Thursday, August 06, 2009

News in a minute + learning from Argentine video

It is a calm Thors-day and I start with some trouble in Ghana's Premier League.

The GFA confirmed today that Tema Youth have really been relegated, despite the team's protests. Now the financier Emmanuel Kyeremeh says they will seek redress at the - wait for it - Court of arbitration for Sport.

The man is pissed and no mistake. However, I fail to see why he wants to drag the inevitable when it is clear that he may likely lose. The team lost the appeal at the FA because they fielded an unqualified player - Emmanuel Clottey - last season. Because of that they were nicked six points, pushing them straight into relegation.

Yet, they contend that they have done no wrong. Oh well.

Laryea Kingston’s return to the Black Stars set-up could be delayed after his club Hearts asked the national team to excuse him from the international friendly against Zambia in London, claims kickoffghana.

And meanwhile in Division One, 12 clubs would start their quest to play in the next GPL on August 16, so says Ghanasoccernet.

And finally, where lies Junior Agogo's fate?

Finally, finally (for the last time) here's a glimpse of what Argentine football has become following the suspension of their league. They say Argentina is all about beef, tango and football. Well, the last is now in doubt, innit?

Seriously, though...could Africa's soccer leagues be that bankrupt? Oh yes, they can. We hope to learn from our Latin pals in the video.

Adios, jefes¡