Hearts of Oak yet to be officially alerted on Accra Sports Stadium closure

Accra Hearts of Oak’s administrative manager Hackman Aidoo has confirmed that there is no official communication from the Sports Ministry nor the National Sports Authority concerning the immediate closure of the Accra sports stadium. Reports are rife in the Ghanaian Media that the national stadium will be closed down for renovations but the Phobians are yet to be briefed authoritatively. “We have heard that the stadium will be closed but no one has told us anything officially. We sent two people to the National Sports Authority but again their was…

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Fiorentina to decide on Amidu Salifu

Italian Serie A side Fiorentina will take a final decision on Ghana midfielder Amidu Salifu whether to sell him outright or extend his contract. The talented central midfielder has just one-year left on his La Viola contract and has returned from his loan deal at Lega Promo side Mantova where he made 29 appearances this season. Fiorentina are ready to listen to offers for Salifu and might cash in on the midfielder if the appropriate bid comes. The former Vicenza star has featured for Catania and Modena all on loan….

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Raman Chibsah aids Benevento to final play off

Ghana midfielder Yusif Raman Chibsah was in his elements in midfield on Tuesday night as his side Benevento booked their place in the final Serie A qualification play off final with a 1-1 draw at Perugia. The first leg ended 1-0 in favour of Benevento with Chibsah netting the winner at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito last week. Benevento who are in their maiden Serie B season will face Carpi in the final play-off next month On loan inter star George Puscas put the visitors ahead when he buried a rebound…

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Joselpho Barnes: A talent Paa Kwesi Fabin should not overlook

Does the surname “Barnes” rings a bell in your ears? Certainly yes if you are a lover of football and followed the Ghana national under 17 team in 1991 and 1993. Joselpho Barnes who plays for the Under 16 team of German Bundesliga Side Schalke 04 is the son of former Ghana National Under 17 skipper Sebastian Barnes and the youngster is ready to follow the foot steps of his father by representing Ghana. The six feet tall right-back is undoubtedly one of the best hidden secrets in modern football…

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Elvis Manu makes quick return to England to discuss Brighton future

Ghanaian striker Elvis Manu has returned to England to discuss his future at Brighton and Hove Albion.   The 23-year-old has just returned from his second loan stint at Dutch club Go Ahead Eagles since he joined the then-Championship outfit in 2015.   Manu who has one year left to run on his contact at the newly promoted Premier League club has been summoned back to his club to discuss his future.   “Well I have been told to return for pre-season but of course we would be discussing my…

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Ghanaian striker Abdul Khalid Basit finishes debut season in Kosovo league as third highest scorer

Ghanaian striker Abdul Khalid Basit emerged the third highest scorer in just his first season the Kosovo top fight with Prishtina. The former Dreams FC player finished with 14 goals, the same as Drenica’s Granit Arifaj. Basit’s goals especially in the second half of the season powered Prishtina to second place in the Superliga – five points adrift champions Trepca. Basit joined Prishtina late last year and took some time to adjust in the league. But he scored in eight successive games in the second half of the season to…

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REVEALED: Christian Atsu was dropped from Ghana squad due to injury

Winger Christian Atsu was dropped from the latest Ghana squad to face Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier due to injury, it has emerged. The 25-year-old was a conspicuous omission in Kwesi Appiah’s first Black Stars squad on his return to the job. Another very surprising omission was Mubarak Wakaso. Atsu’s exclusion however was the biggest shock especially as he comes off one of his most productive seasons in club football with Newcastle. The former FC Porto man played a key role in helping the Magpies regain…

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Ghana FA Ex.Co meets with Sports Minister

The Ghana FA’s Executive Committee called on Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah at his office on Tuesday. Led by Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, the meeting was used to formally introduce members of Ex.Co to the relatively new Sports Minister. The meeting was also used to brief the Minister of some urgent matters regarding the state’s involvement in the running of football. Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah also attended the meeting. Most of the discussions were held behind closed doors. The Ex.Co members are said to have pledged their support for the…

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Polo blames ‘bankrupt’ coaches for Ghana’s failure to win U17 African Cup

Mohammed Polo has blamed the technical team for Ghana’s failure to win the Africa U17 Championships. The Black Starlets who started the competition in free-scoring form were completely rendered sterile in the finals against Mali last Sunday in Libreville. Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin’s side failed to recover from a first half deficit to ultimately miss out on winning Ghana’s third African title at that level. Ghana had failed to score in their last three matches of the tournament having finished top of Group A without a defeat and scoring as…

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Suspicious Ghana’s Deputy Sports Minister wants CAF to investigate ages of Mali U17 team

Deputy Sports Minister Pius Hadzide has called on CAF to re-examine the MRI reports of the Mali team over the doubts of their real ages following their historic triumph over Ghana at the Africa U17 Championships. The Malians beat the Black Starlets 1-0 in the finals on Sunday to retain the trophy they won two years ago in Niger. Ghana who started the competition scoring a plethora of goals in a unique attacking brand of football couldn’t match up physically with the Malians in the finals. The mostly diminutive stature…

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