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Thu
26
Oct

Manchester United named most valuable football team

Despite not being as successful in Europe and the Premier League as they once were, Manchester United have been named the most valuable team brand by Forbes.

The Old Trafford outfit are valued as the fourth most valuable team brand across all sports behind the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Lakers.

However, they top the chart when it comes to football clubs, with Barcelona second and their arch-rivals Real Madrid third.

The Premier League giants, who currently sit second in the English top flight after their first nine matches, have a brand value of £425million, a rise of 12.8%

Catalan giants, Barcelona stock has gone up 5.5% and stands at £405million, while Champions League winners Madrid are valued at £385million, a drop of 2.1%.

Thu
26
Oct

I’ll retire at age 42 - Bukom Banku

Former WBO Africa Cruiserweight champion, Braimah Kamoko, known commonly as Bukom Banku has revealed he has four more years to bring an end to his boxing career.

The local champion made this revelation on Starr Chat on Wednesday after his Saturday’s seventh round technical knockout to Bastie Samir at the Bukom Boxing Arena.

According to Banku after rematches with Samir come next year he will try to fight some international bout to end the pugilist journey in 2021.

“I have not retired yet. I have four more years to retire. I have decided to ignore the insults from people because I don’t want those negative comments to affect me,” Banku said.

The 38-year old has refused to kowtow to public outcry of his retirement for denting his unbeaten record.

Meanwhile, Banku has confirmed receiving GHC 50,000 as part payment of the bout purse and he is anxiously waiting for a rematch with Samir on December 6.

Thu
26
Oct

Leicester City appoint former Southampton manager as new manager

Leicester City have appointed ex-Southampton boss Claude Puel as their new manager on a three-year deal.
 
Puel becomes the Foxes' third manager this year, replacing Craig Shakespeare who succeeded Premier League title winner Claudio Ranieri in February.
 
Puel, 56, led the Saints to eighth in his first season in charge, as well as reaching the EFL Cup final, but the Frenchman was sacked in June.
 
Michael Appleton will remain as Leicester's assistant manager.
 
Appleton had taken caretaker charge after Shakespeare was sacked just four months after he signed a three-year deal to take the job on a permanent basis.
 
Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said Puel was "a perfect fit".
 

Thu
26
Oct

Scammers target Baby Jet Airline

Baby Jet Airline (BBJ), an airline company owned by Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan is yet to begin operations but it appears scammers have already targeted their operations.

Gyan took to his Twitter handle a few hours after President Akufo-Addo disclosed that Gyan he has obtained a carrier license to warn persons to ignore messages on any social media page regarding recruitment by the airline.

According to him, such pages are being operated by scammers, adding that additional information about the company could be obtained from his business manager Samuel Anim Addo.

He tweeted: "kindly ignore any social media page talking about recruitment 4 BBJ, its a scam if you need info contact my team and @AnimSammy.

Tue
24
Oct

Bukom Banku gets GH¢50,000 from the fight with Samir Bastie

Unarguably one of Ghana’s favourite pugilists, Banku went into battle in high spirits, as he was convinced he would win the day.

In a pre-match interview, he boldly declared that he would easily defeat Bastie; however that was not be, as Banku was stopped in the 7th round of the match.

The match, which took place on Saturday 21st October 2017, attracted a lot of commentary from various persons, each indicating who may carry the day. After the loss to Bastie, match, words of consolation poured out to Banku from several persons, including former president John Mahama.

Others allegedly rejoiced at his defeat. Notwithstanding his loss, he left the arena a rich man.The boxer walked away with GH¢50000. Bastie is also reported to have received the same amount.

Tue
24
Oct

No rematch for you – Wife tells Bukom Banku

Gladys Duru, wife of Popular boxer, Brimah Kamoko aka Bukom Banku’s has kicked against her husband fighting Bastie Samir in any future rematch.
 
Bukom Banku’s unbeaten run came to an end last Saturday night, after he was technically knocked out in round seven by Bastie “The Beast” Samir, in their much publicized cruiser weight bout at the Bukom Boxing Arena.
 
He had not lost any of his 29 fights, but visited the canvas twice during the bout in round three and seven. Banku had predicted a sixth-round stoppage but that round rather saw him come under heavy punches from Samir.
 
In the seventh round, Samir decided to end the bout as he unleashed several punches to the body of Banku, but the latter could not defend himself. The referee then stepped in to save Banku but he shockingly refused to stop the fight as expected but rather gave him a mandatory eight-second count.
 

Sun
22
Oct

Akufo-Addo tweet 'inviting Bastie to eat Banku at Flagstaff House' fake

The President’s Social Media Management team says a purported tweet congratulating Bastie Samir for defeating popular boxer Braimah Kamoko (Bukom Banku) is fake.

A disclaimer issued and signed by Counsel and Social Media Manager for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Kow Essuman, Esq. said: “The President has not sent out any such tweet and therefore, we entreat the general public to disregard the purported tweet being circulated on social media platforms.”

Bukom Banku tastes defeat for the first time

Bastie Samir stopped Bukom Banku in round 7 of their scheduled 12 round non-title bout in front of a huge crowd at the Bukom Boxing Arena on Saturday night. It was the first defeat in the career of the celebrated fighter.

Sun
22
Oct

Bukom goes agog after Banku’s defeat

Residents at Bukom as suburb in Accra are in a jubilant mood following the humiliating defeat of boxer, Braimah Kamoko popularly known as ‘Bukom Banku’.

According to reports, residents especially women clad in white jumped to their feet and erupted in jubilation as Bastie Samir defeated “Ghana Mayweather” in the seventh round of the 12-round bout.

In a non-title fight scheduled for 12 rounds, Bastie produced the performance of his career to end Bukom’s undefeated record by stopping him in the seventh round.

Banku looked in danger of being stopped earlier after he fell but held on before Bastie delivered the clinical blows in the seventh round to secure the victory and maintain his enviable unbeaten record.

The much-anticipated fight dubbed ”Make or Break” lived up to expectations with both boxers putting up a good show for the fans.

Bastie Samir record after the famous win reads (16-0-1, 15 KO’s) whiles Banku recorded; (30-1, 22 KO’s)

Sun
22
Oct

John Mahama praises Bastie, Bukom Banku for Saturday's bout

Former president John Dramani Mahama has praised Bastie Samir and Braimah Kamoko, popularly known as Bukom Banku, for putting up a great show at the Bukom Boxing Arena in a bout dubbed "Make or Break" on Saturday night.

In a Facebook post, the former president, in declaring the two fighters as winners, congratulated Bastie on his historic victory.
RELATED: Full Bout: Bukom Banku vs. Samir Bastie

He further wished Bukom Banku, whom he described as a friend and brother, well in future challenges.

"Congrats to winner Bastie and better luck next time to my friend and brother Braimah Kamoko aka Bukom Banku. Both boxers were winners last night." - he said

Sun
22
Oct

Bastie falls on Bukom Banku; ends Banku's unbeaten record

Samir Bastie has knocked out famed boxer, Bukom Banku in tonight's 'Make or Break'; ending the the latter's unbeaten record.

Banku who had vowed to defeat Samir in the cruiserweight non-title bout struggled to find his feet in the bout, suffering several hard punches that weakened him from the early rounds.

Samir Bastie knocked down Bukom Banku in the seventh round of the bout.

For the timely intervention of the military in the ring after the referee stopped the bout, there would have been a possible blood clash between fans of the two sides.

Until tonight's defeat, Bukom Banku bragged of being the African version of Floyd Mayweather; having a unbeaten record.

 

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