Instill discipline in our national teams- Kurt Okraku to newly appointed coaches

GFA President Kurt Okraku has charged all the national team coaches to ensure they depart from practices of the past and instill discipline in their players. The FA chief urged the coaches to make sure no player takes the honor of wearing the national strip for granted. He argued that any coach that is not up to the task does not deserve to handle any of the country’s national teams. Kurt made the remarks during a meeting with the newly appointed head coaches and management Committee heads of the various…

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Ghana FA to invest heavily in capacity building of national team coaches

GFA President Kurt Okraku has reiterated his commitment to investing in capacity building of all the national team coaches. He made the pledge during a meeting with the newly appointed head coaches and management Committee heads of the various national teams last Friday. Footballmadeinghana.com understands that the governing body plans to send the coaches out of the country periodically to have attachment with foreign clubs. This will be aimed at keeping them up to speed with modern managerial skills as well as refreshing their technical abilities. “The GFA will invest in…

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GFA President, ExCo members to meet new national team coaches on Friday

The President of the Ghana Football Association and members of the Executive Council will meet all newly appointed head coaches of the various national teams and their assistants on Friday, January 17, 2020. The meeting is to introduce the coaches to the new GFA leadership and to discuss upcoming assignments for the respective national teams. Top on the agenda will be the new direction for all national teams, targets and the expectations for coaches and their assistants. The meeting will also discuss the support required from the GFA by the…

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Alex Asante heads newly established National Teams Department

The GFA as part of the ongoing restructuring of the Secretariat has appointed Mr Alex Asante as the Acting head of the newly established National Teams Department. Mr. Asante, who is a Deputy General Secretary at the GFA will work with Ex Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah and Michael Tawiah Attoh who have been appointed as a Coordinators for all National Teams. The department is expected to facilitate training programmes, preparation for matches and competitions and other activities of all national teams. The GFA Executive Committee has decided to engage…

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Abdul Karim Zito appointed Black Satellites head coach

The Ghana Football Association has named Abdul Karim Zito as Head Coach of the National Under 20 team, the Black Satellites. He will be assisted by Augustine Evans Adotey and Salifu Fatawu as assistant 1 and assistant 2 respectively. Other members of the Technical Team are: Jerry Asare –                Goalkeepers Trainer Philimon Mensah –         Team Doctor Ray Ricky Romeo –         Physical Trainer Gilbert Yankson –         Physiotherapist Mohammed Asamoah –  Welfare Officer Ishmael Hamidu –         Equipment Officer The GFA has also named a…

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GFA Veep Mark Addo chairs newly constituted National Team’s Review Committee

The Ghana Football Association has appointed a five-man National Team’s Review Committee chaired by vice President Mark Addo. The Committee which has been given a three-month mandate is tasked to present a paper on the structure, membership and functions of the technical teams of all national teams. The National Team’s review Committee will also advise the GFA on the possible emoluments and rewards for players and technical team members. Aside its other functions, the Committee will also make recommendations on the payments to be made to the management committees of…

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Volta Region FA President backs GFA decision to dissolve all Technical teams

Volta Regional Football Association President, Daniel Agbogah has thrown his weight behind the decision taken by the Ghana Football Association to dissolve the technical teams of the various nationals team of the country. The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has dissolved the technical teams of all national teams with immediate effect citing competitiveness of the various national team. The decision affects both male and female national teams. In an exclusive interview with Agboo 92.9 FM, Mr Agbogah backed the decision the decision taken by the Ghana Football Association. ” Now football…

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Emmanuel Agyemang Badu: Midfielder returns to competitive action after lengthy layoff

Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has finally made his long-awaited return to competitive action after close to a year’s absence on Sunday afternoon when he briefly featured for Hellas Verona in the Italian Serie A. Badu had been out since August 2018 after being diagnosed with pulmonary microembolism- blood clots in his lungs. He had joined Hellas Verona that Summer, but his hopes of making his bow for his new side were dashed after medical reports turned out he was suffering from the condition. After recovering fully from his condition,…

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Kurt Okraku defends decision to axe all national team coaches

GFA President Kurt Okraku has explained the rationale behind the Executive Council‘s decision to dissolve the technical teams of all the national teams. The governing body in a press release on Thursday said the decision affects both male and female national teams. The high-profile casualties include Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah and his assistant Charles Kwabla (CK) Akunnor, Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo and Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko. Also without a job are Yaw Preko – Black Satellites coach, Evans Adotey – Black Maidens coach, Yusif Basigi – Black…

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Evans Mensah joins Portimonense on loan from Al Duhail

Ghanaian attacker Evans Mensah has completed a loan move to Portimonense from Qatari side Al Duhail, on undisclosed terms. The Ghana Olympic team winger signed a one-and-a-half-year loan deal with the Portuguese side, completing the switch on Friday afternoon. The speedster will to join his parent club at the end of the 2020/21 football season when the loan deal expired. Mensah was Ghana’s best player in the CAF Under-23 tournament held in Egypt and was named in the team of the tournament where the Meteors failed to qualify for the…

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