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Prof. Peter Twumasi

Ghana Premier League

“It is false that we have asked clubs to pay GH¢65,000 to be able to host matches at the various state stadia.”

The National Sports Authority (NSA) has explained that football clubs will not solely be required to foot an amount of GH¢65,000 required for it to host matches behind closed doors at the state-owned stadia in the country, if organised league matches are to resume following the temporary ban on sporting activities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kotoko Coach Konadu misses football

Ghana Premier League

“Honestly, I miss football, I miss Ghana football in particular and the players we work with, but I know it won’t be long we shall meet again to continue our work.”

Asante Kotoko coach Maxwell Konadu is ruing the absence of football owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

A Medeama SC player (yellow and mauve) and a Liberty Profs player fight for the ball in their Ghana Premier League Week 03 encounter played at Dansoman’s Carl Reindorf Park on January 11th 2020. Image credit – Images_image

Ghana Premier League

Also on Sunday, Bechem United edged Accra Gt. Olympics for their second win of the season, Karela FC returned to winning ways at home with a 2-1 win over Inter Allies, and ....

There were a couple of changes at the helm of the Ghana Premier League table as the third week of the competition concluded with preseason favorites Aduana Stars and AshantiGold making it a perfect 3-0 start to the season with victories at home over King Faisal and Techiman XI Wonders respectively for the first and second spot on Sunday.

Ghana Premier League Week 03 Preview: Kotoko, Medeama, Aduana, Dreams, AshantiGold look to maintain perfect start as Hearts, Gt. Oly, K. Faisal, Dwarfs, and Eleven Wonders continue search for first points of the season

Ghana Premier League

Maybe it is a bit too early to be writing Accra Hearts of Oak off after

The Ghana Premier League will continue this weekend with the pressure mounting on several teams, especially bottommost Accra Hearts of Oak, Gt. Olympics, King Faisal, Ebusua Dwarfs, Eleven Wonders to at worst earn their fist point of the young season as they look to work their way out of bottom places.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko - File image

Ghana Premier League

Elsewhere on Sunday, WAFA edged Ebusua Dwarfs by two goals to nothing, while Liberty professionals and Karela FC picked up a point at Berekum Chelsea ...

Week 02 of the Ghana Premier League got underway this past Friday with the highly anticipated explosive home opener for Legon Cities FC formerly known as Wa All Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium ending in disappointment as Asante Kotoko climbed back from a goal down to beat them by three goals to one.

Sport betting in Ghana

Ghana Premier League

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) says it has instructed its lawyers to take legal action against betting companies which offered odds on the opening round of the Ghana Premier League season without approval.

File image - Asante Kotoko vs. Wa All Stars now known as Legon Cities FC.

Ghana Premier League

On Sunday, the pressure will be on Accra Hearts of Oak to avoid a 0-2 start to the season as they make the long trip to the Tarkwa Akoon Park ...

Following a mixed bag of results this past weekend on the opening day of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season that led to heightened drama in the camp of Accra Hearts of Oak, and the subsequent firing of their head coach, Kim Grant, and the coaches of Karela FC and Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs jumping on to the hot seat immediately following losses at home, the pairings for this weekend have the promise of piling up the pressure on several teams as they look to make amends and forestall a 0-2 start to the young season.

Hearts of Oak part ways with Kim Grant after 12 months and one Premier League game

Ghana Premier League

Mr. Grant’s departure comes on the heels of a dismal opening day performance from his team that ...

Ghana Premier League club, Accra Hearts of Oak, have parted ways with First Team Head Coach and Director of Football Operations, Mr. Kim Grant.

File image - Aduana Stars

Ghana Premier League

Elsewhere on the day, Liberty Professionals survived the scare at home as they came from two goals down to divvy the spoils with Legon Cities FC

As expected, the highly anticipated 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season kicked off yesterday with several teams and players showing no effects of the long layoff and pulling some incredible feats away from home.

File image – Medeama SC players in a prayer circle. Image credit – images_image

Ghana Premier League

Given the uncertainty and rust that has enveloped players and football administrators in the country for a while now, it’s uncertain what to expect come Sunday, but ...

The long-awaited return of the Ghana Premier League following its suspension in July of 2018 under the Chairmanship of Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi is upon us. Come tomorrow, avid soccer fans will have a serving of what the revitalized Ghana FA and Ghana football in general will look like under new boss, Mr. Kurt Okraku, who was recently elected into office to reshape and rebrand an Association that has a lot catching up to do; domestically and internationally.

New GFA President, Mr. Kurt Okraku. File image

Ghana Premier League

As the Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku-led GFA administration attempts to lead the redemption onslaught, ...

Ghana is making a historic return to league football on Sunday, December 29 when the Ghana Premier League 2019-2020 season kicks off at nine centres to usher in a reborn national passion.

German Goran 'Kuc' Barjaktarević

Ghana Premier League

His first task will be to prepare the team for their GPL opener against Liberty Professionals on Saturday.

German Goran 'Kuc' Barjaktarević has been unveiled as the new head coach of former Ghana Premier League (GPL) champions Wa All-Stars.

GN Bank DOL Week 05 Results: Techiman City, Bofoakwa, FC Samartex, Venomous Vipers, Okyeman Planners, and Heart of Lions all win

GN Bank Division One League

GN Bank DOL Week 04 fixtures: Salamina at Bofoakwa, Gold Stars at Skyy FC, Okyeman Planners at Gt. Olympics

GN Bank Division One League

GN Bank DOL Week 04 fixtures: Salamina at Young Apostles, Gold Stars at Star Madrid, Gt. Olympics at Kotoku Royals. File image - Tema Youth

GN Bank Division One League

Week 04 of the GN Bank Division One League will come on at the various league centers as scheduled.

GN Bank DOL Week 03 Preview: Pressure mounts on Gt. Olympics to win, Gold Stars eye third straight win as Bofoakwa and Salamina look to make gains. File image - Gt. Olympics

GN Bank Division One League

Zone two pacesetters, unbeaten Gold Stars, will have the chance to haul in their third straight win as they welcome fellow contenders, New Edubiase, to Bibiani in what is definitely the topmost encounter in the zone this midweek.

The GN Bank Division One League will continue this midweek with the pace a tad slow and tight in zone one, where heavyweights like Salamina, B. A. United, and Bofoakwa have yet to make any noticeable impact. In zone two, perennial contenders, Gold Stars, have already set the pace with two straight wins, while in zone three, preseason contenders like Gt. Olympics, Heart of Lions, Vision FC, and Tema Youth are yet to hit the field at full speed.

GN Bank DOL Week 02 Roundup: Gt. Olympics continue slow start, Vision FC fall at home, Bofoakwa, B. A. United, Gold Stars, and Hasaacas all win

GN Bank Division One League

Zone two favorites, Gold Stars, lived up to the tag with their second straight win of the season, a lone goal win over Pacific Heroes to take over the top spot in the zone...

The GN Bank Division One League continued this weekend with a mixed bag of results as several of the favorites, Gt. Olympics, Heart of Lions, and New Edubiase FC struggled to get into a winning rhythm, while several others, Hasaacas, Tema Youth, and Unity FC grabbed notable victories.

GN Bank Division One side, Vision FC. Image courtesy of @@vfootballclub

GN Bank Division One League

And Accra Gt. Olympics will surely have to step things up a notch if their hopes of a fast return to tier-one soccer is going to be a reality, following an unimpressive 1-1 tie with newly promoted side, Agbozume Weavers, last weekend at home.

The GN Division One League will continue this weekend with several of the favorites from the respective zones, Brong Ahafo United, W. NEA Salamina, Hasaacas, FC Samartex, Gt. Olympics, Heart of Lions, and Tema Youth, who all failed to notch a perfect start to the season hoping to rebound this weekend.

GN Bank DOL Week One Roundup: Tough start for favorites as Gt. Olympics, and Salamina bag ties at home, Vision FC, Heart of Lions, Gold Stars, New Edubiase, Bofoakwa and RTU all win

GN Bank Division One League

Zone 3 favorites, Accra Gt. Olympics, saw their campaign get off to a slow start out of the gates. Perhaps, a result of all that energy spent on trying to secure a stay in the premiership through the courts,

Week One of the GN Bank Division One League got underway this weekend with a mixed bag of results, especially for some of the favorite teams, as they failed to secure the expected victories at home, while some of the newly promoted teams surprised with wins at home and ties on the road.

GN Bank DOL Week One Preview: Techiman City, W. Nea Salamina, New Edubiase, Hasaacas, Gt. Olympics, and Heart of Lions eye fast start. File image courtesy of Vision FC

GN Bank Division One League

Barring any unexpected last minute hitches, the highly competitive GN Bank Division One League will kick off this weekend with forty-eight teams divided into three Zones (1,2, and 3), competing for the right to represent their respective zones in the premier division next season.

GN Bank DOL Week 30 Roundup: Premier League bound Eleven Wonders end season on winning note, Techiman City, and Guan FC all win

GN Bank Division One League

Season ending matches for GN Bank Division one - Zone one – teams came on this midweek with winners of the zone, Premier League bound side – Techiman based Eleven Wonders - notching a second straight win in as many outings to end the season with a tally of 60points.

Action in the GN Bank sponsored Division One football League returned this past weekend with penultimate matches devoid of the usual fanfare.

GN Bank DOL Week 30 Roundup: Karela FC and Dreams FC Promoted to Premiership Division. Eleven Wise, Wassaman, Dunkwa Utd, Dynamo FC and Zein FC Relegated

GN Bank Division One League

The ultimate weekend of this year’s GN Bank Division One League came to a triumphant conclusion for Zones two and three sides - Karela FC and Dreams FC - as they were officially handed their promotion papers to the elite division and a bitter end for Dunkwa Utd and Wassaman United as they joined relegation bound Eleven Wise, Dynamo FC and Zein FC into the abyss of Division One soccer.

GN Bank DOL: Karela and Dreams FC Crowned Champions, Promoted to Premiership Division

GN Bank Division One League

GN Bank Division One League sides - Karela FC and Dreams FC – were formally declared winners of Zones Two and Three respectively following the final round of matches played on Sunday.

Thousands of Liverpool fans gathered at Anfield to celebrate their side's first title in 30 years

English Premier League

They have not been without silverware in the past 30 years, winning three FA Cups, four League Cups, a Uefa Cup, the Champions League twice - the latest coming last season under Klopp - as well as three Super Cups and one Club World Cup.

Liverpool's 30-year wait for a top-flight title is over after Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea to confirm the Reds as Premier League champions.

James Milner had to rescue Liverpool from conceding a late equaliser in the second-half with this superb goal-line clearance.

English Premier League

Ahead of tomorrow’s derby clash between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford, on the rebound Premier League leaders, Liverpool, took another major step towards a first league title in three decades with their 22nd successive Premier League win at Anfield, breaking the English top-flight record set by Shankly's team in 1972.

Pep Guardiola's team win third successive Carabao Cup

English Premier League

While it initially looked as though Villa would be on the end of a hiding from there, they found a way back when Mbwana Samatta became the fifth African player to score in League Cup final following John Stones' glaring error (41).

Manchester City won the Carabao Cup for a third successive season and took the first step towards realising their ongoing treble ambitions with a nervy 2-1 win over Aston Villa at Wembley.

Youngster, Ismaila Sarr, peels away in celebration after breaking the deadlock against Jurgen Klopp's high-flying side.

English Premier League

The stunning result that ended the Reds' unbeaten run of 44 league games means they fall short of matching Arsenal's Invincibles from the 2003-04 campaign, ...

There was no comeback or heroics for Premier League leaders and title-hopeful side Liverpool at relegation-threatened Watford on Saturday as they were handed their first defeat of the season - a 3-0 shutout – that ended their hopes of remaining unbeaten for the entire season.  The Reds had won their past 18 Premier League games and another at Vicarage Road would have made history as the longest winning run in the English top flight.

Liverpool centre back Virgil van Dijk (right) and midfielder Fabinho try to stop Southampton's Moussa Djenepo

English Premier League

Elsewhere on the day, relegation threatened Watford put up a brave fight at home, but saw their two-goal lead evaporate ...

Liverpool continued their ruthless breakaway run for the 2019/20 English Premier League title with an emphatic 4-0 thumping of rejuvenated Southampton for a record twenty-two points advantage at the top - the biggest lead by any team at the end of a day in English top-flight history – on Saturday, as distant second-placed Champions – Manchester City – await their turn on the field on Sunday, as guests of struggling Tottenham Spurs.

Fernandinho (25) of Manchester City scores an own goal which brings Crystal Palace level late on during Saturday's game.

English Premier League

Elsewhere on Saturday, Southampton saw their recent winning run come undone at home after giving... Everton climbed back from... as did Aston Villa, and bottommost Norwich dug deep...

Manchester City’s faint title hopes were dealt another blow on Saturday after being held to a 2-2 tie by a resolute Crystal Palace side ahead of Premier League leaders, Liverpool, home game against Manchester United on Sunday.

Jordan Ayew celebrates after bringing Crystal Palace back on level terms against Arsenal on Saturday lunchtime.

English Premier League

Elsewhere on Saturday, a Jordan Ayew deflected effort earned Crystal Palace a come from behind point against Arsenal, Newcastle picked up a crucial point at Wolves, and Everton

Liverpool continued their historic quest for the 2019/20 English Premier League title this Saturday; dicing and slicing their way through an unyielding Tottenham Spurs side for a lone goal victory and 17 points advantage at the helm over third placed defending Champions – Manchester City – who will be in action on Sunday at Aston Villa.

Abdoulaye Doucoure celebrate his deflected shot off Conor Coady that gave Watford a 2-0 lead over Wolves.

English Premier League

And in the last match of the day, Mikel Arteta earned his first win as Arsenal boss as the Gunners produced a powerful first-half performance to beat a lackluster Manchester United.

With leaders Liverpool out of action on New Year’s Day, Southampton continued their recent rise from the bottom places with a narrow but well-deserved victory over Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham to move up two spots shy of mid-table.

Sadio Mane celebrates his winner against Wolves. He is only the second player to be directly involved in 30 Premier League goals during 2019 (24 goals, 6 assists), after Jamie Vardy (34).

English Premier League

The English Premier League continued this past Saturday with Leicester City rebounding from their 4-0 midweek loss to Liverpool with a 2-1 win over West Ham that left the latter deeply embroiled in the relegation battle. The loss, a fourth straight at home for the Hammers led to the immediate firing of their coach – Manuel Pellegrini.

Jordan Ayew and Crystal Palace fans celebrate his spectacular 90th minute winner against West Ham.

English Premier League

Reds thump Leicester, So’ton stun Chelsea, Wolves outlast City in comeback victory, and Jordan Ayew scores amazing last-gasp winner against West Ham… and more.

Game in hand Liverpool tightened their grip on the 2019/20 Premier League title race yesterday with an explosive 4-0 shutout of closest competitors - Leicester City - to complete the first half of the season unbeaten with a commanding 13 points advantage.

Chelsea took an early lead when Willian (10) skillfully worked the ball on to his right foot and bent his effort into the corner.

English Premier League

And on Sunday, bottommost Watford gave their survival hopes a huge jolt with a 2-0 win over Manchester United, and Chelsea manager Frank Lampard outdid his one-time mentor Jose Mourinho ...

Premier League leaders Liverpool were two-time winners on Saturday: picking up a first Fifa Club World Cup triumph against Brazilian champions Flamengo in Qatar and also holding their ground on the domestic scene despite being idle as their closest competitor – Leicester City – fell by three goals to one at the Etihad to Manchester City to remain 10 points behind, while the latter moved 11 points closer. The red hot ‘Reds’ will have the chance to extend their lead as they take on West Ham in a futuristic outstanding encounter.

Salah made sure of Liverpool's victory with a clever flick towards the end of the game which Ben Foster was unable to stop.

English Premier League

Injury-hit Bournemouth consigned Chelsea to their fourth league defeat in five straight outings following a ...Elsewhere, West Ham ...

Liverpool continued their impressive onslaught for the Premier League title with a hard-earned 2-0 victory over bottommost Watford at Anfield on Saturday that saw them extend their unbeaten run to 17 successive games and a 10-point advantage over the closest competition – Leicester City, who battled bottom Norwich to a come-from-behind one-all tie at King Power Stadium.

Madam Boateng is joined on the Committee by a Deputy News Editor of the Graphic Communications Group Limited, Mrs Rosalind Amoh who has been appointed the Vice-Chairperson.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Council has appointed Human Resource consultant Madam Hilary Boateng as the Chairperson of a seven-member committee for the Women's Premier League.

NWL Week 01 Fixtures: Ampem Darkoa at KSA, Halifax Ladies at Hasaacas Ladies

National Women’s League

The National Women’s League will kick off this weekend.

2017/18 National Women's League fixtures released

National Women’s League

According to the release, the upcoming season is scheduled to kick off on on Saturday & Sunday April 7 & 8.

The fixtures for the 2017/18 National Women's League has been released by released the Women's League Board.

Ampem Darkoa Ladies Retain NWL Title

National Women’s League

Winners of the National Women’s League Northern Zone, Ampem Darkoa Ladies, retained the National Women’s League (NWL) title after edging out Southern Zone winners, Lady Strikers, by a lone goal.

Sanford Women's FA Cup semifinal: Ampem Darkoa and Police Ladies look to keep dream alive

National Women’s League

Semifinal matches for this year’s Sanford Women's FA Cup competition will be honored this weekend in Accra and Sunyani respectively.

NWL Week 11 Roundup: Ampem Darkoa open seven-point lead, Sea Lions edge Police Ladies

National Women’s League

Match day 11 of the National Women's League (NWL) came on as scheduled this past weekend with Southern Zone leaders – Ampem Darkoa – maintaining their recent winning run with a 5-0 rout of Prisons Ladies on the road. The win, the second for them this half of the season upped their tally to 27 points for the first spot.

Sanford FA Women’s Cup Quarter-finals Roundup: Ampem Darkoa, Prisons Ladies, Immigration Ladies and Police Ladies all move on

National Women’s League

This past weekend’s quarter-finals round of the Sanford Women’s FA Cup competition saw the best team in this year’s National Women’s League – Ampem Darkoa Ladies - continue their remarkable unbeaten run with a comfortable 4-0 win over Real Upper Ladies to keep their hopes of annexing the FA Cup and NWL title alive.

Sanford FA Women’s Cup Quarter-finals Preview: Police Ladies take on Army Ladies, Ampem Darkoa likely to maul Real Upper Ladies as Immigration Ladies clash with Sea Lions

National Women’s League

The Sanford Women’s FA Cup competition will transition into the quarter-final stage this weekend with Police Ladies looking to continue their title defense against Army Ladies, and Ampem Darkoa looking to stay on course for the double as hosts of Real Upper Ladies.

NWL Week 10 Roundup: Ampem Darkoa Rout Northern Ladies, Immigration Ladies move up top as Lady Strikers edge Sea Lions

National Women’s League

Match day 10 of the National Women's League (NWL) ended this past weekend with unbeaten Ampem Darkoa getting back to winning ways, Sea Lions taking a stunning hit to their aspirations at home, and bottommost Real Upper Ladies and Holy Royals unable to take advantage of playing at home to make a push at moving out of the cellar.

NWL Week 10 Preview: Ampem Darkoa, KSA eye double as Sea Lions look to rebound against Lady Strikers

National Women’s League

Match Day 10 the National Women's League (NWL) will come off as scheduled this weekend with Northern Zone leaders – Ampem Darkoa – under pressure to haul in their first win after three tries and Southern Zone leaders – Sea Lions – in dire need of victory to hold on to the top spot.

NWL Week 9 Roundup: Ampem Darkoa extend winless run to three games, Samaria Ladies thump Sea Lions, Holy Royals end winless run

National Women’s League

Week 9 of the National Women’s League came on as scheduled this past weekend with some very interesting results across both zones.

NWL Week 9 Preview: Ampem Darkoa and KSA clash for top spot as struggling Hasaacas Ladies welcome Police Ladies

National Women’s League

The National Women’s League will continue this weekend with Northern Zone leaders – Ampem Darkoa - looking to end their two game winless run following back to back ties with their fierce rivals – Fabulous Ladies - as they take on a solid second placed Kumasi Academy side on the road.

I have sworn not to support any team Luis Suarez plays for - Fred Pappoe

Sports

According to Fred Pappoe he has grown to live with it, adding that it was just not meant to be.

Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) Vice President, Fred Pappoe, has disclosed that he will never support any team Uruguayan international, Luis Suarez, plays for.

John Painstil opens up about hostile treatment he received at the hands of 'senior' Black Stars players. File image

Sports

Paintsil was an integral member of the Ghana U-20 team that won silver at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina.

John Painstil has opened up about the harrowing treatment meted out to him and several of his colleagues by some ‘senior’ Black Stars players when they initially joined the team in 2002.

Nii Odartey Lamptey names Diego Maradona as the motivating factor for his transfer to Argentina

Sports

In 2009, he signed up as an assistant coach with Division One side, Eleven Wise, with his former team mate and current Black Stars head coach – CK Akonnor as his boss.

Former Black Stars midfielder, Nii Odartey Lamptey, has revealed the secret behind his transfer from Italy to Argentina.

Ghana Badminton Federation, Mr. Evans Yeboah,

Sports

He further made it known that the current situation is challenging, so they are having their athletes train at home through their technical handlers and trainers.

The President of the Ghana Badminton Federation, Mr. Evans Yeboah, has called on the sports fraternity to seriously consider sports insurance since it can easily be carried out.

Nii Odartey Lamptey urges young African players not to start their careers in China. Image credit - Citi sports

Sports

He paid glowing tribute to former Nigerian player and teammate at Anderlecht, Stephen Keshie, for taking him ...

Former Black Stars playmaker, Nii Odartey Lamptey, has in an interview with Nathaniel Attoh on Joy FM's 'Sports Link' programme advised that it will be imprudent for young African players to start their careers in China.

Mawuko Afadzinu bemoans the crippling effect of Covid-19 on GTA finances

Sports

He added that the federation is funded from corporate sources and revenue streams they generate.

The President of the Ghana Table Tennis Association, Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu, has bemoaned the debilitating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the association's finances.

Bawa Fuseini endorses government's financial support for athletes

Sports

He appealed to the government for financial aid for the association as well.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Athletics Association, Mr. Bawa Fuseini, has given a thumps up to the government’s plan to provide financial support to thousands of athletes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

GABF President urges government to support amateur boxers

Sports

Mr. Lamptey divulged that promoters and managers too are struggling because boxing has been put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The President of the Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation, Mr. George Lamptey, has appealed to the government to financially support the federation.

Thousands of Liverpool fans gathered at Anfield to celebrate their side's first title in 30 years

English Premier League

They have not been without silverware in the past 30 years, winning three FA Cups, four League Cups, a Uefa Cup, the Champions League twice - the latest coming last season under Klopp - as well as three Super Cups and one Club World Cup.

Liverpool's 30-year wait for a top-flight title is over after Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea to confirm the Reds as Premier League champions.

Clemson says 14 more football players test positive for virus, total now at 37

Sports

The 37 members of the Tigers football team marks nearly one-third of the roster. Clemson has 120 players on its roster for the 2020 season, including three from the Tampa Bay area.

The Clemson University athletics department has been transparent with how the coronavirus is affecting its staff and student-athletes, and that continued Friday.

NASCAR's Bubba Wallace was not target of hate crime, FBI finds

Sports

"Although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week," Town and Sharp's statement said.

The FBI has completed its investigation into a noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this week and is not filing any federal charges, the organization announced Tuesday.

Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Sports

He also said in April that another roadblock to him participating in future events could be that he is personally "opposed to vaccination," as Sky News reported at the time.

Novak Djokovic, the world's No. 1-ranked men's tennis player, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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