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Coach J.E. Sarpong

Football

Outspoken Coach J.E. Sarpong has challenged the Executive Committee members of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) not to use the ongoing stakeholders meeting in Cape Coast as a mere talk show, but come out with pragmatic measures that would address the lapses undermining the meaningful development of Ghana football.

Eric Bekoe

Football

Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko forward, Eric Bekoe, says he is open to a move back into the Ghana Premier League following the expiration of his contract with Egyptian outfit, Kafr Elsheikh SC.Bekoe, who once took Ghana football by storm after winning the top scorer and best player awards with Kotoko in the 2007-2008 season, has welcomed offers from any of the top clubs in the country, provided they are good enough.

Charles K. Akonnor

Football

Former Dreams FC coach, Charles Kwabla Akonnor, has confirmed his return to the club to assist in their 2017/2018 Premier League campaign.Akonnor was in charge of the Dawu-based club prior to their demotion to Division One and helped them to win seven games and draw once during their campaign in the second tier before his departure to Ashantigold Sporting Club.

Ghana Football Association

Football

Members of the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), led by FA President, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, together with other principal arms of the FA will embark on a three-day summit beginning today at the Ridge Royal Hotel in Cape Coast to deliberate on key decisions for the well-being of the game.

At age 55, he has worked with over 10 local football clubs, including King Faisal, Accra Hearts of Oak, Gamba All Blacks, Medeama Sporting Club, Berekum Chelsea, Wassaman FC, Kpando Heart of Lions, Techiman City and currently with Aduana Stars.

Musah Inusah

Football

Accra Hearts of Oak defender, Inusah Musah, says the current player exodus which has hit the club will have no significant negative effect on their performance next season, tagging the situation as a regular phenomenon.

Kwesi Nyantakyi — GFA President

Sports News

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is expected to engage the Premier League Board (PLB) in an emergency meeting to decide on a new date for the commencement of the Premier League.

The meeting, scheduled for next week, is expected to, among other things, discuss the delay in the commencement of the league and whether the league could be completed before the World Cup in June.

The Scrabble Association of Ghana is inviting players and lovers of scrabble of all ages and skill to converge on the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium at 9a.m. tomorrow to play scrabble.

The event, which has been categorised into amateurs, Intermediates and masters divisions, is being organised by the Scrabble Association of Ghana with support from Just because, a non-governmental organisation (NGO).

Maidens to cut the Gambia to size in 2018 World Cup qualifier (library photo)

Sports News

Ghana's Black Maidens, the Under-17 female football team, are hoping to make it a double win over the Gambia when they host them at the Cape Coast Stadium in their 2018 Women’s World Cup (WWC) qualifier tomorrow.

The two sides meet in the second leg of their first round qualifier with the Maidens leading 5-1 from the first leg played two weeks ago.

Yusif Abubakar (left) and Steve Polack — Coach of Kotoko

Sports News

After over a decade of continental club title drought, Ghana's hopes could be revived when Aduana Stars and Kumasi Asante Kotoko begin the continental campaigns next year.

For the Dormaa-Ahenkro-based side, the experience gathered during their botched maiden CAF Champions League campaign in 2011 would be enough to push them further in the competition this time around when they take on Libyan side, Al Tahaddy next February.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, has revealed that renovation works at the Accra Sports Stadium would begin early next month in preparation for next year's Africa Women’s Championship (AWC) to be staged in Ghana.

Mr Asiamah said procument for the renovation works had been done and the only thing left was the commencement of the renovation which would give the stadium a facelift.

Coach Frank Nuttall

Sports News

Accra Hearts of Oak’s Scottish coach, Frank Nuttal, says the Phobians can do without four key stars whose contract extension negotiations have stirred controversy in the club in the past weeks.

Despite reports that Hearts board chairman, Togbe Afede XIV, is making overtures towards the return of Vincent Atinga and Kwame Kizito especially, Coach Nuttal insists that his team was fine without the duo and that he would rather focus on strengthening the squad with new players.

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Roland Amarteifio competing in a race

Athletics

Two young athletes of Ghanaian parentage based in the United States of America (USA), Roland and Remy Amarteifio have taken a bold step towards being part of Ghana’s plans for the next Olympic Games to be hosted by Japan in the year 2020.

Miss Farida Ayishatu Iddrissu, Treasurer of the Ghana Swimming Federation (GSF) was last Sunday voted as an Executive member onto the Confederation of African Nations Amateur (CANA) Zone 2 Executive Board which consists of 22 West and Central African countries.

The unsettled fight for the leadership of the Greater Accra Regional Taekwondo Association is threatening to undermine the ongoing National Sports Festival in Kumasi, with the Regional Member Associations (RMA)’s of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF) threatening to boycott the August 31-September 7 competition in Kumasi, should the National Sports Authority (NSA) allow “unqualified athletes” to take part in the taekwondo competition.

The RMAs, which form the regional arms of the national federation, say they would not recognise a group of unqualified athletes brought to Kumasi by Mr Norbert Amefu, a rival claimant to the leadership of the Greater Accra Regional Association leadership.

Paul Dogboe (right) and his son, Isaac

Boxing

Paul Dogboe, the father and trainer of undefeated Isaac Dogboe, has assured Caesar Juarez’s camp of fair officiating when they fight for the WBO Interim Super Bantamweight title in Accra on January 6.

Paul maintained that it would be in the interest of his Rising Star Africa Promotions to ensure a clean fight without controversy.

Michael “Ayittey Powers” Okine

Boxing

Veteran boxer, Michael “Ayittey Powers” Okine, will stage a comeback in the ring on December 16 at the Unity Park at Achimota, Accra.

Powers, 37, has a fight record of 47 times, with 25 losses and a draw, and last fought at the Unity Park in 2015 when he won by a technical knockout against Anicet Amoussou.

Neequaye to officiate women’s fight in Kenya Sat

Boxing

Renowned boxing referee and judge, Michael Neequaye, has been appointed by the World Boxing Council (WBC) to officiate the super bantamweight world title fight between Fatuma Zarika and Catherine Phiri at the Carnivore Grounds in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday.