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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana propose continental championship to FIFA

Published on: 04 February 2014
Ghanaians could be included in the Africa All Stars team once FIFA approves proposed continental championships

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

Chief Executive of Ghana Premier League club Wa All Stars Samuel Oduro Nyarko is on the verge of making history by having a proposed continental championship approved by FIFA.

The proposed championship is meant to have the formation of continental teams to battle each other similar to the World Cup format.

If approved, an all star team will be formed of players belonging to their respective continents to face each other.

So for instance, Africa will form a universal team comprising of the best players from the continent comprising Yaya Toure, Obi Mikel and Asamoah Gyan to battle say a team from the European continent which includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Frank Ribery and Robin Van Persie.

Super stars such as Lionel Messi, Neymar and Radamel Falcao will also headline a continental team from the Americas with another from Asia to battle on a competitive stage.

FIFA have indicated their interest in adopting the proposal in a response to Oduro Nyarko but are faced with the challenge of a congested football calendar.

Once adopted, Ghana will be credited as the member association responsible for mooting the idea of the championship - in particular the Wa All Stars chief who will be rewarded with a huge financial package as royalty.

Comments

  • Mumbi says:
    February 04, 2014 01:12 pm
    Usless proposal. There are so many approved tornaments taking place already; AFCON, ACL, CONFD, EURO, UEFA, UEROPA, ASIAN CUP including their continental club competitions, COPA AMERICA also with continantal clubs cups, CONFEDERATIONS CUP, WC & World club competitions. Think about the period of your proposed torney could be played and when would the players rest. This proposal is total RUBBISH and just shows shallow thinking.
  • Thegreatest says:
    February 04, 2014 02:42 pm
    What do you proposal. This man is being creative. We can still handle more tournaments with sound planning. To attack a proposal is stupidity of first class
  • aberico says:
    February 04, 2014 02:58 pm
    Mombi, the man has just proposed something from his ideology. And if u do not sideline with him, you can also say ur opinion to object his proposal with. reasons. But u shouldn't label it as "useless." It is indicated above that Fifa has expressed interest in the "proposal" but stated the challenges n therefore its under consideration. Fifa did not say it is useless.
  • Lord Dennings says:
    February 04, 2014 03:21 pm
    A great idea. Hopefully FIFA finds a way to push it through.
  • God help us says:
    February 04, 2014 03:36 pm
    @ Mumbi, you are so ignorant. look, what this guy has proposed, if approved will be interesting to watch more than the world cup. thinking of all these continental stars forming a team, what could be more fun? ignorant people should only read but not comment,
  • faith says:
    February 04, 2014 04:17 pm
    Mombi, is your name Zombi?, i think that is your name and what you wanted to write. if you can't get your name right, how can you get someone's ideas right. Zombiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
  • Ato says:
    February 04, 2014 04:30 pm
    Guys u need to understand this, that Mumbi guy is from a country whose FA don't understand the rules of football, don't have an iota of common sense and don't know how to plan for anything. Sadly, they feed their fans concocted stories that my 3 year old son won't believe, yet this sub-human fool and his ilk buy such fabrications line, hook and sinker. In his mediocre mind, Ghana has done some irreparable injustice to his Zambia team so he is waging war against us (as infantile as that may sound). Mumbi oh Mumu or whatever u call yourself, please crawl back into your rathole and enjoy your Nshima, Radish and as many bottles of Mosi as your potbelly can allow.
  • Ato says:
    February 04, 2014 04:35 pm
    Guys u need to understand this, that Mumbi guy is from a country whose FA don't understand the rules of football, don't have an iota of common sense and don't know how to plan for anything. Sadly, they feed their fans concocted stories that my 3 year old son won't believe, yet this sub-human fool and his ilk buy such fabrications line, hook and sinker. In his mediocre mind, Ghana has done some irreparable injustice to his Zambia team so he is waging war against us (as infantile as that may sound). Mumbi oh Mumu or whatever u call yourself, please crawl back into your rathole and enjoy your Nshima, Radish and as many bottles of Mosi as your potbelly can allow.
  • Blakroze GH says:
    February 04, 2014 06:13 pm
    I second u Ato, I was shocked to my bones when I saw sentient human beings trying to reason with a "chicken raping beast" especially after it has just had it's way with a KFC prospect just this morning, I'd rather we ignore that mumu called mumbi and focus on moving forward like we always do....
  • kofi says:
    February 05, 2014 02:16 am
    But Ghana has not win a trophy at senior level in over 30 years .so we need ideas on how to win trophy not royalty .Nigerian.IVORY COAST .CAMEROON ARE MAJOR OBSTACLES. TO. GHANA TROPHY .
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 04, 2014 06:22 pm
    its not a useless proposal. its a good one. the issue is as u stated is time. when is this to take place between all the other tournaments???? otherwise, its a great idea.