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Newly elected FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi will attend his first meeting next month in Zurich. It will be the first ever gathering for the expanded Council from 24 to 36 which is replacing the FIFA Executive Committee. Nyantakyi will hold his seat only until 17 March, when he faces re-election at the next Caf Congress to be held in Addis Ababa. But his election success in Cairo on Thursday at CAF’s Extraordinary General Assembly is likely to give him the advantage in his bid for re-election next year and for a four-year term. The FIFA Council is a non-executive,…

The Director of newly promoted side, Accra Great Olympics has revealed that his outfit do not make money from player sales as other clubs do. One of the major sources of funding for Ghanaian clubs is the sale of players to clubs outside Ghana. But the former Ghana Football Association vice president asserts that Olympics has enjoyed no money from player sales since the sale of Godwin Attram more than a decade ago. “The last time we sold a player to a team outside the shores of Ghana is when we sold Godwin Attram a long time ago. Francis Coffie…

The Director of Accra Great Olympics, Fred Pappoe has cited money as the biggest problem traditional clubs in the country encounter. The past few years have seen most traditional clubs in Ghana football fail to make significant impact in the Ghana Premier league and Fred Pappoe believes that money is the major factor hindering the success of the teams. “I’m not sure any of the traditional clubs will love to play in the Division One League(DOL) but there are so many challenges hindering them. The crux of the matter is the unavailability of funds. Sometimes we have to take money…

Former Ghana international Malik Jabir has described the new generation of Ghanaian players as a “pack of lazy guys” who are “physically not fit.” Jabir represented the Black Stars of Ghana between 1966 and 1977 and only missed out on a place in the 1978 Afcon squad after personally opting out. Speaking on Ultimate FM’s Sports Zone on the difference between his generation of players and the current crop, Jabir said players in the 60’s and 70’s were far stronger than those of the current generation. “The main difference lies in training. We used to do double sessions of 2…

Former coach of the Black Meteors, Malik Jabir has bemoaned the lack of support and attention  given to the team by the nation. The aggrieved coach stated that he was shocked at the kind of treatment the team received from the Ghana Football Association, the Sports Ministry and the media during their preparations for the games in Congo. Malik in his words described the team as a “forgotten team”. Malik took charge of the team’s abysmal performance at the 2015 All Africa games but believes that the team would have done pretty much better if they had the required support…

The vice president of the Ghana Football Association ,George Afriyie has highlighted the factors he believes will work for the nation’s federation boss Kwesi Nyatakyi ahead of the Federation of International Football Association executive council elections which will be held in Cairo Thursday September 29, 2016.. The GFA capo will be contesting against five other FA chiefs for the FIFA executive council slot. George Afriyie who is in Cairo with Nyatakyi believes that his boss will win the election convincingly. In an interview with Asempa FM, George remarked that Nyatakyi’s personality, Ghana’s success under Kwesi Nyatakyi and the status of…

Former Asante Kotoko defender Joe Hendricks holds a dissenting view with the Ghana Football Association president Kwasi Nyantakyi’s Description of the Ghana League as competitive. Joe in reaction to the President’s comment about the Ghana premier league completely disagreed the assertion by the Ghana football chief. “If he had followed the game during our time and he can today say the league is competitive I can challenge him and say no, that era is far better than this. Perhaps he (Nyantakyi) during our time, he didn’t watch us. Because during our time we were playing the ABC premier league where…

Former Black Stars forward Tony Yeboah has descended heavily on the Ghana Football Association(GFA) and the Premier League Board(PLB) over what he described as the degrading standard of the Ghana Premier League(GPL) The latest attack by the legendary Tony Yeboah adds to a number of personalities including the current Youth and Sports Minister who have lashed out the FA and PLB over the poor standard of the league. “I don’t watch the Ghana league. Why should I watch a league that has been engulfed in match fixing allegations, poor officiating among other things? I prefer watching the English Premier League.…

The Ghana Football Association will organize a special sports medicine seminar  on October 5, 2016 at the Headquarters of the GFA. The seminar, which is being coordinated by Dr Prince Pamboe, a member of the Medical Committee of the GFA, will be addressed by visiting sports medicine experts from Europe. Club Doctors, physiotherapists and masseurs are invited to participate in the seminar, which is free of charge. Mathias Zangenber, a physical trainer with FC Nortsjaelland, will take participants through “the athletic work with players – from academy to first team. Robin Sadler, who worked with Manchester City as a physiotherapist…

Medeama SC midfielder Kwasi Donsu says he’s not aware of any news  move to TP Mazembe contrary to media reports that the Tarkwa star boy will soon complete a fresh deal with the Congolese champions. With an impressive record of 15 goals out of which 10 were free kicks, it was expected that a lot of clubs in and outside the shores of Ghana will be after the signature of Ghana’s ”Juninho” Recent media reports have suggested that the set piece expert is on the verge of joining Congolese club TP Mazembe but in an exclusive interview with sportsworldghana.com Akwesi…

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