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Vote of no confidence hits Ghana’s sports minister over neglect of basketball

Afriyie Ankrah

Ghana’s Sports minister Elvis Afryie-Ankrah is in hot waters after presidents of the over 30 disciplines including basketball threaten to file a motion of no confidence for neglect on Thursday.

The charismatic sports chief has come under line of fire for focusing on the Black Stars at the neglect of the other discipline

The motion is expected to be filed at a crisis meeting to be held at the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday.

According to Citi FM,  the 31 disciplines that make up the governing National Sports Authority have summoned Mr. Afriyie-Ankrah to today’s meeting with the aim of getting answers to certain pertinent usses in regards to his line of duty.

The various sporting Associations, the reports claim would not  get answers to what they say is the minister’s constant focus on football in general and the Black Stars in particular to the detriment of all other sporting disciplines.

The associations also claim the minister has failed to attend to, and honour any of the promises he made upon assumption of office.

Several heads of the various sporting disciplines have confirmed that should Mr Afriyie-Ankrah be unable to provide satisfactory answers, a petition to force him out of his position will be a likely outcome of the meeting.

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