The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has instructed Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo to take charge of the Government of Ghana-FIFA negotiation. Hon Maafo will now lead the GoG delegation to Zurich tonight to engage FIFA. The President is convinced Osafo Maafo’s experience in the football terrain, and having previously dealt with FIFA, would smoothen the process. This was revealed by Head of Sports at Atinka Media, Saddick Obama, who broke the news on Atinka FM. This is in the wake of the world football governing body FIFA issuing a warning in a letter sent to Dr Kofi Amoah, head of the Liaison Team charged with running Ghana football in the interim as reforms take place in the aftermath of the Anas Aremeyaw Anas documentary. Also popular sports journalist, Patrick Osei A
Information minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, says the government of Ghana will find a common ground after a successful dialogue with FIFA on Thursday over the threat to ban the country from all football-related activities. The world football governing body has cautioned the country to withdraw the suit seeking to liquidate the Ghana Football Association. FIFA has however given Ghana a timeline to withdraw the case or face sanctions. In a press conference on Wednesday, Oppong Nkrumah promised government will resolve the issue amicably. “Government and FIFA have agreed to meet in Switzerland on Thursday, August 16 at FIFA headquarters, to explore means by which the two parties can finalize arrangements on a mutually acceptable rout for the final face of resolving the
Ghana’s Richard Commey proved too strong for Yardley Cruz as he recorded a convincing win over Mexico’s Yardley Cruz. The Ghanaian destroyed the Mexican in round two on Saturday night in USA in their lightweight contest. Commey, who is IBF number one contender used the fight to stay fit ahead of his yet to be confirmed World title against IBF belt holder Mikey Garcia. With the win, Commey has improved his stats to (27-2, 24 KOs), while Cruz current record stands at 24-11, (14 KOs) Source: Fightnews
Ghanaian international Kadiri Mohammed has completed his move to Russian side Arsenal Tula The former Ashanti Gold guardsman joined the Russian top-flight side on Thursday. He signed a one-year loan deal from FK Austria Wien. The 22-year-old joined the Austrian side two seasons ago from Ghanaian side Ashantigold. The Ghanaian has been angling for a new challenge elsewhere after making 22 appearances for the side last term. His proposed move to United Arab Emirates side Baniyas failed after the two parties failed to reach an agreement. But he has joined the Red and Yellow on a season long loan with an option to make it permanent.
Nii Lantey The former Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, has raised concerns over the whereabouts of the prize money for Ghana’s participation in the 2017 African Cup on Nations (AFCON) in Gabon. The former minister who doubles as a legislator for the Odododiodio Constituency, said this during the review on the 2018 budgetary allocation for sports on the floor of parliament. He said, he was surprised that the 2018 budget did not capture the AFCON money as cash in flow for the Youth and Sports ministry. He said he was concerned about the money and demanded answers for the whereabouts of the money and what the money had been used for. “Budget is an indication of expenditure and receivables. The ministry has just taken hold of the prize money of
Andre Ayew reacts after missing the target Substitute Andre Ayew's stoppage time overhead kick went just over to prevent West Ham from snatching a late winner in their Premier League clash with Leicester City on Friday night. Cheikhou Kouyate scored West Ham United's first goal under David Moyes to earn a 1-1 comeback draw at home to Leicester City but Ayew's late strike could have sent the home fans into raptures. Marc Albrighton had given Claude Puel's Leicester the lead when he poked in Jamie Vardy's deflected cross on eight minutes. Vardy nearly made it 2-0 with a curling shot before Kasper Schmeichel denied Angelo Ogbonna an equaliser at the other end. But West Ham were level in the final minute of the first half, Kouyate heading in from Manuel Lanzini's corner. ...
John Paintsil Former Fulham defender John Paintsil says he lost a contract worth £2 million after rumours claimed he stabbed his wife four years ago. Insisting that the report was false, the right-back said the report destroyed his career because a club keen on signing him pulled out of the deal. The ex-Ghana international says the report also dissuaded clubs from approaching him which led to the downward spiral of his career. The right-back assumed hero status in 2006 when he helped Ghana to excel at the World Cup in Germany which resulted in top clubs chasing after his signature. His performances led to West Ham United signing him before he went on to become an iconic figure for Fulham. However in 2013, news spread like wild fire that John Paintsil was in police cus
Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah has told the Public Accounts Committee that his office will not pay the supposed consultancy fee of $525,000 to RICS Consult for the preparation of Ghana’s bid documents for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. According to the Auditor General’s Report, RICS Consult belonging to Rex Danquah was sole sourced for the preparation of the document. The report stated that sole sourcing such an agreement was in defilement of Section 40 of the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) which necessitates procurement entities to seek approval from the Public Procurement Authority before they engage in single source procurement, and should have also signed an official document. “Since there is no existing contract between the Ministry and RICS Consult which my accoun
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo will return to action against Real Betis tomorrow after serving a five-match suspension, as the champs look to keep the pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona. Ronaldo was sent off during the Spanish Super Cup win over Barcelona on August 13 and expelled for five matches after pushing the referee, meaning he is yet to feature in the league this season. The Portuguese hitman struck twice in his only appearance since the incident, a comfortable 3-0 win over Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League last Wednesday. Youngster Borja Mayoral and Gareth Bale struck for a weakened Madrid on Sunday as they beat Real Sociedad 3-1, but as well as Ronaldo, Marcelo and Toni Kroos are expected to return after suspension and injury respectively. In spite o...
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has handed a starting role to Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye Yiadom for today's 2018 FIFA World Cup Group E qualifier against Congo Brazzaville. The in-form striker will lead Ghana's attack in the absence of injured record scorer Asamoah Gyan for the return leg after a 1-1 draw in Kumasi last Friday. Yiadom scored in Ghana's last meeting with Congo in 2015 and will be hopeful of repeating his heroics. The Black Stars much-changed line-up who are in search of their first win of the qualifying campaign also features winger Thomas Agyepong and fullback Lumor Agbenyenu. Columbus Crew defender Harrison Afful is expected to captain the team following the withdrawals of skipper Asamoah Gyan and his deputy Andre Ayew. Ghana will also be wi...