3 drug suspects fall in buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – Police arrested three drugsuspects in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 4, Kabankalan City, NegrosOccidental. Eight sachets of suspected shabu valued ataround P35,000 were seized from 41-year-old Marvin Diancin, 26-year-old RomrexTorrecampo and 28-year-old Adolfo Bico, a police report showed. Aside from suspected shabu, four cellphonesand drug paraphernalia were also recovered from them, police said. Diancin, Torrecampo and Bico were apprehendedfollowing an entrapment operation around 2:10 a.m. on Tuesday, the reportadded.   The suspects were detained in the lockup cellof the Kabankalan City police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

Unerring Madigan sinks Bath

first_img French referee Jerome Garces expertly played advantage, though, and Ford conjured a try out of nothing, leaving Leinster’s defence leaden-footed as he sliced through an inviting gap. His conversion attempt hit the post, yet Leinster responded rapidly as Madigan booted a second penalty before Bath had Watson sin-binned when he took out opposite number Kearney in mid-air, leaving Garces with little option but to brandish a yellow card. Bath had to tighten up their discipline and Madigan did not require a second invitation to keep punishing them as he completed his penalty hat-trick. Bath, though, did not learn their lesson, and two more Madigan penalties opened up a 15-5 interval advantage that meant the visitors had a mountain to climb. Leinster suffered an injury blow within a minute of the second period getting under way as wing Fergus McFadden was helped from the pitch after his head made contact with Eastmond’s shoulder. South African Zane Kirchner replaced him. Bath’s best attacking moments were provided by Ford, and he came up trumps again after 48 minutes as another break took him close to Leinster’s line before he found Hooper in support to claim a well-worked try. Ford’s successful conversion brought Bath back to just three points adrift, but Madigan’s sixth successful penalty gave Leinster a hint of breathing space. Watson then launched another thrilling break from deep inside his own 22, only for wing Horacio Agulla to drop Ford’s pass when the Leinster defence was stretched to breaking point. Bath refused to go quietly, but in Leinster they faced a team that were masters of closing out tight European games – as their record in the competition showed – and the home side looked to reassert some control. A Ford penalty six minutes from time gave Bath renewed hope, yet Leinster held out and left their opponents reflecting on what might have been. Leinster centre Madigan’s six successful penalties condemned Bath to an 18-15 defeat, although the visitors claimed touchdowns by England fly-half George Ford and captain Stuart Hooper. Ford, back at the Aviva Stadium just five weeks after being part of an England team beaten during Ireland’s march to the RBS 6 Nations title, scored a brilliant solo try and also made a break that ended with Hooper breaching Leinster’s defence. Press Association But Bath gave Madigan too many chances to punish them and he delivered a 100 per cent success-rate to book Leinster a semi-final appointment with either Toulon or Wasps, who meet on the Mediterranean coast on Sunday. Bath pushed Leinster to the limit – Ford also converted his own try and kicked a late penalty – yet they were ultimately edged out on an afternoon when Madigan’s accuracy made the difference. The visitors threw everything at their hosts as the clock ticked down, but it was not to be, with Leinster doing just enough to remain in pursuit of silverware. Bath, bidding to reach a first top-flight European semi-final for nine years, were buoyed by returning England quartet Ford, Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph and Dave Attwood, with fit-again Wales prop Paul James also starting, but rugby league recruit Sam Burgess was on the bench. Leinster welcomed back all of their Ireland Six Nations stars, including Jamie Heaslip, Sean O’Brien and Rob Kearney, as they looked to take another step towards a possible fourth European crown in the last seven seasons. The opening exchanges proved fast and furious but with little pattern as Leinster relied on fly-half Jimmy Gopperth’s boot, while Bath provided early counter-attacking threats via Watson and centre Kyle Eastmond. Heaslip then went close to touching down near the Bath posts, but, despite the visitors denying him, they conceded a penalty and Madigan kicked Leinster 3-0 ahead. But Bath were not to be denied and they stormed back up field through their South African flanker Francois Louw, whose powerful break meant that Leinster resorted to illegal means in an attempt to stop him. Ian Madigan booted Bath out of Europe as they made an agonising Champions Cup quarter-final exit in Dublin, despite scoring both tries of an absorbing Aviva Stadium encounter.last_img read more

FIRST RUN: Syracuse survives shootout in inaugural Big East victory over Georgetown

first_imgNot only did Amidon put the momentum-changer in to start the fourth, but with Georgetown threatening in the second quarter, it was Amidon who put to rest any idea of a Hoya comeback. All of a sudden, a potent attack went scoreless in the third quarter and Georgetown cut the lead to two. That’s when Jeremy Thompson entered the faceoff X to start the fourth quarter, crouched down, flicked the ball in front of him and the Orange gained control. Thompson raced up the right side of the field and flung it across to Josh Amidon who whipped the ball into the net. Just ten seconds into the fourth quarter the Orange were on the board. The lead was at three, and it finally had some breathing room again. ‘That goal to start the fourth quarter really took a little bit of wind out of our sails,’ Georgetown head coach Dave Urick said. ‘I thought we had a chance to crawl back in that thing, we were only down two goals, but that was a huge goal.’ Comments After Syracuse jumped out to a four-goal halftime lead, momentum shifted and the Orange offense went silent. restern@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Amidon’s third goal of the day was part of a four goal fourth quarter that solidified the 15-12 win for No. 2 Syracuse over No. 11 Georgetown at the Carrier Dome in SU’s first-ever Big East conference matchup. In front of a season-high crowd of 6,108, the Orange got on the board early and put some key goals in the back of the net late to hold off a feisty Hoya squad. ‘I tried not to think about the first three games too much and just let my game flow,’ Amidon said. Another Hoya run and another Amidon goal. Though the Hoyas threatened at times, junior Jovan Miller knew his team had control.center_img Published on March 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm The Orange were led by five goals from junior attack Stephen Keogh and four goals from Amidon. This is a trend SU head coach John Desko is more than aware of. Syracuse’s offense came out aggressive and put six goals up in the first quarter. They fired 24 first half shots on goal. But in the second half, when offense was scarce and the Orange only got off 11 shots, it was Amidon and Thompson who were there to score timely goals. But on a day when Syracuse had Amidon to score big goal after big goal and four players register multiple goals, it was Jeremy Thompson’s only score of the afternoon that proved fatal for the Hoyas. Georgetown cut the lead to 12-11 and was the closest they had been all day. But Thompson stepped to the X and this time, didn’t need Amidon or any Orange scorer. He won the faceoff and sprinted upfield on the right side. He unloaded and for the fourth game in a row scored a goal off of a faceoff. The Orange took the 13-11 lead with 7:30 to play in the fourth. Keogh set the tone in the first half, single-handedly outscoring the Hoyas 4-3 in the first quarter, But it was Amidon who struck when it mattered most. He scored two goals in the fourth quarter after the SU offense managed as many shots in the entire third quarter. After a slow start to the season this was a game Amidon was happy to have. ‘When it was a one goal game and looked like it was shifting their way, as juniors we all know it is our time to step up,’ Miller said. ‘Sure your eyebrows raise a little when it is a one goal game, but we just kept our composure.’ ‘He has answered for us a number of times this year when the other team has the momentum and all of a sudden Jeremy puts one out in front and gets a score off of it,’ Desko said. ‘In the faceoff situation we got the momentum to swing back our way.’ After two Hoya goals cut the Syracuse lead to 9-7 with two minutes to play in the half, it was another transition opportunity that Amidon cashed in. Gavin Jenkinson flicked the ball in the air off the faceoff. Amidon gobbled it up and passed it up to Joel White. White ran the break down the middle of the field and dished it off to Amidon on the right wing where he unloaded a low shot right by Hoya goalie Jack Davis.last_img read more

Syracuse downed by No. 3 BYU in three sets

first_imgSyracuse (2-1) started off its time at the Marquette Tournament against No. 3 Brigham Young University (BYU) and the Cougar team (7-0) lived up to its billing, winning the game 3-0 in Milwaukee, WI. BYU was coming off a weekend where they beat then-No. 1 Stanford 3-2. Despite not winning a single set, Syracuse played competitively. The Orange never trailed by more than six throughout all three sets. In the first set, despite going down by six, SU went on an 8-1 run to take a 19-18 lead. BYU ultimately came back, however, winning the set 25-23.Syracuse jumped out to a 9-7 lead in the second set and it went back and forth until the set was tied 15-15. That’s when BYU went on a quick 4-0 run and soon put the set away 25-20. The third set was almost all BYU. Syracuse never took hold of the lead despite never trailing by more than five and ultimately losing 25-20.BYU had only five more kills than Syracuse, but overall played a much cleaner game. Syracuse made double the amount of errors (24-12) and also finished with a much lower hitting percentage at .151 versus BYU at .303.BYU’s Roni Jones-Perry recorded a game-high 16 kills, followed closely by teammate McKenna Miller who finished with 15. Syracuse was once again led by freshman Polina Shemanova with 14 kills while sophomore Ella Saada finished with 13.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse remains in Milwaukee all weekend, next playing #10 USC at 3 p.m. on Saturday before facing off with #25 Marquette Sunday at 1 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on September 7, 2018 at 9:10 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edulast_img read more

PROGRESS PAUSED: In year 5, Dino Babers must prove SU’s progress hasn’t stalled

first_img Comments Dino Babers is known for his passionate speeches. His countless movie references, his lightning fast offense and his devout belief in his faith. When he was hired to coach Syracuse in 2015, his track record of success generated enthusiasm for a flailing program.Regardless of what happens in the 2020 season, Babers has already made his imprint at Syracuse. He provided the best Orange season in more than 15 years in 2018, reenergizing the SU community about a football team that’s often seen as an afterthought to the basketball program.Babers is the first coach to last five years at SU since Paul Pasqualoni in 2004. But through four years, 2018’s 10-win season has emerged as the exception, not the norm. To use one of Babers’ favorite measuring sticks, he’s been occasionally great but not consistently good. He needs to prove 2019’s failure wasn’t a sign that the Orange have peaked under him.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast year, for the first time in his head coaching career, Babers’ program didn’t at least match the win total from the previous season. Replacing quarterback Eric Dungey and most of the offensive line could explain a step back. But 2019 wasn’t a step back. It was a never-ending backpedal consisting of stuffed runs, sacks and long touchdowns allowed.“I would say I’m not as bad as 4-8, and probably not as good as 10-3,” Babers said. “I’m probably somewhere in between.”The underlying numbers suggest that Babers wasn’t wrong. Syracuse wasn’t as bad as 4-8 indicated his first two seasons, as injuries to Dungey led to consecutive winless Novembers. With an opportunistic defense and an efficient offense, SU won 10 games, despite a second-order wins metric of 8.5 that suggests they overperformed. Second order wins combines a myriad of statistics and suggests how many games a team should’ve won given those numbers.,Replacing both his offensive and defensive coordinators in a truncated offseason, in which players are opting-out and practices have been dramatically restructured, makes it difficult to fairly assess the Orange when they take the field at No. 18 North Carolina on Sept. 12. Babers deserves patience from the fanbase. Maybe even a few games of patience.“Last year, we let that 10-3 season get to our head,” senior Chris Elmore said. “Obviously we didn’t have a good season like we wanted to last year. So I feel like a lot more guys are humble this year.”,Babers has admitted that the SU team in the season-opener may be vastly different from the team later in the season. Positions haven’t been solidified yet, schemes are still being implemented and Babers hinted at multiple injuries impacting the team’s starting lineup.Syracuse is the third Division I team Babers has coached. There was clear progress at the first two. He took over at Eastern Illinois in 2012 after the Panthers finished 2-9 in 2011. Babers improved them by five wins each season, finishing 7-5 in 2012 and 12-2 in 2013.He then took a step forward, joining Bowling Green in the Mid-American Conference, his first head gig at an FBS school. In two years at Bowling Green, he had two winning seasons — culminating in a 10-4 season and a MAC Championship.The Orange made positive strides in Babers’ first two seasons, even if they weren’t reflected in the win column. Wins against Virginia Tech in 2016 and a historic upset of defending national champions Clemson in 2017 laid down a marker. Babers no longer needed to ask for “belief without evidence.” He’d proven that he could bring Syracuse into the national landscape again, even if only for one night.,It wasn’t only one night, though. Syracuse was a penalty away from beating Clemson again in 2018, who eventually won the National Championship. SU rolled to a 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference record, 10 wins, a bowl victory and a preseason national ranking in 2019, the first in more than 20 years.Babers’ success gained him attention on the national stage, where some of the nations’ largest programs, including Florida State and USC, were rumored to be interested in the Orange’s head coach. He’s since signed an extension with SU and has received consistent praise from Syracuse Athletics.“I’m proud to work with Dino,” Director of Athletics John Wildhack said. “I’m thankful he’s the leader of our football program. I love having him as our coach, I love him more as a person and a friend.”The unbridled optimism entering 2019 led to plenty of excessive hype among the players, the city and the local media. Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh hosted a preseason celebration for the Orange at City Hall. Many believed the Orange Bowl was a realistic goal. But by the second week, that was out of reach.The Daily Orange’s beat writers picked the Orange to go 9-3, 9-3 and 10-2. College GameDay was poised to come to Syracuse when defending national champions Clemson returned to the Carrier Dome to face ranked SU. But the week prior, the Orange lost to Maryland by 43, woefully underprepared for a Terrapins team that also failed to qualify for a bowl game.Instead of College GameDay and the most highly anticipated Syracuse home football game of the decade, SU fans were treated to a 41-6 drubbing on national television by the Tigers.“A lot of guys didn’t like how last season went, we expected to do much better,” linebacker Mikel Jones said. “I don’t think we overlooked anybody, I feel like we didn’t prepare a lot. Some games we just weren’t fully prepared.”The Orange replaced the boring, slow offense under Scott Shafer and had a faster pace than ever. Babers landed four-star quarterback Tommy DeVito to be Dungey’s successor. In a way, Babers’ success is tied to DeVito’s development. Multiple ACC coaches believe they’ve started to catch up to the pace of the SU offense after initially struggling to keep up.Babers proved in 2018 that he can take Syracuse to levels it probably shouldn’t be at. He needs to restore belief in a fanbase that’s still wondering what went wrong in the 2019 season that had so much promise.Until that happens, Syracuse’s progress has stalled. Published on September 9, 2020 at 11:55 pm,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.last_img read more

O’Neill looks to Poland game

first_imgVictory would guarantee automatic qualification for Euro2016 while a 2-all draw will also see us through, at worst a play-off spot is guaranteed.Last nights 1-0 victory over Germany was our first against a major nation at home since 2001. Gortnahoe Glengoole was in celebratory mood today as one of its own, Shane Long, hit the winner last night. William Coleman of Gortnahoe Glengoole GAA club said there was great excitement in the parish.last_img

David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Gambling participation & public perceptions of gambling

first_imgShare Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 David CliftonIn last month’s article for SBC News, I wrote about the Gambling Commission’s consultation “Changes to our enforcement strategy: putting the consumer first” that runs until 21 April 2017.I referred to recent speeches given by the Commission’s Chief Executive Sarah Harrison in November and February that, foreshadowing the Commission’s new enforcement mission statement, set out its reinforced focus on protection of consumers and the general public.It is clear from those very same speeches that, in determining policy direction, the Commission places very considerable weight on the public perception of gambling.That’s worrying news for the gambling industry, bearing in mind the considerable influence on their readership of campaigns by prominent sectors of the British press against the negative influence of gambling.The following snippets from Sarah Harrison’s recent speeches paint their own picture:“That’s my ambition: for gambling consumers in Britain to have trust and confidence. Yes, that they will get the best prices and the best experience, but also that they will be well informed; treated fairly at all times; and kept safe, in particular those who are vulnerable to the risks and reality of gambling-related harm”,“As with any business sector, the gambling industry’s longer-term sustainability is hugely reliant on trust – a recognition that customers using products and services are valued, respected and treated fairly. Respect in this context, manifests itself in a number of ways: how operators write and present terms and conditions, how they handle complaints, how they act towards consumers who are vulnerable and so on” and“Gambling operators need to focus now on how they should adapt, improve and build consumer trust and confidence to avoid the aftershocks, and retain sustainable businesses over the long term”.It is concerning then that the recently published annual report by the Commission entitled “Gambling participation in 2016: behaviour, awareness and attitudes” states that responses to questions to some 2,000 interviewees in Great Britain aged 18 and over about perceptions and attitudes to gambling indicated a marked increase in negative sentiment, with only 34% of people in Great Britain thinking that gambling is fair and can be trusted, compared with almost 50% in 2009.Consumers’ concerns about the fairness of terms and conditions, particularly in relation to free bet promotions, and the odds offered by gambling companies, are live issues being considered by the Competition and Markets Authority investigation – supported by the Gambling Commission – into whether online gambling companies are treating their customers fairly. The CMA is due to provide an update on its investigation next month.It is interesting then to read in the gambling participation report that only 23% of gamblers have actually read operators’ terms and conditions. The most commonly given reason for not reading Ts & Cs was “too long winded/ too much to read/ too many words”. Of those who had read them, 24% felt that they had been in a situation where terms and conditions had been unfair, with the most common examples of this being, in line with the CMA’s own express concerns:wagering requirements which must be fulfilled before winnings can be claimed,unfair availability and qualification of free bets, andfeeling that the odds are stacked against the player.A particularly negative aspect of the report is that 39% of people think that gambling is associated with criminal activity and 78% think that there are too many opportunities for gambling, with 69% expressing the opinion that gambling is dangerous for family life.In a finding not overly inconsistent with pre-existing research, 0.7% of respondents were identified as problem gamblers (with men quite considerably more likely than women to be so categorized) and 5.5% as low or moderate risk gamblers, of which:men were more likely to be so categorised than women and25-34 year olds were most likely to identify as at-risk, followed by 16-24 year olds.The report shows that there has been an increase in awareness of self-exclusion, 6% of gamblers having at some time excluded from a gambling company and 37% of gamblers who did not self-exclude being aware of it, despite not using it (up from 29% a year before). However, self-exclusion statistics need to be treated with some degree of caution because, whilst 45% self-exclude to control the amount of money they gamble overall, the next most common reason for self-excluding is to enable closure of an account with a gambling company.Of little surprise is that only 15% of people believe that gambling is good for society and 23% feel that it would be better if gambling was banned altogether. However, correspondingly, 67% believe that people should have the right to gamble whenever they want.Other headline findings in the report include:48% of people had participated in a form of gambling in the previous four weeks, compared with 45% in the previous annual report33% had participated in gambling in the previous four weeks, excluding those who had only played the National Lottery draw (up from 27% previously)17% had gambled online in the previous four weeks (up from 15%) with younger age groups seeing the largest increases in participation97% of online gamblers gamble at home (no change from the previous year) but when gambling takes place elsewhere, men are most likely to gamble at work and women whilst commuting43% of online gamblers had gambled using a mobile phone or tablet (a marked increase from the 33% who had done so last year)32% follow a gambling company on (in order of popularity) Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and LinkedInon average, online gamblers have three accounts with online gambling operatorsonline gamblers are most likely to be prompted to gamble by promotions for free bets and bonuses (31%) followed by adverts on television (24%), adverts online (21%) and advertising on social media (15%)Insofar as betting is concerned, the report highlights notable increases over the last year in both sports betting and private betting, which the Commission believes was probably driven by the UEFA European Football Championship last year and the Rio 2016 Olympics, which it says “prompted unusually high rates of betting activity, particularly amongst younger people” aged 25-34. It also finds that 26% of online gamblers have bet in-play while an event is taking place, with the highest rates in the 18-24 year old category.It is also worthy of note that in terms of public awareness of gambling policy issues, concerns in relation to the number of gambling premises on the high street topped the list, although in terms of relative importance of gambling policy issues, the top three were, in order of importance:having controls in place to ensure that children and young people are not exposed to gamblingincreased regulation of non-UK based online gambling operatorssetting a stake limit on machines in bookmakers’ premises (although setting a maximum allowance for the number of gaming machines permitted in such premises came considerably lower in the list of priorities).The full report, together with graphics published by the Commission showing gambling participation and gambling behaviour can be accessed on our website at http://cliftondavies.com/gambling-participation-2016-behaviours-awareness-attitudes/_________________________David Clifton – Director – Clifton Davies Consultancy Limitedlast_img read more

Danish regulator launches problem gambling awareness campaign

first_img AIDP adds two new global advisors August 12, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon Spillemyndigheden reports decline in Q2 betting August 25, 2020 Danish gambling prepares for MitID launch June 26, 2020 Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has launched a new campaign targeted towards boosting awareness of its StopSpillet initiative which was rolled out earlier this year. As part of the new Pokerfjæs campaign, Spillemyndigheden has released a series of 30-second films which will be shown across nationwide TV channels, social media and streaming services.The three films describe the relationships between three different compulsive gamblers and their families and friends respectively. Spillemyndigheden described the series: “The films depict three persons (a family consisting of father, a mother and a young football player) in everyday situations, which on the surface look quite ordinary. However, all three persons are hiding a secret. They are compulsive gamblers but keep it a secret for their family and friends.”“The purpose of spending resources on a nationwide campaign is first and foremost to increase the Danes’ awareness about StopSpillet,” says Birgitte Sand, director of the Danish Gambling Authority. “We want to make the Danes aware that there is an impartial, confidential and free helpline for players, relatives and professionals. It is crucial that all Danes know that help is available if you – or someone you know – have ended up in an unfortunate situation due to gambling.”It is hoped that the new campaign will raise awareness of the StopSpillet helpline, which has received over 700 calls since January. In addition to the series of films, the StopSpillet website will also include a chat function which will give gamblers the opportunity to write and communicate with a counselor by chat.Head of Department Linda Lomborg, who is responsible for the helpline, added: “Fortunately, many people are already calling and getting good help and advice, but Danes need to know where to call, even if you do not need to call now and then.”last_img read more

2019 African Games Day 2: Ghana loses to Rwanda in men’s beach volley quarters

first_imgGhanaian duo of Kelvin Carboo and George Essielfie lost by two straight sets to their opponents from Rwanda in the 3rd men’s quarter finals in the ongoing African Games in Morocco.The match was played on Tuesday at the Sale beach volleyball court.Carboo and Essielfie failed to find the form that sent to the last 8 and lost 21-15 and 21-12 to Patrick Akumutu Kavalo and Olivier Ntangengwa.The Rwandans move to the semi-finals where they will face opponents from the Gambia.Ghana will now play in the 5th/6th classification match slated for August 21.Carboo and Essielfie started their Group D campaign with a 2-0 loss to South Africa but recovered to beat their opponents from Sudan and Sierra Leone to make it to the last 8 where they lost to Rwanda.last_img read more

“We will pay Kwesi Appiah all we owe him”- Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah

first_imgThe Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, has confirmed that his outfit will ensure the payment of ex-Black Stars head coach, James Kwesi Appiah.The Sports Ministry revealed this in a press briefing of the easing of restriction on sporting activities in the current climate of the Coronavirus pandemic.“Kwesi Appiah has done a lot for Ghana. We respect him, We gave him the job and gave him all the support. We owe him some arrears from his contract extension and we cannot say we will not pay him. Gradually, we will pay him all his entitlements.In the last few months, Kwesi Appiah has gone public with complaints that the Ghana Football Association had not paid his outstanding salary arrears of five months (between August and December 2019) amounting to $185,000.Per Kwasi Appiah’s claims sighted by Footy-Ghana.com, he last received a salary in July 2019.In an interview on Starr FM in May, Kwesi Appiah said he felt the FA did not care about the situation and was willing to  seek legal redress if a solution was not found.“It looks like they don’t care. This is money I have worked for and they are not telling me anything which I feel doesn’t show a sign of respect and I think that my lawyers need to deal with it. So it’s either they will take it to the court or Fifa.The GFA hasn’t called me, neither has the Ministry,” he lamented.The Head of Communications of the GFA, Henry Asante Twum, responded in an interview with the BBC stating that the GFA did not owe him any money but rather the government of Ghana.“The GFA does not pay the coach – it’s the state that pays the coach.“The GFA is the employer of the head coach of the national team but his salary is paid by the state. He [Appiah] wrote to the GFA [demanding his outstanding salaries and bonuses] and we forwarded his letter to the [sports] ministry.“It is the ministry that must pay him and not the GFA.last_img read more