bayern Munich sack Niko Kovac after heavy loss

Bayern Munich have sacked their coach, Niko Kovac after Saturday’s 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt. That was the second defeat for Bayern in 10 Bundesliga games this season. Kovac is leaving the club with the German champions currently placed fourth in the table, four points behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach. It was earlier reported that Kovac would be given two more games to save his job but Bayern officials decided to let go of his services now. The Bavarian club’s hierarchy could not wait for Wednesday night’s Champions League fixture with…

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Alvarez beats Kovalev for WBO light-heavyweight title

Mexican great Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez further added to his legacy by taking the WBO light-heavyweight crown from Sergey Kovalev with a devastating 11th-round knockout in Las Vegas. Middleweight king Canelo, 29, had stepped up two weight divisions to face the 36-year-old Russian. It proved a close fight which failed to ignite before an explosive combination from Canelo ended Kovalev’s night. Canelo has now won world titles in four weight divisions. A cagey encounter at the MGM Grand appeared to be heading to a 12th round and one for the judges…

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South Africa’s Springboks lift Rugby World Cup title

At times it was brutal, often it was downright ugly, but who cares? In the end there can have been few more poignant sights than that of Siya Kolisi, the boy from a dusty, poverty-stricken South African township, on Saturday lifting the Rugby World Cup following an emphatic victory over England. The first black man to captain the Springboks hoisted the trophy high into the Yokohama night and was instantly showered by golden streamers as fireworks lit up the sky at the end of a momentous 32-12 triumph. It was…

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South Africa beat Wales to reach Rugby World Cup final

Springboks flyhalf Handre Pollard kicked a penalty four minutes from time to send South Africa into their third Rugby World Cup final with a 19-16 victory over Wales in a semi-final dogfight on Sunday. The South Africans will return to Yokohama next weekend to bid for a third World Cup triumph against an England side who ran defending champions New Zealand out of the tournament with a breathtaking display of rugby on Saturday. This was the other side of the game, a largely grim arm-wrestle dominated by the boot and…

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Ghana gets new football association President

Ghanaian football delegates have elected Kurt Okraku, as their new football association president. He beat five other contenders for the highest position in Ghana football on Friday in Ghana’s capital Accra. Okraku was declared winner after three rounds of voting. During the third round of voting, his closest contender, contender George Afriyie withdrew from the contest. The position of the GFA president has been vacant since 2018 when former President Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned. Nyantakyi was banned by Fifa after he implicated in corrupt acts in an exposé by investigative journalist…

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Gambian player cleared of ‘double identity’ gets call-up

The Gambian footballer Bakery Jatta was facing a probe from Germany’s football federation the DFB after reports of him having a double identity emerged in August this year. Jatta plays for Hamburg and first arrived in Germany at the age of 16 in 2015. Now 21 there were doubts over his true identity. Germany daily Sport Bild had then reported that Jatta is rather older than his current age of 21. The news outlet reported that Jatta is in fact two and a half years older. Bild reported that Jatta played…

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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge grabs top state award

On Sunday world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge received a top state award from Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kipchoge received the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (E.G.H.) award during the country’s national Mashujaa Day celebrations in Mombasa. Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya is the highest category of presidential awards. The Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (E.G.H.) is often given to top state officials like the Deputy President, Speakers of Parliament, Cabinet Secretaries, the First Lady, the wife of…

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Solskjaer ‘would RESIGN as Manchester United manager if…

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would step down from his post at Old Trafford if it was necessary to protect the club. The Red Devils are in 13th place in the Premier League and sit just two points off the relegation places – with a home clash against bitter rivals and league leaders Liverpool coming up on Sunday. If Solskjaer’s men lose against Liverpool, they could be plunged into the drop zone after a torrid season that has seen them make their worst start in 30 years. And according to sources at Metro, Solskjaer would…

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