Government wants to meet FIFA over threat of ban

The Government of Ghana says it wants to ‘engage’ FIFA over a threat to ban Ghana football. The world football governing body has issued an ultimatum to the state to withdraw its court case seeking to liquidate the GFA by August 27. FIFA in its letter to the state says it will ‘immediately’ place a suspension on Ghana if their ultimatum is not heeded to at 10am (local time) on the deadline day. But Government in its response to FIFA did not state clearly their intention of heeding to the condition…

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Sports Minister set to travel to Zurich to meet FIFA over ban threats

Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah will be traveling to Switzerland later this week to meet FIFA officials over the threat of a ban on Ghana football. The world football governing body has issued an August 27 ultimatum to the state to withdraw its case in court seeking to liquidate the Ghana FA. FIFA in a letter stated clearly it’ll ban Ghana from all football activities unless the Ghana government reneges on its court proceedings looking to dissolve the GFA. The government proceeded to an Accra High court with the aim of…

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EXCLUSIVE: Hearts receive €27,000 for Cobbinah transfer

Hearts of Oak received €27,000 for the transfer of Winful Cobbinah to FK Tirana, FootballMadeInGhana.com can exclusively confirm. The attacking midfielder joined the Albanian club last month for an officially undisclosed fee. But checks conducted by FootballMadeInGhana.com have revealed Hearts received €27,000 for their influential player. This will be confirmed when club shareholders converge for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday. Cobbinah was angling for a move after refusing to extend his contract with the Phobians.

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GHALCA wants to meet President Akufo Addo over looming FIFA ban

The Ghana League Clubs Association have initiated moves to hold a meeting with President Akufo Addo over the threat of a FIFA ban on Ghana football. The world football governing body has issued an ultimatum for the government to withdraw its court case seeking to liquidate the Ghana FA or else face a ban from all football activities. Government has been resolute in its stand to dissolve the GFA in the aftermath of the release of an undercover documentary which sought to expose corruption in Ghana football. In the said…

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Lomotey finally arrives to begin Villareal career

Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Lomotey has arrived in Villareal to begin work with his new club. The 20-year-old arrived in the Spanish city on Tuesday morning. Lomotey’s arrival to Villareal had been delayed over visa and work permit issues. But the former Dreams FC star has now joined his new teammates after he was granted his work permit. Lomotey signed a contract last month to join the Yellow Submarine on a season-long loan deal. He arrives at Villareal after an impressive campaign in the Spanish lower tier with Extremadura. He was…

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Abu completes loan switch to Valerenga

Ghana midfielder Mohammed Abu has joined Norwegian club Valerenga. The 26-year-old arrives on a one-year loan deal from American club Columbus Crew. Abu has passed a medical to complete his loan switch, the Norwegian side have announced. “Vålerenga and MLS Club Columbus Crew agree on a lease for midfielder Mohammed Abu,” the club said in a statement. “He passed a medical test at the Intility Arena on Friday morning and comes to Vålerenga on loan out the year.” Abu has been farmed out on loan persistently ever since moving to…

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Sharani targets titles at Sparta

Ghanaian youth star Sharani Zuberu says he wants to win a lot of titles with Sparta Prague having finalized his move from Dreams FC. The 18-year-old celebrated his first transfer to Europe by scoring twice to help the U21 side of his new club trounce rivals Slavia Prague 5-2 on Thursday. Sharani was an instant hit in his debut campaign in the Ghana Premier League = scoring four goals in his first six matches. He was also key for Dreams FC in their GHALCA G8 tournament success. The Ghana U20…

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Owusu set to leave Kotoko for Kuwaiti club

Asante Kotoko midfielder Jackson Owusu is expected in Kuwait on Saturday to finalize his move to Al Tadhamon. This is after both parties have agreed on a transfer. Jackson will join Al Tadhamon on an initial loan deal with the option of making his stay permanent depending on how well he performs. “Jackson will be joining Al Tadhamon on a loan and his club have reached an agreement with them over his switch,” Owusu’s agent Hafeez Alagori told Kickgh.com. “He will arrive in Kuwait tomorrow [Saturday] to undergo medical at…

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The Essipong Sports Stadium needs total renovation – RSDO, Western Region

Western Regional Sports Development Officer, Jeffery Kumi Manzan Owusu has revealed that the Essipong Sports Stadium requires a total overhaul to revive the facility. The 22,000 seater capacity stadium has not host any major sporting event in over two years. The Essipong Stadium was one of four venues used in the hosting of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. But the poor maintenance culture has left several parts of the stadium in very bad shape. The tartan tracks, scoreboard, air conditioning system and even some of the stands are in…

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Anderlecht left sobbing over Sharani move

Anderlecht have been left red-faced following the transfer of Ghana youth star Zuberu Sharani to Sparta Prague. The Belgian giants sent scouts to Ghana to watch the 18-year-old in action on two different occasions but delayed in making a decision. Anderlecht are still hunted by the missed opportunity to sign Baba Rahman who was at the time also playing for Dreams FC who were then in the third tier of Ghanaian football. Their nightmare is set to get even more complicated by the news of Sharani’s move to Sparta Prague….

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