Ghana await approval to wear armband for bereaved Annan

Black Stars to wear black armbands in solidarity of Anthony Annan who has lost the mum

The Ghana Football Association has asked Caf to allow our players to wear the black armband in memory of the mum of Anthony Annan who died on Thursday.

President Kwesi Nyantakyi, who doubles as Caf’s venue head for Franceville, has written to continent’s governing body for permission.

If granted, the Black Stars will wear the armbands in their quarter-final clash against Tunisia on Sunday.

Annan has been a key player for Ghana at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations having started in all their three matches so far.

His mother Sophia Sampson passed away on Thursday at the Cape-Coast hospital after a short illness.


  1. tt(usa) says: sorry to hear this.hope caf approves this so the stars put up a morale boosting performance .may her soul rest in peace:((

  2. dipole says:

    Rip Auntie Sophia, Tony take heart & I hope he will be allowed to rest on Sunday. Unless indeed his ready pyschycologically.

  3. Okomfo Anokye says:

    I am not sure whether he should be allowed to play.
    It s bound to affect him.Personally I don’t think he should had been told of the sad news until the tournament was over for Ghana.

    • BlackStar-Tactician says:

      Nuh it is the right thing they told him..he will find out anyway.

    • kwame naagbewa says:

      @ Anokye, you sound like one of those who make very bad decisions in life. Excuse me to say Your comment is Naive and childish.

      • Okomfo Anokye says:

        @kwame naagbewa,Now tell what I have said that make me sound that I make bad decision in my life.What is naive and childish in what I said.What is your reason behind your statement.You don’t know me,hence how can you spew out that statement.I would understand it if you had said that it was impossible because of what he is.I can only say you’re not practical and too emotional.

        • kwame naagbewa says:

          I refer to your comment that ”I dont think he should had been told of the sad news until the tournament was over for Ghana”
          That would have been a very disastrous decision with dire consequences if your advice was taken by the GFA.

          • Okomfo Anokye says:

            That is your oppinion and I beg to differ.
            Now tell me,What bad decisions have I made in my life that you’re referring to?
            Do you know me? I don’t think so.
            All I am saying to you is ,you don’t attack people personally,paticularly if you don’t know them.By all means comment on what is said, but do not attack them personally.This is what I object to. Got it!

  4. frimpong benny says:

    CAF should grant da black star’s permission to wear da black armband 4 dis is a term affair not individual

  5. Obodee says:

    Srry anan may God strengthen u!amen

  6. amagidon says:

    Pablo is both mentally and a physical strong minded person..he can play this coming Sunday no matter what happen even if he lose his head..I like this guy too much and want to play like him..Heads up Pablo

  7. sesay says:

    i think if the mother was alive she would have love to see him play. so nothing should stop him if he feels he’s ok to play. may she rest in peace!

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