Partey is the first Ghanaian ever to win the UEFA Super Cup

Thomas Paryey has become the first Ghanaian player to win the UEFA Super Cup. Ibrahim Tanko and Christian Gyan lost the 1997 and 2002 editions with Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively. The Black Stars player helped Atletico Madrid to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 during a pleasant Wednesday evening in the Estonia city of  Tallinn in which the Ghanian international assisted the crucial third goal of his side. Partey provided a brilliant assist for Saul Niguez to put Atletico 3-2 up eight minutes inside the first half of  extra…

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FIFA confirms meeting with government officials on Thursday

FIFA has confirmed its meeting with officials of the Ghana government on Thursday in relation to its threat of a ban The world football governing body has issued an ultimatum to the government to withdraw its lawsuit seeking to liquidate the Ghana FA or face a ban. While government has not given any indication of their willingness to comply with FIFA’s directive, Ghana President Nana Akufo Addo in a telephone conversation with FIFA boss Gianni Infantino convinced FIFA into meeting a government delegation in Zurich on Thursday. The delegation includes…

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Selfish people ill advising government – Hasacas chief

IMC Chairman of Sekondi Hasaacas, Paa Kwesi Essuon Arbuah has advised Government to do away with ‘selfish’ personalities who are urging the state to maintain its stance on pursuing the dissolution of the Ghana FA. Football’s world governing body, FIFA, warned the government of Ghana over plans to liquidate the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following a corruption scandal led by an investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. The IMC Chairman of Sekondi Hasaacas  has described those influencing the Government to liquidate the Football Association as selfish. “You insensitive clowns want FIFA…

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Osafo Marfo leads government’s delegation to FIFA

Government has empowered Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo to lead a delegation to Zurich to meet with FIFA over its threat of banning Ghana. The delegation which also includes Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah, Deputy Attorney General Godfred Dame and Deputy Chief of Staff Samuel Abu Jinapor will be flying out to Zurich on Wednesday night. A meeting with high ranking officials of FIFA is expected to take place on Thursday. The government delegation aims at getting FIFA to rescind their ultimatum of having Ghana banned by August 27. FIFA wrote…

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Godwin Attram says bribery was minimal during his era

Former Black Stars striker Godwin Attram says bribery and corruption in Ghana football was as pandemic during his generation as it is today. “Honestly during our time there were very good players and if even there was bribery in the game it was on the low level as compared to now. You get real soccer players when you go to Corners, Olympics, Eleven Wise, Kotoko, Hearts etc” Attram told FootballmadeinGhana.com. “One thing is that during our time when you go to the stadium and you see players like Abedi Pele,…

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GFA dissolution unnecessary- Black Stars “B” media officer

The Media Officer for the Black Stars “B” Dickson Kwabena Kyere has spoken against government’s decision to dissolve the Ghana Football Association following the Anas football corruption video. A court petition to officially wind up the Ghana FA is pending for which FIFA has threatened to suspend the GFA by 27 August if the petition is not withdrawn. Kwabena Kyere – a former CEO of BA United and current owner of Eagles soccer academy – welcomes steps to reform the country’s football association but does not believe winding up the…

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Attorney General set to commence prosecutions on Number 12 culprits

The Attorney General Gloria Akuffo is reportedly ready to start prosecuting Ghana FA officials caught in the Anas expose. This move expected to commence next week is in response to FIFA’s ultimatum to the Ghana government. FIFA have notified the state that Ghana stands suspended from all football activities if it doesn’t withdraw its court suit looking to liquidate the Ghana FA by August 27. But government appear not faced at all by the threat of a ban and will be proceeding to prosecute officials who were caught in the…

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GHALCA sets up reform committee for Ghana football

The Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) has constituted a committee to propose reforms for the Ghana FA in anticipation of the return to normalcy. Ghana is facing a FIFA ban by August 27 if the state refuses to withdraw its court suit seeking to liquidate the GFA. But GHALCA, the welfare body of Ghanaian clubs is confident the ban will be avoided and has gone ahead to set up a committee to collate proposal for reforms from its members. The composition of the committee is yet to be concluded but…

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Partey to do what Pele, Kuffour, Essien couldn’t do

Ghanaian players have a strong reputation in European football but despite this only two players from Ghana have ever participated in a UEFA Super Cup final match and that is Ibrahim Tanko and Christian Gyan. Thomas Partey could become the third name on this exclusive list should he play against Real Madrid tonight in Tallinn in the 2018 Super Cup final showdown between Partey’s Atletico Madrid and the White Angels. Abedi Ayew “Pele”, Michael Essien, Samuel Osei Kuffour and Sulley Muntari have all won the prestigious UEFA Champions league competition…

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Partey and Atletico players more valuable than Real Madrid squad

Real Madrid may still bring in much more revenue than Thomas Partey’s Atletico Madrid, butDiego Simeone’s squad for the 2018/19 season has a higher market value than Julen Lopetegui’s. Partey has been with the Rojiblancos since 2013. Looking back over the past nine seasons, Atletico have come a long way since 2010/11 when Quique Sanchez Flores’ squad was worth 205.8 million euros, compared to the 487m euros value of Jose Mourinho’s side. Even as recently as the 2015/16 season, when the two Madrid teams met in the Champions League final, Real Madrid’s squad was worth much…

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