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Byron is poetry in motion

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first_img Press Association Lordan said: “It was a bit tight, but he accelerated through. When he got to the front he actually slowed down a bit.” Hogan added: “I was very worried for a long time but, tactically, he got out of trouble. He’s a super horse, it’s a pleasure to train him. We’ll probably go to Hong Kong with him now. It’s the stuff of dreams to have a horse like him.” The County Tipperary handler felt he had the three-times Group One scorer as well as he had at any stage this season. He went on: “He had a break in the middle of summer – he injured his back at the Royal meeting. He was much better today than he’s ever been. He’s been really thriving. We’ll continue on travelling. There’s plenty of invitations for him.” Hogan would also like to convince American officials to give Gordon Lord Byron an invite to the Breeders’ Cup fixture at Santa Anita. He said: “He’s not Breeders’ Cup eligible, but I’m sure a deal could be made with the Breeders’ Cup committee. I’d be definitely interested.” Ivory was proud of Tropics, who is also likely to be on his travels. He said: “I’m over the moon with him. It was just a phenomenal performance. If you keep knocking on the door, one day it will open. He could be even better again next year. Tom Hogan’s admirable globetrotter looked to have plenty to do a furlong out, but Wayne Lordan managed to weave his way between Tropics and Jack Dexter to land the spoils on the well-backed 5-1 joint-favourite. Tropics was second for the Dean Ivory team, beaten a length and a quarter, with Jack Dexter another neck away in third and Maarek running a fine race in fourth. Gordon Lord Byron came through the eye of a needle in the dying strides to snatch victory in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot. “I’d like to go to Hong Kong, but we’ll just work our way through the calendar. We’ll probably have a word with Tom (Hogan) and follow Gordon Lord Byron around!” Jim Goldie plans to stay much closer to home with Jack Dexter. He said: “Gordon Lord Byron must be the toughest horse around. I’m a wee bit disappointed as everything was in our favour, but the first four home were the ones I thought would be. We might go on to the Wentworth at Doncaster again and do the same thing next year.” last_img read more

Kwasi Owusu is Ghana’s all-time highest scorer, not Gyan- Researcher

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first_imgA researcher and a member of the GFA Research and Information Management Committee has stated categorically that Kwasi Owusu is the all time top scorer for the Black Stars and not Asamoah Gyan.According to Thomas Freeman N. Yeboah, the former Black Stars captain (1975-77) scored a total of 36 goals, two more than the current Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has scored in a decade.His latest revelation comes on the back of a huge controversy over who is truly Ghana’s all time top scorer.That record was deemed to have been held by the Maestro Abedi Ayew Pele until he was dethroned last Friday when Asamoah Gyan’s brace against Sudan shot him to prominence as the highest goal scorer for the Black Stars.Freeman revealed on Kumasi based Metro FM last week that Abedi Pele per the facts had scored only 19 goals and could not have been Ghana’s top scorer.He promised that in subsequent editions of the ‘Academic and Matured Sports’, show he would disclose who is Ghana’s top scorer. On Wednesday, Thomas Freeman N. Yeboah stated emphatically that Kwasi Owusu is the man who wears the crown of Ghana’s all time scorer with 39 goals, three of which were disqualified because the matches were abandoned.He found that Kwasi Owusu played for Bofoakwa FC and captained the Black Stars from 1975 to 1977. He also mentored Dan Owusu the first player to win Ghana’s league top scorer for three consecutive seasons.He gave Kwasi Owusu’s goal tally as follows; Below is a list of all the goals scored by Kwasi Owusu14/12/1975 Ghana 6-2 Guinea: Kwasi Owusu 3 goals, Ogq31/08/1975 Ghana 3-0 Nigeria: Kwasi Owusu pen, Nigeria/Ghana Festival24/08/1975 Ghana 1-2 Nigeria :Kwasi Owusu, Nigeria/Ghana Festival27/04/1975 Ghana 4-0 Mali: Kwasi Owusu, Ancq20/04/1975 Liberia 1-4 Ghana: Kwasi Owusu 2 goals Ogq13/04/1975 Mali 3-1 Ghana:Kwasi Owusu, Ancq06/04/1975 Ghana 6-0 Liberia: Kwasi Owusu 2 goals, Ogq17/08/1974 Nigeria 0-1Ghana: Kwasi Owusu, Nigeria/Ghana Festival10/02/1973 Nigeria 2-3 Ghana, Kwasi Owusu 3 goals Wcq(FIFA 2-0 awarded). Match abandoned. (Goals scored by Kwasi Owusu won’t count)14/01/1973 Guinea 2-1 Ghana: Kwasi Owusu , African Games Sf10/01/1973 Tanzania 0-1 Ghana: Kwasi Owusu, African Games Rd 108/01/1973 Nigeria 4-2 Ghana: Kwasi Owusu, African Games Rd 102/07/1972 Ghana 5-1 Dahomey, Kwasi Owusu, Wcq18/06/1972 Dahomey 0-5 Ghana: Kwasi Owusu 2 goals, Wcq30/04/1972 Cameroon 0-3 Ghana: Kwasi Owusu, Ogq02/05/1971 Ivory Coast 2-6 Ghana: Kwasi Owusu 2 goals, Fr07/02/1971 Ghana 2-1 Sierra Leone: Kwasi Owusu, Fr19/04/1970 Ghana 1-1 Ivory Coast: Kwasi Owusu, Fr15/04/1970 Ghana 3-0 Ivory Coast Kwasi Owusu, Fr11/02/1970 Ghana 1-1 Guinea:Kwasi Owusu, AFRICA Rd 107/02/1970 Zaire 0-2 Ghana: Kwasi Owusu 2 goals, AFRICA Rd 121/09/1969 Niger 1-9 Ghaan: Kwasi Owusu 4 goals, Ancq17/08/1969 Ghana 6-0 Niger: Kwasi Owusu 5 goals, Ancq Matches without the scorers during the period Kwasi Owusu played for Ghana12/11/1969 Congo 1-1 Ghana, Fr31/01/1971 Sierra Leone 2-1 Ghana 1-2 Fr30/11/1972 Ghana 1-0 Liberia, AgqIf the three goals that the scorers are unknown, during his playing days for Ghana are added to his thirty six (36) recorded goals in the archives then his total tally will be thirty nine (39)GOALS WITHOUT SCORERS: 3Names of players deemed to have been Ghana’s all time scorer and the results of the research conducted on them(1) Asamoah Gyan: He has scored 34 goals; all recorded in the archives. (2) Edward Acquah: scored thirty (30) goals as recorded in the archives, but four of the goals had no scorers in the archives.(3) Wilberforce Kwadwo Mfum scored 24 goals as recorded in the archives, but there are about 5 goals without the scorers being recorded in the archives during the period Mfum played for Ghana.(4) Osei Kofi scored a total of 21 goals as recorded in the archives, but there are about 7 goals without the scorers recorded in the archives during the period Osei played for Ghana.(5) Abedi Pele scored a total of 19 goals as recorded in the archives, but there are about 7 goals without the scorers recorded in the archives during the period Abedi Pele played for Ghana.(6) Sulley Muntari has also scored 19 goals as recorded in the archives. (7) Tony Yeboah scored a total of 18 goals as recorded in the archives, but there are about 5 goals without the scorers recorded in the archives during the period Tony Yeboah played for Ghana.Note: Baba Yara scored six (6) goals, as recorded in the archives but there are four goals although the score lines recorded there are no scorers, during the period Baba Yara played. Although he is not within the all time top ten scorers for Ghana, his name came up as one of the people likely to be the all-time top scorer.Other players like C.K Gyamfi, Kofi Pare, Aggrey Fyn, Opoku Afriyie,George Alhassan, Opoku Nti, Yaw Preko, Mathew Amoah, Stephen Appiah etc scored a good number of goals for Ghana, but it is far from the top scoring record and at the same time their names haven’t come up by soccer pundits and football fans for the all-time top scorer for Ghana. Freeman challenged the assertion that some players scored enough goals to make them attain the all-time top scoring record.Furthermore he said matches played by Ghana against clubs are not part of this analysis because when tallying international goals by players friendly matches with club sides are not taken into consideration.For instance Edward Acquah could have ended up being the all-time top scorer if goals he scored against clubs by Ghana were taken into consideration. In 1962 Ghana embarked on East African tour and at the end he scored 13 goals but 8 of them were against club sides and also on Sunday 15th May, 1960 Ghana beat Blackpool by 5-0 and Acquah scored all the 5 goals.last_img read more

2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup:Colombian referee to officiate Ghana – France

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first_imgColombian referee Wilmar Roldán will be the man in charge of Ghana’s opening game at the U20 World Cup against France on Friday.The 33-year-old will be assisted on the lines by compatriot; Humberto Clavijo and Eduardo Díaz.The fourth official for the match to be played in the Turkish capital of Istanbul is named Roberto Moreno and is from Panama.The Black Satellites will be looking for a bright start to their campaign against the very talented French team on Friday.Coach Sellas Tetteh’s team hope to emulate the historic feat achieved on 2009 when Ghana became the frost African country to win the U20 World Cup in Egypt.last_img

Fantasy Injury Updates: Is Will Fuller V playing Thursday night? (Updated)

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first_imgIf Fuller is active and appears likely to get his usual workload, he slides right back in to a boom-or-bust fantasy WR3 role. If Fuller is out, Stills remains viable as a boom-or-bust FLEX role for fantasy owners. Indianapolis is in the middle of the pack when it comes to fantasy points allowed to wide receivers.WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIf you had been relying on playing Fuller this week and it turns out he’s out, you could pivot to Stills. If you’d prefer someone else, you may be able to pick up Cole Beasley, Demaryius Thomas, Taylor Gabriel, James Washington or Hunter Renfrow.  Either way, both Fuller and Stills are risky plays in all formats. Will Fuller V has a chance to make his return for the Texans on Thursday Night Football against the Colts. Fuller has been out since Week 7 due to a hamstring injury, and he’s officially llisted as questionable on Wednesday’s injury report. Fuller’s return would provide a small boost to Deshaun Watson coming off a rough loss while also knocking Kenny Stills most of the way out of fantasy football relevance. The official active/inactive report will come out at about 6:50 p.m. ET. We’ll have updates here and on Twitter @SN_Fantasy through that time. To get the latest on T.Y. Hilton’s injury, click here; for the latest news on Eric Ebron, go here. MORE TNF: DraftKings Showdown lineupIs Will Fuller V playing Thursday night?UPDATE 2: Fuller is officially ACTVE.UPDATE 1: Fuller is expected to play tonight, according to NFL Network’s James Palmer.Bill O’Brien said Tuesday that Fuller remains a game-time decision for Thursday night and that there’s a “chance” he suits up. Fuller hasn’t played since Week 7 due to a hamstring injury. He was listed as “Limited” on in all three practice reports this week.WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWith Fuller out, Kenny Stills has stepped into the No. 2 WR role in Houston’s offense, one that provides him with five-plus targets a game and the potential for a big play here and there. Fuller’s return (assuming he could play a full allotment of snaps) would spell the end of that role for Stills, knocking him down a notch on the depth chart.last_img read more