FULL LIST: Annan, Mukarama and Partey top 2019 Ghana Football Awards nominations

Nominees for the second Ghana Football Awards (2019) were revealed Friday with Felix Annan, Mukarama Abdulai and Thomas Partey topping the list in three categories each. Annan, the Asante Kotoko shot-stopper, is gunning for the award in his department –…

Normalization: When the ‘honest’ sports journalists become ‘politicians’

I need not to remind you of June 6, a day I term as ‘the Judgment day’ – when the Number 12 exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas brought to bare the alleged corrupt individuals in the game. When…

Emmanuel Frimpong announces retirement

Ghana and former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 27. Frimpong, who joined the Gunners at the age of nine and made six first team appearances, has struggled with a knee…

Free from captivity Bonsu steering Kotoko wheel

On 6 October 2017, Ghanaians woke up to a sad story. Midfielder Kwame Bonsu has been sentenced to a two-year jail term by a court in Sweden for allegedly assaulting his partner in 2015. Then on the books of Swedish…

GFA Normalization: When the Falcon cannot hear the Falconer

Truly and indeed empty barrels make the most noise. What did you just say, young man? Sorry I did not know I was so loud, he said. I am only surprised at the behaviour of our current Governor. He seemed…

AWCON 2018: Cameroon fight back to beat Mali

The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon came from a goal down to beat Mali 2-1 in their Group A opener on Saturday. The fierce encounter saw both teams creating chances in the opening minutes, with Fatoumata Doumbia and Fatoumata Diarra close…

The FIFA Normalisation Committee: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

News broke on Thursday, August 16 about FIFA’s decision to set up a normalisation committee to lead the process of reforming Ghana Football for and returning it to normalcy subsequently. The decision was arrived at following a fruitful meeting between…

Opinion: Why Sports Ministry’s response to FIFA threat is hollo and vacuous

I woke up to see a statement from the Sports Ministry responding to a FIFA letter issuing an ultimatum to the Ghana Government to withdraw a court process to dissolve the GFA before August 27 or risk being banned. After…

Anas writes: Of Ghana’s sporting heroes and villains – Secret behind #Number 12

It’s not my domain and I have done my best to remain in my terrain. Yet have I been hounded with a refrain of pleas I can no longer restrain. Our game is on the wane, they complain, and the…

Justin Gatlin: Ever been in his shoes? [Feature]

I HAVE! I am a Bolt lover and fanatic. Not because he is a winner but because he came from my kind of background, an underdog. I love the showmanship, the confidence, being himself wherever, his ability to rise above…

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