We inherited a debt of GHc51m – Sports Minister

Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, the Minister of Youth and Sports, has described as “disturbing”, a 51 million cedis debt inherited from the previous administration. The Minister, who disclosed this at a meet the press series in Accra on Tuesday, said the amount includes what departments and agencies under the ministry owed, adding that his administration has started settling the debts. ...

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Indian Wells: Serena Williams ‘should have been top seed’ – Halep

Simona Halep

Serena Williams should have been given top seeding at Indian Wells on her return from the birth of her daughter, says world number one Simona Halep. Williams has no official ranking after spending a year off court, which means she cannot be seeded for WTA events. However, she can gain entry to eight tournaments in 12 months – including two ...

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Black Queens to be rewarded with $32,000 after WAFU triumph

Black Queens

The government has announced a reward package of $32,000 for the players of Ghana’s female national team, the Black Queens, for winning the WAFU Zone B tournament held in Cote d’Ivoire last month. Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo’s team defeated host Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 in the final to secure the victory. Speaking at the ‘Meet the Press’ session in Accra on Tuesday; Sports ...

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‘We’re implementing Dzamefe Commission White Paper’- Sports Minister

sports minister Isaac asiamah

Four years after the Dzamefe Commission’s 2014 World Cup report and White Paper were published, there is still some confusion over what the current government will implement in terms of recommendations. President Akufo Addo admitted in his media interaction earlier this year that he had forgotten about the report but Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, in a separate media interaction held ...

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Venus Williams beats sister Serena in Indian Wells

Serena Williams’ first official tournament since becoming a mom in September was cut short by older sister Venus in Indian Wells. An aunt, yes, but Venus the tennis player put aside feelings of family love to win 6-3 6-4 in the night session Monday in the California desert, serving well for the most part and highlighting how Serena is finding ...

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United midfielder Michael Carrick to retire at end of season

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has announced he will retire at the end of the season. Carrick, 36, has played 463 times for United since joining from Tottenham for £18m in 2006 and won 34 England caps. “There comes a time when your body tells you it is time to stop. That is where I am at,” he said. Carrick ...

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Pogba misses Man Utd training to cast doubt over Sevilla showing

The France international is still nursing a knock which kept him out of a clash with Liverpool and may now be absent in the Champions League. Paul Pogba was forced to sit out Manchester United training on Monday, casting doubt over his involvement in their Champions League clash with Sevilla. The France international midfielder was a late withdrawal from the ...

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Jamie Carragher suspended by Sky Sports after spitting incident

Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher has been suspended by Sky Sports after a video showed the former England and Liverpool defender spitting towards a girl in a car from his own vehicle. The television pundit had been covering Liverpool’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United for Sky on Saturday. “Sky takes this matter extremely seriously and strongly condemns Jamie’s actions,” said a statement. “We’ve made that ...

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Hearts lose to Sharks, Kotoko, Medeama triumph in friendlies

In the absence of the Ghana Premier League, some clubs were involved in some friendly matches to keep themselves ready for the season if it starts. In Cape Coast, Hearts of Oak lost 1-0 to Elmina Sharks thanks to a goal from Benjamin Tweneboah. Medeama got a win of their own at the Tarkwa T&A Park when they beat Hasaacas ...

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Spurs come from behind to hit four at Bournemouth

Son Heung-min has now scored in four consecutive games twice this season - and has seven goals in his last four outings

Tottenham recovered from losing Harry Kane to a first-half injury to come from behind at Bournemouth and go third in the Premier League. Kane couldn’t continue after injuring his ankle in a collision with Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic shortly before Dele Alli cancelled out Junior Stanislas’ opener for the Cherries. But Mauricio Pochettino’s side overcame the upset of their Champions ...

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