CK Akonnor: Timing of Gyan’s retirement could hurt Black Stars

first_imgFormer Black Stars captain CK Akonnor has bemoaned the decision of Asamoah Gyan to retire from the national team with just a month to the start of the Afcon.Gyan announced his decision to leave the Black Stars permanently after he was informed that he will be removed as substantive captain of the team heading into the tournament.The 33 year old has been capped 106 times for the national team and scored 51 goals since making his debut in 2003.He has captained the side since 2012 and led the team to the 2013,2015 and 2017 editions of the African cup of nations.Akonnor believes the timing of the decision has the potential to hurt the team’s focus at the competition.“What the team needs is a sound mind before this tournament.“It has come in a very tight moment.“It would have been different if this had happened a few months earlier because then the media storm would have died down before the competition itself.Gyan’s decision to recuse himself from the national team comes ahead of the naming of the provisional squad for Egypt 2019.last_img read more

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Alleged narco-trafficking lands woman on remand

first_imgA woman who reportedly had ganja in her possession at the Bartica Police Station was on Tuesday remanded to prison when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge against Elcy Indra Vigilance of Lot 67 C Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden stated that on September 29, 2018 at Bartica Police Station she had in her possession 489.9 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The 25-year-old woman denied the charge when it was read to her.The prosecution’s case was that on September 29, 2018 about 16:40h two Policemen noticed the woman acting in a suspicious manner at the Bartica Ferry Stelling. The Constables approached her and invited her to the Police station, which is a short distance away to conduct a search of her belongings.During the search, a yellow plastic bag wrapped in clear scotch tape which contained leaves and seeds were unearthed. As such, he was arrested and charged.In court on Tuesday, the Police Prosecutor objected to bail citing the seriousness and prevalence of the offence. Chief Magistrate McLennan upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded Vigilance to prison. The case will continue on October 17, 2018 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

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