TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY

May 4, 2019

 

On this day 4 May 2005 (Exactly 14 years ago), the head of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe resigned angrily, shortly after a court ruled that the association could go ahead with impeachment proceedings against him.

“The high court ruling makes my position untenable and I believe I must resign,” said Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe in a letter to the sports ministry

Nyaho-Tamakloe had been at loggerheads with the GFA’s 37-man executive council since he became GFA chairman in April 2004.

After the council publicly declared that it had no confidence in him to function as the association’s chairman, Nyaho-Tamakloe took the matter to a high court in the capital, Accra.

But “the high court ruled that for daring to make reforms of the football association, the executive council can go ahead with impeachment proceedings against me,” said angry Nyaho-Tamakloe.

It was “absurd” that the GFA’s statutes give control of football matters to the executive council while the management board is put in charge of administration, he continued.

“The GFA has an unwieldy body of 37 members superintending the day-to-day activities of a five-member board which makes neither common nor business sense,” he charged.

World football governing body FIFA had said the GFA structure is “extremely complex” with the superposition of three bodies, the congress, the executive council and the management board.

The structure creates instability and therefore should be streamlined and simplified, FIFA stressed.

On this day, 4 May 2018 (Exactly a year ago), Isaac Dogboe was named as the 2017 Sports Personality of the year by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana.

The honour was conferred on the 23-year-old boxer at the 43rd SWAG Awards night held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Friday, 4th May 2018.

Dogboe in the year under review had two bouts, all of which he won via knockout. The pugilist defeated Cesar Juarez and Javier Chacon on his way to the Super Bantamweight bout against Jessie Magdaleno.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey was declared the best foreign-based player for his exploits in 2017.

Partey was rewarded for his outstanding performance for the Black Stars which saw him score 5 goals last year as well as his excellent display for Atletico Madrid in both the Spanish La Liga and UEFA Europa league.
Thomas Abbey saw off competition from Berekum Chelsea Striker Stephen Sarfo and Kotoko’s Amos Frimpong to win the best locally-based player award.

Thomas Abbey was Hearts of Oak’s most exciting player year under consideration , notching up 13 goals in 27 league matches for the Phobians who finished second in the MTN FA cup.

Added to that is his sterling performance for the Black Stars B at the 2018 WAFU Cup held in Ghana. Abbey was unsurprisingly named in the tournament’s best players.

For guiding Aduana Stars to their second league title, Coach Yussif Abubakar was named the best coach of the year.

Aduana Stars and Ampem Darkoa were named the Male and Female football club year respectively.

The SWAG Awards is an annual award ceremony that recognizes people for their diverse roles towards the development of sports in the country

On this day 4 May 1994 (Exactly 25 years ago) Arsenal of England won the 34th European Cup Winner’s Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen

Goal Scored: Alan Smith (20)

On this day, 4 May 2002 (Exactly 17 years ago), Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 for their 8th FA Cup title at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (73,963)

Goals Scored
Ray Parlour. (70)
Frederick Ljunberg (80)

On this day 4 May 2013 (Exactly 6 years ago) Floyd Mayweather defeated Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title

On this day 4 May 2015 (Exactly 4 years ago) Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry was named MVP for the 2014-15 NBA season.

 

STORY: GEORGE MAHAMAH


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