Archive for Sports

  • June 4, 2020

    Sports Ministry...

    In anticipation of the various individual non-contact sports beginning training, Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah has outlined how his outfit has overseen the fumigation of all state-owned sporting facilities. This is part of wider efforts by the government of Ghana. Over the past month, there has been a nationwide fumigation effort...

  • June 3, 2020

    Nana Ampomah...

    Netherlands defender Milan Massop has picked Ghana winger Nana Opoku Ampomah as the most talented player he ever played with.  The Silkeborg IF player was teammates with the now Fortuna Dusseldorf attacker during their days in Belgium with Waasland Beveren. Massop believes the pacy winger has what it takes to...

  • June 3, 2020

    Referees Manager...

    Newly-appointed GFA Referees Manager, Alexander Kotey says a number of strategic decisions will be taken to improve refereeing in Ghana. The retired FIFA referee started work on Monday following his appointment on May 25, 2020. Speaking to the GFA media team in his first interview, Mr Kotey said: “My appointment...

  • June 2, 2020

    Premier League:...

    The Board Chairman of Accra Hearts of Oak Togbe Afede XIV has been appointed by the Executive Council of the GFA as chairman of the autonomous premier league advisory committee. This follows the decision of the Executive Council to name member Dr.Toni Aubynn and Dr. Kwame Baah-Nuako, Chairman of the...

  • May 30, 2020

    Roger Federer...

    Roger Federer is the first tennis player to top the annual Forbes list of the world’s highest paid athletes, overtaking footballer Lionel Messi. Federer, 38, moved up four places after earning £86.2m in the past year – about £81m of it in endorsements. Cristiano Ronaldo (£85m), Messi (£84m) and Neymar (£77.5m) come...

  • May 29, 2020

    Kwame Kyei...

    Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has retained Mr Kwame Kyei as chairman of the Asante Kotoko Board of Directors after constituting a new board to see to the affairs of the club. In a statement, the Asantehene said Mr Kyei was retained because he has been the sole financier of the...

  • May 29, 2020

    Premier League...

    The Premier League is set to restart on 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, subject to government approval. A full round of fixtures would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June. There are 92 matches still to play, and the first...

  • May 27, 2020

    Naomi Osaka...

    22-year-old Naomi Osaka is the highest paid female athlete in 2020 beating her idol Serena Williams for the top spot, Photo: The independent It is a great time to be a millennial because Naomi Osaka is inspiring many to go after their dreams without holding back. Forbes declared the 22-year-old as the highest-paid female...

  • May 27, 2020

    $1000 should...

    A Black Stars and Asante Kotoko goalkeeper has recommended a minimum salary of one thousand dollars ($1000) for players in the Ghana Premier League. Felix Annan who doubles as the captain of Kotoko in a chat with Sports journalist on a WhatsApp group (Sports of WhatsApp) indicated that such a...

  • May 27, 2020

    AFCON 2002:...

    Former Ghana defender Samuel Osei Kuffour has revealed he was sacked from Black Stars camp during the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations in Mali because he spoke against terrible living conditions endured by the team. After Ghana’s opening match at the tournament against Morocco, Kuffour was dismissed. There were speculation...

  • May 27, 2020

    Avram Grant:...

    Former Ghana and Chelsea coach Avram Grant reckons Asamoah Gyan’s famous 2011 transfer from English Premier League side Sunderland to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates greatly hampered the striker’s progress. After hitting 10 league goals in his first season with The Black Cats, Gyan promptly pursued a move away, originally joining the...

  • May 27, 2020

    “I don’t...

    President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kurt Okraku has revealed that he has a good relationship with former FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi despite reports of a fallout. Reports were rife in the media that the current FA president has issues with his former boss after winning the FA elections...

  • May 26, 2020

    Let’s not...

    Ghana ace Asamoah Gyan wants CK Akonnor’s job as Black Stars head coach to be free of any interference. Akonnor has been at the helm of affairs since replacing James Kwasi Appiah in January. “CK is a man of his word. I have had a meeting with him and people who...

  • May 25, 2020

    GFA meets...

    A Ghana Football Association delegation on Thursday, May 21, 2020, joined other federations to engage the Government COVID-19 team at the Accra Sports Stadium. The meeting was also attended by the leadership of the National Sports Authority. Presidents of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Ghana Golf Association and the Ghana Boxing...

  • May 24, 2020

    Making money...

    For many, even including fans of the sport, the business of soccer has been tainted by the plasticity of a value system that offers less for love and loyalty and so much more for ambipedal mercenaries. The modern game, called football in most parts of the world, often than not...

  • May 22, 2020

    Kwasi Appiah...

    Lawyers of former Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah will present a third letter – demanding his salary arrears – to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Friday, May 20, 2020, Joy Sports can exclusively report. Should the GFA fail to acknowledge receipt as they have in the last two instances, the...

  • May 6, 2020

    2004 CAF...

    “Daddy, I will not eat my food, I will do that when Hearts beat Kotoko to win this Virgin Cup [CAF Confederations Cup 2004]” the words of Ebo, a seven-year-old Accra Hearts of Oak fan. I grew up as the odd son among my siblings as football was my passion,...

  • April 29, 2020

    Tamara Moore...

    Pic Credit: Barry Gossage / NBAE via Getty Images file   Tamara Moore, a former WNBA player, is the first African American woman to be the head coach of a men’s collegiate program in the U.S. She has been appointed as the men’s basketball head coach at Mesabi Range College in Virginia, Minnesota. “Now,...

  • April 21, 2020

    StarTimes Pays...

    Ghana Premier League has been boosted by a windfall from television rights holder StarTimes as each club in the top-flight has received $5,000 as part payment of the rights deal. The money comes as a massive boost for the 18 clubs in the top-flight in these hard times with the...

  • April 21, 2020

    Our offices...

    The Ghana Football Association (GFA) says its offices remain closed despite government’s decision to lift the partial lockdown in the Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and Kasoa environs. “This is because the government’s directive on public gathering of 25 or more persons is still in force,” the GFA explained in a...

  • April 16, 2020

    ‘Super Eagles...

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has not advertised for applications for a new coach for the Super Eagles, an official of the federation has said. Many coaches have been jostling to take over Gernot Rohr’s job since the NFF brought out conditions that the German must meet before getting a...

  • April 16, 2020

    Barcelona Announce...

    Barcelona have moved to restructure their board after six directors resigned last week in protest at the way the club is being run, the Spanish side have said. Two of the club’s four vice presidents, Emili Rousaud and Enrique Tombas, were among those to announce their resignation in a letter...

  • April 16, 2020

    Arsenal to...

    Arsenal will not use the government’s furlough scheme and will continue paying employees and casual workers their full salaries until the end of May, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. The top-flight season has been suspended until at least April 30 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the...

  • April 15, 2020

    Agyemang Badu:...

    Emmanuel Agyemang Badu is a Ghana midfielder playing for Hellas Verona in Italy – where, like most countries, football is on hold during the coronavirus crisis. In March, his sister Hagar was shot and killed in the city of Berekum. He has not been able to go back to Ghana to...

  • April 12, 2020

    Akonnor knows...

    Former Black Stars striker Augustine Ahinful is hopeful his former playing mate Charles Kwablan Akonnor will succeed as coach of the national football team. Akonnor has been at the helm of affairs for four months now following his appointment in January. He replaced Kwesi Appiah who left in December last...

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