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Gyan downplays Black Stars winless run ahead of 2019 AFCON

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Gyan downplays Black Stars winless run ahead of 2019 AFCON

Gyan downplays Black Stars winless run ahead of 2019 AFCON

Asamoah Gyan has played down Ghana’s winless run ahead of this month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt following Saturday’s draw with South Africa in their final preparatory game.

The four-time continental champions shockingly lost 1-0 against Namibia in their first pre-AFCON friendly match played at the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence in Dubai last Sunday.

But the Kayserispor forward insists there is no cause for alarm and is confident they will arrive at the tournament in great shape.

“We have been working so hard for the past 10 days. The weather is also not helping but we still fighting, we pushing harder and harder.

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The tournament is a different ball altogether but we happy there is no injury in camp. We go in there with all the players ready for the tournament,” Gyan told reporters in his post-match interview.

Ghana are pooled alongside defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau in Group F for the 2019 Afcon.

The continent’s flagship tournament starts from June 21 to July 19.

Source: Footballmadeinghana.com

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Deputy Sports Minister Reveals Why Ghana Still Owes Former Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah

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Deputy Sports Minister Reveals Why Ghana Still Owes Former Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah

The Deputy Minister of Sports, Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto has finally revealed why former Black Tars’ coach Kwesi Appiah’s salary arrears haven’t been paid.

For the past few weeks now, former Ghana National team coach has been pestering the Ghana Football Association and the Sports ministry for his unpaid salaries.

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According to him, Ghana owes him about $180,000 (5 months salary) but all his cries to be paid have fallen on death ears.

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Well, yesterday, the Deputy Sports Minister, Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto, finally revealed reasons why the Kwesi Appiah has still not received his payment yet.

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The honorable revealed that there were unresolved issues between the former coach and the Ghana Football Association before the contract between the parties was terminated, hence the cause of the arrears adding that the arrears will be paid when the issues have been resolved.

“I know that the [Sports] Ministry is in talks with Kwasi Appiah and at the appropriate time, ones the issues are ironed out, he would be paid,” he told Elton Brobbey on Joy News.

Source: ENewsGhana.com

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Former Kotoko Player, John Kuffour Granted Ghc 50,000 Bail For Biting Off The Nipple Of His Former Girlfriend

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Former Kotoko Player, John Kuffour Granted Ghc 50,000 Bail For Biting Off The Nipple Of His Former Girlfriend

A former Asante Kotoko Football Club defender identified as John Kuffour has finally been granted bail after he was arrested for biting off his ex-girlfriend’s nipple.

Hw was granted bail by the Ejisu District Court hearing the case in the sum of Ghc 50,000 with two sureties.

According to the facts of the case as narrated by Chief Prosecutor Emmanuel Appiah Kubi, the said incident occured early 2017.

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John Kuffour and Dennisa Hagan his ex dated for 6 years before the unfortunate incident happened between them.

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The naration further revealed that on 1st January 2017, Kuffour visited Dennisa to confront her in relation to a rumour bothering on infidelity.

John didn’t find her responses to his questions satisfying and convincing so a physical altercation ensued, during which he bit her nipple.

Dennisa suffered several injuries due to the attack and has had to undergo surgery.

The case is said to have been adjourned to June this year.

During his career, John Kuffour played Kpando Hearts of Lions for Asante Kotoko.

Source: ENewsGhana.com

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