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Samuel Takyi becomes fourth Ghanaian boxer to win a medal at the Olympics

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Ghanaian boxing sensation, Samuel Takyi, has joined a legion of greats to win a medal at the Olympics Games after outclassing David Ceiber to reach the semifinals at Tokyo 2020.

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The 20-year-old defeated the Columbian fighter in three sets, after scoring a unanimous victory on the books of the judges on Sunday, August 1, 2021. In photos shared online by Ghana Olympic, an excited Takyi is seen carried aloft by the Ghanaian continent for his significant feat. The victory over David Ceiber guarantees him at least a bronze medal, as he sets up a fight with America Duke Regan in the semifinals.

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He now joins Ghanaian boxing greats Prince Amartey, Clement Quartey and Eddie Blay as the fourth pugilist to win a medal at the Olympic Games. Clement Quartey, a light welterweight boxer, won Ghana’s first ever medal at the Olympic Games in Rome 1960. He won Silver at the event. Four years later, Eddie Blay, also a light welterweight fighter, won Bronze in Tokyo 1964.

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Ghana’s last medal in boxing came in 1972 in Munich, when Prince Amartey won Bronze in the middleweight division. Samuel Takyi’s victory also ends Ghana’s barren run since 1992, when the Black Meteors won Bronze in football.

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CK Akunnor has been sacked as Black Stars coach

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The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has taken a decision to terminate the appointment of Black Stars Coach Charles Akonnor and his two Assistants with immediate effect.

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This follows the receipt of the Technical Report from the Head Coach of the Senior National Team and the report from the Black Stars Management Committee following Ghana’s Group G World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia and South Africa. 

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2022 World Cup qualifiers: South Africa score late to beat Ghana

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The Black Stars of Ghana suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Monday night to surrender their lead at the top of Group G of the World Cup qualifiers. 

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Bongokuhle Hlongwane’s netted the only goal of the game in the 82nd minute after an improved second half performance from the hots. The host earlier had a goal ruled out for offside after Percy Tau looked to be in position before finishing off a cross in the 3th minute. Goalkeeper Richard Ofori was given a respite in the second half after letting a ball through his legs but the Bafana Bafana failed to capitalize after a striker misdirected the ball. 

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The Black Stars started the game well and had an early chance when defender Fafawu Mohammed sent striker Joel Fameyeh through, only for him to be clipped by De Reuck. The South Africa defender was then booked. However, the game swung immediately with the hosts dominating possession, but it was until the 32nd minute when Percy Tau though he had broken the deadlock only for him to be ruled offside. Five minutes later a freekick by the South African’s saw Richard Ofori, fumble but the rebound went way off. Ghana were lucky to head into the break with the result goalless. 

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After the break, the South Africans took charge again and should have taken the lead after Richard Ofori spilled a lose ball. Richard Ofori got injured later on and had to be replaced by Ati Zigi. But the pressure from South Africa was irresistible and with eight minutes left Bongokuhle Hlongwane broke the deadlock. 

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