Match officials for 2017/18 GPL opener

The long awaited 2017/18 Ghana Premier League commences this weekend with the exception of the game between Aduana Stars and Liberty Professionals due to former’s CAF Champions League away game in Algeria. Below are the referees who will be in-charge of the weekend’s seven matches. INTER ALLIES VS BECHEM UNITED Venue: Tema Referee: Dally Gagba Asst 1: Alex Anning Asst 2: Emurana Salifu 4th Ref: Isaac Quaye Match Commissioner: Kweku Eyiah WAFA VS ASANTE KOTOKO Venue: Sogakope Referee: Charles Bulu Asst 1: Philip Darko Asst 2: Nii Kotei Kotey 4th…

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Kotoko Physical Trainer praises players’ attitude

Asante Kotoko Physical Trainer, Derrick Nana Osei Owusu has praised the attitude of his players saying that he’s found no lazy player at the club since starting work. Although he believes the team is taking shape in terms of their strength, there are some weaknesses that need to be worked on. “After meeting with Management, I insisted on meeting the playing body so I went to Adako Jachie to see how training was going on. What was going wrong, concerning their physique, I discussed with the coach. The boys need…

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2017/18 Ghana Premier League starts March 17

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) wishes to inform all stakeholders and the sporting public that, the 2017/ 18 League season commences this weekend. This comes after Thursday’s court dismissal of the case between Great Olympics and the GFA for an interlocutory injunction on the start of the Premier and Division Leagues. A statement signed by GFA General Secretary, Isaac Addo on Thursday the GFA said that: “Pursuant to today’s court ruling in the matter of Accra Great Olympics FC Limited vs the Ghana Football Association, please be informed that, the…

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Ansah signs new Allies deal

  Inter Allies defender Maxwell Ansah has appended his signature to a new deal. The budding talent joined Inter Allies from Dawhenya United last season on a one-year deal but has now extended his stay by another 24 months after some sterling performances. Ansah indicated that Allies is the perfect development grounds for him in his quest to get to the top after signing the contract. “I’m delighted about extending my stay at the club,” he told the Club’s official website. “Inter Allies is a perfect environment for me to develop…

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Court dismisses Olympics case

The 2017/2018 Ghana Premier League is expected to start next weekend after an Accra High Court dismissed Accra Great Olympics’ application for an interlocutory injunction on the league and the mandatory congress Olympics have twice placed an injunction on the start of this season’s Ghana Premier League after they felt they were not fairly treated in a case involving them and Bechem United. The case was initially called two weeks ago and it hearing was postponed to February 21, as the court examined documents from Olympics as well as the…

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Kurt to speak on fan loyalty at football seminar

The Executive Director of Dreams FC, Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku will deliver a keynote address at the maiden loyalty and support in football programme on Thursday. The one-day event, which would be held at the CEIBS Africa Campus, East Legon, Accra, is under the theme ‘Applying Design Thinking to Ghana Football: The Case of Building Local Fan Support Base’. The event will seek to address issues concerning low fan patronage of Ghana football products. The progarmme will also tackle matters relating to fan loyalty and the need for support in…

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Divisive politics tearing referees’ association apart

Factionalism and divisiveness are destroying the Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) and their output, retired referee, Otis Oppong, has told Kumasi based Silva FM. According to him, not until the situation changes, referees’ work will continue to fall in Ghana football. “Politics is in our association. I recently heard Sannie Daara saying the FA will be choosing referees for matches themselves. I think it’s in order. Our association is more or less like a political party” he said. Otis Oppong explained what he sees as the problem. “Even if someone…

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The season has been good – Rashid Sumaila

  Al Qadsia defender Rashid Sumaila says the season has been good despite suffering an injury which has kept him out for some games. Sumaila who was voted as his club’s player of the season two years ago hinted that all is well this campaign and they can win the league trophy. “Everything is going on well so far, we won the Crown Prince Cup in January and the second round of the league has been excellent.” Sumaila told footballmadeinghana.com “Actually, we did not start the campaign well but we…

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Dwarfs sign 11 players for 2017/18 season

The Management of Ebusua Dwarfs have signed 11 new players for this season. The new signings, they say will the team achieve their minimum target of a top four finish by the end of the yet to begin season. Three of the players are from Hasaacas whereas two are from Ashgold. Following is the full list of players. Wiredu Danso, from Hasaacas; defender, Emmanuel Ansong from Hasaacas; former Ashgold right back, Albert Gaise; and another former Ashgold attacker, Paul Abeka Nkrumah. The rest are striker, Justus Tsorstsey from Hasaacas; defender, Aikins…

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In form Nurudeen ready to propel Vision FC to Premier League

  Vision FC playmaker Abdul-Aziz Bala Nurudeen maintains that his dream is to help his club secure qualification to the Ghana Premier League this coming season. The budding left-footed midfielder was a revelation last season as the Amrahia-based club finished third in the National Division One Zone Three League last season. Bala has been in scintillating form for Vision in the Pre-season and has set his priorities for the coming campaign with the most prominent one being to help his side move to the elite league. “My main target is…

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