C.K Akunnor not in a rush for a new job after Hearts experience

Former Ghana captain C.K Akunnor says his sour experience as coach of Accra Hearts of Oak is making it difficult for him to take on another coaching job.
 The Phobians terminated the contract of Akunnor 2 years ago and since then the former Eleven Wise coach has not taken up any job.
 Akunnor in told Joy Sports that the circumstances under which he left Hearts have thought him a lesson on making his next move.
“I have been reserved or a bit cold about the coaching issue because of what happened with me at Accra Hearts of Oak and also our perception, the way we think about the game,” said Akunnor.
“Sometimes you talk to a member of a team and you are not encouraged on the kind of things you hear but it doesn’t mean I have stopped because I’m still interested in coaching and I wont to do it but at the right time.


Stephen Appiah keen on playing active football

Former Ghana Captain, Stephen Appiah has revealed he is keen on playing active football again after some years off the pitch.
 The former Juventus player has been a free agent since leaving Serbian side Vojvodina two seasons ago.
 The 33-year old announced his international retirement after the 2010 World Cup but insists his club football has not come to an end and has the verve to play club football
“I haven’t announced my retirement yet, as the saying goes 'never say never' and until I have come out to announce my retirement anything can happen,” he told Joy Sports.
“I’m still training as you can see and I’m very fit so we will see what will happen.”
Stephen Appiah captained Ghana at their World Cup debut in 2006 and was a member of their squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.


Medeama Appoints Prince Owusu As Coach

Former Tema Youth coach Prince Owusu have been appointed  as the  new coach of Medeama SC to  replace Carlos Roberto Paullete.
The young technical trainer  is said to have signed a two-year deal with the club on Monday night after a meeting with club president Moses Armah.
Owusu, a former Ghana Under-20 assistant coach, has been tasked with building a crack squad ahead of the start of the new season.
The trainer is famed for honing talents of mushrooming players and will be expected to build a dynasty at the club.
Announcing the appointment Medeama chief Moses Armah told “In Prince Owusu, we have secured the services of one of the most exciting coaches in the game today.
“He is an expert in tapping young potentials and will be an added piece to the side.
“Tarkwa provides him with a fitting stage on which to write new chapters in the Medeama history.


World Cup 2014: James Rodriguez wins 'Goal of the Tournament' for sensational volley against Uruguay

James Rodriguez has won the World Cup Goal of the Tournament for his sensational volley against Uruguay.
The 23-year-old enjoyed an outstanding campaign in Brazil, netting six times to win the Golden Boot.
And he has been awarded with another gong for his wonder strike in the last 16 clash at the Maracana.
Rodriguez chested the ball over his head, before swiveling to unleash a left-footed volley which crashed in off the underside of the bar.
The goal was voted as YOUR favourite in our poll and now FIFA have also given him the official honour.


Transfer News:Arsenal agree £3.2m fee for Nice goalkeeper David Ospina

Arsenal are said to have agreed a £3.2m fee for the transfer of goalkeeper David Ospina from Ligue 1 club Nice.
According to L'Equipe, the Gunners have already reached an agreement with the French club and the Colombian international is set to move to the Emirates to challenge Wojciech Szczesny for the number one spot.
Arsene Wenger had recently confirmed that he is looking to sign a goalkeeper, as the Pole was the only experienced keeper in the squad following the departure of Lukasz Fabianski to Swansea City.
Ospina will be Arsenal's third signing of the summer after the arrivals of Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy.


I have met my financial obligations to NPP - Osei Ameyaw

Mr Kofi Osei Ameyaw, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asuogyaman and presidential hopeful of New Patriotic Party (NPP) has refuted media speculations that he failed to meet his financial commitment during the filing of his nomination. 
He admonished people trading such falsehood to cross-check their facts.
He told reports that he did not pay the mandatory GH₵85, 000 filling fees when he submitted his nomination to the party was untrue.
Mr Osei Ameyaw reiterated: “I have met my financial obligation to the party and has the NPP said I haven’t?”
A source at party headquarters also told that the legislator was hugely instrumental to the success of the party’s congress in Tamale, where the new executives of the NPP were elected.
The source said Mr Osei Ameyaw promised to offer a loan to the party which he fulfilled and had subsequently asked the party in writing to defray the nomination fees from the amount.


Cholera Outbreak: 350 reported cases, 2 dead

An outbreak of cholera has left two persons dead and 350 hospitalised as insanitary conditions in the capital worsen with the onset of the rains.
The figures, according to Deputy Director of Health for the Greater Accra Region Dr. John Eleaza has been recorded in the last three weeks in four out of Greater Accra's 16 districts.
Speaking to JOY NEWS, he said the Accra Metro recorded 274, Ga West, 14, La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly 58 and the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipality recording four cases.
The outbreak confirms fears expressed by the Ghana Health Service in May that a breakdown in tthe waste management system in the capital could spark an epidemic as the rainy season began.
"It is the filth everywhere and the lack of hygiene among our people," the Deputy Director said noting that some patients have suffered from the disease despite using pipe-born water.


Pentecost commissions 129 new ministers; charged to work as foot soldiers

A total of 129 new ministers of The Church of Pentecost have been commissioned as Probational Overseers at the Church’s magnificent Convention Centre at Gomoa Fetteh near Kasoa.
The new ministers was commissioned by the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi.
Apostle Ekow Badu-Wood, Area Head for Kwadaso, who represented Chairman of The Church of Pentecost Apostle Dr. Opoku Nyinah, charged the spirit-filled men of God to work as foot soldiers:  doing the hard work that the ministry requires.
Delivering his sermon under the theme, “The Minister and the Ministry”, Colossians 4:17, Apostle Badu-Wood listed some key principles for a successful ministry.
He admonished the new ministers that the foundation of their ministry is character and must therefore eschew any act of greed and arrogance.


Thursday's Day Strike Action Saga

The Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress, Kofi Asamoah says attempts to frustrate the nationwide protests called by organised labour is most unfortunate and must be stopped.
He said the protests are absolutely necessary because they will provide the platform for workers to vent their frustrations which have built over long period of time.
Organised labour last week announced a general strike Thursday, July 24 and nationwide demonstrations to demand immediate action from government to make their living conditions better.
The police administration on Monday directed the labour unions to hold the protests at regional levels rather than doing so concurrently.


Utility tariffs automated but our salaries are static- GMA President

President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Kwabena Opoku Adusei says workers can no longer cope with the present economic situation where utility tariffs are placed on automated adjustment system while salaries have remained static.
According to Dr. Opoku Adusei, the state of affairs of the economy has rendered workers poorer as their earnings cannot take care of their upkeep due to the rising cost of living coupled with the continuous dwindling value of the Ghana cedi against its major trading currencies.
Organised labour on Friday announced a nationwide strike this Thursday with demonstration to demand a reduction in the recent 23% upward adjustment in the prices of petroleum products, 15% increment in transport fares and press for better conditions.


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