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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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Former players thank gov’t for redeeming past AFCON pledges

Former Black Stars player, Rev. Osei Kofi

Players of the Ghana’s African Nations Cup winning teams of 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982 have expressed their gratitude to the Government of Ghana for fulfilling long-standing financial promises made to the teams for winning the tournaments. Last Tuesday, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga gave a cheque of GHC 1.7 million to the various teams as financial ...

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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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“We can host AFCON 2017” – O.B. Amoah

Hon. O.B. Amoah

Former Deputy Sports Minister under the Kuffour Administration, Osei Bonsu Amoah has stated that the Ghana can go ahead with its bid to host the 2017 African Nations Cup. His comments come in reaction to the announcement made by Youth and Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga on Tuesday that Ghana would put in a bid to host the 2017 African Nations ...

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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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FIFA refers match-fixing allegations back to GFA

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World football governing body, FIFA, has announced that they have referred the matter concerning match-fixing allegations made by British newspaper,Telegraph against the Ghana Football Association back to the West African country’s football association. The announcement was made in a press statement released on Monday by FIFA after it had completed initial investigations. The announcement says that the Ethics Committee of ...

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