9 top sports news that took Ghanaians by surprise

9 top sports news that took Ghanaians by surprise

Lots of sporting news went viral in 2018 as some were good news while others were not.

These sporting news took Ghanaians by surprise as many cried over it.

It wasn’t only Ghanaians that got shocked but the world as a whole.

But no matter the reactions they induce, these are the sports stories that dominated the headlines in Ghana.

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1. Anas dropped corruption video against Kwesi Nyantakyi

9 sports news that trended in 2018

Kwesi Nyantakyi and Anas (Photo credit: supplied)
Source: Original

Before Anas’ expose, Kwesi Nyantakyi who was then the Ghana Football Association (GFA) was untouchable but he was reduced to nothing by the investigative journalitst.

Anas released a video of Kwesi Nyantakyi extorting monies from potential investors using the name of President Akufo-Addo.

2. After 14 years Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned as GFA President

After Nyantakyi was captured in Anas expose the former had no other option than to resign from his post as the Ghana Football Association (GFA) president.

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3. Kwesi Nyantakyi banned by FIFA

9 sports news that trended in 2018

Kwesi Nyantakyi (Photo credit: supplied)
Source: UGC

Following Anas’ video, Nyantakyi was first banned for three months. After FIFA’s thorough investigations into the matter Nyantakyi was found guilty and he was banned for life.

4. Isaac Dogboe becoming the youngest world champion from Ghana

9 sports news that trended in 2018

Isaac Dogboe (Photo credit: supplied)
Source: Depositphotos

Isaac Dogboe became the youngest world champion in Ghana after dethroning Jessie Magdaleno to win the WBO World super bantamweight. Dogboe was 24 years when he claimed the belt.

5. Kotoko player get malaria mixture for his outstanding performance

Songne Yacouba (Photo credit: supplied)

9 sports news that trended in 2018
Source: Depositphotos

Asante Kotoko striker Songne Yacouba was given a malaria mixture as reward after scoring two goals against Hearts of Oak in a football game which was played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

The said game ended 2-0 in favour of the Kumasi giants.

6. Ashanti Gold bankroller loses his car in a bet

9 sports news that trended in 2018

Dr. Kwaku Frimpong (Photo credit: Ghanasoccernet.com)
Source: UGC

Ashanti Gold chief, Dr. Kwaku Frimpong, lost his Lamborghini in a bet after his side lost 3-2 to Asante Kotoko in a football game.

7. Black Queens failed to qualify for the Women’s World Cup

9 sports news that trended in 2018

Black Queens (Photo credit: supplied)
Source: UGC

The senior women’s team of Ghana, the Black Queens, failed to book their ticket for the upcoming Women’s World Cup.

Ghana, who hosted the Africa Women’s Nations Cup got crashed out of the tournament after drawing 1-1 in their last group game against Cameroon.

8. Asamoah Gyan’s divorce

9 sports news that trended in 2018

Asamoah Gyan (Photo credit: supplied)
Source: UGC

Sports loving fan were hit with the news that Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan will be divorcing his wife Gifty Gyan

9. Isaac Dogboe lost his world title

9 sports news that trended in 2018

Isaac Dogboe (Photo credit: supplied)
Source: UGC

After winning the world title, the world got stunned after Isaac Dogboe lost his belt to Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete after he was battered.

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