REJOINDER — Planned Trip of Team Ghana To Beijing for the Winter Olympic Games — February 1, 2022

It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Youth and Sports about some

publications circulating on social media about names of approved persons of the planned trip of team Ghana to Beijing for the winter Olympic Games.

These publications are false and malicious and should be disregarded by the general public.

For the avoidance of the doubt, the Ministry has approved only three (3) persons for Ghana’s team which includes the athlete, the coach and an official from the Ministry to represent the country at the event.

The Ministry once again wishes to reiterate to the public to disregard the publications.

SIGNED

Public Relations Unit

 

 

REJOINDER — Ghana Amputee Team Stranded — December 5, 2021

The attention of the Ministry of Youth and Sports has been drawn to a video circulating on social media “Facebook Post” about the plight of Ghana’s Amputee Men’s Football Team in Tanzania, following their participation and victory in the African Amputee Football Cup of Nations.

For the records, the Ghana Amputee Football Association failed to inform the Ministry of Youth and Sports about the tournament in Tanzania, for the necessary support and facilitation to be extended to the team.

The Ministry understands that the Ghana Amputee Football Federation has been hit by internal wrangling, thereby creating factions and disorganizing the smooth operations of the Federation.

As a matter of urgency to address the unfortunate situation, the team and officials find themselves in Tanzania, the Minister of Sports has contacted the leader of the team to facilitate their departure to Ghana.

The Minister has further directed the National Sports Authority to immediately look into the issues at the Amputee Football Federation and find an amicable solution to normalize the operations of the Federation.

While congratulating the Ghana Amputee Football team for emerging winners at the Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football under such unstable administrative circumstances, the Ministry also admonishes all federations to follow due procedures and inform the Ministry, through the NSA about their programmes and participation in international competitions for consideration and support.

 

 

 

REJOINDER — SAMUEL OSEI KUFFUOR GETS GOVERNMENT BACKING TO BECOME BLACK STARS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN — Oct 18, 2021

The attention of the Ministry of Youth and Sports has been drawn to some publications on social media Link To Story suggesting that the Ministry of Youth and Sports has written to inform the country’s football governing body, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to settle on Samuel Osei Kufuor as the new Black Stars Management Committee Chairman.

The Ministry wishes to debunk the statement and entreat Ghanaians to disregard it as the statement is entirely untrue.

The Ministry wishes to state that, the selection of Management Committee Members to the national teams is solely left in the hands of the GFA and the Ministry does not interfere in such processes.

The Ministry has confidence in the capacity and the ability of the GFA to manage their own affairs and the Ministry would like to take the opportunity to advise the media to always cross check before putting out such publications which sometimes creates disaffection for the government.

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Public Relations Unit

 

 

 

REJOINDER — CONCERNING MILOVAN RAJEVAC AS THE NEW COACH FOR THE SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM — Thursday September 23, 2021

It has come to the attention of the Ministry of youth and sports of publications making rounds in the social media “Link To Story” that the Ministry has given approval for the engagement of Milovan Rajevac as the new coach for the Senior National team, the Black Stars and agreed  to pay an amount  of $45,000 a month for his services.

Much as the Ministry is unaware of the process of engaging a new coach for the Black Stars by the GFA, the process has not been brought to the attention of the Ministry.

We wish therefore to state categorically that the publications that the Ministry has agreed to pay $45,000 for the Coach of the Black Stars are untrue and of no basis.

It must be noted that the Ministry is waiting for the report of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on the engagement of a new coach.

By this release, the general public is entreated to disregard any such publications and treat it with the contempt it deserves.

The Ministry will make it public when a decision is taken on who the new coach will be and his entitlements and conditions of service.

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Public Relations Unit

 

 

 

REJOINDER — APPOINTMENT OF CHEF DE MISSION FOR THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN BIRMINGHAM-2022 — September 15, 2021

The attention of the Ministry of Youth and Sports has been drawn to publications circulating on social media Link To Story purporting to have appointed Chef de Mission for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

The Ministry wishes to state that the appointment of Chef de Mission for international games should be done in consultation with the Ministry which is the lead sponsor of such games as well as other stakeholders like the National Sports Authority.

By this release, we encourage the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) to always engage with the Ministry and other key stakeholders on such important decisions especially when it involves inter-governmental games like the Commonwealth Games.

We entreat the public to disregard the publications as the Ministry will not recognize such arbitrary and unilateral decisions by the Ghana Olympic Committee and therefore declare the appointment null and void.

Issued by:

Public Relations Unit