Daniel Agyei explains why the 2009 U-20 World Cup winners failed to flourish
The five-time capped Black Stars goalie also blamed local club owners and administrators for demanding too much to release them to foreign clubs. "Sometimes our clubs also play a part in our retrogression." "Clubs abroad show interest in us but if it does not satisfy our clubs with the offer, they block the player's chance of moving abroad.".
Who is the best Ghanaian player of all time?
Abedi Pele and Anthony Yeboah are regarded among the best players Ghana has ever produced. This cemented his place as one of the best African players to ever play in a European team. XYZ, consider Ayew a player capable of making a difference on the field both in EPL and in France.
Olympics cannot afford NSA's charge for the Accra Sports Stadium
Clubs to use the stadium were to pay either GH¢20,000 or GH¢15,000 depending on the category of the game for the usage of the Accra Sports Stadium. According to Oluboi Commodore, the move by the NSA to charge these fees will make the government unpopular with just a few months to elections. "This move by the NSA will just make the government unpopular. The government is giving free things during this COVID-19 period and instead, the NSA is rather hiking prices. Imagine Olympics paying Ghc 10,000 every game. We are not going to accept this", he said on Happy FM. The NSA in a new release has rescinded its decision on charging new user fees for the stadium and is set to meet the affected clubs.
2020/21 GPL: NSA rescinds decision on user fees for Accra Sports Stadium
The NSA released the new rates which were going to run amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, October, 20. The announcement saw strong opposition from the affected clubs and the Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okraku indicating that the prices were too high. In an interview on Happy Sports on Happy 98.9FM, the Public Relations Officer for the NSA, Charles Amofah confirmed that they have decided to withdraw the user charges and hold a broader consultation with the affected clubs.
We don't have money to pay ¢15,000 cedis to use stadiums
For Kudjoe Fianoo, the clubs cannot accept the new demands of the NSA because clubs do not have a strong financial muscle considering how the football sector has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. He added, "We simply cannot accept the charges from them because the clubs don't have money to make the payment." Previously, Premier League clubs allocated 10% of gate proceeds from matches to the NSA..
Andre Ayew kept us in the game
In his first match after becoming a club centurion on Saturday, the Ghana international netted a 41st-minute goal to draw his side level after Jordan Shipley gave the home side a 19th-minute lead. Swansea came into the game on the back of a surprising 2-1 home loss to Huddersfield Town, a match in which the 30-year-old capped his 100th appearance for the Jack Army with their consolation goal. "Truth be told I was happy it was 1-1 at half-time, with Andre getting us back in the game in the way he did." "So, I'm not overly happy with the performance, but I'm happy we stayed in the game and that we did not get beat, as a performance like that means you have to show other sides of your game."
Hearts of Oak's Daniel Afriyie to lead Ghana against Nigeria and Ivory Coast
The Black Satellites started preparations for the WAFU tournament at the Ghanaman Soccer Center of Excellence, Prampram in August under Coach Karim Zito. The captain of the side Afriyie believes they are on the right track towards success and is eager to lead the team to that level. "As the captain of the side, I am eager to ensure that we achieve success in the tournament in Togo as well as all the other international assignments that we will be engaged in from next year", Afriyie said.
GFA boss slams NSA over 'exorbitant and unacceptable fees' for Accra stadium usage
With the competitions looming and new measures expected that would minimize the number of supporters admitted at the stadiums, the NSA announced a new method for paying for the usage of the stadium. "I have read in the public space a statement from the NSA on new stadia user facility charges. I will say this is unfortunate and our GFA will engage the NSA on this exorbitant and unacceptable fees!!!," said the GFA capo. I will say this is unfortunate and our GFA will engage the NSA on this exorbitant and unacceptable fees!!!#BringBackTheLove pic.
Black Stars newbie Alexander Djiku discloses personal Ghana ambitions
Djiku was handed his debut Ghana invitation for the for two friendlies against Mali and Qatar last week. The 26-year-old is already dreaming big after claiming that winning the next AFCON is his major target. "First, it will obviously be necessary to qualify for the CAN in 2022 and then, why not win it? The Black Stars are often placed but they have never won a trophy."
Serie A side Spezia set to seal two-year contract extension with Emanuel Gyasi
Gyasi has been key for Spezia in the Italian top-flight; starting in all four league matches. The 26-year-old scored the only goal during the promotion play-off final which earned Spezia a 1-0 aggregate win against Chievo Verona to secure Serie A qualification. Gyasi was named in the 2019/20 Serie B Team of the Season.
Richard Ofori aims successes with new club Orlando Pirates FC
Ofori sealed his move to the Soweto giants on Tuesday after signing a three-year contract. Ofori was nominated for the best goalkeeper award of the 2017/2018 season along with Denis Onyango and Itumeleng Khune. Ofori kept 11 clean sheets in 28 matches last season helping the Team of Choice to finish 7th on the league standings.
GFA President fumes at NSA's 'exorbitant and unacceptable' stadia user fees
"Management would like to bring to your notice and attention of fees as well as Teams and Conditions associated with the usage of the Accra Sports Stadium involving Premier League Matches." "Matches between Hearts and Kotoko and the National Teams are grouped under"Category A". Matches between Hearts or Kotoko versus other Premier League clubs are grouped under 'Category B' and matches between other clubs excluding Hearts and Kotoko are grouped under"Category C", the NSA statement indicated. Writing on his official Facebook page, Kurt Okraku said: "I have read in the public space a statement from the NSA on new stadia user facility charges. I will say this is unfortunate and our GFA will engage the NSA on this exorbitant and unacceptable fees."
Asante Kotoko sign former Phar Rangers forward Evans Adomako
Evans Adomako spent most of his time playing in Belarus. Adomako joins the Ghanaian giants on a three-year deal after passing his mandatory medicals on Tuesday. The lethal forward is expected to boost the attack of the Reds as they seek to wrestle back the Ghana Premier League and make a mark in Africa.
Yaw Yeboah speaks after Wisla Krakow's win over Mielec
The White Star over the weekend outclassed Stal Mielec with a resounding 6-0 win with Yeboah bagging a brace in the process. "However, I am happy above all that we won, because thanks to this we can gain more confidence before the next games," he told the club's official website. Yeboah went on to win the Man of the Match prize together with the best player in week 7 of the Polish league.
WAFU U-17: Ghana's coach Ben Fokuo reacts to draw
Coach Ben Fokuo [R]. The Black Starlets were paired in Group B alongside winners of the last edition Nigeria and neighbors Ivory Coast after a virtual draw which took place on Tuesday, October, 20. Reacting to the draw, Coach Fokuo stated that: "We have been preparing for every situation because we already know our neighboring countries and the teams in the Zone. We knew we will get to face Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and the rest". "We are always prepared for every match because we know the strength of Nigeria and Ivory Coast. We are preparing and looking forward to our first match", the U-17 Coach stated after the draw.
Coronavirus: Attamah Larweh becomes seventh Black Stars player to test positive
Kayserispor has now announced that two of their players have tested positive for the disease on their return from international duty. Insiders have now told Ghanasoccernet that Attamah is among the two players to have tested positive and he becomes the seventh Black Stars player to have contracted the disease while playing for the national team. Several clubs in Europe who had their players play in the two matches for Ghana during the international break are now racing to contact the Ghana FA over the cases while also carrying out their independent tests.
Another Ghana player Attamah Larweh tests positive for COVID-19 after friendlies
The Turkey-based player, who plays for Kayserispor in the top-flight, was part of Ghana's team for the friendlies against Mali and Qatar during the international break. Insiders have now told Ghanasoccernet Attamah is among the two players to have tested positive and becomes the seventh Black Stars player to have contracted the disease while playing for the national team. Several clubs in Europe who had their players play in the two matches for Ghana during the international break are now racing to contact the Ghana FA over the cases while also carrying out their independent tests.
National Sports Authority announces charges for use of Accra Sports Stadium
A statement signed by Professor Peter Twumasi, Director General of NSA said matches scheduled at the stadium had been categorised into three groups. "Matches between Hearts and Kotoko and National teams are group under Category A, whilst matches between Hearts and Kotoko versus other Premier League clubs are grouped under Category B and matches between other clubs excluding Hearts and Kotoko are grouped Category C," the statement said. Four premiership clubs including Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak, Legon Cities FC, and Great Olympics have been given the green light to use the Accra Sports Stadium as their home venues.
Clubs to pay GH¢ 20,000 to use Accra Sports Stadium ahead of 2020/21 season
The Accra Sports Stadium will host more matches in the upcoming season in both the Premier League and Division One as five teams have confirmed to use the venue. "Management would like to bring to your notice and attention of fees as well as Teams and Conditions associated with the usage of the Accra Sports Stadium involving Premier League Matches." "Matches between Hearts and Kotoko and the National Teams are grouped under"Category A". Matches between Hearts or Kotoko versus other Premier League clubs are grouped under 'Category B' and matches between other clubs excluding Hearts and Kotoko are grouped under"Category C", the NSA statement indicated.
Angel Correa insists Partey's departure is a big loss for Atletico Madrid
Having established himself as a key asset for Diego Simeone's team, Thomas Partey's teammate Angel Correa believes that it is a big loss to Atletico Madrid. "It was something that I did not expect. But he has been a great teammate and a friend and I wish him the best. We lost a very important footballer, as he has shown in recent years." Angel Correa has noted that players that leave Atletico Madrid do so for personal reasons.