The Youth and Sports Ministry has extended its well wishes to the President of the Ghana Football Association, (GFA) Kwesi Nyatakyi as he goes into an election on Wednesday, February 23, to seek a place on the Executive Committee of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) at its Ordinary Assembly in Sudan.“Considering Ghana’s contribution to the development of African football and its status as the current number one on the continent and the 15th best nation in the world, it is sad to note that Ghana has no representation on CAF and the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA)”.A statement issued on behalf of the Minister, Clement Humado on Monday noted the government, ministry and entire people of Ghana are solidly behind him as he goes into the election and have every hope that he would succeed on his quest.It added, “apart from the late Ohene Djan, Kobbina Hagan, Nana Fredua Mensah and Sam Okyere, who represented Ghana on CAF Executive Committee at various times some decades ago, the country is yet to have any seat on the continental football governing body.”The statement said, the country has come a long way in efforts to develop football and it is the vision of the ministry and indeed the government of Ghana to ensure that the success chalked in the past are built upon as the nation strives to build a better Ghana for all.“The victory of Nyantakyi at the Ordinary Session will go a long way in further developing football in the country since it is the passion of the nation and cuts across of barriers for the socio-economic development of all.” Source: GNA
787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Perpetual coach Nosa Omorogbe smashed the door to the Altas’ locker room out of frustration, taking it off of its hinges. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netSo frustrating was Perpetual’s 63-61 defeat to Letran on Friday that coach Nosa Omorogbe couldn’t help but punch the door of the team’s dugout off of its hinges to express his anger.And he has every reason to feel frustrated as the game was the Altas’ to lose when they made a huge push in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments After battling in a low-scoring affair early on, Perpetual suddenly found its mark managed to get the lead, which stretched to 57-52 with 4:27 to play, but stumbled in the clutch.After Bong Quinto drained the go-ahead layup with 12.6 seconds left, the Altas couldn’t cash in on their chances down the wire.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Prince Eze muffed his hook shot before a wild scramble ensued between Gab Dagangon and King Caralipio with 3.5 seconds left, but the officials ruled it as a jumpball in favor of the Knights thanks to the possession arrow rule.“The referees called a foul,” argued Dagangon in Filipino, as the officials overturned the initial call. “I don’t know why they reversed it. When they called a foul, I had the ball and there wasn’t any scramble.” Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Though Perpetual got another chance to tie or win the game because of a miscue from Quinto, who passed the ball to Rey Nambatac in the backcourt with 2.6 remaining, the Altas couldn’t cash in as Dagangon bobbled the ball on the inbounds play and failed to make a shot.The senior forward didn’t shy away from taking responsibility for the botched play. “We followed the play but it wasn’t to be. I can blame myself because I wasn’t able to catch the ball. It was crucial and in those parts, it was really difficult to catch it.”Dagangon rued the missed chance for the Altas to rise up in the standings as they instead fell down to a 2-4 card midway through the first round.“It was a must win for us if we wanted to make it to the Final Four. We really wanted to win, but we fell short in the end,” he said.Perpetual will now take its ball and go home before welcoming San Beda in its Las Piñas campus on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We’re here to fight, learn’: Valdez, PH volleybelles unfazed after loss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As for the broken door, Perpetual athletic director Sammy Acaylar begged for understanding for the untoward incident and vowed that the school will take care of any costs spent for the repairs.“It’s just emotions from the game. Perpetual will shoulder all the cost,” he quipped.