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Otumfuo summons emergency meeting amid Kotoko’s poor run of form
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Otumfuo summons emergency meeting amid Kotoko’s poor run of form

Otumfuo to meet stakeholders of Kotoko over poor form The Life Patron and Team owner of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will on Thursday the 18th of April engage the relevant stakeholders of the club. This will include the playing body, the technical team, the interim management committee of the club and supporters leadership of the club. The emergency meeting is designed to address the issues militating against the club with its resultant poor run of results in the ongoing Ghana Premier League. A section of the supporters stormed the club’s Adako Jachie Training grounds on Tuesday, April 16 to stop the club from their usual evening training demanding the resignation of Coach Prosper Ogum and his technical team. The unfortunate incident resulted in the disruption...
Alekna breaks discus world record with 74.35m in Oklahoma
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Alekna breaks discus world record with 74.35m in Oklahoma

© Getty Images Lithuania’s Mykolas Alekna broke the longest standing men's world record, throwing an incredible 74.35m* to smash the discus mark at the Oklahoma Throws Series meeting in Ramona on Sunday (14). That throw improves the world record of 74.08m set by Jurgen Schult in 1986 – 16 years before Alekna was born – and it formed part of a series of six 70m-plus throws by the 21-year-old. Competing on a weekend when discus throwers were blessed with perfect conditions, Alekna showed he meant business from the start, opening with 72.21m. That improved on the 71.39m PB that had moved him up to No.10 on the world all-time list on 6 April, but still he looked frustrated. The two-time world medallist followed that with 70.32m in the gusty conditions, but seemed much happier ...
CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe visits Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Morocco
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CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe visits Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Morocco

The President of the Confédération Africaine de Football (“CAF”) Dr Patrice Motsepe visited Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Morocco. During Dr Patrice Motsepe’s visit, he met with President João Lourenço of Angola, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea-Bissau and President Carlos Vila Nova of São Tomé and Príncipe. The CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe said: “I am thankful to the Governments of Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Morocco for cooperating and supporting the Football Federations, professional football and other football stakeholders in their countries. I am also grateful to President João Lourenço of Angola, President Teodoro Obiang Ng...
Hamza Issah’s Double Fires Hearts of Oak Back To Winining Ways
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Hamza Issah’s Double Fires Hearts of Oak Back To Winining Ways

Accra Hearts of Oak came from behind to beat Karela United 3-1 as Abubakar Ouattara's side bounced back from consecutive defeats to return to winning ways. Hamza Issah's double and a belter from Salim Adams ended the Phobian's three successive defeats in the Ghanaian top-flight. The visitors went in front after just 2 minutes after Dafie Mumin Mohammed struck the opening goal at the Accra Sports Stadium. The defender connected from Emmanuel Anarfo's  flick inside the 18-yard box to  head his side up less than three minutes. Hearts midfielder Enoch Asubonteng missed the chance to draw level after he missed from closed range - failing  to connect from a brilliant  cross from Martin Karikari in the 16th minute. Hamza Issah, who is now the top scorer wit...
Hearts of Oak’s Hamza Issah leads Ghana Premier League scoring chart
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Hearts of Oak’s Hamza Issah leads Ghana Premier League scoring chart

Hearts of Oak forward Hamza Issah has emerged as the leading scorer in the Ghana Premier League, notching up 11 goals to propel himself to the top of the charts. His stellar performance was highlighted in the team’s recent 3-1 victory over Karela United at the Accra Sports Stadium on Matchday 26. Issah showcased his scoring prowess by netting twice in the match, including a crucial equaliser in the 28th minute after Karela United took an early lead His brace, along with a goal from substitute Salim Adams, secured a much-needed win for Hearts of Oak, ending a streak of three consecutive losses. GHANA PREMIER LEAGUE • MW26 HAMZA ISSAH SEALS A COMMANDING WIN FOR THE PHOBIANS. HEARTS OF OAK 3-1 KARELA UNITED #MAXTV | #MAXONLINE | #MAXSPORTS |&n...
Morocco thrash Ghana to move to the summit of Group A
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Morocco thrash Ghana to move to the summit of Group A

The Atlas Lions of Morocco delivered a stunning 8-3 victory against Ghana in front of their home fans in Rabat, securing their second win and moving closer to the semi-finals of the TotalEnergies CAF Futsal Africa Cup of Nations. Under the leadership of Hicham Dguig, the team produced a dominant performance against the Black Stars at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Hall on Saturday night. The hosts wasted no time in taking the lead, as Youssef Jouad found the net with a side-footed finish just 15 seconds into the game, leaving goalkeeper Rapheal Tsigbe helpless. Captain Soufiane El Mesrar doubled Morocco's advantage two minutes later with a powerful left-footed strike from outside the area, sparking wild celebrations among the home fans. Although Prince Arthur pulled one back f...
Egypt cruise past Namibia to regain top spot in Group B
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Egypt cruise past Namibia to regain top spot in Group B

Three time champions Egypt produced a strong second half performance to beat Namibia 10-3 in the ongoing TotalEnergies CAF Futsal AFCON Morocco 2024. GehadArafa’s side showed their class and experience against the tournament newcomers on Sunday, 14 April at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Hall. Mohamed Farag forced a save from Cee-Jay Van Wyk in the Brave 5 goal before a clever interchange of Egyptian passes freed Khaled Abdelhalim at the back post but the Saudi based star fired against the post. The three time champions broke the deadlock after 5 minutes through Alaa Eissa's effort. Khaled Abbas smashed a shot straight into the midriff of Van Wyk as the Egyptians pushed to their second. Mohamed Abdelrazak Koki missed a great opportunity to extend their lead whil...
CAF Confederation Cup: Baba Yara Sports Stadium To Host Dreams FC vs Zamalek SC
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CAF Confederation Cup: Baba Yara Sports Stadium To Host Dreams FC vs Zamalek SC

The Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi will host the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup semifinal 2nd leg game between Ghana’s Dreams FC and Egyptian giants Zamalek SC. Dreams FC and Medeama SC settled on Kumasi as home venue as for this season’s Africa interclub competitions following the unavailability of Accra and Cape Coast Sports Stadia. With Dreams FC set for their first ever semifinal appearance in continental football, the Confederation of African Football has confirmed the Baba Yara Sports Stadium as venue for the game. The 2nd leg clash is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2024.
Entry lists for WRW Antalya 24 published
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Entry lists for WRW Antalya 24 published

© Dan Vernon Entry lists for the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships Antalya 24 confirm that 431 athletes from 52 countries will descend on Turkiye for the global event on Sunday 21 April.The entry lists can be downloaded here:Entries by event and season’s bestEntries by countryA total of 198 athletes (108 men, 90 women) are entered for the senior 20km races, while 106 athletes (56 men, 50 women) are set to compete in the U20 races.The marathon race walk mixed relay makes its World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships debut in Antalya, with Paris 2024 Olympic Games places up for grabs. While the entries by country list features the names of athletes entered by each nation for the relay, athletes entered for other events in Antalya can also be included in the final comp...
CAF President Dr Motsepe on a two-day visit to Angola on Friday and Saturday
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CAF President Dr Motsepe on a two-day visit to Angola on Friday and Saturday

The Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) President, Dr Patrice Motsepe will be on a two-day working visit in Angola on Friday and Saturday, 12-13 April 2024. The trip to Luanda, Angola will wrap-up the CAF President’s five-country visit this week that started in Kigali, Rwanda on Sunday, 07 April 2024. The CAF President is expected to land in the nation’s capital on Friday morning where he will be received by the Angolan Football Federation and COSAFA President, Artur de Almeida e Silva. On Friday, the CAF President will meet with the country’s Minister of Sports, Mr Rui Falcao at 11h45. He will spend the afternoon meeting various Football stakeholders in Angola. On Saturday, 13 April 2024, the CAF President will meet Angola Head of State, President João Lou...