Browsing: Ghana Premier League

Ghana’s U 17 goalkeeper Ibrahim Danald has revealed he was “I was once a defender” before being converted into a goalkeeper.  According to the Asante Kotoko short stopper, he wasn’t a naturally gifted like other goalkeepers until he ceased playing as a defender was operated from right flanks. The 14-year-old goalie is one of the fast-rising young goalkeepers following his outstanding performance at the 2017 Africa Youth Championship and the recently ended FIFA U17 World Cup staged in India “It is true that I wasn’t a goalkeeper when I started my football career at age five but was converted into…

With the exception of Hearts of Oak, Asante Kotoko and Ashanti Gold SC who seem to have some amount of corporate backings in their day-to-day management, the rest of the 14 teams who play in the Ghana Premier League dip into their own pockets to run the affairs of the club. The Ghana Football Association subvention to the clubs are most times not forthcoming due to lack of title sponsor. This persistent development has widened the gaps between the traditional clubs and supposed smaller clubs, leaving them impoverished. Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko including Ashgold who can attract sponsors…

Former Ghana international Yusif Chibsah has urged football administrators in Ghana to at least set up $1000 a minimum wage for players who play in the Ghana Premier League. Speaking on Kumasi based Abusua FM’s Sports Arena show, the former Asante Kotoko star argued setting the supposed amount as minimum monthly wage for players who play in the Ghanaian top flight league will help reduce the continuous player exodus at the end of every league season. He says ”Football is not a life time profession because as a player you can’t play football forever that is how come elsewhere in…

Ghana’s Division One League board Chairman Mr. Owoahene Acheampong has blamed the Ghanaian media for over the years playing a key role in destroying the country’s football governing body brand. The FA close to a decade now has struggled to establish a fine relationship with indigenous Ghanaian companies who intend to sponsor the Ghana Premier League, after failing to establish a lasting relationship between the FA and Onetouch, First Capital Bank, Polytank and just recently GN Bank, who have remained redundant in renewing its three (3) years expired contract with the FA. Mr. Owahene speaking on some of the issues…

Executive Vice President of Goldfields West Africa Alfred Baku has told Starr FM Sports they are always ready to work again with the GFA if they are approached by the football governing body. The former sponsors of the Black Stars in 2012 failed to renew their six year partnership deal which was worth over 15 million dollars. Baku revealed that they were told by the Ghana football Association that other companies wanted to associate themselves with the national pride. There were reports that they decided to pull out of the deal due to financial challenges but Baku says that was…

Exciting to watch’ Aduana Stars midfielder Elvis Opoku says ‘unity’ will play a key role in the Ghana Premier League Champions African campaign next year if they want to make huge impact on the continent’s football. He believes with Unity the Ogya lads can pull surprises in their second African campaign. Opuku who recently extended his contract with the Domaa based outfit after emerging as one of the best midfielders in the 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League has been with the ‘Ogya’ lads for three (3) seasons now and has virtually grown to become a household name on the lips of…

Central Regional RFA boss Mr. MNS Doe has accused the Ghana Football Association judicial bodies for being the reason behind the Ghana Premier league’s usual new season delay. He questioned the bodies on wasting too much time on protest cases from various division one (1) and premier league clubs during the end of league seasons, which mostly eats into the league’s commencement date. Mr. Doe, following his recent election to office as the Central Regional RFA chairman with hard work and dedication to ensuring the region grows to become one of the nation’s biggest football talent search area has helped…

Ahead of this weekend’s Madrid derby, CitiSports’ Daniel Koranteng looks at the evolution of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, who has risen to become one of the most important players at the Madrid club. Karim Abdul Razak, Mohammed Gargo, Michael Essien and Stephen Appiah are some of the most notable names which come to mind when you think of prominent Ghanaian midfielders, and one name will soon be fit to be considered in this elusive company. Thomas Teye Partey has fast become one of Europe’s most talked about midfielders after his blistering form in 2017 for both club and country.…

Black Stars forward Edwin Gyasi does not regret turning down the chance to represent Netherlands, insisting he always wanted to play for Ghana. Gyasi, born in Netherlands to Ghanaian parents, was approached by the Royal Dutch Football Association to represent the Flying Dutchmen, but he turned down the opportunity and instead opted to feature for the Black Stars. And the 26-year old has made a blissful start to his international career, earning rave reviews from Ghanaians. Last Sunday, he made his second appearance for Ghana and delivered a stunning goal as the Black Stars were to a 1-1 stalemate by Egypt…

Member of the Ghana football Association Executive committee Kurt Okreku says they shot themselves in the foot in all aspects of their preparations towards the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Ghana failed to make a fourth successive appearance at the mundial after Egypt secured the sole ticket from E in the qualifiers. Speaking on the Extra time with host Henry Asante Twum, the Executive Director of Dreams FC believe the frosty relationship between the then sports ministry and the FA ,coupled with the work done by the technical team and the players clearly showed that they were not ready to…

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