Category: Sports

FIFA Prez Infantino Meets Akufo-Addo Today

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will be in Ghana on Monday, February 27, on a one-day working visit. The leader of world football’s governing body will arrive in Accra Monday morning as he seeks to further strengthen the ties between FIFA and Ghana. Infantino will meet Ghana President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, at the Flagstaff House for talks. “This is an important milestone for football in Ghana with President Infantino coming to the country to share ideas of his vision for the game,” Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi told “President Infantino’s visit is unique because it...

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UAEFA Considers Asamoah Gyan Hair Style “Unethical” Under Its Guidelines

Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is among a group of more than 40 players deemed to have “unethical hair” under United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAEFA) guidelines. The 31-year-old Ghanaian is on loan at Dubai-based Arabian Gulf League side Al Ahli from Shanghai SIPG. Some Islamic teachings ban ‘Qaza’ hairstyles, where only part of the head is shaved. Individual match referees judge whether players’ haircuts are appropriate. Some match officials in the United Arab Emirates enforce the rules because they are concerned about children copying the styles. Similar guidelines have been enforced in neighbouring countries. In 2012, Saudi Arabia...

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We Must Fight Corruption In Sports With All Seriousness- Isaac Asiamah

The minister-designate for Ministry of Youth and Sports, Hon. Isaac Asiamah, has said Ghana needs to be serious in the fight against corruption in the sports sector. According to him, enough mechanisms have been put in place to check the canker, however, no serious attention has been given to it. He said various stakeholders and parliament’s select committee on Sports, need to ensure that the various government agencies in sports are accountable as a way of dealing with corruption in the sector. Speaking before Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Tuesday, 7th February, 2017, Hon. Asiamah noted that  dealing with corruption...

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Black Stars Fail To End 35 years AFCON Trophy Drought

The Black Stars of Ghana have failed to reach the finals of this year’s African Cup of Nations in Gabon. The Stars lost to Cameroon 2-0 at the semi finals on Thursday, 2nd February, 2017. This ends Ghana’s campaign to win the coveted trophy that has eluded the country on several occasions for the past 35 years. Ghana was in the finals of the previous edition of the competitions but lost to Ivory Coast on penalties. Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui scored the first goal in the 72nd minute of the second half after a mix-up in Ghana’s defence. In the quest...

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Ayew Brothers On Target As Ghana Win 2-1 Against DR Congo

The Black Stars of Ghana have booked their place in the semi-finals of the on-going African Cup of Nation (AFCON) 2017 after a 2-1 win over DR Congo in the quarter-final. The Congolese dominated the first half of the game and should have taken an early lead as Hull City striker Dieumerci Mbokani pounced on a poor back-pass, rounded the keeper but hit the post. The two teams however managed to keep a clean sheet at first. The Black Stars started the second half on a good note with Andre Ayew firing in a shot which was saved comfortably...

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