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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…

Former Accra Hearts of oak captain, Yaw Amankwa Mireku, is of the view that troubled Asante Kotoko should have honoured the rest of the league matches despite their fatal accident. Premier League Board (PLB) on Tuesday convened in a meeting to decide whether the league take a break or go on after the incident. It’s was finally agreed that the league will continue excusing Asante Kotoko and WAFA clash on match day 24, and till match day 25 if the Porcupines still looks uncertain to partake in the league. However, the former Premier League star has shockingly indicated that Kotoko…

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…

Black Starlets goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad has set his sights on winning the golden gloves award at the upcoming FIFA U17 World Cup in India. The 15-year-old shot stopper won the award at the African U17 Championships earlier this year in Gabon, where he conceded just one goal all tournament, which bizarrely came in the final against Mali. Ghana will be making their first appearance at the competition in 10 years and have been drawn alongside hosts India, USA and Columbia in group A. Danlad says he is working hard to make a name for himself on the world stage. “I…

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…

Former Great Olympics Coach Godwin Attram has urged current coach Tom Strand to vary his tactics to save the club from relegation. The Dade lads gain promotion back to the elite division this season but is flirting with relegation after amassing 23 points from 23 games. Following the Dade Boys 3-0 loss to Medeama SC on match day 23 of the Ghana Premier League at the Accra Stadium over the weekend, it appears the club’s hope of avoiding the drop has become murky. Management and fans of the club are not happy with the turn of events and Attram who…

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…

President of FIFA Gianni Infantino has told African football leaders to follow European calendar by changing January date,for its continents biggest Football Mundial AFCON. The FIFA boss made this assertion in the on-going Historic African Football Symposium at  Rabat, the Moroccan capital. Coaches,Players,Some scorer Administrators and Pundits have called for the Africa Cup of Nations to be moved to a different time of year from winter to summer. Each of the 55 Member Associations affiliated to CAF is represented at the two-day event by its president, General Secretary and National Coach. In the latter category, we can mention renowned technical brains…

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