GFA bags another Black Stars sponsorship with Cheki Ghana

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association and Cheki Ghana Limited has signed a two-year agreement to sponsor the Black Stars ahead of the 2014 World Cup.The online car selling and buying firm signed the agreement worth $100,000 at a ceremony held at the Ghana FA headquarters in Accra on Thursday.Country Director of Cheki Eric Amoako Twum says the opportunity to associate with a powerful brand like the Black Stars was too much of an attraction to ignore.“The Black Stars is the passion of the nation and we wanted to be part of something that truly binds the nation like the Black Stars,” he said at the event“We are looking to grow our brand and for us, the Black Stars provides us with the most powerful support needed to do this.”Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi who signed the agreement on behalf of the Ghana FA says the new sponsorship deal will help further enhance the finances needed to guarantee the continued success of the Black Stars. “What this sponsorship does is that it makes the kitty for the Black Stars bigger so that we are able to offer better bonuses to the players and also employ competent staff,” he said.“Money plays a very key role in the success of any organisation especially football and we are happy with this new sponsorship agreement.”Ghana will be making a third successive appearance at the World Cup this June in Brazil.The Black Stars look to go at least one better than their quarter final feat achieved in the last finals four years ago in South Africa.last_img read more

Ghana U-23 to begin preparations ahead of Olympic Qualifiers

first_imgCoach of Ghana’s Under twenty three (U-23) team, Malik Jabir has emphasised he will begin the 2015 All-Africa and 2016 Olympic Games qualifying preparation on Monday October, 20.The Black Meteors will engage their Liberia counterparts  in the preliminary round of the Congo-Brazzaville All-Africa Games football qualifiers on dates yet to be confirmed by the Confederation of African Football(CAF).According to the CAF calender, Ghana is likely to play Congo in the second qualifying round if they oust Liberia. Should they survive that test, they will face Nigeria in the final qualifying round which looks like a difficult qualification route for Malik Jabir and his charges.“We are starting the preparation for the qualifiers on Monday and I think we have no time to waste and will be monitoring our group opponents,” Malik said.The Meteors were due to travel to Egypt and play an International friendly with Egypt’s U-23 team, but the said match hit a snag due to lack of preparation on the part of the Meteors.last_img read more

Wellington opens district with 45-20 win over Rose Hill; Mulvane next

first_imgW- Kop 8 run (Jones PAT run). RH- Moore to Moore 28 yard pass (PAT no good) by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the third consecutive year, the Wellington football team has won its district opener. Now getting that second district win seems to be the hard part.Wellington did what it had to do against winless Rose Hill, winning 45-20 and getting the 21-point padding needed in a four-team district where points always seem to be in play at the end of the season.The Crusaders will battle Mulvane in a game that will probably again determine Wellington’s playoff fate. Mulvane lost to Ulysses 34-31 after leading in the third quarter, 31-14.The one bit of bad news for Wellington was Remington Gilkey, who had five carries for 58 yards tonight, may be out for the season with an ACL tear.Overall, Wellington sealed victory by playing keep away from Rose Hill. The Dukes would accumulate 217 yards in the second half on 42 plays while holding the Rockets to 13 plays, most on their lone fourth quarter scoring drive.But once again, Wellington’s special teams were exposed. The Crusaders would allow another touchdown, including a 93 yard run by Ross Nolan that sparked a brief period in the second quarter in which the Rockets were kicking Wellington’s tail including a sudden successful passing game.At the half, Wellington was leading 22-13, but it was unclear which team was going to show up to start the third quarter. In the past two games, the Crusaders have gotten off to a tremendously bad start after intermission.This time though, the Crusaders were patient to start the second half and went on 14 play six-plus minute drive that was capped by a Chris Kop touchdown at the 5:47 mark. That would put the Dukes in front 30-13.“I have to hand it to our offensive line,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “They really played an outstanding game and won this game for us.”After a three-and-out for the Rockets, Wellington would get rolling again and would score a few minutes later on an 8-yard run by Kop after another methodical clock-churning drive.Rose Hill would score two minutes later. But the Crusaders would finish things off with another long drive that was capped by Logan Jones scoring from the 2 with just 28.2 seconds to play.Wellington opened the game scoring three touchdowns to take a 22-0 lead. It was a deficit the Rockets could not overcome. But for awhile in the second quarter it sure seemed like it could. Rose Hill:Moore 10-7, Flannagan 5-30, Hollis 4-16, Wallis 1(-1). Total 20-54. RH- Hollis 1 run (PAT kick). Scoring W- Gilkey 47 run (PAT run no good) Wellington 45 Rose Hill 20  W- Phelps 13 run (Gilkey PAT run) Rose Hill:Nolan 5-37, Rapp 2-31, Moore 1-30, Cafney 2-40. Receiving: W- Jones 2 run (PAT kick no good). Passing: 1234Finalcenter_img Rushing: Rose Hill0130720 W- Kop 4 run (Phelps PAT run). RH – Nolan kickoff return (PAT kick good) Wellington:Phelps 24-185, Gilkey 5-58, Jones 17-74, Kop 17-100, Ca. Phelps 2-0. Total 67-448 Wellington:Ca. Phelps 1-2-26. Rose Hill:Moore 10-19-138 W- 25 pass Ca. Phelps to Shields (PAT run no good) Wellington14881545 Wellington:Shields 1-26 Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Nelson Leafs support fight against Breast Cancer

first_imgThe Leafs welcomed Pal and her daughter snow the opportunity to drop the puck during the ceremonial faceoff to begin the game.There was also silent auctions as well as Nelson donated its share of the 50/50 draw to Pal’s fundraising cause.”I just want to say thank you so much to the Nelson Leafs (including) Sean Dooley and MJ Swetlikoe — for making this happen,” said evening organizer Steve Archdekin.Archdekin said Pal has a long way to go but knows everyone is behind her until she comes through the other end of this.“I am so grateful for the way so many people jump at the chance to help me with the things I have been doing,” Archdekin said.“It would be impossible without you. I have met some incredible people along the way to go with the endless inspiration I have found watching the dignity and grace with how G (Gelana) has been handling all of this. Really beautiful stuff.”The evening became complete when Nelson won the game in double overtime 3-2 on a goal by Ryan Piva. Fewer women are dying from breast cancer. But the number remains high, too high.Which is why the month of October has been designated across North America as Breast Cancer Awareness month by people wearing pink.Saturday, during the KIJHL game between the Leafs and Columbia Valley Rockies, the Heritage City franchise showcased the battle against a serious form of breast cancer by Galena Pal of Nelson.last_img read more