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We will not tolerate you – Hearts of Oak owner tells Tema United over Konadu Yiadom saga

Hearts of Oak board member Vincent Sowah Odotei maintains that Joe Abu Salam has collected part payment of Konadu Yiadom’s transfer fee and that the club would not permit Tema United

Konadu Yiadom was officially signed by Hearts of Oak during the last transfer window.

Konadu Yiadom played thirty-one times for West African Football Academy last season, but reverted back to his former club Tema United after the expiration of his contract.

Joe Abu Salam, president of Tema United, says he regrets transferring Konadu Yiadom to Hearts of Oak over Asante Kotoko.

Vincent Sowah Odotei says they’ve made part payment to Tema United and reveals that Joe Abu Salam has maltreated Hearts of Oak over Konadu Yiadom’s transfer.

“He has taken part of the money for Konadu Yiadom. We will not stand for any blackmail. If you have taken part of the money, why do you make it look like he has not taken anything. We’ll not tolerate that,” he said on Asempa FM.

“If I tell you what Abu has done to Hearts over this Konadu matter, you will be shocked. Ask him if we owe him the players he brought to us. Abu should stay clear. We signed Konadu on a pre-contract as far back in April this year,” he revealed.

Hearts of Oak are preparing ahead of next season and are currently participating in the GHALCA Top 6 tournament.

By: Abdul Razak Salim

Source :Ghana Football


Tema: Inter Allies 1-0 Eleven Wonders – Capelli Boys pip stubborn visitors

Tema-based Inter Allies bounced back to winning ways by pipping newly promoted side Techiman Eleven Wonders at the Tema Park on Wednesday afternoon.
A secondhalf strike by Abdul Nassiru Hamzah condemned the visitors to a narrow defeat in the match day 8 fixture.
Despite being down by a man, Kenichi Yatsuhashi’s men played with determination impregnated with a spectacular show against the visitors.
The visitors were on numerical advantage on the 20th minute as Allies defender Samuel Ekele David was sent off for a second bookable offense.
Kenichgi handed midfielder Michel Otou returned a starting role in the game despite being absent from the squad for some time.
Victorien Adebayor and Abdul Nassiru Hamzah tormented the defence of the visitors but failed to find the back of the net.
Allies stood firm and dominated the half but scores remained barren at half time.
Allies continued their dominance after the break and deservedly scored the opener in the 57th minute.
Abdul Nassiru Hamzah calmly connected a cross from the right to earn his first goal of the season.
Allies held on tight and grabbed all three points at the Tema Sports Stadium.
Richmond Lamptey was named the NASCO Man of the match.
source: ghanasoccernet.com


Don’t cut sponsorship over ‘Australia disgrace’ – GOC begs companies

The Ghana Olympics Committee (GOC), is begging its sponsors not to withdraw their support following the recent scandal which led to the deportation of some 50 ‘fake journalists’ who had traveled to Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
It said it has taken full responsibility for the unfortunate development.
“We lost sight of what we were doing. Personally, I think the blame for losing sight or not keeping an eye on what we were doing should be laid at the doorstep of the GOC. We admit that we were not smart at that,” the GOC’s Director of Communications, Charles Osei Assibey said in a Citi News interview.
President Akufo-Addo on Thursday suspended Deputy Sports Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide, and the acting Director of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Robert Safo Mensah for the scandal.
Three other officials from the ongoing games, namely GOC President, Ben Nunoo Mensah, NSA Board Chair Kojo Baah Agyeman and the Chef-de-Mason for the games, have been asked to return to Ghana immediately to assist in the ongoing investigations.
About 50 Ghanaians were deported from Australia after officials flagged them to be ‘non-genuine travelers’ posing as journalists for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Since the news broke, there has been fury among Ghanaians who called for sanctions on culpable officials.
The Sports Minister had engaged National Security to investigate the matter, while two NSA staff were sacked from the GOC for their roles in illegally fixing the fake journalists into the list of expected officials from Ghana to Australia.
‘I did no wrong’
Meanwhile, the Deputy Sports Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide, has said his hands are clean following the visa racketeering scandal that rocked Ghana’s participation in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
While welcoming his suspension on Accra-based Asempa FM, he said he will certainly be vindicated after the investigation.
“My understanding of the preliminary investigation does not mean that I have done anything wrong. If you ask who was in charge of the International Games Committee, I was the one, so for me that is enough basis for me to be asked to stand aside for investigations to commence,” he said in a Citi News interview.
Source: citinewsroom.com


Deputy Sports Minister Suspended

President Nana Addo-Dankwah Akuffo Addo has suspended from office with immediate effect the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide and Acting Director General of National Sports Authority, Hon. Robert Sarfo Mensah.
The decision has been taken following preliminary investigations conducted into the circumstances leading to the arrest of sixty (60) Ghanaians who had allegedly attempted to enter Australia by false pretenses in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games.

A statement issued by Director of Communications at the Presidency, Euegen Arhin also stated the President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah, the Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority, Hon. Kwadwo Baah Agyeman and the Chief-de-Maison for 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mr. Mohammed Saahnoon have also been called from the games to assist investigations.
Bernard Brown/insidetema.com


GC 2018: Minority rejects National Security probe into Visa scandal

The minority in Parliament have rejected a move by government to refer the Commonwealth Games Visa Scandal to National Security for investigation.
According to the Minority, the incident has tarnished the image of Ghana globally, and must be looked into by an independent commission of enquiry pursuant to article 278 of the Constitution of Ghana.
In a statement signed by a Ranking Member of the Communications Committee of Parliament, Alhaji A.B.A. Fuseini, they insisted that an investigation by the National security will not be deemed credible by both the international and local community.
They further stated that the individuals involved in the matter must be named and the full extent of the matter ascertained.
The statement reads:
The Minority in Parliament strongly rejects Government’s attempt to use National Security to engage in yet another cover up over the Commonwealth Games Visa Scandal.
We reiterate our demand that the Commonwealth Games Visa Scandal which has lowered Ghana’s image abroad and brought considerable shame to our good name as widely reported by the international press must be investigated by an independent commission of enquiry pursuant to Article 278 of the Constitution of Ghana.
This is the only process by which the Akufo-Addo Government can be accorded any credit by the local and international community to be genuinely concerned about fighting the numerous cases of corruption in his Government.
Ghanaians have not and cannot forget how the National Security was used in a clumsy effort to cover up the “BOST Contaminated Fuel Saga” only a few months back.
Our demand and that of many Ghanaians is that President Akufo-Addo must immediately halt this National Security charade and appoint credible persons with the requisite expertise to conduct a public enquiry into this matter.
The overwhelming expectations following this scandal that has dented Ghana’s image and the reputation of Ghanaian journalists are that: we need to know who the public officials involved in this are. Who are their collaborators? How deep is the rot? Is there any Ministerial complicity especially at the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration? What will be the recommendations needed to forestall this in the future as there are quite a number of international tournaments on the horizon.
We take note of Ghana’s abysmal performance so far at the games which reveals what the priority of our officials were ahead of the games. Clearly, while other countries were focused on preparing their athletes to lift high the flags of their respective countries, our officials were busily recruiting fake journalists in a shameful unpatriotic moneymaking scam.
The Minority wishes to appeal to President Akufo-Addo to exercise good leadership and salvage what is left of Ghana’s sinking image abroad. A national security report on this matter would be discredited and shall not be well received by the local and international community. We must also not lose sight of the effect this would have on genuine visa applicants to tournaments of this nature in the future.
The world is watching us. Let’s do the right thing, Mr. President.
Alhaji A.B.A. Fuseini
Ranking Member, Communications Committee of Parliament
Two officials interdicted
Meanwhile, the Ghana Olympic Committee has suspended two of its officials alleged to have masterminded the inputting of names of the 50 fake journalists who travelled to Gold Coast, Australia.
The two are said to be staff of the National Sports Authority.
Source: citinewsroom.com


FIFA to celebrate International Day for Sport Development and Peace on 6 April

FIFA to celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace Held on 6 April, it was launched by United Nations in 2013 Used to raise awareness of sport’s contribution to society and promoting peace
To help highlight the vital role that sport can play in advancing human development and peace, FIFA will join organisations around the world tomorrow, 6 April, to celebrate and promote the United Nations’ International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
Launched in 2013 by the United Nations General Assembly, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace aims to raise awareness about the contribution of sport and physical activity to education, human development, healthy lifestyles and peace.
As football’s world governing body, FIFA will promote the day across FIFA social channels, as well as highlighting some of the development and sustainability projects it is carrying out in partnership with its 211 member associations and the six confederations to showcase the positive role that football plays in promoting education, human development and peace.
Speaking about FIFA’s ongoing work in development and sustainability, Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary General said: “Football is a truly unique and special tool that empowers and unites people and communities around the world. At FIFA, we are committed to working in partnership with organisations at all levels – including governments, NGOs and the entire football community – to try and harness the power of football and use it as a tool for positive social development and change.
“Through our flagship development programme – FIFA Forward – as well as our ongoing work in sustainability, diversity and anti-discrimination, FIFA is continuing to play an active and significant role in bringing the game to more people around the world, as well as ensuring that football continues to make an active contribution to sustainable development, education and peace in society.”
For more information on FIFA’s development programmes or initiatives in the field of sustainability, diversity and anti-discrimination, please visit:
FIFA Forward Sustainability
If you would like to support the day, follow FIFA on one of its social media platforms and use the hashtag #IDSDP2018.
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