Grace Obour grabbed Team Ghana’s 6th medal in the African Games after she finished 3rd in the finals of the women’s 400m.She ran a time of 51.86 seconds to finish behind Nigeria’s Favour Ofili (2nd) and Botswana’s Galefele Moroko of Bostwana.Mohammed Abubakar and Hammoud Jeff qualified for the finals of the men’s long jump after leaping 7.71 metres and 7.66 metres respectively in Wednesdays’s qualifiers.Regina Yeboah finished 7th in the 100m hurdles of the women’s heptathlon with a time of 15.23 seconds but she topped the high jump event clearing a height of 1.71 metres. She was tied in top spot with Egypt’s Hoda Hagras.She placed 7th in the shot put of the heptathlon.TABLE TENNISIn the men’s singles table tennis, Derek Abrefa lost 4-3 to Gedoen Kassa of DR Congo while Felix Lartey 4-0 also lost to Sami Kherouf of Algeria.BOXINGSamed Shakul lost 4-1 to Peter Pita of DR Congo in the semi-finals of the men’s light heavy weight.CYCLINGIn the women’s road race event, Ghana’s Clementina Ayoung, went over the stated time limit and placed 34th overall.FENCINGIn the men’s epee individual, Eric Mallick lost 5-3 to Alex Beugre of Cote d’Ivoire, 5-4 to Khaled Budheima of Libya, 5-1 to Mahmoud Nashat of Egypt, beat Robert Gandon of Senegal 5-3 and Jolan Andriamonjy of Madagascar 5-4.Isaac Teinor lost 5-3 to Oumarou Diarrassouba of Cote d’Ivoire, 5-1 to Abdel-Karim El Houari of Morocco, Houssam El Kord also of Morocco, and 5-3 to Satyadev Gunput of Mauritius. He beat Mukawa Mongwassa of DR Congo 5-3 and Gueye Salisou of Senegeal 4-2.Iddrisu Bashiru lost 5-3 to Mohammed Bashiru of Egypt, 5-3 to Jens Pinsenschaum of Namibia, 5-1 to Senegal’s Keba Sagnan.WEIGHTLIFTINGJeremiah Teng-gbul Benye finished 9th with a total of 122 in the men’s 81kg snatch competition.He recorded 150 in the clean and jerk to finish with a total of 272 to finish 8th
Accra Hearts of Oak will on Thursday 24th July 2014, confirm Coach Herbert Addo as their new manager.Herbert will replace Mohamed Polo and will stay at the club for 2-years.Herbert Addo has agreed on a 2-year deal with the Phobians and is expected to be unveiled on Friday when he is introduced to the Hearts squad at the team’s training grounds at ATTC.The former Inter Allies head Coach is also said to have agreed on a monthly salary of GHâ‚µ8,000 and an enticement fee of GHâ‚µ25,000.“We will confirm Herbert as the manager of the team after our Board meeting on Thursday afternoon. We have agreed on every aspect of the contract and it has been signed and sealed. He emerged as the best candidate amongst the lot that applied for this job. We have given him his targets and we expect him to achieve them including introducing young talents into our team” a Hearts Board member told sportscrusader.com in an exclusive interview.Herbert will be assisted by Stephen Abugri with Sabahn Quaye as the Team Manager.The Phobians are said to have tasked Herbert Addo to win the next Premier League Competition and as well qualify the team to the money zone of the CAF Champions League Competition.Herbert Addo has also been tasked to assess the Hearts squad to determine if the team should partake in next year’s CAF Confederations Cup.Addo, who led Aduana Stars to the Premier League title in the year 2010, is expected to submit his transfer request on Monday after which he will submit the list of players he intends to offload in the off season. Hearts say they will offload 16 players and bring in only 4 new faces.