Ghana Premier League side, Asante Kotoko have dissolved their communication team which comprises of 12 members with immediate effect.

The decision to dissolve the communication team is part of the process to restructure the club according to the Public Relations Officer Samuel Sarfo Duku.

“I have dissolved the 12-member communication team. The decision comes as part of the ongoing restructuring in the club, he told the club’s website.

“I am so grateful to the members for everything they did for the club,” “It has been so nice working with them. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors. I will be coming out with a new team in the coming days.”, he added.



The Normalization Committee of the Ghana Football Association has released the road map leading to the handing over of power to a new GFA Executive Committee.

The road map which details the program for the review of the new Ghana FA statutes, election of Constituent bodies, election of a new GFA Board Chairman, playing of a special commemorative match, dubbed Normalization Committee Super Cup, and a Presidential Cup.

The map which was drafted on May 28, has the presentation of a draft amended Statutes which was sent to FIFA on April 29.

It has July 24 as the day of the announcement of election committee, with congress scheduled for July 31.

The Normalization Committee was instituted by FIFA to reform Ghana football following an investigative work carried out by Anas Aremeyaw Anas to uncover rot in the football fraternity in Ghana and the whole of Africa.

The investigative journalist’s work uncovered shocking levels of corruption and ethical breaches in the activities of some officials of the GFA.

The GFA, with its executive committee, was then dissolved and its president at the time, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, given a temporal ban – one which was to be later extended to a life ban on all football-related activities.

Check the detailed road map to the GFA elections below;



General Captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has described Ghana’s campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations as a disappointing one after the team was eliminated in the round of 16.

Ghana lost to Tunisia 5-4 on penalties after the game had ended 1-1 after regulation time. The win granted the Carthage Eagles their first win over the Black Stars in the tournament and they will face Madagascar at the quarter-final stage on Thursday.

Gyan who was introduced into the game eight minutes to end was key to Ghana’s equalizing goal against Tunisia which sent the game into extra time. Speaking to the media after the disappointing exit from the tournament he said “our campaign has been disappointing; we have been to several semi-finals in the previous tournaments and it is bad to exit in the round of 16”.

“We dominated the game and had a lot of chances but we couldn’t take them”, he added.

Asamoah Gyan also hinted that the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt is likely to be his last.

Speaking to journalists after the game, Gyan said the team will return home to prepare for the next Afcon qualifiers.

“We’re out, we’re sad, we’ve to go home and see what went wrong. We’ve got young players, hungry players… they’ve to go to their clubs, if they’re down here they will be mentally down in their clubs and we’ve to just psyche them up and they’ve to go to their clubs to prove that they can deliver and we will prepare for the qualifiers again.”

Asked if Egypt 2019 was his last Afcon, Gyan said: “Yes, it could be my last”, adding: “Many things happened but I have to go home and think about it well and then see what happens. This is my seventh Africa Cup of Nations, so, I’ll just have to go home and think about it well before I come out to say anything.”

Gyan has scored in six Afcon tournaments, a record currently held by him alongside Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto’o and Zambian Kalusha Bwalya.

Gyan is the all-time leading goal scorer of the Ghana national team.



On July 4th 2019, the French Embassy organized an event themed « Women in sports: Inequalities, obstacles and reasons for hope » at Alliance Française. This event was a great opportunity to discuss issues regarding women’s sports.

Renowned guests to tackle a fundamental issue

A representative of the French Embassy recalled France’s commitment in promoting gender equality through sports development. The screening of a documentary on Women’s football in India permitted the introduction of some relevant issues such as position of women in sports, women’s potential in sports and obstacles that prevent their advancement in sports. Three panelists were given the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions regarding women in sports. Among them were, Madam Joyce Mahama, the President of Women in Sports Association of Ghana (WOSPAG), Eric Adoku, Activities Coordinator for Dunk Grassroots, an NGO aimed at empowering girls in underprivileged communities through sports (with future support of the French Embassy) and AmeleyTurkson, former boxer and acting head of Amateur Boxing Referees/Judges in Ghana. The discussion was moderated by Juliet Bawuah, sports journalist and founder of “Africa Women’s Sports Summit”, an event which took place this year and addressed issues regarding women’s place in the sports sector.

Deep topics discussed

During the discussion, the three panelists addressed different topics that led to an engaging discussion. The discussion first identified some obstacles that women face in the practice of sports (which is an image of what they are living in the society) and then suggested ways of solving them. Joyce Mahama, the WOSPAG president proposed the change of attitudes and mentalities, indicating that women should be given notable roles in Sport institutions: “We need to have more women holding important positions. In federations there are only men”. She said. AmeleyTurkson added, that with regards to education: “Women in sports: we need education, that’s all”. The discussion also focused on the need to do away with gender distinction in sports: “We are talking about Football, not only men or women football but only Football” stressed Juliet Bawuah.
At the end, possible remedies were discussed and the panelists also shared their experiences and aspirations. The audience also took part in the discussion, i.e. members of the civil society, such as : Right to Play, Care and Action for mental Health (supported by the Embassy in its Inclusion project to aid people with mental illness through sports) and sports specialized companies such as Decathlon.

Juliet Bawuah also invited the audience to go to the stadiums and arenas where women play high-level sports to support them in order to make them exist in the media and in the public policies of sport.

Sports and Gender: Important issues for the French Embassy

The Women’s World Cup organized in France (June 7th-July 7th) has permitted to turn the spotlight on women in sports and to show that this is an important issue for France. This was also an opportunity to discuss two themes which are part of the strategic vision of France in Ghana: Obstacles confronting Women in sports and more broadly on gender equality issues.
Indeed, it’s not the first time that the Embassy of France in Ghana is engaging in sports diplomacy and promotion of sports but also in the area of gender equality, a major focus of the Franco-Ghanaian cooperation.



Ghana’s journey at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has ended at the round of 16 after losing on penalties to Tunisia on Monday evening.

The Carthage Eagles won the shootout 5-4 to set up a quarter-final date with Madagascar on Thursday.

An own goal by Rami Bedoui cancelled out Taha Khenissi’s second-half strike as the game went into the extra time and subsequently into the shootout.

Tunisians converted all their spot-kicks with Ghana’s only miss coming from striker Caleb Ekuban.

Following a dominant first half, Kassim Nuhu struck the post with a header. Andre Ayew’s rebound was parried by Tunisian goalkeeper.

Two minutes to halftime Black Stars took the lead when Andre Ayew backheeled the ball into the net but the goal was disallowed by the referee.

The referee insists the ball hit the hand of Thomas Partey in the build-up to the goal but television replays proved the decision was a wrong one.

Black Stars continued to dominate after the break with Jordan Ayew testing the goalkeeper with a header in the 53rd minute.

Tunisian, however, upped their game and began creating chances of their own.  In the 70th minute, Taha Khenissi controlled a fine pass into the box and takes a shot to the bottom left corner, but the ball was cleared.

Two minutes later, Khenissi again, this time he crashed the bar with a powerful header from a corner kick.

But it didn’t take long for Khenissi to redeem himself as he connected with a low cross to put Carthage Eagles in front in the 73rd minute.

On the 81st minute, Wakaso took a shot from around the penalty spot and aimed towards the left side of the target. Mouez Hassen was alert, made a superb save and parried the ball onto the post.

With the three minutes remaining, Black Stars equalised force the game into extra time. The goal coming off the head of Tunisian substitute defender Rami Bedoui.

Ghana were the better side in extra time. Jordan wasted glorious opportunity to seal the victory before Kwabena Owusu shot straight into the hands of goalkeeper with the last kick.

Black Stars converted four compared to Tunisians five as the Carthage Eagles overcame Black Stars for the first time in 56 years.



A staff of the Nsawam Branch of the GCB Bank Limited identified as Agnes Asempana has committed suicide by hanging, has confirmed.

The partially naked body of the 42-year-old was found dangling in a room with a nylon rope fastened to her neck at Ayekotse, a suburb of the Suhum Municipality in the Eastern Region.

Sources reveal that the deceased last Friday, July 5, 2019 went to her two-bedroom apartment to pick some items only to commit suicide.

It was her younger brother, one Bajerisong Lazarus who found her in that state at about 4pm when he went to visit her.

Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), DSP Ebenezer Tetteh who confirmed the incident to has revealed that no external marks of violence were detected to suggest foul play.

The body has since been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital mortuary pending an autopsy, while the Police have commenced investigations into the incidents.

Colleagues are however shocked as to what could have triggered the deceased to take her own life in such a barbaric manner.

Close sources are pointing to the fact that it could be linked to a disappointment in relationship or job related challenges which she has concealed.




FIFA Women’s World Cup ambassador Michael Essien has congratulated USA for winning the just ended FIFA Women’s World Cup.

USA defeated Netherlands in the finals on Sunday by 2-0 to defend the trophy they won from the previous tournament.

Michael Essien and Marcel Desailly and a host of other football stars  prior to the tournament were named by Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) to promote the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 and the women’s game in general.

In a post on his official page the Chelsea legend stated, “Congratulations to the USA 2019 winners. Best team in the tournament so far. #Dare to shine a great game and advert for women’s football. Now is the time to move it to the next level”.



Asante Kotoko are in advanced talks to sign Kenyan striker George Abege from Kariobangi Sharks, can exclusively report.

The lanky player caught the eyes of the Kotoko management when he featured against them in the CAF Confederation Cup Group stage.

If a deal is stitched up by Monday, he would become the seventh player to be announced by the Porcupine Warriors.

The CAF Champions League campaigners have wrapped up deals for goalkeeper Kwame Baah, winger Mathew Kelvin Andoh; defender Empem Dacoster, midfielder Justice Blay and Ivorian striker Adingra Bidodane Moussa.

Abege has featured for Sony Sugar, Nairobi City Stars and Bandari-all in Kenya.




Asante Kotoko have signed Ivorian striker Adingra Bidodane Moussa from Nigerian Premier League giants Lobi Stars.

Moussa penned a three-year deal at the club’s secretariat on Saturday after completing a medical.

He has become the club’s fourth signing to be announced this week after signing former Inter Allies goalkeeper, Kwame Baah, Wa All Stars winger Mathew Kelvin Andoh; Karela United defender, Ampem Dacosta and  Medeama SC’s Justice Blay on loan.

Kotoko have fortified their ranks so they can reach the Group stage of the 2019/20 CAF Champions League



The Member of Parliament for Suhum constituency, Hon. Frederick Opare Ansah on Saturday morning led a team including constituency executives and party faithfuls to tour and monitor the ongoing limited voters registration exercise and be abreast with the turn of events as far as the exercise is concerned in Suhum municipality.

The team visited the municipal office of the Electoral commission in Suhum and observed events unfolding for a while, he commended the registration officials, security team and all stakeholders present for a smooth and peaceful exercise so far. He encouraged the exhibition of same attitude till the end of the registration exercise and subsequent ones.

After the the visit to the municipality center of the electoral commission, the law maker climaxed the tour in Nankese, a community also under his jurisdiction where the offline registration center had gotten to on similar agenda. He spent time interacting with stakeholders present and commended the peaceful atmosphere that has characterized the exercise so far.

Augustine Odei
Director of Communications NPP, Suhum

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