Peter Twumasi Sacked As National Sports Authority Boss

Peter Twumasi Sacked As National Sports Authority Boss

  • Professor Peter Twumasi has been relieved of his duties as the Director General of the National Sports Authority
  • Dodzie Numekevor has been picked to act as his replacement at the National Sports Authority
  • Twumasi succeeded Robert Sarfo Mensah at the authority on December 10, 2019, after the ‘number 12’ exposé

Professor Peter Twumasi has been sacked as the Director General of the National Sports Authority.

Dodzie Numekevor has been pegged as the Acting Director General of the Authority following Twumasi's removal.

Professor Peter Twumasi sacked
Professor Peter Twumasi. Source: Ministry of Youth and Sports.
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Numekevor is expected to accept the appointment within 14 days from February 26, 2024, following a notice from the Secretary to the president.

Twumasi assumed the role of Director General on December 10, 2019.

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He succeeded Robert Sarfo Mensah, who resigned amidst allegations stemming from the ‘number 12’ exposé by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Throughout Twumasi's tenure, he faced scrutiny for his management of Ghana’s stadiums, prompting recent calls from football fans for his sacking.

He notably suggested Ghana could name one of its stadia after Brazilian football legend Pele.

He made this statement in response to FIFA President Gianni Infantino's announcement that FIFA will ask its member associations to consider naming a stadium after Pele.

Twumasi recently tried to contest for Parliament in Ano South West during the New Patriotic Party's primaries but lost miserably, garnering only seven votes.

He suffered an even more tragic loss when his son, Jim Ofori Twumasi, died on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

His son was a final-year Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) student.

Nana Aba jabs GFA over Black Queens’ unpaid bonuses

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YEN.com.gh reported that the Black Queens dominated headlines over unpaid incentives. Media personality Nana Aba Anamoah condemned the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for its treatment of the Black Queens.

Her remarks follow the Black Queens’ $7,500 (GH¢93,750.00) unpaid incentives for each player from qualification matches for the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations and the 2024 Olympics. The players considered boycotting the key Olympic qualifier against Zambia.

Nana Aba Anamoah vented her displeasure against the GFA over the unpaid bonuses to the deserving members of the female national team, who have now been paid.

The media star most recently cautioned Ghanaians to hasten slowly in saying that the outstanding bonuses of the Black Queens have been paid.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with YEN.com.gh. Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email: delali.adogla-bessa@yen.com.gh.

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