Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko talisman, Charles Taylor has emphatically stated that the current crop of players at the Club are not ripped enough to compete in the continental front. The current MTN FA Cup holders have been drawn against 9-time champions of Congo, Club Athlétique Renaissance Aiglon in the preliminary stage of the CAF Confederations Cup which is slated for February next year. The Porcupine Warriors painfully lost the maiden edition of the Confederations Cup to the arch-rivals, Accra Hearts of Oak on penalty shoot-out back in 2005 but the Reds want to compensate their fans by winning next year’s competition with a lot of determinations and perseverance. Charles Taylor whose name became a household tool in Ghana in 2003 due to his controversial transfer from Hearts to
The Tamale Sports Stadium named after Alhaji Aliu Mahama Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has described the late Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama as a national hero and a sports icon who devoted himself to the development of sports in the country. According to him, he was principled, upright and caring; devoting his whole life to uplifting obscurity to limelight. “He was immensely influential in lifting Abedi Pele and many other sportsmen and women from obscurity to limelight. His achievements and deeds transcend space and time. His name is therefore immortalized by naming the Tamale Sports Stadium which after all he was instrumental in building it. It is only fair and just Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will name this stadium for him”, he disclosed at the renaming of the Ta
Gregory Kwesi Wuthrich Swiss-born Ghanaian defender Gregory Kwesi Wuthrich toppled Black Stars central defender Kasim Adams Nuhu to start in central defence as Young Boys posted a 2-1 win over Albanian side Skenderbeu on Thursday. Wuthrich, 23, has enjoyed limited game time this season in the Super League and the Europa League competition. But, his performance in the reverse fixture against the Albanians in which Young Boys earned a draw in the away fixture enticed the coach to hand him a starting role over Nuhu who has enjoyed regular playing minutes in both domestic and European competitions. Wuthrich will be hoping to build on his performance in the Europa League and earn more playing minutes in the Super League where he has just 123 minutes to his name. He was born t...
Mahatma Otoo scored two goals for his side It was a quiet weekend for Ghanaian players in terms of conversion rate as only three players registered their names on the score sheet. However, performance-wise, there were plenty of positives from most of the players across the major leagues as well as the lesser known leagues. Reuben Obodai has a lowdown on how Ghanaian players fared across the globe over the weekend. ENGLAND Daniel Amartey, who is reported to be on his way to French side Nantes was missing from Leicester City’s squad that recorded a 3-2 victory over Newcastle United. Christian Atsu returned from injury to make a cameo appearance for the Magpies. Andre Ayew was introduced in the 79th for West Ham United in their shocking 1-0 victory over Chelsea. Colli
The Black Princesses The Female National under 20 Female team, the Black Princess, has called on the Sports Ministry to come to their aid by clearing their World Cup appearance and bonus arrears. The disappointed ladies felt neglected and abandoned with their $8000 remuneration package still left unpaid one year after the FIFA 2016 U20 World Cup staged in Papua New Guinea. The playing body was promised a handsome $12,000 after the tournament but has since been given a paltry $4,000, ActivitiesGH.com understands. The remaining two thirds of the package is yet to be cleared exactly one year after the tournament , with the puzzled and disappointed players wondering whether they will ever get their rightful financial reward. Speaking to ActivitiesGH.com on condition of anonymity, ...
Andre Dede Ayew Andre Ayew has nicked his way into the list of highest paid African footballers in the World. The West Ham United star was named among a list of 20 players described as the top earning African Footballers in the World. The list had already included Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan who is said to be paid $250,000 as his weekly wage. Also in the list saw Ivorian and Manchester City ace Yaya Toure, Gabon’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, reigning African Footballer of the year Riyadh Mahrez, Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Senegalese Sadio Mane. Nigeria attacker Obefemi Martins, Winfred Zaha, Gervinho, Stephan Mbia, Demba, Mehdi Benatia, Yannick Bolasie, Victor Moses and Eric Bailly all made the cut. BELOW ARE THE LIST OF HIGHEST PAID AFRICAN FOOTBALL STARS IN THE WORLD
Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi says his outfit will reward anyone who will hand in core evidence of any bribery or match fixing act with an amount of 20,000 cedis. According to the GFA boss, there have been several calls by football administrators, referees and players claiming bribery allegations in the local game in recent years without proofs which makes them difficult to substantiate. But with the upcoming season all these allegations when brought up must be proven with evidence for a handsome reward. “One of the things that we will be doing come next season is to discourage corruption. This act involves two people, without one reporting, you can’t hold any one responsible. So we are putting aside GHC 20,000 as an incentive package for whoever report
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