Author Archives: Gary Al-Smith

Adam Kwarasey confirms Portland Timbers move

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– Ghana goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey has opted for a new adventure in the MLS with Portland Timbers. The shot stopper run out his contract with 2013 champions Strømsgodset recently and has agreed to a three-year deal with Western Conference side. The 26-year-old Ghanaian international is leaving the country of his birth after a 7-year stint with Strømsgodset where he made ...

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adidas opens first Ghana shop today in Accra

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– The sports retailer, adidas, opens its doors in Ghana on Monday, December 1 after it was officially launched at a star studded festival in Accra. Hiplife musicians Reggie Rockstone, D-Black and ex-footballers Rev Osei Kofi, former Black Stars skipper Ibrahim Sunday, as well as some Ghanaian celebrities graced the event at the Nester Square at Airport in Accra. The guest of honor was the ...

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Avram Grant to be unveiled on Wednesday 


– Avram Grant begins work as national team boss on Monday, with an unveiling expected in mid-week. At Wednesday’s press briefing, the Isaeli will brief the media on his vision and plans for Ghana football. The ex-Chelsea coach’s contract as Black Stars manager begins on December 1 but the Ghana FA has confirmed his arrival to officially assume duties for ...

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Prince Owusu to assist Appiah in Sudan

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– Kwesi Appiah has picked long-time colleague Prince Owusu as assistant at his new job in Sudan. The immediate past Ghana national team coach has chosen Owusu to be his second in command when he begins work in the Sudanese capital later in December. The two coaches have built a special bond and have been co-habiting in recent years. Prince ...

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Stephen Appiah to head new office in Black Stars

Stephen Appiah to get new position

– The Ghana FA is expected to announce a new Welfare and Communications Manager for the Black Stars. has gathered that the Football Association, in the restructuring of its systems for effective results in the nearest future, has sanctioned the creation of the new unit specifically for the Black Stars. Sources indicate the new Welfare and Communications office has ...

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George Afriyie leads key changes in GFA reshuffle

(L-R) Kwesi Nyantakyi, Fred Crenstil and George Afriyie

– The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has named George Afriyie as the new Management Committee Chairman for the Black Stars. He takes over from Kwasi Nyantakyi (GFA President) who stepped down as head of the Black Stars Management Committee. Following criticisms that he had taken too many responsibilities, having assumed the management of the senior national team, in addition to ...

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Hearts of Oak revenue drops 73%

Hearts board chair Togbe Afede XIV (left) and Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe.

– Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak have announced a record 73% drop in revenue for the 2013/14 football season. The revelation was made when the former African club champions held their 4th Annual General Meeting to consider financial statements and reports for the 2013/14 financial year and league season on Wednesday. Giving the current picture of the state of the ...

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Phillip Hughes: Australian batsman dies, aged 25


– Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes has died aged 25, two days after being hit on the head by a delivery during a domestic match in Sydney. Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he passed away in hospital, never regaining consciousness. Hughes, who also played for Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcestershire, was struck by a ball from Sean Abbott. “It’s an ...

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adidas launches in Ghana today

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– adidas, one of the leading global sports retailers, with an estimated 7,600 stores in China alone, is officially launching its biggest retail outlet in Ghana. This will be on Thursday, November 27 at the Nester Square, Airport City, Accra. The launch is expected to attract high profile sporting personalities, celebrities, retailers in sportswear and fashion, ministers, businessmen and the ...

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Afcon preview: Last chance for Ghana, Nigeria and Ivory Coast


– Defending champions Nigeria will lead several top teams on Wednesday including four-time winners Ghana and the Ivory Coast in a final bid to qualify for next year’s CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. The Super Eagles got their tottering campaign back on track at the weekend in Pointe-Noire, beating hosts Congo to cancel out a 3-2 shock ...

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