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Ghana FA Boss Kwesi Nyantakyi appointed to FIFA

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has been appointed onto FIFA’s Organising Committee for the Olympic Football Tournaments, the FA said on its website January 3, 2012. According to the FA, Mr Nyantakyi joins the 18-member body which is chaired by Zhang Jilong of China. The Organising Committee …

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Paralympic gold medallist Ajara Mohammed slated for Ghana’s 2011 Sports Personality Award

Gold medallist Ajara Mohammed has been nominated for the 2011 Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Personality of the Year. Ajara Mohammed became the first Ghanaian athlete to grab a gold medal for Ghana in the paralympic event at the 10th All Africa Games held in Maputo September 2011. She …

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CAF, Adidas unveil “Comoequa” as CAN 2012 official match ball

The official match ball for the CAN 2012 tournament is called Comoequa, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and sports wear maker Adidas have said January 3, 2011. “Each Africa Cup of Nations Adidas and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presented a newly designed official match ball – this …

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Asamoah Gyan scores but suffers ‘serious’ injury

Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan scored a penalty when his side Al Ain beat Emirates 4-0 in the UAE top-flight game today December 30, 2011. But the striker suffered a serious injury during the match just three weeks before the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations starts in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, according …

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CNN predicts Ghana could win 2012 Cup of Nations

Time Warner owned-news company CNN Sports Illustrated says it’s about time Ghana won the 2012 African Cup of Nations trophy. In a soccer predictions note for 2012, the CNN Sports Illustrated’s Ben Lyttleton writes December 29, 2011 that “Ghana will get what it deserves — at last… It’s about time …

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Ghana Chess Championship fixed for January 6, 2012

The Ghana Chess Association (GCA) will January 12, 2012 hold its first National Chess Championship at the Accra Sports Stadium. The championship under the sponsorship of rlg Communications, a Ghanaian company that assembles mobile phones and laptop computers, is expected to attract top players across the country to compete for …

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FIFA General Secretary: 2012 will be a fundamental year

The road to the 2014 FIFA World Cup is paved with many milestones and the Preliminary Draw in Rio de Janeiro this July was the first highly demanding test for the host country, and everybody will agree that Rio and Brazil passed it with flying colours. Since then the football …

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CAN 2012: Stadium for Black Stars games completed

The construction of the Franceville Stadium in Gabon for the CAN 2012 has been completed, officials of the organising committee have said. The stadium is where the Ghana Black Stars will play all their group matches with Botswana (January 24), Mali (January 28) and Guinea (February 1). Louis Claude Moundzieoud …

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