Author Archives: Gary Al-Smith

Yammin wants more local content from sports journalists

Sports journalists in Ghana have been urged to pay attention to other sports on their media.  Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Joseph Yammin who made the call also called for the promotion of the Ghanaian soccer leagues. He believes the media attention given to foreign soccer at the expense of local content is to blame for the dwindling fortunes ...

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I won’t take any new faces to Brazil – Stephen Keshi

  Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says he intends to go to the World Cup finals in June with the team he has been building over the last two years. The Afcon-winning coach has been under pressure from some fans, pundits and top officials of the country’s FA, to invite a number of in-form former internationals as well as some emerging ...

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Ghana plot African domination in badminton

The Ghana Badminton Association has announced its plans and activities for the 2014 sporting year. The plans will be dominated by participation in international competitions in both the junior and senior categories.  Speaking to Citi Sports in an interview, the association’s General Secretary, Williams Nana Kyei (pictured), said the Commonwealth Games were at the top of the list of tournaments ...

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‘Il Capitano’ worried about vengeful USA

Former Ghana skipper Stephen Appiah is worried that the United States of America’s quest for revenge against the Black Stars would make them dangerous opponents at the World Cup. Ghana had beaten the Americans at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and Appiah believes they will go all out to prevent a third straight loss when both meet in their ...

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Brazil 2014: World Cup is not about names – Gyan

Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan is sure Brazil 2014 will be tough, and not about names. Group G, where Ghana are housed, will require a collective pull of effort and experience from the last two World Cups, according to the forward. “Portugal has got a great team. Germany, of course, is the favourite; that’s what people are saying. Statistically, they are the avourite ...

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Brazil 2014: Ottmar Hitzfield believes Ghana can win

Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld says Ghana can win the 2014 World Cup if they are consistent with their performances. The most successful German trainer of all time is in Ghana to provide star quality for the launch of sports website, AllSports.  “I think Ghana can become world champions. What’s important is that the performance has to be consistent throughout,” Hitzfeld said on Tuesday. The Bayern ...

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Brazil 2014: Stephen Appiah sees rewards in World Cup role

Former Black Stars Captain Stephen Appiah has revealed in an interview with Citi Sports that he is relishing the prospect of sharing his knowledge with the Black Stars team in his role as part of the backroom staff. Team coach Kwesi Appiah revealed late last year that he would require the services of the former midfield maestro as part of ...

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Caf Confed Cup: Medeama get tough AC Leopards draw

Medeama have been drawn with AC Leopards of Congo in the Caf Confederations Cup playoffs. The draw took place in Cairo on Tuesday saw the eight clubs that progressed from the 1/8 stage of the competitions drawn with the eight that were knocked out of the 1/8 stage of the CAF Champions League. Medeama will be happy that the first ...

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