On this day 1 September 2002 (Exactly 17 years ago today) Kumasi Asante Kotoko beat Egyptian side Ghazel El Mahalla 3-0 in the first leg of their African Cup Winners Cup competition quarter-finals match played in Kumasi.
Kotoko, who have not won a continental cup in 36-years, started off well and dominated most of the first half. Stephen Oduro got the first goal in the 29th minute from a free-kick
Hamza Mohammed added the second just before half-time.
Captain Ablordey added a third from a penalty after a Egyptian defender handled the ball in the box. The Oseikrom boys went through some anxious moments in the dying minutes, as the Egyptians had a goal disallowed, hit the crossbar and had a series of free-kicks and corner kicks.
Kotoko Line up: Osei Boateng, Aziz Ansah, Godfred Yeboah. Isaac “Ninja” Owusu , Joe Hendricks, Mohammed Hamza, Michael Osei, Godwin Ablordey (Captain), Nana Arhin Duah, Shilla Alhassan, Stephen Oduro.
On this day 1 September 2008 (Exactly 11 years ago today) Manchester City was taken over by Abu Dhabi Group to become the richest club in England overnight and changed the Premier League landscape, they capped the most exciting of transfer days by paying a record 3.4 million pounds for Real Madrid and Brazil striker Robinho.
On this day 1 September 2013 (Exactly 6 years ago today) After six seasons at Tottenham Hotspur, during which he was named Premier League Players’ player of the Year Award twice, Wales winger Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for a world record fee of ¢85 million.
On this day 1 September 1960 (Exactly 59 years ago today ) German sprinter Armin Hary won the coveted 100m gold medal in 10.2 at the Rome Olympics; first non-American to win the event since 1928. On this day 1 September1960 (Exactly 59 years ago today) The United States 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of George Harrison, Dick Blick, Mike Troy & Jeff Farrell swum world record 8:10.2 to beat Japan by 3.3 seconds and win gold medal at the Rome Olympics.
On this day 1 September 1960 (Exactly 59 years ago today) The United States 4 x 100m medley relay team swum world record 4:05.4 to beat Australia and win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics; Frank McKinney, Paul Hait, Lance Larson & Jeff Farrell.
On this day 1 September 1972 (Exactly 47 years ago today) Australian swimmer Shane Gould won the 200m freestyle in world record 2:03.56 at the Munich Olympics; her 3rd gold medal & 3rd world record of the Games.
On this day 1 September 1972 (Exactly 47 years ago today) There was an American sweep of the medals in the women’s 200m butterfly at the Munich Olympics; Karen Moe took gold in world record 2:15.57 ahead of team mates Lynn Colella and Ellie Daniel.
On this day 1 September 1972 (Exactly 47 years ago today) Valeriy Borzov of the Soviet Union run 10.14 to beat American Robert Miller and Lennox Miller of Jamaica in the coveted men’s 100m final at the Munich Olympics.
On this day 1 September 1973 (Exactly 46 years ago today) In his first title defence George Foreman retained his WBC & WBA heavyweight crowns when he KO Jose “King” Roman of Puerto Rico in round 1 in Tokyo, Japan.
On this day 1 September 1977 (Exactly 42 years ago today) Tracy Austin at age 14 years, 8 months, 20 days, became the youngest female to play in the US Open, beating German Heidi Eisterlehner 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in a 1st round match.
On this day 1 September 1987 (Exactly 32 years ago today) 15 year old American tennis player Michael Chang became the youngest man to win a match at the US Open when he beat Australian Paul McNamee in 4 sets in the opening round. On this day 1 September 1994 (Exactly 35 years ago today) 8-time major winner Ivan Lendl played his final professional tennis match; forced to retire with back pain trailing Bernd Karbacher of Germany 6-4, 7-6, 1-0 in the 2nd round of the US Open.
On this day 1 September 1997 (Exactly 22 years ago today) Two-time defending US Open champion Pete Sampras had his 17-match winning streak, the 4th-longest of the Open Era in men’s singles, snapped in a 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 3-6, 7-6 loss to Petr Korda of Czech Republic.
On this day 1 September 2007 (Exactly 12 years ago today) Tyson Gay help the US win the men’s 4 x 100m relay at the world track & field championships in Osaka, Japan to join Carl Lewis and Maurice Greene as the only men to win 3 gold medals at one world meet.