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Ghana’s sports minister Ankrah and deputy fired over World Cup fiasco

Ghana’s sports minister Ankrah and deputy fired over World Cup fiasco

Afriyie Ankrah Ghana’s President John Mahama has taken a bold decision by removing Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah and his deputy in the wake of the country’s disastrous outing at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.  The decision to remove the minister and his deputy Joseph Yamin from their positions comes just 48 hours after the country crashed out of the World Cup amid chaos in the camp over long overdue appearance fees for players which drew some worldwide embarrassment for the country.The position will be taken over by Information Minister, Mahama Ayariga (MP) with a firebrand Vincent Oppong Asamoah named as his deputy as they seek to recover from the disgrace the bonus saga brought the country.Ankrah, who is a powerful member of the ruling NDC party and played the key role of being President Mahama’s successful election campaign, has been moved to the non-so-influential post of Minister at the Presidency while Yamin will go the the Ashanti Region as the deputy minister.“President John Mahama has reassigned Information Minister, Mahama Ayariga (MP), to the Ministry of Youth and Sports. He replaces Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah who moves to the Presidency as a Minister of State,” a statement from government communications exclusively seen by read.


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