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Thomas PARTEY wins Sports Personality of the Year

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Black Stars midfielder, Thomas Teye part was awarded the Sports Personality of the year 2018 during the awards ceremony by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG).

The awards ceremony was held on Saturday |May 11, 2019 at the Accra International Conference Centre. The Executive Board Chairman of Accra Hearts of Oak, TOGBE Afedzi who also doubles as the President of the national house of chiefs was the special guest of honour.

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In attendance was the Minister of Youth and Sports, Honourable Isaac Kwame Asiamah and the United States of America’s Ambassador to Ghana.

Sports Men and Women in the various disciplines were awarded for their excellence in their respective fields of sports.

Sensational boxer, Richard COMMEY was voted for as the best male boxer.

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Partey also was also voted as the footballer of the year after he won the UEFA Europa League with his club, Atletico Madrid.

Mukarama ABDULAI who also plays for the |Black Queens of Ghana was voted as the best female footballer.

Details of the Awards

Sports Personality of the Year – Thomas Partey

Footballer of the Year (Male) – Thomas Partey

Footballer of the Year (Female) – Mukarama Abdulai

Professional Boxer of the Year – Richard Commey

Arm wrestler of the Year (Female) – Alberta Ampomah

Arm wrestler of the Year (Male) – Haruna Tahiru

Table Tennis Player of the Year (Male) – Derrick Abrefa

Table Tennis Player of the Year (Female) – Celia Baah Danso

Athlete of the Year – Janet Amponsah

Amateur Boxer of the Year – Jessy Lartey

Para Athlete of the Year – Frederick Assor

Coach of the Year – Boakye Danquah

Professional Golfer of the Year – Kojo Barnni

National Team of the Year – The Eagles (Rugby)

Prospect Of The Year – Hor Halutie

Hockey Player of Year (Female) – Mavis Boatemaa Berko

Hockey Player of the Year (Male) – Emmanuel Ankomah

Rugby Player of the Year (Female) – Rafatu Inusah

Presidential Award – Joe Lartey Snr.

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GFA Disciplinary Committee dismiss two Kotoko officials

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The Accra representatives of Kumasi Asante Kotoko were dismissed from the Disciplinary Committee hearing on Thursday when they accompanied their colleague Dr. Yaw Amo Sarpong.

Dr. Amo Sarpong was invited for hearing after it was confirmed that he pulled a gun and also fired a warning shot during the NC Special Cup match between Kotoko and Berekum FC at the Golden City Park in Berekum.

He was accompanied by the Communications Director for the club, Lawyer Sarfo Duku and the two Accra reps; Mr. Edmund Ackah and Nana Kwame Dankwa.

Mr. Edmund Ackah and Nana Kwame Dankwa were dismissed from the DC’s hearing panel on Thursday May, 17, 2019 after they had written their names on the attendance sheet, introduced themselves and also disclosed their purpose of being there.

The two men protested vehemently as they used the GFA’s regulations to affirm their presence at the sitting but the Committee led by Mr. Sampson Lardy would not back down on their stance.

Mr. Ackah and Nana Kwame had nothing to do than to leave for proceedings to continue.

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Kotoko sack Policy Analyst, Dr. Amo Sarpong

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The Management of Kumasi Asante Kotoko has sacked Dr. Yaw Amo Sarpong from his position as the Policy Analyst for the club.

According to a source close to the Management of the club, Dr. Sarpong was given his dismissal letter on Friday morning.

The club is yet to make the sacking of the KNUST lecturer official any time soon.

He is alleged to have pulled a gun and fired a warning shot to scare off hooligans during Kotoko’s game against Berekum FC last two weeks at the Golden City park.

The Berekum born native sustained head injuries in the ensuing struggle after he was disarmed by the Police officials present at the stadium.

Dr. Sarpong was invited by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association give his side of the case on Thursday.

The Committee led by Mr. Sampson Lardy found him guilty and thus have suspended him from all football activities for six months.

He was accompanied by Lawyer Sarfo Duku, the head of communication for the club.

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Special Cup Committee to conduct investigations into bribery case involving Kotoko

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A member of the Organising Committee for the Normalization Committee Special Cup,Augustine Arhinful has confirmed that his oufit will conduct investigations into the bribery case involving Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

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Mr. Arhinful spoke on Fox FM in Kumasi on Friday morning concerning steps being taken by the Committee to address the recent happenings.

“I have alerted Samuel Osei Kuffour who is our chairman (of the Normalization Committee Organizing Committee) to tell Dr. Kofi Amoah (President of the NC) to invite all the people involved in alleged bribery allegations regarding the Ashgold vs Kotoko match for interrogation”, he told Fox FM.

Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko has denied attempting to influence referees in the ongoing Special Competition.

In a press statement, the club has distanced itself from the alleged act.

“The Executive Chairman and Management wish to state unequivocally that neither the Executive Chairman nor any official of the club has engaged in such act and neither has the said Sheshela been contracted to engage in the act for and on behalf of the club.

“The Executive Chairman and Management and Asante Kotoko Sporting Club have received with shock and dismay news circulating in the news circles of an alleged bribery scandal involving one Sheshela and being linked to the club,” it said.

Asante Kotoko have been named in a recent bribery scandal by Referee Robert Mensah involving one Kofi Oduro “Shilshila”.

Mr. Oduro who is known to be a staunch Kotoko supporter and close ally of Dr. Kwame Kyei, the Chief Executive Officer of the club is alleged to have bribed the referees with an amount of GHc8,000.

The agreement was to influence the outcome of the match against Obuasi Ashanti Gold FC in the NC Special Cup played at the Len Clay Stadium on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

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