Sports Minister assures GFA of his support

first_imgThe newly-appointed Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, has vowed to work assiduously with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to help improve the fortunes of the game in the country.Hon. Afriyie Ankrah made the promise during his first familiarization visit to the GFA headquarters in Accra on Monday to acquaint himself with the operations of the country’s football governing body.The minister and his delegation were met on arrival by the President of the GFA Kwesi Nyantakyi, FA Vice President Fred Crentsil and some members of the executive committee of the GFA.While acknowledging the immense efforts of the GFA at improving the sport in Ghana, Hon. Afriyie Ankrah pledged his ministry’s support for the FA and called for a stronger collaboration in a bid to develop all sectors of the game.He revealed government’s willingness not only to support the Black Stars but to also help in developing the other national teams, women’s football and the local league.On his part, GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi congratulated the minister on his appointment and further assured him that the GFA is fully committed to maintaining its good working relationship with the ministry to help further develop the game in the country. The visit was Hon. Afriyie Ankrah’s first official visit to the GFA headquarters since being confirmed as the substantive Minister of Youth and Sports.last_img read more

Mikaela Shiffrin sets record for most World Cup wins in a season

first_imgAlready the slalom and overall champion this season, the American was the quickest in both runs, her combined time of 1 minute, 38.98 seconds enough to secure victory by 0.85 seconds over Wendy Holdener, with Petra Vlhova (+2.03) a distant third. Ski racing’s record books belong to @MikaelaShiffrin.The most world cup races ever won in a single season (15) — and she’s not done yet. @usskiteam // #Spindl2019 pic.twitter.com/XrdUlllw3i— Team USA (@TeamUSA) March 9, 2019Shiffrin, who turns 24 next week, has now won 39 World Cup slalom events in her career – including seven in the current campaign – leaving her one short of the all-time record held by Ingemar Stenmark.She holds 58 wins across all disciplines and continues to rapidly close in on Stenmark’s benchmark of 86. The peerless Mikaela Shiffrin once again made history on Saturday, breaking the record for the most race wins in a World Cup season with her 15th triumph of the 2018-19 campaign.Shiffrin claimed victory in the slalom discipline at Spindleruv Mlyn, the Czech venue where she made her World Cup debut in 2011, two days before her 16th birthday. Her record total, which tops the 14 wins of Vreni Schneider in 1988-89, could yet be increased, with four further events scheduled for next week’s season finale in Soldeu. Related News Lindsey Vonn: Mikaela Shiffrin will eclipse World Cup record in two yearslast_img read more