Category: Sports

UAEFA Considers Asamoah Gyan Hair Style “Unethical” Under Its Guidelines

Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is among a group of more than 40 players deemed to have “unethical hair” under United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAEFA) guidelines. The 31-year-old Ghanaian is on loan at Dubai-based Arabian Gulf League side Al Ahli from Shanghai SIPG. Some Islamic teachings ban ‘Qaza’ hairstyles, where only part of the head is shaved. Individual match referees judge whether players’ haircuts are appropriate. Some match officials in the United Arab Emirates enforce the rules because they are concerned about children copying the styles. Similar guidelines have been enforced in neighbouring countries. In 2012, Saudi Arabia...

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We Must Fight Corruption In Sports With All Seriousness- Isaac Asiamah

The minister-designate for Ministry of Youth and Sports, Hon. Isaac Asiamah, has said Ghana needs to be serious in the fight against corruption in the sports sector. According to him, enough mechanisms have been put in place to check the canker, however, no serious attention has been given to it. He said various stakeholders and parliament’s select committee on Sports, need to ensure that the various government agencies in sports are accountable as a way of dealing with corruption in the sector. Speaking before Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Tuesday, 7th February, 2017, Hon. Asiamah noted that  dealing with corruption...

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Black Stars Fail To End 35 years AFCON Trophy Drought

The Black Stars of Ghana have failed to reach the finals of this year’s African Cup of Nations in Gabon. The Stars lost to Cameroon 2-0 at the semi finals on Thursday, 2nd February, 2017. This ends Ghana’s campaign to win the coveted trophy that has eluded the country on several occasions for the past 35 years. Ghana was in the finals of the previous edition of the competitions but lost to Ivory Coast on penalties. Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui scored the first goal in the 72nd minute of the second half after a mix-up in Ghana’s defence. In the quest...

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Ayew Brothers On Target As Ghana Win 2-1 Against DR Congo

The Black Stars of Ghana have booked their place in the semi-finals of the on-going African Cup of Nation (AFCON) 2017 after a 2-1 win over DR Congo in the quarter-final. The Congolese dominated the first half of the game and should have taken an early lead as Hull City striker Dieumerci Mbokani pounced on a poor back-pass, rounded the keeper but hit the post. The two teams however managed to keep a clean sheet at first. The Black Stars started the second half on a good note with Andre Ayew firing in a shot which was saved comfortably...

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Serena Williams Beats Sister Venus Williams To Set Grand Slam Record

Serena Williams beat sister Venus in straight sets to win her seventh Australian Open and an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Serena, 35, won 6-4 6-4 to pass Steffi Graf in the all-time list of major winners since the Grand Slams accepted professional players in 1968. The American regains the number one ranking from German Angelique Kerber. Australia’s Margaret Court is the only player still ahead of Serena in terms of Grand Slam singles titles on 24. Favourite Serena too strong for Venus Serena Williams went into the match as a strong favourite, but the tension was...

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