Two-time AFCON winning coach, Herve Renard, has hinted that the only factor that can help the Black Stars of Ghana to end their AFCON drought is through team work, sacrifice and understanding the passion of African football.
The Auditor-General has asked the National Sports Authority (NSA) to refund GH¢180,494 used for the 2017 National Sports Festival to the management of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium for the replacement of broken seats.
The Auditor-General has asked the National Sports Authority (NSA) to refund GH¢180,494 used for the 2017 National Sports Festival to the management of the Baba Yara Stadium for the replacement of broken seats.
Former Black Stars captain and former Black Queens Coach, James Kuuku Dadzie, has called on Ghana Premier League clubs to strategically position themselves to attract sponsorship from corporate bodies to help resource them and avert the player exodus menace which is due to low wages and poor remuneration.
1. I score many great goals with my infinite goal scoring intelligence.
2. I have absolutely excellent great football skills
Say this continually, at least for one hour every day in your heart and mind.
Psychological Mind Training is a technique of packing tight into a sports person’s Mind positive words of affirmation in self talk.
This activity makes a sports person focused on the duty at hand at every point in time and leads to great sporting excellence. It gives to a sports person power to shut out fear and all other negative factors; internal or external that can affect his or her person at the said sporting event.
Many great sports men and women have employed it and some have attributed their sporting success to about 90 per cent Mind Training.
This is Mike Tyson’s report on Cus D’Amato, the master Mind Behind his Phenomenal boxing achievements. He says ‘‘Cus would perform hypnotic meditation prior to a boxing match to help him prepare his mind for the match’’.
We saw what great value and impact he had on the youngest heavy weight boxing champion in the world; supervising Tyson’s intimidating and terrifying presence in the ring. No wonder he is the most dreaded boxer ever.
Mike Tyson says of himself; I would self talk my self to prime my mind into the ring, saying;
I am intelligent, savage and this guy does not match me’’
Doctors at Harvard Medical School say that Mind Training involving self talk changes brain blood flow for the good of sportsmen and women.
Training the mind plus Training the body leads to great sporting success.
The same techniques of self talk can be used for academic pursuit. Many of our sportsmen and women are gaining international scholarships to pursue higher learning. They can use the Mind Training techniques to saturate their minds with th
Former Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko star, Charles Asampong Taylor, has revealed for the first time that a supporter of Accra Great Olympics convinced him to adopt the name Charles Taylor when he was about to sign for the club because it would make him easily recognisable.
Ghana’s national under-23 team midfielder, Abdul Aziz Nurudeen, says he is looking forward to excelling in Hearts of Oak’s colours after joining them from Division 1 outfit, Vision FC, before the start of this season.
The Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Professor Peter Twumasi, has given an assurance that the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi will bounce back by October this year to host exciting night Premier League matches just like the Accra Stadium.
This is the second and concluding part of an interview with Charles Asampong Taylor, considered as one of the most naturally gifted players of his generation who enjoyed the best time of his career at Hearts of Oak before a controversial move to rivals Asante Kotoko in his prime.
In an exclusive interview with Graphic Sports' George Ernest Asare, Taylor talks about why he abandoned Hearts for Kotoko and why he returned to play for Hearts before hanging his boots. Taylor also opens up on his calling as an ordained pastor and a future career as a coach.
Graphic Sports (GS): You were on top of your game at Hearts but made a shocking move to Kotoko. What made you switch to Hearts’ fiercest rivals?
Charles Taylor (CT): Many football fans have either misinterpreted or failed to understand what really took me to the camp of Kotoko, but in life it is very important to consider a lot of issues in order to progress and to realise your dreams.
Hearts management offered me the platform to develop as a top footballer and I am grateful to them.
Beside paying me monthly salary to support my family, some Hearts fans also gave me money in appreciation of my performance for the club.
However, since life is not static, one needs to weigh up things at a point in time to progress and this is exactly what I did during my time with Hearts.
However, there is one key issue that pushed me out of Hearts midstream and it happened when management refused to endorse my move to Brescia to pursue my professional career.
I felt very bitter because it undermined my quest showcase my potentials at the professional level in Italy and anytime I reflect on the issue I feel very sad for the lost opportunity.
GS: What really happened such that after 17 years you are struggling to put it behind you?
Former Black Stars and Asante Kotoko midfield legend, Abdul Karim Razak, has named himself in a dream team Ghana’s all-time best players, a Black Stars team which could have conquered the world had they played together at the FIFA World Cup.
Charles Asampong Taylor says winning the maiden CAF Confederation Cup trophy with Asante Kotoko over arch rivals Hearts of Oak in 2005 would have been a befitting legacy for a club he had adored from infancy.
Norwegian sensation Erling Braut Haaland stole the limelight on Saturday as the German Bundesliga became the first major European football league to return since the coronavirus lockdown, with teams playing in empty, echoing stadiums.
Charles Asampong Taylor is still bemoaning the failure of Asante Kotoko to win the CAF Confederation Cup when they lost the final to archrivals Hearts of Oak in 2005. He says winning Africa’s second tier continental competition would have been a befitting legacy for a club he had adored from infancy.