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Sports News of Thursday, 31 January 2019


Make Ghana proud – Government to Commey, Black Satellites

The government of Ghana has sent a goodwill message to the Black Satellites and boxer Richard Commey ahead of their respective assignments.

The Black Satellites have been paired with Senegal, Burkina Faso and Mali in Group B of the 2019 Africa Youth Championship which kicks off this Saturday.

Commey, on the other hand, will have a shot at a world title when he takes on Russia’s Isa Chaniev in an IBF World Lightweight contest.

The government in a statement released by the Ministry of Youth and Sports wished both Commey and the Black Satellites the best of luck.

“The Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah on behalf of Government and Ghanaians sends best wishes to the National U-20 football team, Black Satellites as the team gears up for the Africa Youth Championship in Niger”.

“Having missed out at the 2017 edition of the competition, the Minister is urging this year's team to rise to the occasion and emulate the success of the 2009 squad in the same competition in Rwanda”.

“Meanwhile, the Minister is also hoping for the best for Richard Commey in his quest to clinch the IBF World Lightweight title against his Russian opponent Isa Chaniev in the United States of America this weekend”.

“The Minister is upbeat about Richard Commey's chances of winning the world title on this second shot and adding up to the growing number of world boxing champions from Ghana”.

“ Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah is also calling on all Ghanaians to support our 'men' as they bid to bring honour to our dear country”.