Top Stories

The Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Salifu Sa-eed has made a donation of GHC50,000 in support of the Real Tamale United (RTU) football club.

RTU has been in relegation over the years due to technical and financial constraints.

The Northern Regional Minister, presenting the money to the team’s management said, the donation was in line with his desire for the team to regain its Premiership status.

Wa All Stars have been crowned champions of the 2018 Gala competition after beating newly promoted Premier League side Eleven Wonders 4-2 on penalties on Sunday.
The game played at the Ndoum Sports Complex ended goalless after regulation time.

The Wa giants got to the finals of the competition after beating clubs likes Medeama and Bechem United, while the Techiman based side eliminated clubs such as Dreams FC and New Edubiase to make it to the finals.

Dr. Nashiru Issahaku, Former Governor of the Bank of Ghana has acquired 50% shares of Tamale-based Guan United Football Club making him an automatic President of the Club which has been renamed Tamale City FC

A new board has also been constituted to manage the affairs of the club with the Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium adopted as its home grounds and Northern Senior High School (NOBISCO) school park as its training field.

Notable among faces in the new management include; Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, younger brother of former President Mahama, Mr. Jones Abu Alhassan and Abdul Fatawu board secretary to Real Tamale United (RTU) sporting club.

Others are, former Ghana Football Association president Alhaji Lepowura Mohammed Nurideen Dawuda Jawula, relatively unknown Mr. Abdul Somed Iddrisu and Mr. Michael Darku an investment banker amongst others.

Dr. Nashiru Issahaku revealed his priority is to grow a team that will be the best in the country disclosing that the first task is to qualify the team from the lower division to a premier division club and then subsequently win the league, a feast intended to attain within a season.

He further stated Tamale city FC is a project for development that seeks to bridge the gap that exists between the North and the South.

Dr. Nashiru Issahaku, however, revealed the emergence of Tamale city FC is not intended to rival Real Tamale United (RTU) but rather to create a level ground for fair competition.

 
source: ghanaweb.com

Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez overcame a cut over his left eye to stop Habib Ahmed in the sixth round Saturday to remain undefeated and defend his WBO super middleweight title at the Bank of America Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The fight was televised on ESPN.

Ramirez (37-0, 25 KOs), a 26-year-old southpaw from Mexico, came in with a more than 6-inch height advantage over Ahmed, from Ghana, who was fighting in the United States for the first time. 

An accidental headbutt opened a cut over Ramirez's left eye in the third round, but the Mexican never let it bother him, and in fact seemed to become more focused and intent on stopping his opponent after he was cut.

Ramirez, the only super middleweight champion to come from Mexico, teed off on Ahmed in the sixth round, getting him cornered and landing one punishing combination after another to the body and head of Ahmed, before referee Laurence Cole stopped it at 2:31 of the round. According to CompuBox statistics, Ramirez outlanded Ahmed 123-22, and 40 out of the 123 landed punches were to the body.

"(The knockout) was really important because we've been training a lot for this fight," said Ramirez, wearing his trademark cowboy hat after the fight. "We were training for the knockout and we made it."

The loss was the first of his career for Ahmed, who fell to 25-1-1 (17 KOs).

Ramirez, who fights under the Top Rank banner, said he would like a unification fight next, and would go anywhere to accomplish the feat, but would love to fight at home in Mexico. "I want to be the best in my division, a pound-for-pound fighter and would (like to fight) in front of family and friends."

On the undercard, Jerwin Ancajas, a 26-year-old Filipino who is Manny Pacquiao's first fighter, won the IBF Super Flyweight title as he knocked Israel Gonzalez down three times in route to a 10th round TKO victory. Ancajas, 26, improved to 29-1-1 with 20 KOs, while Gonzalez, from Mexico, fell to 21-2 (8 KOs).

Ancajas, a southpaw nicknamed "Pretty Boy," knocked Gonzalez down with a straight left hand in the first round and twice in the 10th before referee Rafael Ramos stopped it at 1:50 of the round.

source:usatoday.com

Back at UFC 218, Abdul Razak Alhassan earned a first-round TKO victory over Sabah Homasi, but it was controversial, as referee Herb Dean misinterpreted Homasi shooting for a takedown as if he was dropping to the mat due to punches.

Homasi asked for an immediate rematch and got it Saturday night at UFC 220. But it didn’t go any better.

Advertisement
Sign up via our free email subscription service to receive notifications when new information is available.