National Teams

I am not in the Black Stars to compete with anyone – Raphael Dwamena

Raphael DwamenaBlack Stars striker Raphael Dwamena wants to help the team achieve better heights.

According to the FC Zurich attacker he is not in the team to compete but rather wants to see the success of the National team.

Dwamena after being overlooked for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations made a return to the team for the 2019 Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia, a game he scored twice to start off his Black Stars spell on a good note.

Agyepong sees debut Black Stars game as most memorable career game

  • Jun 15, 2017

Ghana international Thomas Agyepong feels privileged to make his debut for the Black Stars team.

 

The winger played the entire duration in Ghana’s 5-0 triumph over Ethiopia in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last Sunday.

Agyepong made a case for himself having been handed a starting place by head Coach Kwesi Appiah.

The 22-year-old set-up two goals to ensure Ghana recorded their first victory in the qualifiers.

The former Ghana U17 captain sees his debut game for the senior National team as the most memorable in his career.

“Absolutely incredible feeling to make my international debut today. Today was a moment I will never forget,” he tweeted.

His presence gives Coach Kwesi Appiah more options on the flanks as the former Al Khartoum trainer looks forward to the return of injured Christian Atsu.

By Frank Darkwah

Odatey Lamptey wins court case against ‘adulterous’ ex-wife

  • Jun 15, 2017

Former Ghana international, Odartey Lamptey has finally won his protracted divorce legal tussle against Gloria Appiah.

 

An Accra High Court has today declared Gloria Appiah as officially an ex-wife to former Anderletch midfielder.

Gloria failed in an attempt to gain 50% share of his assets after an Accra High Court ruled that having three children out of wedlock is an “adulterous” life.

At the Court Complex in Accra Wednesday afternoon, Justice Cecilia Don-Chebe Agbevey put finality to the bitter divorce battle between the estranged lovers which had lingered on since 2013.

During the court sitting today, Gloria Appiah’s motion to be awarded half of each of the ex-footballer’s properties was completed quashed.

She has however been allocated Nii Lamptey’s property located at Dome as he had proposed.

The estranged wife has also been ordered to vacate Nii Odartey Lamptey’s 7-bedroom apartment in East Legon within 30 days.

Starr FM reports that the court also awarded 40% of a GHc500,000 cash as alimony to the ex-wife, a cost we understand Nii Lamptey intends to appeal.

In an interview with Starr FM, Nii Odartey Lamptey expressed gratitude to God and recounted the toils he had gone through in the last 21 years.

“I thank God for taking me through this fight successfully because I didn’t know how far I could go. I’m grateful that the toils that I have gone through for the past 21 years did not go in vain. Though I’ve lost a few properties, I’m very content that at the end of this case, I have retained most of them and I’m still alive too.”

“When I was informed that the [three] children were not mine, I know how I felt. Playing the role of a father to children I thought were mine for 21 years and realizing otherwise later, I nearly committed suicide. God gave me renewed energy and courage to withstand these pains and today, I can say I have gotten over them all.”

“And today, with the final judgement, I thank God that my properties, my school and others I have kept them. She can take the little awarded her. Today the divorce has been granted and that burden that was on me is gone. Now, I’m a free and happy man, ready to start life again.”

Background

In 2013, reports emerged that DNA tests had uncovered the fact that the couple’s three children were not indeed fathered by the former World’s best juvenile player.

The impasse emanated from when Gloria wanted Nii Lamptey to send ‘their’ first daughter abroad to further her studies at a cost of £26,000 a year for three years.

Nii Lamptey then objected, citing the fact that the expense was too much and recommending that his daughter schools in Ghana for her University education.
Gloria was reportedly incensed by her husband’s stance and filed for divorce.

Nii Lamptey initially agreed to the divorce but delayed in his response because he reportedly suspected his wife of alleged infidelity.

The former midfielder, who represented Ghana at the 1992, 1994 and 1996 African Nations Cup tournaments, secretly took samples from the three children and did a DNA test, which reportedly revealed that none of three girls were fathered by him.

Gloria demanded 50% of Nii Lamptey’s estate and other properties which he hotly disputed by asking the High Court to allow the DNA results to be entered in evidence.

Black Princesses to face Algeria in preliminary qualifier for FIFA World Cup

  • Jun 15, 2017

Ghana's U20 female national teamThe Black Princesses of Ghana have been drawn with Algeria in the 2018 FIFA Women’s World qualifier.

Coach Didi Dramani’s side will take on their North African counterparts in the preliminary rounds as they seek to make yet another appearance at the World Cup which will be hosted in France.

Ghana will take on Ethiopia, Kenya or Bostwana should they eliminated Algeria.

The Black Princesses have participated in the last four editions of the World Cup.

By: Frank Darkwah

Black Stars B defeat Inter Allies in friendly

  • Jun 15, 2017

Ghana Black Stars B vs Inter Allies in a friendly encounter at the Ghanaman Soccer of Excellence in Prampram in Greater AccraGhana’s Black Stars B team defeated Inter-Allies 3-1 in a warm-up friendly at the Ghanaman Soccer Center of Excellence in Prampram on Thursday.

The game formed part of Coach Kwesi Appiah’s side’s preparation for their upcoming WAFU tournament and Championship of African Nations qualifier against Burkina Faso.

Midfielder Samuel Bekoe shot Inter-Allies in front after converting a penalty kick in the first half following a foul on Inter-Allies striker Kojo Dei in the 18-yard box.

Asante Kotoko central defender Awal Mohammed equalized from the penalty spot after a foul on center-back Musah Nuhu.

Substitute Sampson Eduku gave Black Stars B the lead with a superb finish having being played through by Majeed Ashimeru.

Zakaria Mumuni registered his name on the score sheet with a wonderful drive to ensure the Black Stars snatched victory.

By: Frank Darkwah