Anthony Joshua's loss & 8 other sports news that made headlines in 2019

Anthony Joshua's loss & 8 other sports news that made headlines in 2019

2019 was a year of great sporting news and as many got surprised while others turned out to be happy.

From soccer to boxing, the world saw different faces dominating respective sports.

With less than 24 hours to enter 2020, YEN.com.gh has put together 9 sports news that shook the world.

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1. Anthony Joshua's loss to Andy Ruiz:

On June 1, 2019, at Madison Square, the world came to a standstill as Anthony Joshua lost his heavyweight titles to Andy Ruiz.

The Brit was dropped four-times en-route to a stoppage in round 7. Joshua reclaimed his belts six months later.

2. Algeria wins 2019 AFCON:

The North African country defied all as they reigned supreme over top nations to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

The Desert Foxes defeated Senegal 1-0 in the grand finale.

3. Richard Commey wins Ghana's 9th world title:

Commey made history as he became the first Ghanaian to win a world title at the lightweight division.

The James Town native defeated Russia's Isa Chaniev via TKO in round 2 to claim the vacant IBF world lightweight belt.

In his second defense of the belt, he lost it to Teofimo Lopez.

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4. Asamoah Gyan's captaincy brouhaha:

Prior to the 2019 AFCON, Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah had his decision to take the captain's armband from Asamoah.

The said news surprised many, however, Gyan then decided to retire from international football.

Gyan made a u-turn after President Akufo-Addo's intervention.

5. Liverpool wins UEFA Champions:

The English giants proved their worth when they won their sixth Champions League after defeating Tottenham 2-0 in the finals.

6. Manchester United sack Jose Mourihno:

After poor results, the handlers of Manchester United cracked the whip when they showed Jose Mourihno the exit.

7. Kofi Kingston wins WWE:

The US-born Ghanaian made history when he became the first wrestler from an African background to win the WWE title.

Kingston would lose the belt to Brock Lesnar later.

8. Christian Coleman wins Gold at World Athletics Championship:

Christian Coleman from the USA carved a niche for himself when he won 100m gold medal at the 2019 World Athletics Champions in Doha, Qatar.

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9. Kurt Okraku's appointment as GFA president:

Following Anas' expose on football which led to the resignation of Kwesi Nyantakyi as GFA president, the position became vacant.

Kofi Amoah was appointed chairman of the Normalisation Committee to take charge of football matters in the country.

After several months, the committee opened the floor for an election to get a new GFA boss.

Kurt Okraku emerged the winner after the polls.

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Source: Yen

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