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Tag Archives: Upper East Region

QUAO: GFA is saying a lot with a few words

Citi Sports’ Nathan Quao gives his take on the imminent arrival of a technical adviser and where it leaves the Ghana Football Association After months of evasion and denial, the cat was let out of the bag (or sack) when the Ghana Football Association on Monday that a committee (made of Fred Crenstsil, Fred Pappoe and the GFA’s Technical Director Oti Akenteng) had ...

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Ghana FA poised to receive $8M W/C prize money next week

The Ghana Football Association could receive an expected $8million World Cup revenue next week as FIFA begins the distribution of prize monies to the 32 countries who participated in the 2014 Brazil competition, FootyGhana sources at the corridors of the country’s football headquarters indicate. Ghana’s Black Stars were eliminated at the group stages and thus automatically earned the $8million amount ...

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FIFA queries GFA

Ghana may be in danger of incurring the wrath of world football body, FIFA, following Government’s establishment of a Commission to investigate events leading to the country’s abysmal performance at the 2014 World Cup. The three-paragraph letter from FIFA, questioned the Ghana Football Association on the composition and competences of the Commission set up by Government. The letter signed by Deputy ...

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Commission of Inquiry will compel witnesses – Ayariga

Minister for Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga says the decision by his ministry to convert the three man committee set up to investigate the Black Stars’ debacle at the just ended 2014 World Cup into a Commission of Inquiry is to allow it to ”compel witnesses and compel the production of evidence”. ”We have come to a conclusion that the ...

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Brazil fires Scolari

Brazil’s football confederation (CBF) will not renew national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s contact, local media reported early Monday, just hours after Germany defeated Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup. Scolari said that he would let the CBF decide his fate after his team lost the game for third place 3-0 to the Netherlands on Saturday, and after being crushed ...

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Germany clinch 2014 World Cup glory

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World Cup 2014: Gotze goal crowns Germany champions

Germany are the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ champions, lifting the Trophy for the fourth time in their history, after overcoming Argentina 1-0 courtesy of an extra-time goal by Mario Gotze at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. The substitute settled a tie that was in the balance from the first minute until the last with a finish of startling composure ...

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World Cup 2014: Ghana’s performance in three words

Ghana’s poor run in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has received more damning descriptions from the international public. According to a study conducted by the Cambridge University Press, the top words used by various media reports worldwide in relation to Ghana’s World Cup campaign were “money”, “strike”, “powerful”. These words stem from the Black Stars’ troubles associated with rows ...

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200 Ghanaian soccer fans seek asylum in Brazil

Hundreds of Ghanaians who entered Brazil as tourists to watch World Cup games have asked for asylum, police in southern Brazil said Thursday. Noerci da Silva Melo who heads the Federal Police office in the city of Caxias do Sul said that over the past week 200 Ghanaians asked for asylum. The Justice Ministry will decide whether to grant their ...

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Scolari apologizes, takes blame for Brazil’s 7-1 loss to Germany

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari apologized to fans for failing to lead the host to the World Cup final, saying the ”catastrophic” defeat to Germany on Tuesday marked the ”worst day” of his professional life. ”I have to apologize for the negative result, for not being able to reach the final as we all wanted,” Scolari said, speaking calmly after ...

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