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Sports roundup: Black Stars soar in rankings, nation lands major sporting events

Ghanaian sports fans have plenty to cheer about this week, with the Black Stars climbing the FIFA rankings and the nation securing hosting rights for prestigious continental and international sporting events

Ghanaian sports fans have plenty to cheer about this week, with the Black Stars climbing the FIFA rankings and the nation securing hosting rights for prestigious continental and international sporting events.

Black Stars climb four places in FIFA rankings

The Black Stars are on an upward trajectory, moving up four spots to 64th in the latest FIFA Men’s Rankings.

This positive shift comes after a successful spell in June, where they finally snapped a seven-game winless streak.

The team also rose in the African rankings, jumping from 15th to 12th, overtaking Cabo Verde and Burkina Faso.

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Ghana to host 2026 African Athletics Championships

Ghana has secured the bid to host the next African Athletics Championships in 2026.

The successful late bid comes after a successful showing at the 2023 African Games, where Ghana impressed the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) enough to beat out Botswana for the hosting rights.

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Ghana to host FIE events in 2025

The Ghana Fencing Association (GFA) is gearing up for a year of international competition.

The GFA has secured the rights to host a series of high-profile Fédération Internationale d’Escrime (FIE) events in 2025.

This includes FIE Grand Prix, World Championship, World Cup and satellite events for both junior and senior fencers.

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Abeiku Jackson breaks record, claims bronze at BRICS Games

Ghanaian swimming sensation Abeiku Jackson continues to impress. Jackson secured a bronze medal in the men’s 100m butterfly at the 2024 BRICS Games in Kazan, Russia.

He didn’t just reach the podium—Jackson smashed Ghana’s national men’s 100m butterfly record at the event, clocking an impressive 53.08 seconds.

This time, he shaves a significant 0.31 seconds off his previous record set at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Vincent Torgah triumphs at Rowland Adewumi Golf Classic

Ghanaian golfer Vincent Torgah continues to dominate the West African circuit.

Torgah secured victory at the first-ever Rowland Adewumi Golf Classic in Abuja, Nigeria.

The seasoned competitor secured the title with a gross score of 219, adding to his impressive career haul of over 35 titles.

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