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Alhaji Abu Hassan replaces Randy Abbey as Black Satellites Management Committee chairman

Executive Council member and Chairman of the Northern Regional Football Association Alhaji Abu Hassan has taken over as Chairman of the Black Satellites Management Committee.

He replaces Dr. Randy Abbey who was at the helm for four years. The University of Cape Coast product who once played for Great Eagles and Hearts Babies Colts Club in Tamale also featured for Bimbilla Nanumba United, Kpandai Soccer Millionaires and Salaga Jakpa Warriors before hanging his boots.

Alhaji Abu Hassan currently owns Division Two side Zanwara FC in Tamale after stints with the defunct Guan United as Chief Executive Officer.

Former Director of Cape Coast Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs John Ansah will serve as vice chairman of the Committee.

Other Members of the Committee are Edmund Ackah, General Manager of FC Samartex, Divine Kyei, President of Nations FC and Ismael Hamid, Manager of Premier League side Accra Lions FC.

Their roles and responsibilities are as follows:

The management Committee of the National team oversees the day-to-day running of the national team and ensure that the objectives and vision of the Association is achieved by formulating measures that would lead to the eventual success of the team in conjunction  with the National Teams Department.

  1. Setting the strategic plan and direction to guide the activities of the team.
  2. To act as the link between the technical team and the FA.
  3. To ensure that camping facilities are adequate and convenient for the playing body and the technical team.
  4. To ensure that all necessary logistics such as medicals, training kits, footballs, boots, equipment is available at the right time and in right required quantities for the use of the playing body and technical team.
  5. To Pay regular visits to the teams whilst in camp to ascertain their needs.
  6. To follow-up on release of funds from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
  7. To ensure that proper travelling arrangements are put in place for the team.
  8. To ensure that accommodation, transport, and other arrangements for the team especially in matches played outside Ghana are in conformity with FIFA, CAF and other international accepted standards.
  9. To always ensure that members of the team (players and officials) act in a manner worthy of Ambassadors of Ghana.
  10. To establish a regular and cordial relationship with the technical team in order to apprise themselves of all pertinent issues affecting the team.
  11. Monitoring the activities of the team to ensure they are keeping with the mission and ethics of the Association.
  12. To ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place for the players and other Officials and that both are properly managed and supported.
  13. To roll out strategies to promote, publicize the activities of the team, work with the marketing department/competition department to make the brand visible and ensure overall effective management of team
  14. Ensure timely procurement, availability and deployment of critical resources required by team
  15. Ensure a serene and positive atmosphere in team camp as well as discipline and adherence to code of conduct by team members [this includes dress codes]
  16. Support GFA Marketing Department to ensure delivery of any relevant commitments to sponsors/partners and general brand feel of team is in line with set criteria
  17. Prepare and ensure team adherence to Activity Schedule [for both competitive and non-competitive matches as well as Tournaments]
  18. Support GFA Communications Department in coaching team members on proper communication
  19. Liaise between team and GFA Exco
  20. Conduct research on venues for team's matches, and ensure appropriate measures are put in place for, at least, optimal performance
  21. See to general welfare and security of team
  22. Support efforts to ensure that players maintain a very good psychological balance
  23. Review team performance with Coach
  24. Prepare and present periodic reports to GFA Executive Council covering all aspects of team's operations.
  25. Vigorously look for sponsorship/partners for the team.

Kotoko captain Richmond Lamptey loses dad

Asante Kotoko midfielder Richmond Lamptey is mourning the loss of his father, Mr Odarkwei Lamptey.

The sad incident occurred on Sunday night, a day after the Porcupine Warriors lost 1-0 to Heart of Lions in the Ghana Premier League.

Lamptey captained Kotoko in that game.

The team has wished its deputy captain and his family well.

“The thoughts of everyone associated with the club are with our deputy skipper and his family,” Kotoko said on X, formerly Twitter, on Monday, February 26.