Connect with us

sports

Ghanaian midfielder shown red card for displaying “Jesus loves you” after scoring

Published

on

A Ghanaian midfielder, Samuel Asamoah, who plays for Belgian side St. Truiden, received his marching orders after scoring a hatrick and partially taking off his jersey.

The 25-year-old footballer who is in ecstatic form for the Belgian side was the hero for his team after pulling a goal back whiles they were down and added 2 more goals to bring the score to 5-2.

Samuel Asamoah however could not see out the entire match as he was shown his second yellow card 12 minutes apart.

As is traditional in football, a second yellow card equates to a red card and causes the player to take an early shower.

In Asamoah’s case, his third goal got him overly excited and so emotional that he partially took off his shirt showing an inner shirt which had the inscription, “Jesus loves you”.

The central man indicated that he was aware that taking off one’s jersey was not allowed but he was carried away in the moment.

“Of course I knew that I was not allowed to do that. It was from sheer emotion that I did it. I am especially happy for our team and staff that we are playing such a good game and getting the three points,” he said.

He went on to also indicate that even though he was going to miss his team’s next fixture, he was sure his other teammates would see out a good result come the end of the day.

“I can’t remember when I scored three more times. It must have been a long time ago. I like it. It is a shame that I will have to miss next week’s game, but I have every confidence in our team.”

Samuel Asamoah has played 4 games so far for St. Truiden and has scored 4 goals.

Do you have any news to share with us? WhatsApp us via +233558210224.
Or email us via [email protected].

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Comment on this

News

Over US$45 million Essipong Stadium left to rot

Published

on

Over US$45 million Essipong Stadium left to rot

Over US$45 million Essipong Stadium left to rot

Essipong Stadium left to rot: The Essipong Sports Stadium was constructed in 2008 by Former President Kuffuor to host the 2008 AFCON competition held in Ghana at a cost of over US$45 million.

Since then, the stadium located in the Western Region of Ghana just like any of the other stadia in the country has absolutely been denied any form of maintenance and has been left to rot due to the non-maintenance culture endemic in Ghana.

essipong stadium left to rot

IMAGE Credit: Twitter/Saddick Adams

Roofing systems have been torn, exposing the steel frames to corrosion. Washrooms, office spaces, hostels have all suffered some levels of deterioration.

In 2020, the then sports minister Isaac Kwame Asiamah disclosed that a contract has been awarded for the renovation of the Essipong Stadium.

essipong stadium left to rot

IMAGE Credit: Twitter/Saddick Adams

The Minister further disclosed that the renovation of the stadium will be carried out in two phases.

The initial phase which is costed at over GH¢17 million will cover the replacement of existing defective roofing sheets, sandblasting corroded roofing steels, and application of a heavy-duty coating system to guard against further deterioration of the metal structure from the mid-west to the south stand.

In 2021, Asiamah again revealed that the government will spend over US$3 million to complete the first phase of the renovation of the sports infrastructure.

essipong stadium left to rot

IMAGE Credit: Twitter/Saddick Adams

Presenting the 2022 budget in Parliament on November 17, 2021, the Finance Minister, Ken Yaw Ofori-Atta announced that a number of some National stadiums are undergoing renovation which the deplorable Essipong Sports Stadium is now at a 90% completion stage in relation to its renovation.

However, some residents were not pleased with the Finance Minister’s statement as they believe, the renovation been done at the Essipong Stadium is nowhere near 20% complete not to talk of 90% according to their observation.

A Twitter user tweeted that students were charged GH¢2 as a gate fee during an inter-school games organised at the Essipong stadium. The user added that more than 5000 students participated during the school competition for five days.

He wrote; “When inter-schools games are organized in the region, each Student pays GHC2 as a gate fee. More than 5,000 students fill this stadium per day when there’s a school competition. The competition is held for 5 days and these 5,000 students pay 5 cedis for the week.”

Do you have any news to share with us? WhatsApp us via +233558210224.
Or email us via [email protected].

Continue Reading

News

Black Stars players silently arrived in Ghana at 3:00am after shameful AFCON defeat

Published

on

Black stars players silently arrive in Ghana

Black Stars players silently arrived in Ghana at 3:00am after shameful AFCON defeat

Black Stars players silently arrived in Ghana at 3:00am: The day of shame that Ghanaians can never forgive its national team is when the team conceded 3-2 goals defeat to Comoros in the 3rd round of play at the group stages of the AFCON 2022.

Most Ghanaians are very disappointed in the national team after they performed abysmally in the tournament that got them out of the game.

Ghana was in Group C with Morocco, Gabon, and Comoros and couldn’t win any of their three matches. This placed Black Stars at the bottom of the group with a single point.

Black Stars since 2006 has never been eliminated from AFCON at the group stages, therefore this leaves behind a humiliating defeat history.

Some sports lovers on social media have some updates regarding the secret arrival of the Black Stars team players in Ghana at the blind side of Ghanaians.

TV3 Sports journalist, by the name Thierry Nyann tweeted that; “Correct source says Black Stars arrived in Ghana at 3AM this morning. 3AM !!!!!!!! If they won the trophy, they’d have arrived in the afternoon to get fans. They’ve gone to their homes silently.”

Meanwhile, the Youth and Sports Ministry has summoned the leadership of the GFA to an emergency meeting following the poor performance at the AFCON 2022 in Cameroon.

A statement signed by the Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif said the performance of the team was hugely disappointing and Ghanaians want an urgent response.

It further stated that an emergency meeting has been scheduled for Friday, with the leadership of the Ghana Footbal Association (GFA) summoned to discuss how to get the team back on track.

“The entire country is extremely disappointed by the abysmal performance and early exit of the Black Stars from the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports shares in the nation’s sentiment,” a section of the statement said.

“With the government providing the team all the needed logistical and financial support including resources for preparation and participation in the qualifier stage to the tournament and eventually a pre-tournament camping in Qatar, the ministry is particularly disappointed in the team’s performance.

“The Ministry has summoned the Ghana Football Association (GFA) leadership to an emergency meeting scheduled for Friday, 21st January, 2021,” it added.

Do you have any news to share with us? WhatsApp us via +233558210224.
Or email us via [email protected].

Continue Reading

News

Milovan is the best coach we have now; we can’t just sack him – Kurt Okraku preaches calm

Published

on

Milovan is the best coach

Milovan is the best coach we have now; we can’t just sack him – Kurt Okraku preaches calm

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss Mr. Kurt Okraku has said the immediate calls from Ghanaians for the dismissal of coach Milovan Rajevac is premature as Milovan is the best coach the country has for now.

Speaking on Asempa FM for the first time after the humiliating defeat of the national team in the ongoing AFCON tournament, Mr. Kurt cleared that the FA in due course will take the necessary decision for the country in this regard.

“It is important we have cool heads, engage and take the right decisions for Ghana”, he said.

The FA boss also emphasized that the selection of the players for the tournament was the sole responsibility of the coach and that the FA in no way has an influence on the coach’s decision.

“Milovan is the ultimate selector of players for the national team. When he names his squad, he sends it to a committee and justifies his call-ups to them. Nobody selects players for the coach,” the GFA boss emphasized.

“Any Ghana coach that allows people to select players for him doesn’t deserve to coach the Black Stars.”

“Milovan and his assistants selected the players and gave us the best players available at this time. He selected players who are very dedicated and ready to serve our dear nation.”

Mr. Okraku further stressed that he understands the frustration Ghanaians are going through after the unfortunate exit of the national team Black Stars from the AFCON tournament.

Do you have any news to share with us? WhatsApp us via +233558210224.
Or email us via [email protected].

Continue Reading

Trending

%d bloggers like this: