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Ghana moved one place up to the 51st position in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday November 23, 2017. The Black Stars gained points after drawing 1-1 with Egypt at home in a final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualiifer played in Cape Coast. The concluding 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers have made their mark on the latest ratings with Senegal and the winners of the European zone play-offs among the biggest climbers. The Lions of Teranga have, in fact, risen to 23rd – their highest-ever position on the global ladder – on the back of securing a first World…

GN Bank have refused to extend their sponsorship deal for the Division one League come 2017/18 season. The financial firm signed a three-year contract worth $2.1 with the Ghana Football Association, a deal which expired at the end of the 2016/17 season. Many are wondering what might have triggered GN Bank’s decision not to continue the marriage with the FA. According to the Managing Director of the bank, Issah Adams, this decision came from the Board of Directors. “We sponsored the second tier league for three years and it over so our Board Directors have said we need not to…

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…

Azam FC goalkeeper Razak Abalora believes his impressive performance in the Tanzanain top flight league is worth earning him a Black Stars call-up. The ex- WAFA goalie is having a fine season in the Tanzanian league with Azam FC where he had kept eight clean sheets in ten consecutive matches. ”I think I deserve a call up to the National team, I have kept eight clean sheets in the ten league games so far. I have a also scored two goals. I am the fans favourite here in Tanzania.” Abalora is quoted as saying by footballmadeinghana.com. ”Personally I think the…

Former Black Stars Goal Keeper has said he still has four more years of good football to offer Ghanaians stressing he hasn’t thought of hanging his boots any time soon. The veteran Goalie who is now 35 has vowed to keep for the post for another 4 years before bringing his career to an end. “I want to play for the next four years, I am still active and I can still be in the post, you all saw my performance last season.” Owu’s loan spell at Ashanti Gold SC ended after the 2016/2017 Ghana Premier league and says he’s…

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…

Black Princesses Coach, Yusuf Basigi, has insisted that his charges will be ban from celebrating Christmas due their final World Cup qualifier Cameroon. The first leg will be played in Yaoundé on 12 January, 2017 and the return encounter after two weeks. The team arrived in Ghana on Monday after advancing to the final stage of the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup qualifiers after completing a 10-1 aggregate win over Kenya on Sunday at the Kenyatta Stadium. According to the technical handler, all importance is being attached to the Cameroon encounter for qualification. “We will allow the team to rest…

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