Author Archives: Benjamin Nketsia

GFA ban referee Reginald Lathbridge for life


The GFA’s Disciplinary Committee has banned referee Reginald Lathbridge for life. The decision prevents him from taking part in any football related activities (administrative, sports and any other) at both national and international levels having been found guilty of the charges brought against him by the GFA Prosecutor. Lathbridge is the referee whose mistake of wrongfully recording a booking resulted in ...

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Nyantakyi confident of securing headline sponsor for GHPL


The Ghana Premier will get a headline sponsor very soon, according to President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi. The league is in its third season without a league sponsor after attempts to secure one before the start of the 2017/2018 season failed. The GFA in November last year hinted that a sponsorship deal was to be struck before ...

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Lyon face European ban


Lyon face being banned from European competition after being charged by Uefa for crowd trouble before Thursday’s Europa League defeat by CSKA Moscow. The French side currently have a ban, suspended for two years from April 2017, hanging over them after trouble at a Europa League quarter-final. Uefa rules state: “If a further offence is committed during the probationary period, the original disciplinary measure {must} be ...

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George Afriyie to contest 2019 GFA Presidency


Ghana Football Association vice president, George Afriyie, has officially announced his intention to contest the 2019 GFA Presidential Elections. The Liberty Professionals executive made his intention known to journalists at his 50th birthday celebrations on Friday night. Afriyie, who has been vice to Nyantakyi since 2015, becomes the second person to announce his intentions after GHALCA Chairman Kudjoe Fianoo declared ...

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IBO orders Emmanuel Tagoe to fight Fedor Papazov


The International boxing Organisation has formally written to BabyJet promotions to notify them of Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe’s mandatory challenger. An intercepted email from the IBO’s President Ed Levine, charged Emmanuel Tagoe to defend his IBO World Lightweight title against Russian Fedor Papazov not later than the 15th of June 2018. Papazov beat Howik Bebraham via a split decision on ...

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Bukom Banku vows to knock down Bastie in re-match


Comic boxer Braimah Komoko aka Bukom Banku has vowed to avenge his dismal defeat at the hands of Bastie Samir when the two go face to face in their rematch on June 30. Bastie, in October last year, famously handed Bukom Banku the first loss of his career after knocking out the loud mouthed 37 year-old power puncher in the ...

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Gold Coast 2018: Government announces cash rewards for medals


The government has set aside $15,000 as reward package for any athlete who wins a gold medal at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia. Silver medals will attract $3000 and $2000 will be given to any athlete who wins a bronze medal. Deputy Minister of Sports and Chairman of the International Games Committee, Pius Enam Hadzide, made the announcement at ...

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Avery Bradley Out 6-8 Weeks After Undergoing Surgery on Abdominal Injury


Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley will reportedly miss the rest of the regular season. On Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Bradley underwent surgery to repair his adductor and rectus abdominis muscles. Wojnarowski noted the expected recovery time is six to eight weeks. This has been yet another season hampered by injuries for Bradley, who missed 27 games a ...

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George Afriyie: Latif Blessing won’t play for the United States


Chairman of the Black Stars management committee George Afriyie has dismissed the possibility of Los Angeles forward Latif Blessing switching nationalities from Ghana to the United States. Afriyie who was key in the discovery of Blessing and played a major role in nurturing the player during his stint with Liberty Professionals believes the player’s motives are borne out of frustration ...

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