Fecafoot turned down CRTV interview request-NkoaAlhassan wins first Ghana’s fitness challenge competition

The Head of CRTV sports desk, Raphael Nkoa lashed out at the comments of the spokesperson of the president of the Cameroon Football Federation.

Mr Ernerst Obama in an interview alleged that the state broadcaster had failed to fulfill its part of a partnership deal with the Cameroon football federation.

In response, Nkoa said there was a need to set the records.

‘I was shocked by your allegations on CRTV last night, on Info TV. About the management of the sporting aspects for which I am delegated manager. Your comments seemed discourteous and unacceptable to me, especially about two partner structures. How can you insinuate that CRTV did not cover a match in the MTN Elite 1 professional championship when the Colombe-Aigle match was being broadcast live?

Ernest, if you disagree on a point, why don’t you tell me about it straight away?’ Nkoa said.

The CRTV employee further explained that they respected their part of the partnership to the extent of not broadcasting reports that criticize the football federa
tion.

‘To date, and in the spirit of our partnership, CRTV has refrained from getting involved in the underground battles between FECAFOOT and the various stakeholders in football. At CRTV, we remain focused on the pertinent facts of current affairs.’

He also revealed that CRTV requested an interview with the president, Samuel Eto’o, but this was declined. Eto’o preferred a foreign channel France 24.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Accra: Muhammad Awinuduaffau T. Alhassan is the winner of the first edition of Ghana’s Fitness Challenge competition organised by the Ghana Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (GBFA) at the D.G. Hathiramani Hall at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Alhassan earned 220 points for the first position, followed by Ephram Dzamposu with 213 points, while the third position went to Asare Eric with 208 points, with Jeremiah Edem Mawusi winning the fourth position with 204 points in the male category.

In the female silver category Portia Tekpor won first with 295 points followed by Doris Nartey with 245 points, whereas Ramatu Mbame got 199 points for the third position, with Rashida Abubakar earning 188 points for the fourth place.

In an interview with the media, Mr. Abdul Hayye Yartey, President GBFA said being in physical activities improves health.

He said, ‘Ghanaians need to know that their health is very important, and they must engage in more activities to prevent unexpected deaths’.

Alhassan thanked the organiser
s for organising the competition for the first time.

He said, ‘I’m very happy because most of us have been training, but there is no competition for us, so this comes as a perfect opportunity for us.

He said as a winner he had a lot of task ahead of him adding that he had to train hard to maintain his title.

Madam Tekpor said she was surprised by the victory.

‘I didn’t expect it, but I first of all I want to thank God for giving me the strength to go through it.’

Source: Ghana News Agency

Bowl Ghana Wheelchair Tennis championship starts today


Accra: The Ghana Wheelchair Tennis Federation (GWTF) in collaboration with Zion Management Africa Limited (ZMAL Sports Agency) began a three-day Bowl Ghana wheelchair tennis championship at the Accra Sports Stadium Tennis Court.

The event scheduled for 9:30 am to 4:30pm each day, is made up of a total of twenty-five wheelchair tennis players with seventeen males and eight females.

The male including Ebenezer Nti, Ibrahim Omaa Sadick, Isaac Tagoe, Daniel Laryea, Razak Nuhu, Emmanuel Amorbire, Richmond Essel, Samuel Buabi, John Afadzi, Maclean Dzidzienyo, Martin Essuman, Emmanuel Okyere, Bernard Yawson, Sheriff Dini, Evans Allotey, Samadu Sofo, Yaw Boateng.

The female players were Stacy Konadu Mensah, Bridget Nartey, Fatimatu Moro (Accra), Wasila Baba, Patricia Nyamekye, Fati Umar, Agnes Chebam, Zinabu Issah.

In an interview with the GNA Sports, Dr. Henry Larbi, Coordinator of the GWTF said winners of the competition would be supported by the GWTF to participate in one of the international (ITF) tournaments
this year.

He urged participants to be disciplined, and focus on the game as it could bring changes to their lives.

Mr. David Derhnick Kofi Chief Executive Officer, (Zamack) said the aim was to bridge the gap between the abled and the disabled in the sport.

He said, ‘our aim is to give opportunity to the physical challenged people interested in the game and assist them to play’.

‘I see a lot of potentials in the physically challenged people on the streets, and there is the need to support them to participate in Sports,’ he added.

According Mr. Derhnick, he would be touring the entire country to scout for talents as he plans to form an academy for the disabled in sports.

The competition is sponsored by Special Ice Mineral Water, Multi Pro Ghana (Indomie Ghana), Malcom Group of Companies, Delay Food, EYEL (Eau De Parfum), The Siblings Project, Nhyikaesi Wellness Hospital, Quality Assurance, Devina Herbal Clinic, Kpogas Furniture, Tennis Foundation Ghana and Japan Motors Trading Company Limited.

Source:
Ghana News Agency

Bowl Ghana Wheelchair Tennis championship starts today


Accra: The Ghana Wheelchair Tennis Federation (GWTF) in collaboration with Zion Management Africa Limited (ZMAL Sports Agency) began a three-day Bowl Ghana wheelchair tennis championship at the Accra Sports Stadium Tennis Court.

The event scheduled for 9:30 am to 4:30pm each day, is made up of a total of twenty-five wheelchair tennis players with seventeen males and eight females.

The male including Ebenezer Nti, Ibrahim Omaa Sadick, Isaac Tagoe, Daniel Laryea, Razak Nuhu, Emmanuel Amorbire, Richmond Essel, Samuel Buabi, John Afadzi, Maclean Dzidzienyo, Martin Essuman, Emmanuel Okyere, Bernard Yawson, Sheriff Dini, Evans Allotey, Samadu Sofo, Yaw Boateng.

The female players were Stacy Konadu Mensah, Bridget Nartey, Fatimatu Moro (Accra), Wasila Baba, Patricia Nyamekye, Fati Umar, Agnes Chebam, Zinabu Issah.

In an interview with the GNA Sports, Dr. Henry Larbi, Coordinator of the GWTF said winners of the competition would be supported by the GWTF to participate in one of the international (ITF) tournaments
this year.

He urged participants to be disciplined, and focus on the game as it could bring changes to their lives.

Mr. David Derhnick Kofi Chief Executive Officer, (Zamack) said the aim was to bridge the gap between the abled and the disabled in the sport.

He said, ‘our aim is to give opportunity to the physical challenged people interested in the game and assist them to play’.

‘I see a lot of potentials in the physically challenged people on the streets, and there is the need to support them to participate in Sports,’ he added.

According Mr. Derhnick, he would be touring the entire country to scout for talents as he plans to form an academy for the disabled in sports.

The competition is sponsored by Special Ice Mineral Water, Multi Pro Ghana (Indomie Ghana), Malcom Group of Companies, Delay Food, EYEL (Eau De Parfum), The Siblings Project, Nhyikaesi Wellness Hospital, Quality Assurance, Devina Herbal Clinic, Kpogas Furniture, Tennis Foundation Ghana and Japan Motors Trading Company Limited.

Source:
Ghana News Agency

Dreams FC set new milestone after reaching knockout stage of Confederations Cup


Accra: Dreams FC became the first Ghanaian club to reach the knockout stage of the CAF Confederations Cup since Kumasi Asante Kotoko achieved that feat in 2004.  

Dreams FC, despite losing 2-1 in their last group encounter against Nigeria’s Rivers United, the reigning Ghanaian FA Cup champions, advanced to the next round of the competition.  

The one all draw encounter between Club Africain and AC Libito ensured Dreams progressed as group winners, having accumulated 12 points from six matches.  

Dreams made a dream start in their encounter against Rivers United after Abdul Aziz Issah put them in the lead at halftime.  

But the Nigerian side staged an impressive comeback to secure all three points after goals from Echeta Ugonna and Godswill.  

Dreams finished the game with 10 men after Seth Agyemang was sent off in the 81st minute, nonetheless the ‘Still Believe’ side secured qualification to the next round.  

The Dawu-based side would now turn attention to the league as they set to face Nsoatreman FC on
matchday 20 of the 2023-24 Ghana Premier League.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Accra 2023: Sports Minister clarifies $47m operational expenses, $195m spent on facilities


Accra: Mr. Mustapha Ussif, the Minister of Youth and Sports, says Parliament approved an amount of $195,255,153 for the construction of sporting facilities for the 13th African Games to be hosted by Ghana.

The Youth and Sports Minister made this disclosure during a press briefing in Accra on Monday, March 4, 2024, where he also clarified issues on the $47 million in operational expenses for the Local Organising Committee (LOC).

According to Mr. Ussif, contractors of the Borteyman Sports Complex, University of Ghana Sports Stadium, and the Games Village have all been paid their total sums.

The Minister gave a breakdown of the sums given to contractors, which includes Contracta Construction UK Ltd ($145,086,057) for Borteyman Complex, Consar Ltd ($34,102,135) for University Sports Stadium, and Mawums Ltd ($16.066,961) for Games Village.

Clarifying issues about the $47 million in operational expenses for the LOC, the Sports Minister said this covered expenses from when the committee was inaugurated in 2020.


This estimated amount is earmarked to be used by the LOC for the general organisation of the competition, which started after the LOC was formed in October 2020.

‘Areas of expenditure by the LOC include, technical meetings with TCAG, preparation of relevant guidelines, rules, regulations and manuals, sensitisation, management of the Games (games management system), accommodation for athletes, volunteers and officials (totalling about 13,000 participants), internal transportation, airfare for officials, catering services (feeding of about 13,000 participants), security, allowances for volunteers and officials, accreditation, medical equipment, medals for athletes among others.

‘This amount will also cover the payment of rent for the LOC office accommodation, logistics, the purchase of equipment, anti-doping services, and members’ allowances,’ Mr Ussif stated.

He also clarified that the LOC had not procured any new vehicles for their operations, as all vehicles being used for the games had been hired.

The S
ports Minister also stated the need for the facility to be kept in top shape after the games for it to be beneficial to the people of Ghana, especially with the Borteyman Facility, which would be converted to the University of Sports Development.

Mr. Ussif was grateful to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his vision and continuous support for the Sports Ministry in the provision of these facilities for the people of Ghana.

The preliminary events of the 13th African Games have already started with table tennis ahead of the opening ceremony slated for Friday, March 8, 2024.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Laryea/Nartey win 2024 Bowl Wheelchair championship


Accra: Daniel Laryea and Bridget Nartey emerged winners of the 2024 Champions Bowl Wheelchair Tennis competition held at the Accra Sports Stadium tennis Court on Saturday.

Laryea defeated Razak Nuhu on 6-1, 6-2 to win the tittle while Koforidua based Sports Club Nartey defeated Stacy Konadu on 6-2, 6-2 to win the tittle.

In the third and fourth placed Maclean Atsu Dzidzienyo defeated Isaac Tagoe 6-2,6-2 for the position.

Dr. Henry Larbi, Coordinator for Ghana Wheelchair Tennis Federation thanked the participants and urged them to continue training as there would be upcoming competition.

This year’s Champions Bowl Wheelchair Tennis Train was sponsored by Special Ice Mineral Water, Multi Pro Ghana (Indomie Ghana), Melcom Group of Companies, Delay Foods, EYFEL (Eau De Parfum), The Siblings Project, Nhyirakesi Wellness Hospital, Quality Assurance, Devina Herbal Clinic, Kpogas Furniture, Tennis Foundation Ghana and Japan Motors Trading Company Limited.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Ghanaian boxer thrown out of Olympic qualifiers due to overweight


Accra: Ghanaian lightweight boxer Jonathan Tetteh was disqualified for not meeting the weight threshold in his category at the 2024 Olympic Boxing World Qualifiers.

The boxer, who is popularly known as ‘Worldwide’, was supposed to weigh 80kg but was at 80.60 kg, preventing him from competing in the prelims.

His German opponent, Schumann Kevin Boakye, had a walkover into the next round.

With Tetteh’s elimination, Ghana is left with four boxers from the World qualifiers who are seeking to get a spot at this year’s Olympics.

Sensational Theo Allotey has won his first battle, while Samuel Takyi, the ‘Ring Warrior’ is also hoping to beat his Japanese opponent.

Source: Ghana News Agency

GPL Wk19: Hearts secure comeback win over Nsoatreman, Kotoko pip Gold Stars


Accra Hearts of Oak continued their blistering start to the second round after beating Nsoatreman FC 2-1 at Nana Amoah Koronmansah Park.

Kassim Cisse and Salifu Ibrahim were on target for the Phobians as they recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season under their new coach, Aboubakar Ouattara.

Hearts, with the three points, move into the 7th position on the league table with 27 points, while Nsoatreman FC, despite the loss, stay fourth on the table.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko, after last week’s defeat against Heart of Lions, bounced back to winning ways against Bibiani Gold Stars at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday.

Peter Amidu’s first half strike was enough to secure Kotoko all three points to help them move to within three points of league leaders Samartex 1996, who will play Nations FC tomorrow.

Great Olympics recorded back-to-back wins after beating Heart of Lions 2-0 at Sogakope Park.

Yusif Abdul Razak scored a brace for Great Olympics, as they secured all three points and moved into
the top half of the table with 27 points.

With Medeama and Dreams FC out of action due to their participation in Africa’s club competitions, the Premier League continues tomorrow with leaders Samartex 1996 taking on Nations FC, while bottom-placed Real Tamale United will face Bofoakwa Tano.

Some results of week 19:

Berekum Chelsea 3-0 Karela United

Legon Cities 0-0 Accra Lions FC

Nsoatreman FC 1-2 Hearts of Oak

Great Olympics 2-0 Heart of Lions

Asante Kotoko 1-0 Bibiani Gold Stars FC

Source: Ghana News Agency