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Deputy Minister urges schools to give more time to athletes

The Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah (MP) has pleaded to the institutions of higher learning to design their curricula to suit athletes.

He said the curricula should be designed to give room for adequate training time alongside their academic work as it is practiced in the USA and other European countries.

The Deputy Minister made this appeal during the 4th edition of the Stellar Logistics Western Region Sports Awards night held at the plush Best Western Atlantic Hotel, Takoradi.

He said talents identified at the Senior High School who end up at the tertiary level and with a population of about 40,000 the country cannot boost of a single national champion.

He said this has been a great source of worry to the ministry which propelled the Hon. Sports Minister to meet the Director of Sports in the various tertiary institutions in that respect.

The Deputy Minister noted that University of Ghana has positively accepted this challenge and some successes are being recorded.

He therefore encouraged other universities and other tertiary institutions to give chances to talented students to develop their sporting talents to win laurels for the country and their livelihood.

Hon. Oppong Asamoah also added the ministry is feverishly working at providing additional sporting facilities to enhance access to sports infrastructure in the country.

He also touched on the 15,000 seating capacity stadium being constructed at Cape Coast with the support from the Chinese government saying it will be completed by August 2015.

He said work will also commence on the construction of a proposed districts sport arenas in some selected districts next year.

He explained that the arenas will have facilities for football, athletics and also multipurpose courts and sports halls for indoor games.

He again acknowledged that financing of sports in the country has always been a challenge to government for the past years and the ministry is making efforts to find alternatives of funding sports.

The ministry held a conference on sports financing where they invited about three hundred stakeholders to deliberate on the way forward and they agreed that there was the need for increased participation of corporate Ghana in financing sports.

He applauded the award winners and encouraged them not to rest on their oars and also assured the organizers of the ministry’s collaboration with them to ensure that the award is replicated in the other regions.

MR. ALEX TETTEH HEADS 7 MEMBER IMC FOR GHANA AMPUTEE FOOTBALL

22ND OCTOBER, 2014

TO: ALL SPORTS EDITORS

PRESS RELEASE

 MR. ALEX TETTEH HEADS 7 MEMBER IMC FOR GHANA AMPUTEE FOOTBALL

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing a meeting between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ghana Amputee Football Association (GAFA), the Executive President for Centre of Employment for Persons with Disability Mr. Alex Tetteh, has been elected as the Chairman of a seven member Interim Management Committee (IMC) to streamline the activities of GAFA from now to January, 2015.

 Other members of the Committee include,

  1. Rev. Richard Nii A. Adesah        –          Ghana Amputee Football Association (GAFA)
  1. Hon. Wisdom Yemeni
  2. Mr. Theodore Viawortor
  3. Mr. Kuku Dsane                          –          Treasurer National Paralympics
    NPC
  1. Mr. Philip Ritcheter
  2. Mr. Eric Kissi

The Committee has been tasked among other things to administer the activities of GAFA until new executives are elected in January 2015.

 A three member Constitutional Committee chaired by the President of the National Paralympic Committee of Ghana, Bishop Cornelius Adja Cofie (NPC) has also been formed to draft a constitution for the Ghana Amputee Football Association.

 The other members include;

  1. Francis Adjetey Sowah          –          Vice President, NPC
  2. Mr. Ignatius Elletey  –          General Secretary of NPC.

 The Ministry of Youth and Sports wishes to state that the, Constitutional Committee has up to January 2015 to submit its report after which it will be dissolved.

  • The only body recognized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, responsible for Amputee Football in Ghana is the Ghana Amputee Football Association.

The media can contact Mr. Tetteh on 0244620971.

Signed

MICHAEL FRIMPONG

HEAD, PUBLIC RELATIONS

MOYS

AFCON 2015: Ghana humbles Guinea in Tamale

The Black Stars of Ghana have chalked up a superb victory against Guinea in a crucial Nations Cup qualifier played at the Tamale Sports Stadium Wednesday.

Gyan tapped in from close range before winning a penalty which was expertly converted by Dede Ayew.

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu put the game beyond the reach of the visitors who had early on secured a crucial equaliser.

The game was crucial in many respects. Both sides needed maximum points to consolidate a place in next year’s nations cup after the first leg ended 1-1 in Morocco only four days ago.

The Stars were playing in front of a fanatic Tamale crowd for the first time and needed to impress, a feat they accomplished in stupendous fashion.

Asamoah Gyan’s gentle tap to a selfless pass from Jordan Ayew in the 14th minute sent the stadium agog.

It was Solomon Asante who initiated the attack beating two Guinean markers before releasing Jordan Ayew.

Baba Rahman had early on missed a glorious chance to put the home side ahead after his curly shot went agonizingly wide.

In the 25th minute, the Stars had the opportunity to increase the tally but Jordan Ayew struck low from close range into the path of the Guinean goal keeper who parried for a corner.

Two minutes later Gyan failed to connect a superb cross from Harrison Afful  with the visitors desperately clearing the lines.

Against the run of play, Guinea drew level thanks to Mohammed Yattara who capitalized on a poorly defended freekick bouncing the ball off the ground and beating an oncoming Stephen Adams.

One all it was in the 33rd minute and the Guineans were looking to write the same script in Morocco [the first leg ended 1-1 in Morocco] but the Stars had other ideas in the second half.

Gyan who was always a thorn in the flesh of the Guinean defence men struck again but his goal bound shot hit the arm of the defender with the referee pointing to the spot.

Gyan, who used to be Ghana’s first choice penalty taker, had vacated that responsibility with Dede Ayew stepping up to the challenge.

With great confidence, Ayew converted the penalty, once again sending the a charged stadium into a frenzy.

The visitors lifted up their game, pounding the Ghana goal area but failing to draw parity.

Sit-in coach Maxwell Konadu made a tactical switch bringing on Edwin Gyima for Jordan Ayew to shore up Ghana’s midfield.

But the visitors remained undaunted. In the 80th minute, they should have gotten the equaliser but their striker’s immaculate tap inched wide.

Deep in added time, substitute Agyemang Badu in a swift counter attack, deepened the woes of the visitors by placing the ball beyond the reach of the goal keeper for Ghana’s third goal.

With that emphatic victory Ghana cemented their position on top of Group E with eight points followed by Togo with six points.

Ghana’s neighbours secured a back-to-back 1-0 victory against Uganda putting them back in contention for a place in Morocco, next year.

Uganda and Guinea are both tied at the base of the table with four points apiece.

Source: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com|Nathan Gadugah
Date: 15-10-2014 Time: 06:10:58:pm

MOYS HOLDS NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPORTS FINANCING

A one day National Conference on Sports Financing in Ghana organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) and held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, ended yesterday.

The Conference, under the sponsorship of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and Coca Cola Bottling Company of Ghana, saw over two hundred participants attending the Conference, which was aimed at finding viable ways to ensure sustainable sponsorship and funding for all the Sporting disciplines in Ghana.

Addressing participants, the Minister, Hon. Mahama Ayariga called on the youth to take sporting activities very seriously to enable them develop their talents as well as stay healthy.

The Chairman for the occasion, Mr Ato Awhoi called for the other sporting disciplines to ride on the success story of football and take advantage of its huge marketing potential for their gain.

A Lecturer at GIMPA, Mr. Ali Nakyea Abdallah, Esq., speaking on Need for Legal regime For Sports Financing in Ghana: Matters Arising, called for the speedy passage and subsequent implementation of Sports laws and regulations.

A former Nigerian Football star and now Marketing Practitioner, Olusegun Odegbame, who spoke on Financing of Sports; Viable Options for Ghana called on Corporate Organisations to finance sports and reap immense benefits in the short to long term.

There were panel discussions on ‘Our Story: Sponsoring Sports in Ghana’ by Mr. Daniel McKorley, CEO, McDan, who spoke on Tennis; Dr Felix Kwabena Frempong, President of the Ghana Golf Association, who spoke on Golf; and Professor Francis Dodoo, President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) who also spoke on Athletics.

Present were Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports; Mr. Joe Kpenge, Director-General of the National Sports Authority, and Mr John Barnes, former England star.

Source: MOYS P.R. Dept.

MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS INAUGRATES COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) has inaugurated the three member Commission of Inquiry set up by the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, to look into events that led to Ghana’s early exit from the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Members of the Commission are; Hon, Senyo Dzamefe (Justice of Court of Appeal-Chairman), Moses Foh-Amoaning (Esq.Lawyer and Sports Administrator) and Kofi Anokye Owusu Darko (Banker and Sports Enthusiats). They were sworn into office by Justice Akamba from the Supreme Court. Continue reading MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS INAUGRATES COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

YOUTH AND SPORTS MINISTER INSPECTS CAPE COAST SPORTS STADIUM

Cape coast 2The Minister for Youth and sports, Hon. Mahama Ayariga, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Sun Baohong, and the MCE for Cape Coast, Ms. Priscilla Arhin over the weekend, paid a working visit to the Cape Coast Sports Stadium to inspect progress of work there.

H.E Sun Baohong stated that she was happy to accompany the Minister to inspect the stadium adding that the visit was an evident of the strong bond between Ghana and China.

Read MoreThe Ambassador said that even though the Minister assumed office not too long ago, he has showed lots of commitments and dedication to the completion of the project.

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MOYS TO ORGANIZE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPORTS FINANCING IN GHANA

The Ministry of Youth and Sports will organize a National Sports Conference on Sports Financing in Ghana on Friday 8th August, 2014 at the Movenpick Hotel. This was made known when the Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mahama Ayariga met with members of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in his office on Thursday 24th July, 2014 to discuss a number of issues.

The Hon. Minister disclosed that the objective of the Conference was to bring together all key stakeholders to discuss sustainable sponsorships for all the sporting disciplines in Ghana for enhanced performance.

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