Author Archives: Gary Al-Smith

Day 11: Darko contradicts Ankrah testimony again; says Ghana made no money from exhibition centres

Fred Darko was in charge of Ghana's 2014 World Cup effort

– ACCRA – Samuel Joachim Bokeem was the play of the day at Thursday’s sittings of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Brazil 2014, but he was by no means the headline-grabber. That honour would go to Fred Darko, again, who contradicted evidence presented by his boss, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah for the second day running. There was also an uneventful ...

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Conflict of interest: Brazil 2014 secretariat boss awarded his own company contracts

Ex-sports minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah (left) and Fred Darko, Brazil 2014 Secretariat boss

Fred Darko, the Project Coordinator for Ghana’s 2014 World Cup secretariat, has admitted to a conflict of interest in the awarding of a contract to his own company, E-volution International. Darko, who is the Managing Director of the said company, confessed this under questioning from the Chairman of the Brazil 2014 Commission of Inquiry on Thursday. Justice Senyo Dzamefe and the two ...

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Consultant contradicts Elvis Ankrah testimony; says MTN “backstabbed” Ghana effort

Ex-sports minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah (left) and Fred Darko, Brazil 2014 Secretariat boss

___ CLICK HERE FOR ARCHIVE OF DAILY SUMMARIES DAY 1 | DAY 2  |  DAY 3  |  DAY 4 |  DAY 5 |  DAY 6 |  DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 ___ Day ten of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry was as eventful for the audience as it was a nightmare for the witness. Fred Darko, a marketing consultant appointed as the project coordinator of Ghana’s Brazil 2014 secretariat, fumbled with key parts of testimony throughout Wednesday’s sitting. From how ...

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Dzamefe Commission: Why Samini, ex-footballers were dropped; Jackie Appiah and dumsor

Samini and Jackie Appiah (Composite: Citi Sport)

___ CLICK HERE FOR ARCHIVE OF DAILY SUMMARIES DAY 1 | DAY 2  |  DAY 3  |  DAY 4 |  DAY 5 |  DAY 6 |  DAY 7 | DAY 8 ___ The highlight of day nine of the Dzamefe Commission was not a testimony, but the power failure that truncated the hearings around lunchtime on Tuesday. This resulted in an abrupt adjournment to Wednesday after about an hour’s hold up. The power outage occurred when the Project Coordinator of ...

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Elvis suspects sabotage, demands right to fairness & denies Becca sex romp

Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has denied any salacious dealings with Becca. (Composite: Citi Sports)

___ CLICK HERE FOR ARCHIVE OF DAILY SUMMARIES DAY 1 | DAY 2  |  DAY 3  |  DAY 4 |  DAY 5 |  DAY 6 |  DAY 7  ___ After the tears of last week, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah was in total control of himself on Monday at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the happenings of Brazil 2014. The former minister confronted the commissioners, tackled unfriendly media reportage and pursued an agenda against his detractors. Tears were ...

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17-year old Martha Bissah wins gold at World Youth Olympics

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Martha Bissah has won gold at the  Youth Olympics in Nanjing,China. The 17 year old ran a lifetime best of 2:04.90 in a race that featured a stupendous final 200m strait as the highlight. Ahead of the race, Ethiopia’s Negeri Hawi Alem was the hot favourite but came second to the teenager from the Aduman Senior High School. Bissah has had ...

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Political troubles force Libya to withdraw from hosting 2017 Afcon

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Libya have withdrawn as hosts of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals as ongoing fighting in the country delays plans to build new stadiums for the 16-team tournament. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) are inviting new bidders for the tournament. Caf say that countries wishing to host the tournament have until 30 September to express their interest. A decision ...

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