Category archives for: Sports

The woman referee blazing a trail at the African Cup of Nations

AS the continental men’s Africa Cup of Nations – a 65-year-old biannual event first held in Khartoum in 1957 – got underway, many eyes were firmly fixed on one stand-out referee, Mukansanga Salma. Mukansanga is the first-ever woman to officiate in the games and is one of 24 centre referees among the 63 official umpiring […]

Ghana line-up Mexico friendly in USA in June

Ghana’s senior national team has lined-up a high profile friendly against Mexico to be played in the United States of America in June, can reveal. The Black Stars will take on the South American giants in the friendly to be played at Houston Dynamo’s NRG Stadium. The game will be played on Wednesday 28th […]

Ghana church holds Chelsea Thanksgiving service

A church in Ghana’s capital, Accra, has held a thanksgiving service for Chelsea following its recent success in the Premier League. Long-time Chelsea fan Pastor Azigiza encouraged people to come wearing football tops of their favourite team. Standing behind a Chelsea cake on a stage made to look like a football pitch he said: “Chelsea, […]

Maiden Ghana Football Business Exposition launched in Houston

The maiden Football Busi- ness Exposition has been launched in Houston, United States of America. The event was launched on Monday as part of the Ghana-Houston Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual OTC Dinner Reception. In attendance was the Minister for Business Development, Ibrahim Mohammed Awal who duly launched the Expo which is slated to take […]

NBA opens Africa academy in push for international recruits

by Nellie Peyton The National Basketball Associ- ation opened its first training academy in Africa on Thursday in a push to expand its presence on the continent and prepare more African players to enter the league, its vice-president for Africa said. The academy is based in the seaside West African nation of Senegal, where a […]

Cameroon crowned African champions with comeback win

Cameroon won a fifth CAF Africa Cup of Na- tions title following their 2-1 come-from-behind win over Egypt in the Gabon 2017 Final in Libreville after second-half goals from substitutes Nicolas N’Koulou and Vincent Aboubakar. Having suffered a minor calf injury and missing out on the Pharaohs’ knockout stage matches, Arsenal midfielder Mohamed El Neny returned […]

Afcon 2017: All the 16 qualified nations

Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda on Sunday September 4, filled the final five 2017 Africa Cup of Nations places that were up for grabs. They will join Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Zimbabwe, all of whom qualified before the final round, and hosts Gabon at […]

Special Tribute to Muhammed Ali

 by Amandla’s Editor in Chief Kwabena Opong He was just a prize-fighter, come to think about it. But his prize was not those millions he made in the boxing ring. It is the rewards he garnered from his life in and out of the ring. It is the inspiration he exuded. It is what he […]

Africa: Cameroon’s Ekeng Dies During Romanian

Following the tragic death of Cameroon international Patrice Ekeng Ekeng, which occurred on the night of Friday, May 6, 2016, President of the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) Issa Hayatou has conveyed condolences on his own behalf, the CAF Executive Committee and the African football family to the bereaved family and the Fédération Camerounaise de […]

Burkina Faso: Girls’ Football Tackles Forced Marriage

By Zoe Tabary Yako — When Inès Sanso was 15 years old, her family decided she was to marry a man three times her age in Yako, a small town in the rural north of Burkina Faso. Unable to continue paying for her education, they told Sanso the time had come for her to be […]