In an honest assessment of Ghana’s chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the president of the Ghana Football Association(GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, admitted that “Our destiny is definitely not in our hands.”
The GFA Executive has approved the Match Review Panel’s recommendation in respect of the MTN FA Cup quarterfinal match between Asante Kotoko and W. NEA Salamina.
The Match Review Panel reviewed the video recording of the match to ascertain whether Referee Yakubu Nuhu Liman was right in awarding a penalty to the home team in the said match played at the Baba Yara Stadium.
After critically examine the video, the Committee concluded that Referee Liman was wrong in awarding a penalty kick to Asante Kotoko.
Consequently, the Committee’s recommendation to ban Referee Yakubu Liman for the rest of the season has been upheld by the Executive Committee.
Source: Ghana Football Association
Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah says it's important for the team to win their remaining games and hope other results favour them.
The Black Stars bounced back from last Friday's disappointing stalemate against the Red Devils of Congo at the Baba Yara Stadium as they redeemed themselves with a 5-1 win in the return encounter on Tuesday.
The Black Stars of Ghana have expressed their disappointment with the government for failing to charter a flight for the team after their mauling of Congo by 5-1 in Brazzaville in the 2018 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
The Sports Ministry had promised to airlift the 21-man contingent to Accra in a chartered flight to enable them get to their various clubs in Europe so they either not lose their positions or face some financial sanctions.
But an hour to the crucial encounter it was communicated through Captain Asamoah Gyan that the team will be transported by a commercial flight which will have affected the foreign-based players drastically.