Author: Kelvin Papa Sackey

Ghana’s poor performance at the just concluded 2023 Africa Cup of Nations competition has caused them to fall six spots in the most recent FIFA World rankings for February. The senior national team, who finished the previous year rated 61st, is currently placed 67th overall, a significant drop that is exacerbated by their fall in the rankings for the African continent. In the Confederation of African Football (CAF) rankings, Ghana is currently ranked fourteenth; now surpassed by Cape Verde, South Africa, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Undoubtedly, Ghana’s early elimination from the competition has affected their standing, as…

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On Valentine’s Day, several Ghanaians took to the streets to demonstrate and express their frustration on the poor state of Ghana football. Journalists and football enthusiasts were emphatic on certain reforms they would like to see as far as Ghana football is concerned. Amongst the many concerns of the protestors was the call for investment to be made in Ghana’s football so as to raise the bar and catch up with the elite football Nations in the World. Protestors cited that there are so many avenues and opportunities that present financial gains to the country. For instance, participation in tournaments…

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On Valentine’s Day fourteenth February, football enthusiasts and supporters came together under the hashtag “SaveGhanaFootball”, to demonstrate against authorities in the Ghana football fraternity and demand reforms. The poor performance of the Ghana Blacks in the most recent Afcon 2023 competition, which was held in Ivory Coast, served as the catalyst for this demonstration. However, the fundamental issues hampering the development of Ghana football are beyond the team’s on-field performances of the Black Stars and this was manifested during the demonstration. Amongst the many concerns by protestors was the call for proper maintenance of football pitches and other National Stadia.…

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The Confederation of African Football has punished Senegalese winger Krepin Diatta for four matches, with two of those matches being postponed after some remarks he made during Senegal’s round of 16 loss to Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations. After regulation time ended with both sides tied at 1-1, the round of 16 match concluded with a 5-4 penalty shootout loss for the Lions of Teranga. Habib Diallo gave Senegal, the African champions, the lead early on, but Franck Kessie of Ivory Coast’s late penalty kick made it into a penalty shootout Diatta voiced his displeasure with the…

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The Borteyman Sports Complex has formally been opened by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ahead of the 2023 African Games in Accra. The Accra 2023 African Games’ athletics competitions will take place at this venue. For the first time in its history, Ghana will host the games starting on March 8, 2024, with 54 participating nations in 30 sporting disciplines eight of which will serve as Olympic qualifiers in Paris in 2024. Five tennis courts, including a centre court with seating for up to 1000 spectators, and three multipurpose sports halls for volleyball, badminton, table tennis, and basketball will be…

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Numerous Ghanaian players who play abroad featured for their various clubs especially in the major leagues across Europe with some players making a comeback from injury or suspension. Below is a breakdown of the performance of some Ghanaian players who play abroad. ENGLAND In England a couple of Ghanaian players played in the Premier League and the Championship. Kamaldeen Sulemana made a return from injury in  the closing minutes of Southampton’s game against Huddersfield which saw them triumph 5-3. Kamaldeen was rated 6.3. Abdul Fatawu Issahaku returned from a suspension to make an impact for…

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Ghana Premier League giants Hearts of Oak, have announced a few hours ago that Delali Anku Adiamah will assume the role of managing director with immediate effect. Delali Anku Adiamah holds a BSc in computer science with business management from Birmingham University, a PhD in computational systems biology from the University of Manchester, and other degrees. He was formerly employed by Manchester United in their financial department. He is expected to assist in getting administrative tasks done correctly in order to help Hearts of Oak get back on track while they attempt to cover all of the team’s gaps.

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Black Stars and Leicester City winger Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has revealed that he looked up to Black Stars captain Andre Ayew as a child. He claims that he has always loved the seasoned Black Captain’s enthusiasm for the game. “When I was coming up, I looked up to Andre Ayew. I liked how he was playing and how much passion he had for football.There was some players who played in the local league and I liked them too, but Ayew was my idol. I was really watching him. It was his playing style and his personality as well,” Fatawu Issahaku…

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Black Stars Captain Andre Dede Ayew scored for his side Le Havre in their 3-1 defeat to Strasbourg in the round 16 of the Coupe de France. Andre Ayew started the game and played for 83 minutes as a false nine in a 4-2-3-1 system. Strasbourg took the lead in the 26th minute through a strike from Bakwa. Nine minutes on, Andre Ayew scored to equal the score with a header. Strasbourg regained their lead on the 36th minute through a right footed strike from Emegah. After recess, both teams made attempts to turn their game into their favour with…

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Professor Joseph Kwame Mintah has been named the new Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), succeeding Bernhard Lippert, who resigned from the position after serving in it for four years. Professor Mintah, who was formerly the Head of Coaching Education at the FA’s Technical Directorate, brings a wealth of knowledge and proficiency in football development to the role. He has shown during his time there a great commitment to developing talent at all levels of the sport, from amateur to professional. The FA’s coaching programs have significantly improved under his direction, giving coaches the knowledge and abilities they…

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