first_imgNewly-promoted Ghana Premier League side Dreams FC have unveiled three new signings ahead of the 2015-16 league season.The trio namely Mozart Adjetey, David Korbah and Alhassan Kalusha were unveiled at the club’s secretariat on Thursday after sealing their contracts with the Kweiman side.Goalkeeper Adjetey joins Dreams from relegated Heart of Lions where he is expected to bring his Premier League experience to the fore for the club.Mozart will also be expected to provide the needed competition to current number one Owusu Banahene.Korbah, a centre-back , on the other hand will be looking to kick start his career after a relatively torrid spell with Kumasi Asante Kotoko.He was plagued by injuries for the majority of his time with Kotoko and was eventually transfer shortlisted at the end of the current season. Kalusha is an enterprising midfielder signed from Division One League side Tamale Utrecht.The young midfielder had a stint in Namibia prior to joining the Tamale side.The trio will be expected to strengthen the newly promoted side ahead of their first ever season in the First Capital Plus Premier League.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

first_imgOklahoma State has maintained that status heading into the 2020 college football season — with a loaded offense capable of putting up 40-burgers in the Big 12 and perhaps ready to take a run at ending that losing streak against five-time defending conference champion Oklahoma. From a strictly football standpoint, Gundy — who is 129-64 and ranked No. 20 in SN’s 1-130 coach rankings — exceeded expectations.DeCOURCY: Gundy’s COVID comments not a sign that all coaches speak like foolsNow, he must exceed them even more off the field. It’s not just about what he says; what he does will define how much his players can listen to the message. Gundy has found that out in an offseason marked by foot-in-mouth moments. He pushed for a return to college football by May 1 while the COVID-19 pandemic was still escalating in the United States, with his justification being a “need to run money through the state of Oklahoma.”  That could be excused as not knowing enough about the problem.  Now, a photo has surfaced of Gundy wearing a OAN T-shirt (OAN is a far-right cable network). Star running back Chuba Hubbard took exception and demanded change, and a few former players made allegations of racist behavior by the longtime coach. Will Gundy’s actions in this instance be excused as not knowing enough about the problem? He should know enough by this point.  College coaches are being held to a higher standard than ever with their players, and that’s a good thing for the future.MORE: Swinney shares message of support for Black Lives Matter protestsTo be clear, wearing the shirt on its own isn’t the problem. Gundy is entitled to his own political opinions, but a person in his position should be more in tune with his student-athletes before wearing that shirt. When a 2,000-yard running back on his roster speaks out, it suggests Gundy hasn’t listened enough. Players have been emboldened to have their voices heard amid national protests that were inflamed with the death of George Floyd, and Oklahoma State is the next program where a longtime coach has been tasked with addressing a problem that has lasted much longer in American society. Kirk Ferentz, who has been at Iowa since 1999, is dealing with the aftermath of the university’s separation agreement with strength coach Chris Doyle. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney found that out, too, after an incident involving an assistant coach using the N-word was reheated. Florida State coach Mike Norvell embellished what he said to a reporter about talking to every player about the Floyd protests, and star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson took notice.  Accountability matters now more than ever, and Gundy has taken a hit. Monday’s events were enough for Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder to issue the following statement: “This afternoon has been very disturbing. The tweets from current and former players are of grave concerns.””Grave” is a particularly strong word in that statement, one that reflects the dangers of racial misconduct. The allegations are strong; Gundy’s response must be even stronger. What happens next will be very important in restoring trust with his star player as the Cowboys program tries to reach its goals in 2020 (if there is a season). He is no longer the eccentric coach with the mullet. He’s on the spot. To start, Gundy made an about-face video with Hubbard that Hubbard posted on his Twitter feed Monday night.Change is coming I promise you that.— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) June 15, 2020″In light of today’s tweet with the T-shirt that I was wearing, I met with some players and realize it’s a very sensitive issue with what’s going on in today’s society,” Gundy said. “And so, we had a great meeting. I was made aware of some things that players feel like can make our organization, our culture even better than it is here at Oklahoma State. I’m looking forward to making some changes, and it starts at the top with me. And we’ve got good days ahead.”That might not be remembered more than “I’m a man! I’m 40!” but the impact of what follows it will last much longer than the next 15 minutes at Oklahoma State. There needs to be more than the recyclable spin we’re seeing across the FBS.  Gundy can take his cue after botching what he said about COVID-19 and what he did by wearing a T-shirt that was bound to elicit the reaction that followed.  This is a good time for him to listen to his players. Maybe talk a little less in the meantime. How much longer he remains at Oklahoma State might just depend on it. For 15 seasons, Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy has been one of the most quotable coaches in college football. In 2007, he screamed “I’m a man! I’m 40!” into the mainstream vernacular at a time when the Cowboys were starting to emerge as a Big 12 contender.  last_img read more