8th February, 2017
| Updated Dec 11, 2017 at 1:52am
The Daily Graphic writes on the state of sports in Ghana and attributes the Black Stars' failure to poor planning.
The paper says there appears to be no deliberate and sustained agenda to revive Ghana's sports from the depth it has sunk for some years now.
The Graphic cites inter- schools games and colt soccer as grass root sports which must be given much attention in order to groom the youth to compete at national levels.
The paper takes inspiration from the minister designate for Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah who has stated his intention to revive not only football but all sports in Ghana.
The Ghanaian Times is concerned about the rampant clashes amongst the various youth groups in the Agbobloshie area.
It says though reports do not state the cause, some believe they have their root in chieftaincy disputes in the northern part of the country.
It cites an instance where a clash left five people including a woman with gunshot and machete wounds while 16 others were arrested with all suspects being Dagombas aged between 18 and 35 years.
The paper urges the security agencies to be on the alert, while cautioning the youth to desist from such unhealthy activities since they only lead to injuries, loss of lives and property.