HAG Delegates Repose Confidence in Kofi Yesu

Delegates selected across the country for the upcoming Handball Association of Ghana National elections have declared their total confidence in the former GAHA Chairman, Paul Kofi Yesu Dadzie as the next president of HAG.

The former handball practitioner, astute sports administrator and assistant headmaster of Accra Academy SHS, Mr. Paul Kofi Yesu Dadzie is currently vying for chairmanship position of the association.

Under confidentiality, some delegates reiterated the need for the former GAHA Chairman to occupy the chairmanship position.

They stated that, his immersed contributions to handball in the country comes second to none, hence, deserves the support.

“He has played vital roles in the development and promotion of the sport both during his hay days as player. I am not suprised about his tremendous improvement with the game,”

“Kofi, did very well with the regional association, he made sure the region was active and we all saw the impact at the end.

“Even regional clubs had the opportunity to travel out of the country for competitions, this will tell you he has the connections to push the game forward,” one of the delegates said.

“If you look at his profile under handball, he has achieved a lot and I can stand on authority and say that he has the ability to change the dying face of Ghana handball,” one of them stated.

“During his tenure as regional chairman, handball became visible in the region and across the country. The media were always talking about handball on their various channels, the stories traveled far and near. That was why he and the past executives were able to secure some sponsors, so what shows he can’t do same at the National level. Let’s vote for him, we know him, he is our won,” one stressed.

“We are confident in Paul Kofi Yesu Dadzie because we have worked with him across various fields of the sport. He is a very determined person, a team player and open leader during his tenure as chairman of the region, so we are solidly behind him,” others also declared.

The HAG elections has been fixed for Saturday, 13th August, 2022 at the AMA office.

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Karen Slowe Cup: The Slowe family arrives in Ghana

The Slowe family was welcomed to Ghana for the Karen Slowe Cup by some handball enthusiasts who were at the Kotoka International Airport to greet them yesterday evening.

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HAG to hold 2nd Memorial Walk in honor of late president

The Handball Association of Ghana, (HAG) is set to hold the 2nd memorial walk / match in honor of the late acting president, Nortey Dowuona.

The late Nortey Dowuona who passed away in December last year played vital roles in the development of the game in the country as well as the continent as whole.

The memorial event which has been slated for Saturday, 29th January, 2022 would begin at the Prisons complex at Cantonment, through Osu Oxford street and finally to the Accra sports stadium.

A special memorial match which would feature two selected sides of National team players, “Possibles vs Probables” has also been fixed to come off at the Accra sports stadium, Handball court immediately after the walk.

The association in a letter dated Tuesday, 25th January, 2022 signed by the General Secretary, Mr. Charles Amofa and sighted by this portal urged all stakeholders, Handball enthusiasts and the general public to grace the occasion in their numbers.

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Former GAHA Executives Visit family of late HAG president

Former Executives of the Greater Accra Handball Association, GAHA on Thursday, 30th December, 2021 paid a special visit to the family of the late Acting Handball Association of Ghana president Nortey Dowuona.

The high delegation visit was to commiserate with the family over the loss of their beloved who passed away some few days ago in Accra after a short ailment.

The late Nortey Dowuona played a vital role in the development of handball in the country. He was very enthusiastic on the progress of the game.

As acting national president, he represented the nation at all internationally recognized engagements by the International Handball Federation, IHF and the Confédération of African Hanbdall, CAHB.

He was a beacon and left an exemplary legacy at every West Africa zone (III) games as well as Ecowas games.

The delegation was led by former GAHA president, Mr. Paul Kofi Yesu.

He used the opportunity to sympathize with the family and urged them to stay strong and not to loss hope. He assured the families of their support.

A book of condolences was signed by Mr. Paul Kofi Yesu Dadzie on behalf of the former Executives.

He eulogized the late Nortey Dowuona as a strong pillar in the Handball fraternity.

Among the delegation were former General secretary, Eric Sena Adjeyi, E.S Sabutey, RSD Technical Director, Gifty Okai, former executive member, and Harrison Duodoo, IT expert.

Paul Kofi Yesu Dadzie, former president signing the book of condolences
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The UG Handball Team suffers their eighth defeat at the hands of LEGONITE.

The University of Ghana Handball Team is now known for its consistent defeats in the Greater Accra Handball League, dubbed GAHLCA LEAGUE 2021, having suffered eight defeats in nine games.

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Algeria’s coach: Our goal is to appear in our best form in Egypt 2021

The Algerian national team has booked its ticket for the 27th IHF Handball World Championship- Egypt 2021 after winning the bronze medal in the 2020 African Nations Cup which was held in Tunisia. They had also made 14 appearances in the World Championship where their best achievement was being ranked in the 13th place in the 2001 edition at France.

Algeria’s French coach Alain Portes, who took over the responsibility of the team in 2019, seeks to show the North African team in the best possible way, after their six-year absence from participating in the World Championship.

Portes talked to Egypt 2021 official website: “Of course, the next world championship will witness great competition, and during the past six years, Algeria did not qualify for the last two tournaments, so we want to show our best performance against the strong teams and we are happy with this opportunity.”

“The draw for the tournament is definitely difficult and it is clear that Portugal and Iceland are among the strongest teams , so we will fight against Morocco in the first match and then we will try to make a surprise in front of our other opponents.” Portes added

On his opinion of the current level of his team before competing next January, the Algerian coach said: “We acheived the bronze medal in the last African Nations Cup and that was good and we wanted to complete the team building in the last period, but the Corona pandemic crisis made us waste a lot of time and I am not sure were we are today. “

The French coach has a clear strategy in the World Championship that he spoke of: “I think I will rely on the experienced players by connecting them to young players with high potentials and who will learn a lot in this tournament,” Portes explained.

Regarding the preparations and the preparatory program several months before the world championship, he said: “We will start training with local players in Algeria and then play international friendly matches abroad in Tunisia and Poland, and during the international break we will gather professional players and prepare well in order to increase the team’s chemistry and harmony when they play together “

Portes has a clear goal in the Egypt 2021 World Championship, as he revealed: “We will try to qualify for the second round, and if this is not possible we will strive to get the best possible ranking place, so let’s not forget that Algeria finished last in its 2015 appearance”.

On Egypt’s organisation of the next tournament with the participation of 32 teams for the first time in the history in light of the emerging Corona virus crisis, the French coach praised the preparations and the organisational aspect and said: “I trust the Egyptians as they know how to organise major competitions. I had an experience with the Tunisian national team in the 2010 edition in Egypt and it was ideal, I know that the Egyptians will organise the upcoming World Championship seriously and professionally.” He admitted.

Alain Portes has a message for the fans of Algeria before the World Championship, where he commented: “We will prepare ourselves as best as we can to give Algeria a positive image in front of the world, The players are very enthusiastic and know their big responsibility towards the Algerian people , so let us trust and support them.” He concluded.

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Egypt 2021 Match Schedule released

The IHF has revealed the match schedule of the 27th IHF Men’s Handball World Championship, Egypt 2021.

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Squad number regulation modified for Egypt 2021
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Based on the recommendation of the IHF COVID-19 Medical Task Force, the IHF Council has decided to increase the number of players allowed per team at the 27th IHF Men’s World Championship to be held in Egypt in January 2021. 

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Egypt 2021 throw-off times confirmed

The throw-off times for all 108 matches of the 2021 IHF Men’s World Championship, which will take place in Egypt from 13 to 31 January 2021, have been confirmed.

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Burial Arrangements for late Saka Acquaye Announced

The burial arrangements for the late Saka Acquaye (Fishey) has been announced.

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