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The World Rugby Council has approved the application by the Ghana Rugby Football Union as a full member union, bringing the total number to 104 full members and 17 associates. The union became an associate member of World Rugby in April 2004 and is a full member of Rugby Africa, the regional association. T he union actively partakes in regional activities and participates in a range of Rugby Africa tournaments. It is recognized by its National Olympic Committee and fulfills World Rugby’s full membership criteria. The application was supported by the World Rugby Executive Committee, Rugby Africa and World Rugby’s…

Floyd Mayweather says there is a “90% chance” he will take on Conor McGregor if he returns to the ring as it is “the only fight that makes sense”. Former five-weight world champion Mayweather retired unbeaten in September 2015 after 49 bouts. Ireland’s UFC lightweight champion McGregor, 28, claims he has signed his half of the deal to fight the American. “I think the fight will happen” said 40-year-old Mayweather. “We have to give the people what they want to see.” Mayweather, who was speaking after his fighter Gervonta Davis beat Liam Walsh in London, said he would speak to…

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has been assured by OlympAfrica International Foundation of their support. According to the executive director of the foundation, Alassane Theirno Diack his office will work closely with the GOC ensure that Ghana’s OlympAfrica project becomes a reality. Diack gave this assurance when he paid a day’s visit to Ghana to inspect the OlympAfrica project site at Amasaman Wednesday. His visit formed part of efforts been made by the President of the GOC, Ben Nunoo Mensah to revive the Amasaman project after it was abandoned about five years ago. The Executive Director explained that the project…

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor claims he has signed his half of a deal to fight former five-weight boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather. There have been rumours of a proposed bout between the Irishman and Mayweather since late 2016 following McGregor’s win over Eddie Alvarez to become a two-weight UFC world champion. “The first and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on,” McGregor, 28, told themaclife.com. “Congratulations to all parties involved.” He said the emphasis was now on 40-year-old American Mayweather and his advisor Al Haymon. UFC president Dana White confirmed McGregor had…

Report reaching Sportsworldghana .com indicates that Ghana Athletics Association  boss Professor Francis Dodoo s set to resign from his post before his tenure in office is over in November 2018. The former national athlete was early this year appointed the second Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana and it is believed his latest development is the reason behind his decision to step down. Professor Francis Dodoo has come under huge criticisms in recent years for not doing enough to resurrect the dwindling fortunes of athletics in the country. Our Sources within the Ghana Athletics Association has it that…

Ghana’s sprinter Emmanuel Dasor will be representing the country at this year’s IAAF World Championship in London. The 400 metres Athlete qualified after making a time of 45.43 seconds at C-USA Outdoor Championships in Texas (USA). Dasor becomes the second Ghanaian to make the time for the IAAF Championship after sprint queen Janet Amponsah. The 21-year-old will be participating in his eighth major competition in his career for making the qualification time. The US-based Western Kentucky University Athlete has already represented Ghana at the World Junior Championships, Commonwealth Games, African Championships, All African Games, World Indoor Championships and Olympic Games.…

Tarkoradi based Prince Norgah on Saturday emerged as winner of this year’s Hunters national Pool tournament at the Accra Sports Stadium. The event saw over 50 players from the various regions competing for honors. Norgah exhibited great confidence with some well executed powerful straight shots and good cue ball control as rallied from 0-2 down to beat Accra based Sunday Oke Otome 3-2 . He took home a glittering trophy,a set of pool board and other attractive prizes. Speaking after his victory, the 28-year -old attributed his win to hard work and determination. “It was not an easy game because…

President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah has arrived in Djibouti for the 17th Ordinary Session of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOCA) General Assembly. The congress is expected to begin tomorrow May 9 and end on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Coming at the dawn of a new quadrennial, the said meeting shall be elective. The Assembly will thus be expected to renew the Executive Committee of the supreme governing body of the African Olympic Movement for the 2017-2020 Olympiad and ratify the election of representatives of various development zones in the Executive Committee. Also…

Anthony Joshua has ordered his mother to stay away from this weekend’s showdown with Wladimir Klitschko . Yeta Odusanya will not be one of the 90,000 inside Wembley Stadium on Saturday night. Instead, she will be a couple of miles away at home in north London — on the strict orders of her unbeaten IBF heavyweight champion son. Brit Joshua has not let his mum watch him fight once since he won the Olympic final at London 2012 and feels it could be too much of a distraction to have her ringside, worrying about him. His father, Robert, will be…

The United States of America picked their third successive Golden Baton honour at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, “Bahamas 2017”. The U.S. won five of the nine events over the two-day programme, took silver in a pair and third in another to tally 60 points, 21 ahead of Jamaica which had 39 in total. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on its website on Monday that the Golden Baton was awarded to the team who accrues the most points. It said the points were based on the simple scoring system of eight points for first place down to one…

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