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Ghana Beach Soccer Presents Historic “Sand To Gold” Document To FIFA

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A 61-page beach soccer industry blueprint for Ghana has been presented to FIFA and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in Accra.

The impressive document which was put together by the executive committee of beach soccer is titled “SAND TO GOLD – Ghana Beach Soccer Industry” (2019-2029).

The proposed ten years road map tables guidelines to transform the struggling sport into a multi-million dollar franchise based on research conducted over five years. It was presented to Luca Nicola, Manager of Governance Services – FIFA.

A copy was also presented to the GFA at the end of the biggest gathering of Ghanaian football stakeholders.

The symbolic document has been crafted after a decade of trial and error, failures and frustrations but ultimately hard progress following the official introduction of the sport in Ghana back in 2009.

“Today, Beach Soccer has been accepted as a member of the Ghana football family and so from today, we must work even harder than ever before to help strengthen this family and build an industry that every Ghanaian, everywhere would be proud to call their own”.

Those were the words of Yaw Ampofo Ankrah; a founding member and elected President of the Ghana Beach Soccer Association following the presentation.

The historic breakthrough for the fast-growing sport, came at the GFA Extraordinary Congress held in Accra on Thursday 5th September 2019 and attended by almost every stakeholder of the game.

A unanimous vote by Congress to adopt new and amended statutes of the football association already approved by FIFA received universal applause in what was also a historic day for the FIFA backed Normalization Committee led by Dr Kofi Amoah.

It has been a long campaign to get the sand-based sport full recognition and support as pertains elsewhere on the African continent thanks to FIFA and CAF affiliations.

A formal presentation by Ghana Beach Soccer would be made to delegates at the elective Congress on a date yet to be confirmed.

Also approved for final adoption at the elective GFA Congress were Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) and FUTSAL.

The “Sand to Gold” document contains a strategic plan for Beach Soccer as a sports tourism industry beyond just a game with infrastructural investment by the state and corporates.

The document looks at nationwide talent identification, training of referees and coaches, media, marketing, and corporate partnerships and also provides a road map for sanitation officers and volunteers to be trained to combat coastal degradation.

In a complete overhaul and expansion of what currently exists, local artisans, vendors, musicians, and tourism service providers would also be engaged as part of a beach Soccer Sports Tourism project.

A chapter also details how fishing communities and schools along the coastal belt would be engaged extensively to combat marine pollution.

Sustainable income generation for coastal communities is addressed in the document through proposed partnerships with the tourism industry, hospitality and related sectors aimed at also selling Ghanaian festivals globally.

Meanwhile the national beach soccer team Black Sharks are expected to in Liberia to play against the Beach Lone Star in a Unity Cup match in honor of President George Weah next in October.

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Video Purportedly Shows NFL Player Antonio Brown Farting In Doctor’s Face And Laughing About It Emerges As The Doctor Sues Him | WATCH

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A medical doctor from the Pittsburgh area reportedly filed a lawsuit against Antonio Brown.

Antonio Brown’s former doctor says the 31-year-old NFL star once repeatedly farted in his face during a consultation, and that he still owes him $11,500 in unpaid bills, according to Sports Illustrated.

Dr Victor Prisk said Brown turned up three hours late for a body fat check in 2018 before preceding to fart in his face. He said he then left without paying.

A footage of the August 2018 appointment, which was filmed by one of Brown’s friends, has now emerged. In it, the doctor is seen checking Brown and, all of a sudden, Brown lets out a loud fart then laughs, instead of apologizing.

“It seemed just childish to me,” Prisk told Sports Illustrated. “I’m a doctor and this man is farting in my face.”

Prisk also says Brown failed to pay for a number of other appointments, and that he has filed a lawsuit against the New England Patriots star to reclaim the money he is owed

Prisk said that despite the farting incident, he decided to take Brown on as a regular client, and went on to create diet and supplement programmes for the wide receiver.

Prisk had agreed a fee with Brown of $500 per hour, however he said fees were never paid.

Last month, Prisk says he filed a lawsuit seeking $11,500 in unpaid fees from Brown, which is currently pending.

“He’s gonna invest in your business, invest in you. You’re part of my family. Call God and all that,” Prisk told Sports Illustrated. “But he doesn’t do that, and he doesn’t even pay the bill.”

Prisk’s claims add to a growing list of allegations against Brown. The New England Patriots star was recently accused of rape by his former trainer Britney Taylor, who filed a lawsuit against him last week. A second woman has also accused Brown of sexual assault, according to Sports Illustrated.

Brown and his legal team have denied both claims of sexual assault.

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SHS Teacher Caught Chopping Student In Classroom | WATCH

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KUBILIVE has come across a viral video of a Teacher caught in the act of bonking his female student.

The girl has been identified as a student of Akuse Methodist Senior High Technical School, in the Eastern Region.

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18-Year-Old Highly Wanted Marijuana Dealer Arrested

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An 18 year old suspected Marijuana dealer identified as Abdullahi Lawal has been apprehended by the Katsina Police Command in Katsina State, Nigera.

Confirming his arrest, spokesperson of the Katsina Police command, SP Isah Gambo, declared that the 18-year-old suspect was nabbed during a raid conducted on Tuesday, 17th of September, in a criminal hideout in Nassarawa a village in Dandume Local Government Area.

Abdullhai Lawal was caught with forty-six wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Cannabis. Abdullhai has admitted to dealing in the controlled substance illegally.

He will be investigated, charged and subsequently arraigned in court at a given date.

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