– – The president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), Patrice Motsepe, has reiterated that the delayed Africa Cup of Nations will go ahead as planned. Motsepe was speaking with less than three weeks until the tournament kicks off as he visited Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium, which will host the opening match on 9 January. His comments came as speculation persists that the finals will be delayed further or even cancelled because of the latest problems with the global Covid-19 pandemic. “I will be in Cameroon on 7 January with my…Read More
– – Egyptian heavyweights Al Ahly beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in Morocco on Saturday night to become the first side in history to be crowned African champions ten times. In-form forward Mohamed Sherif scored one and made as Ahly, following a relatively even opening, took full advantage after Chiefs’ Happy Mashiane was dismissed shortly before the break. The Cairo side swiftly profited in the second half, first through Mohamed Sherif with a fine chip, then Mohamed ‘Afsha’ Magdy before Amr El Solia cracked home Sherif’s clever backheel. Ahly’s tally of…Read More
– – Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad has been banned for five years by Fifa for breaching various codes of ethics. The Fifa vice-president, 60, has been found to have breached codes relating to duty of loyalty, offering and accepting gifts, abuse of position as well as misappropriation of funds. “The investigation into Mr Ahmad’s conduct … from 2017 to 2019 concerned various Caf-related governance issues, including the organisation and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in Caf’s dealing with the sports equipment company Tactical…Read More
The membership of the Ghana Football Association Congress on Thursday approved and adopted new Statutes at an extra ordinary congress held in the capital Accra. The statutes were proposed by a normalization committee that was put in place following the suspension of the Football association over corruption allegations involving its former President, Kwesi Nyantekyi. The adopted statutes did not go without resistance and counter Proposals. The new statutes will have 120 delegates with 12 executive council members. The new Executive council will be composed of 5 premier league representatives, 3…Read More
There is a high level of outrage among Ghanaians after the country’s sports minister revealed that the nation spent $4.5 million just for the country’s participation in the 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations competition. The amount spent is equivalent to the amount Algeria received as prize money for winning the entire tournament in Egypt. The Black Stars of Ghana exited the completion after losing to Tunisia at the round of 16 dashing the country’s hope of ending its 37 year drought. Ghana’s Minister for Youth and Sports…Read More
Despite reaching the final of the 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana midfielder Christian Atsu is not a celebrating mood.
Atsu was named Orange Man of the Match as the Black Stars eased past hosts Equatorial Guinea in their semi-final meeting on Thursday night in Malabo to set up a final clash with old foes, Cote d’Ivoire.Read More