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Soccer News of Tuesday, 5 July 2016


GFA spokesperson labels Sports Minister as a “liar”

Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye

Ghana FA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara has labeled as 'lies' claims that the Local Black Stars recent international friendly against Japan took place on the blindside of the country's sports ministry.

The country's tough-talking sports minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, who has been engaged in a running battle with the federation, claimed sensationally that his outfit was unaware of the international friendly exercise.

But it appears that claims by the legislature has gone off the roof with emerging evidence suggesting the contrary.

The federation's spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara has stick knife into the minister, describing his clams as palpable lies.

"It'sunfortunate it has gotten to this level. But absolute falsehood," he charged on Accra-based Starr FM

"In the presence the Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi, the minister and officials of the ministry, this friendly was discussed.

"He (minister) was the one who even requested Avram Grant travel to Japan to monitor the boys.

"So if he didn't know, how come he asked that Avram traveled with the team to Japan.

"I am telling you, it's all lie, lies, that's what it is, lies. You can quote me on that." he fumed

Several key members at the Ghana FA have complained about the utterance and conduct of the minister since he assumed office.

It's been widely perceived he a bone to pick with the federation even though he has constantly denied.