Local coaches lack support- Odartey Lamptey

first_imgFormer Ghana international Nii Odartey Lamptey has told Joy Sports that local coaches, especially former national players, lack support from football administrators.The FIFA U-17 gold medalist believes impatience from fans and administrators is also to blame for the misfortunes of these local coaches.The 37 year old, who was guest on the JOY Sports Link on Saturday believes “local coaches are not given much time to succeed. It is true that coaches are hired and fired but sometimes the time and the support are not there. That is Ghana for you. For instance, when C.K and I were at Eleven Wise, we got support in the beginning but the latter stage was a bit problematic. Sometimes all it takes is patience. Most of the fans of traditional clubs don’t have patience and it doesn’t take a short time to build a club and put it on the winning path.”Nii Odartey Lamptey who currently runs a football Academy, Glow Lamp Football Academy in the Central Region played for top European sides including Anderlecht, PSV Eindhoven and Aston Villa player.He added “supporters have been given too much room to operate and so they sometimes dictate to management of football clubs.”“That is what happened to C.K. at Hearts of Oak. It was the supporters who masterminded his sack from the team.” With eleven games gone down so far in the 2012/2013 premier league season, four coaches have been sacked from their respective teams.Three of the casualties, Mohammed Gargo (RTU), Yaw Acheampong (Ashgold) and C.K. Akunnor (Hearts of Oak) are all former players of the Black Stars.last_img read more

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Service remembrance and reflection will be the themes for Sept 11

first_imgOn Saturday, Americans will mark the ninth anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.It’s an anniversary that has become a national holiday — not a holiday like Independence Day or Memorial Day, but a day for personal reflection and remembrance.On Dec. 18, 2001, President George W. Bush signed into law a resolution proclaiming that Sept. 11, 2002, and future anniversaries of the attacks would be observed each year as Patriot Day.In 2009, after a seven-year campaign, family members and friends of those who died on 9/11 came together to declare the first Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, to be marked by service projects and by honoring victims of the attacks, veterans and first responders. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which passed Congress with strong bipartisan support, was signed into law by President Barack Obama in April 2009.“I call upon all Americans to join in service and honor the lives we lost, the heroes who responded in our hour of need, and the brave men and women in uniform who continue to protect our country at home and abroad,” Obama said in proclaiming both Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Individual communities have found their own ways to observe the day.Local eventsThis year, in Clark County, Sept. 11 will be marked by music, speeches, a spaghetti feed, a prayer breakfast and ceremonies at fire stations marking the loss of nearly 3,000 people in New York City, Washington, D.C., and a Pennsylvania field nine years ago.last_img read more

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