Author Archives: Gary Al-Smith

Sports Ministry pays all national teams


Ghana’s Sports Ministry have paid all outstanding bonuses owed the various national teams ahead of the Yuletide. The payment made affected the Ghana U20 team, the Black Satellites; the senior national female team, the Black Queens; the U17 male national team, the Black Starlets; the local Black Stars; the national under 17s, Black Maidens; and the national female U20s, the ...

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Cape Verde set for early Afcon arrival

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– Cape Verde are set to be one of the earliest arrivals in Equatorial Guinea ahead of the Afcon. The Blue Sharks will leave their camping base for Ebebiyin six days to the start of the 30th Afcon. This has been explained by the need for the team to adapt to the hot and humid climate of Equatorial Guinea by ...

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Afriyie Ankrah blasts ‘forged’ reports: “I didn’t take any kickbacks!”


– Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, has denied any involvement in an alleged kickback scandal reported on Monday. The embattled minister is being accused by reports by Joy FM saying the station had seen a trail of alleged payments of kickbacks from E-Volution International. E-Volution was the marketing agency in charge of providing fan parks around the ...

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Court lifts injunction on GFA congress; league can go ahead


– A Human Rights court has, Monday morning, ruled that the Ghana Premier League can go on after lifting an injunction barring the Football Association (GFA) from going on with its annual congress. The domestic season has been delayed by a legal tussle between Kumasi King Faisal and the GFA over a ruling the association’s disciplinary committee, which contributed to ...

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Caf set January 7 deadline for Afcon 2015 squad lists


– The 16 finalists for the 2015 Afcon have a January 7 deadline to submit their final squads to avoid sanctions. has gathered that the Confederation of African Football expects to receive all the 23-man squad lists from the competing teams by midnight of that fateful Wednesday. Caf bears the expenses of a combined delegation of 40 players and ...

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Udinese chasing Ghana’s Afriyie Acquah

– Italian side Udinese are scheming to sign Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah. The 22 year old Ghanaian international has impressed at the Ducali since moving from German outfit Hoffenheim in 2012, and has been ever present this term. Earlier, Acquah had been linked with a January move to fellow Serie A sides Napoli, Bologna and Sassuolo. And now according to, ...

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Silly Floyd Mayweather is scared of me – Amir Khan


– 27-year-old British fighter Amir Khan, who has a 30-3 record with 19 knockouts, is in line for a blockbuster with Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) in May. Khan is calling on Mayweather – the WBA, WBC and The Ring welterweight title holder – to take him on, but the undefeated champion is also being pursued for a bout with Filipino ...

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Algeria finish 2014 as Africa’s best team; Ghana fifth


– Ghana’s Black Stars finished the year as Africa’s fifth best side for the year 2015 following yesterday’s release of the FIFA World Rankings. With the ranking being the last before the year ends the Black Stars will start the new year as Africa’s fifth best rated side going into the Africa Cup of Nations. Ghana suffered a drop of ...

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Citi EPL preview: Wenger doesn’t fear Liverpool mauling


– Arsenal’s previous trip to Anfield ended in a 5-1 defeat in the corresponding fixture from 2013-14 in February – a match that saw Brendan Rodgers’ side leading 4-0 after 20 minutes. The game will be live on Citi FM. Wenger admits that the drubbing still hurts, but he believes Liverpool do not pose the same attacking threat as they ...

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Kofi Manu, Nunoo Mensah subpoenaed by Presidential Commission

Justice Senyo Dzamefe, Chairman of the Commission

– Two sports personalities, Ben Nunoo Mensah and Kofi Manu, are to appear before the Justice Dzamefe Presidential Commission of Inquiry by Saturday. The two men have been invited to substantiate allegations made against a member of the commission, Mr Kofi Anokye Owusu Darko, on an Accra-based radio station last week. “The commission is formally extending invitation to the gentlemen ...

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