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Referee Lamptey’s ban is unfair – FIFA Referee

Ghana’s youngest FIFA referee, Daniel Laryea, has described the World’s football governing body’s life ban handed his countryman referee Joseph Odartei Lamptey as harsh and unfair. FIFA on Monday announced that Ghana’s topmost centre official had been found guilty of match manipulation in a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal last year where he awarded a controversial penalty …

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Former England goalkeeper David James interested in Black Stars coaching job

Former England and former West Ham United goalkeeper David James says he is interested in replacing Avram Grant as head coach of the Black Stars. The Black Stars failed to win the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and have now gone 33-years without lifting Africa’s most prestigious football competition. The 46-year-old David James is fourth on the list of …

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Wilfred Osei wants Ref. J.O Lamptey to appeal his FIFA ban

President of Tema Youth Wilfred Osei Kweku Palmer has suggested that Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey should file for an appeal to his FIFA life-time ban. On Tuesday, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided to ban Joseph Odartei Lamptey from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for life. Lamptey was found guilty of breaching the …

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GFA deny dissolving Black Stars backroom staff

The Ghana Football Association have rubbished claims that the current technical team of the Black Stars has been dissolved. Uncertainty over who becomes the successor to Avram Grant has sparked a number of reports in the media surrounding the back room staff. The head coach’s position is currently occupied by assistant manager of the team Maxwell Konadu on an interim …

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GFA to name new Black Stars coach in April

Ghana FA vice-president George Afriyie has revealed a new Black Stars coach will be announced latest April. The Ghana FA are in the hunt for Avram Grant’s successor with over 100 coaches having applied for the top job. The six-man committee tasked with finding the new man will announce a short-list of coaches latest next week before scheduling a rigorous …

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Kwasi Appiah, two expats in 3-man shortlist for Black Stars job

Three coaches have been shortlisted for the vacant Black Stars job, starrsportsgh.com can confirm. A hundred and thirty-two (132) applications were submitted by coaches and their representatives from around the world when the Ghana FA opened its doors for a 10-day period. On Monday, the Committee handling Ghana’s search for Avram Grant’s successor met for the first time since closing …

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Ninety-One foreign coaches applied for Ghana coaching job

The vacant Black Stars coaching job attracted 91 foreign coaches who tendered in their application to be handed the job according to GHANAsoccernet.com Initial reports were that the total number of coaches to have applied for the vacant job was 71 but insiders have revealed that the number shot up to 95 including four local coaches. The Black Stars top …

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Akosua Puni will employ Ghanaians at club FC Como

Wife of Michael Essien Akosua Puni is planning to employ Ghanaians at her newly acquired FC Como in an aim of giving back to the society. Mrs. Essien, wife of Ghanaian international Michael Essien acquired the Lega Pro side (FC Como) for £206,000 facing no competition in an auction. The club had been cash strapped before the arrival of Mrs …

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Maxwell Konadu to take over from Lugarusic at Kotoko – reports

Reports reaching asempanews.com indicate that the management of Kumasi Asante Kotoko are in advanced talks to luring Maxwell Konadu back to head the club’s technical team. Konadu led the Porcupines to the league title during his tenure in the 2011-2012 season. Allegations are that current headcoach, Dzravko Lugarusic might have gotten hint of this move by the Kotoko management the …

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Nigerian star Peter Odemwingie joins Essien in Indonesian league

Former Nigerian international Peter Osaze Odemwingie is set to become the second high-profile African star after Michael Essien to move to the Indonesian Liga 1. Graphic Online can reveal that the former Stoke City striker has signed a pre-contract agreement with Madura United and will be unveiled later this week as their marquee signing. Madura Manager, Haruna Soemitro, has confirmed …

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