Browsing: Ghana Football

Maritzburg United have confirmed the signing of Ghanaian goalkeeper Richard Ofori on a three-year-deal, with the option of another. The club had opted against retaining Vries, leaving a huge hole in the last line of defence a gap that will now be filled by Ofori. The 23-year-old shot-stopper joins the club from Wa All Stars in the Ghanaian Premier League, having previously attracted reported interest from Mamelodi Sundowns. “MUFC confirm the signing of Ghanaian goalkeeper on a three-year contract with a further option,” United said in an official statement on Thursday. Ofori will add international experience to the Team of Choice…

Accra Hearts of Oak joined brothers Asante Kotoko to mark the One Week observation of Thomas Asare Obeng, the late equipment officer, of the Porcupines, at Esreso in the Ashanti Region. Corporate Affairs Manager Kwaku Sakyi Quashie, Communications Manager Kwame Opare-Addo, National Chapters Committee and Ashanti Regional Chapters Committee Executives were at the residence of the late Kotoko Equipment Manager to join the Kotoko family in mourning. The Hearts family continued to render their support to their brothers, a week after the tragic accident involving the Kotoko team bus. Deputy Equipment Manager Thomas Asare fell in the accident. As part…

Public Relation officer of the Ministry of youth and Sports Elvis Adjei Baah,says technical team of Ghana’s senior national team will be paid their outstanding salaries soon,but no timeline giving. Appiah and his backroom staff made up of Ibrahim Tanko, Richard Kingson, and Stephen Appiah among a host of others have already worked two months without remuneration and have taken charge of three matches already. The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC),sponsors of the BlackStars suspended their support for the senior national team, to review the sponsorship package after a new board and CEO took over the administration of the entity. GNPC…

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) Board have arrived at a decision to fund Sports development in Ghana with a staggering sum of &1.5m dollars annually. The current development is a 50 percent reduction on the previous $3million amount pumped into the Black Stars annually. The state-owned oil exploration firm will redirect their resources from only sponsoring the Senior national team  Black Stars to developing sports in the Nation. A statement by MOYS reads ” The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) can confirm receipt of communication from the Ghana National Petroleum Cooperation (GNPC), that its Board has approved an amount…

CAF first vice-president and Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been ranked as 46th most influential   football personality on the world. Football is big business a global sport with multiple leagues and teams and international competitions all vying for your attention (and money). But who wields the most influence in the game, those men and women who have some combination of money, authority and power to shape the sport? ESPN FC has ranked the top 50 movers and shakers in the game,the top ten include,FIFA president Gianni Infantino ,Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Aleksander Ceferin,Richard Scudamore,Jorge Mendes,Florentino Perez ,Lionel Messi, Mino Raiola,Pep…

Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad has confirmed that a new format and timing is being sought for the African Nations Cup as the game on the continent began a two-day symposium on Tuesday to discuss its future. Moving the Nations Cup finals to a date in June where it will no longer clash with the European club season is one recommendation that could be passed‚ as well as a possible expansion of the tournament to 24 teams. The frequency of the Nations Cup will be discussed too but holding it every two years rather than every four years…

The Cape Coast High Court ‘2’ presided over by Justice Dapaah has declared MNS Doe winner of the dispute in Central Region FA chairmanship election two years ago. Mr Arthur,former CEO of BA United  secured 26 votes in a keenly contested elections to beat Mr Doe who had 24 votes out of the total vote cast. The defeat to Doe appeared to have truncated his 26 years in charge as head of the Central Regional Football Association. However, Mr. Doe, who felt the electioneering process was plagued with unpardonable errors petitioned the court in October, 2015. Judge Justice Dapaah ruling has…

Professional footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG)General secretary,Anthony Baffoe has advised African football federation to involve the right people in football administration. The African Football Symposium expected to open a new page in the development of African football. As a continent with great football talents,its lacks behind in terms of football development,infrastructure and  investment. Always the world tunes in to talk of African football being undermined by bonus disputes and administrative problems,rather than to celebrate the talent of the teams or their star men. It is also important to acknowledge that there is no “magic bullet” for African sides.Some of the…

World and African football leaders gathered at Rabat,the Moroccan capital for African Football Symposium observed a minute silent to show solidarity with Asante Kotoko who suffered a fatal motor accident. Global football was shaken with reports that Asante Kotoko have been involved in a fatal motor accident at Nkawkaw while returning to Kumasi following a league match against Inter Allies,killing the team’s Equipment Officer and injuring 18 players and officials. Messages of love and encouragement have poured in across the Ghanaian populace. The latest to express sympathy to the Porcupines is footballer leaders and journalist at the on-going African Football…

The President of Ghana,His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo will commission the Accra Academy Astro Turf on Tuesday afternoon. Asamoah Gyan’s Accra Academy Astro Turf will officially be opened by the President of Ghana in honor of his Alma mater. The project which was solely financed by the Black Stars captain is wealth $200,000. Gyan broke the ground for the commencement of the project in 2015. Perfectly green and smooth, adorned with flood lights, the commissioning of the turf will be a fitting thank you by Gyan to the school which honed his young talent under the tutelage of Coach…

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