24 July, 2012

The Ghana Football Association has directed all clubs in the country to wear black armbands during football games in the next one week as a sign of respect following the death of president John Evans Atta Mills of the republic of Ghana. He died today at the 37 Military hospital after a short illness.

The GFA has also decided to postpone the final of this year's MTN FA Cup final match between AshantiGold and New Edubiase which was scheduled to be played on Sunday.

However all national division one matches and the regional division two matches that are on-going in the various regions will not be put off but shall be required to wear the black arm bands in honour of the departed president.

‘On behalf of the football family, we extend our condolences to his wife, his family and the people of Ghana for this big blow’. The GFA statement read.


Meanwhile Tamale Utrecht Football Academy will not charge gate proceeds on its decisive match in the Polytank division one league match to be played at the Tamale Sports Stadium on Wednesday.

A club statement released today noted that, the decision to open the gates free for supporters is to record massive attendance at the stands, to offer unflinching support for the club to win all three points and survive relegation.

Tamale Utrecht will seek to also revenge the 3-1 score they suffered in the first round against Upper East United in Bolgatanga.

The club however cautions supporters to remain at the stands during the match. It stressed that supporters will not be entertained at the inner perimeter.

Tamale Utrecht will take on Yeji Juventus in Yeji in the final matches of the Polytank division one league.