Monday, 20 June 2016

Hearts of Oak confirm terminating Kenichi Yatsuhashi's contract by mutual consent

Accra Hearts of Oak have confirmed terminating coach Keninchi Yatsuhashi’s contract by mutual consent.
This comes after the Japanese American gave the phobians an option to grant him a 25-day leave or terminate his contract for him to undertake a training course in India next month.
The Phobians chose the option of ending his stay at the club following a critical assessment of the situation.
Kenichi was going to miss 5 Ghana premier league matches if the 25-day leave had been granted.
The above statement from Hearts reveals the reasons for the coach to part ways with the club after just six months in charge.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Tagoe challenges AIBA — Over ban on headgears for amateur boxers

Story: Kweku Zurek
Napoleon Tagoe

Former Ghanaian middleweight champion, Napoleon Tagoe, says the International Boxing Association (AIBA) decision to ban amateur boxers from competing with headgears will result in young fighters retiring early or suffering serious brain injuries.
AIBA's executive committee unanimously voted to add headgears to amateur competition in April 1984 but in  June last year, it  banned the use of headgears.However, Tagoe owner of the Will Power Boxing Gym, believes that this practice is dangerous, calling for the re-introduction of headgears  for amateur boxers.He insists that all the amateur boxers under his tutelage will fight with headgears.
He said: “It is a very bad decision; these youngsters are not yet professionals and might not get to that level because of the injuries they  will  sustain in their youth.
“As a professional boxer, I got paid to be hit on the head but some of these amateurs start as early  as 17 years, just imagine them taking a few heavy punches directly to the head for no money.
“My new project with Goldstar Airlines aims to find talented amateur fighters between the ages of 15 and 17. We were at the Jamestown Roundabout last Sunday, this week it will be Gbese also in Accra, and all the amateur fighters will wear headgears for adequate protection”, Tagoe stressed.
Tagoe also contended that the practice of professional boxers engaging in strenuous sparring sessions when they were not preparing for fights was another practice that had to be discouraged.