Thursday, 31 July 2014

Herbert Addo unveiled as new Hearts coach

                                                               Coach Herbert Addo 

Executive board chairman of Accra Hearts of Oak Togbe Afede XIV says the key principles of

discipline, hard work and team work of Coach Herbert Addo made him a preferred candidate as coach of

the club.
“Since the board came into being two years ago, we have thrived on three key principles, discipline,

hard work and team work and after scouting for a coach that believes in these key principles, we

found coach Addo as the best man for the job.”
“We believe with only these three key principles we can achieve success upon success, but nonetheless

we believe that nothing can be achieved if we do not have the backing of a very strong technical

team,” he added.
Unveiling the newly-constituted technical team of the club headed by Addo yesterday, Togbe Afede said

he was confident that with rich experience, the club’s trophyless run will come to an end in the

coming season.
He congratulated the three-man committee that scouted for the new technical team headed by former

Chief Executive Officer of the club, Mr. E.M.Commodore Mensah as they aim to restore the Phobian


                                                Coach Addo's men for next season

Other members of the technical team include Assistant Coach Stephen Abugri, Team Manager Sabahn Quaye

and Goalkeepers’ Trainer Edward Ansah as well as Coach Dauda Lutterodt who will take charge of the

club’s youth side, Auroras.
Coach Addo, who is making a return to the club after being dismissed at the end of the 2003 season,

said he is not making any promises at the moment.
“I have met the players and for now we have started working on their fitness, as the days turn into

weeks and months, all I can say is that we would be ready for the league.”

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Second Greater Accra Regional Sports Authority Staff awards ends

                           Award winners in a pose with the acting Director-General of the NSA

The Greater Accra Regional Sports Authority (GARSA) has earned plaudits for the swift execution of the regional sports development agenda despite the non availability of funds last year.
Speaking at the second edition of the annual GARSA staff and stakeholders awards ceremony at the Media Center of the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday,
Mr. Julius Debrah, Out-going Greater Accra Regional minister urged the staff and stakeholders to continue with the good work and not to relent on their efforts to make the region the best when it comes to sports in the country.
He charged the authorities in the other regions to take a cue from his region and put in more efforts to help raise talents for the nation and stop complaining of the lack of funds.
Among the athletes adjudged overall best in their respective fields include  Juliana Arkoh (weightlifting), Isaac Nortey (tennis), Sulemana Tetteh  (amateur boxing), Augustine Agbozo (taekwondo), Martha Korroe Bavon (volleyball).
The overall Best Regional Paralympic Athlete award went to Maclean Atsu, a member of the disabled sports (wheelchair athletics and tennis).
Best Regional Coach accolade went to rugby coach Amuzuloh K.A Salim, the Most Innovative Regional Coach went to handball coach, Henry Quansah Afarku. Edmund Kwame Kpeglo the most disciplined regional coach. The Best Regional Sports Association chairperson awards went to Mr. Frank Awuku; hockey, Mr. Paul Atchoe; volleyball, Mr. Christopher Dark Amankrah; athletics, Mr. Patrick Nortey Dowuona; handball and Hajia Zenabu Akoto, tennis.
Special meritorious awards were given to the chairmen of Tema Youth football club, Wilfred Osei Palmer, Amidaus Professional FC's Ahmed Nkrumah and  Inter Allies FC’s Eric Delali Senaye for their immense contribution towards proper maintenance of the Tema Sports Stadium.
Mr. Norbert Amefu,taekwondo federation and Mr. Benjamin King Lekeytook home special meritorious awards for their dedication towards sports in the region.
Jeffrey Owusu Manzan of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly won the best metropolitan, municipal and district sports director while Edmund Appiah took home the overall best regional worker with the best grounds man award going to Fred Owusu.
Acting Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) madam Alice Attipoe praised the acting Regional Sports Director, Kwame Amponfi Jr. for the positive change he has brought to the region since assuming his position and tasked other regional sports directors under the NSA to emulate the excellent leadership role he has exhibited in making the region number one in terms of sports.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Sports Ministry receives support from SIC towards Ghana's World Cup participation

Sports Minister Mr. Afriyie-Ankrah receiving the dummy cheque from Mrs. Awo Nkani
Ghana’s preparation towards a successful participation at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil received yet another major boost on Tuesday when SIC Insurance Company Limited and its sister company SIC Life Ghana Limited teamed up to donate GH¢250,000 to the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) .
SIC Insurance Company, which deals in general insurance donated GH¢150,000 with SIC Life which focuses on life insurance donated GH¢100,000.
The donation, which is a seed money for Ghana’s Brazil 2014 World Cup Campaign Project, thus makes both companies official partner bank of the Campaign Project.
Presenting the amount to the Minister for Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Managing Director of SIC, Doris Awo Nkani, said her outfit was aware of the magnitude of the task ahead of the Ministry as they prepare to take team Ghana and its supporters to the biggest sporting showpiece in the world, the FIFA World Cup, hence they extending their hand of support to lessen the burden.
For his part, Managing Director of SIC Life, Mr. Aaron Issa Anafure, added  that if there was one sport that breeds peace and unites people from different divides, tribes, political parties, it is nothing else than football and for them  supporting such a venture comes with no second thoughts.
Receiving the donations, Afriyie-Ankrah noted that government’s initiative for supporting Ghana’s participation in the World Cup was aimed at promoting sports, tourism, and the rich culture of the country – thereby driving foreign investment.
“Not every supporter would be able to travel to Brazil so there is the need to make them feel a part of the World Cup in Ghana, hence we deciding to set up Fan Parks to enable them follow the Black Stars’ campaign every step of the way.
“We will place giant screens across the country at the  ‘Azonto meets Samba mega fans parks’ that will be dotted across all the 10 regions of the country  to ensure that supporters who cannot make it to Brazil to be a part of Ghana Village in Natal stayed behind to support the Black Stars to victory,” he added.