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FIFA told to give Africa more than five World Cup slots
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FIFA told to give Africa more than five World Cup slots

South Africa head coach, Hugo Broos, has called on FIFA to consider giving Africa more than five slots, ahead of the 2022 World Cup finals. There are only five spots available for African teams at next year’s World Cup in Qatar, while Europe for instance will take 13 of the 32 places. Broos has led Bafana Bafana to three victories and one draw in their first four matches in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and they are currently top of the Group G standings. Only the group winners will advance to the next round of qualifying, where the five teams which will represent Africa will be decided. “It is not fair, it is easier for good teams in Europe to qualify for the World Cup than [good teams] in Africa. “In Africa, you have Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria, Senegal, Morocco, T...
Africans in Bundesliga wrap: Boateng and Hertha Berlin bow to Freiburg
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Africans in Bundesliga wrap: Boateng and Hertha Berlin bow to Freiburg

The Ghana midfielder found himself on the losing side in league action in Germany Kevin-Prince Boateng and Hertha Berlin suffered their fifth German Bundesliga defeat of the season with a 1-0 home loss to Freiburg on Saturday. Krzysztof was on target for the hosts but replies from Phillip Lienhart and Nils Petersen sealed a valuable victory on the road for Freiburg. Hertha are left in 13th position on the league table after the defeat, three places above the relegation zone and several spots below third-positioned Freiburg.  
Amuneke: African nations can’t win the World Cup just by talking
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Amuneke: African nations can’t win the World Cup just by talking

The football great has stated what African teams need to do to end their wait towards winning the global football showpiece Former Nigeria and Barcelona star Emmanuel Amuneke believes an African team would someday win the Fifa World Cup, but it cannot be achieved by mere talking. Since the maiden edition of the global football showpiece staged in Uruguay in 1930, the trophy has remained elusive to African countries. The closest attempt was a quarter-final finish achieved by Cameroon, Senegal, and Ghana in 1990, 2002 and the 2010 editions respectively.  
Baba Rahman sees yellow again as Reading floor Middlesbrough in close battle
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Baba Rahman sees yellow again as Reading floor Middlesbrough in close battle

The 27-year-old Black Star pulled off another solid display alongside Nigeria’s Tom Dele-Bashiru and help the Royals past Boro Ghana international Abdul Baba Rahman produced another impressive display as Reading needed a second-half goal to sink Middlesbrough 1-0 in an EFL Championship fixture on Saturday. The 27-year-old left-back, who joined the Royals on loan from Chelsea during transfer deadline day, put up a solid display at the back alongside Nigeria’s Tom Dele-Bashiru as they scored through Alen Halilovic in the 56th minute to carry the day at Madejski Stadium. This was a fourth appearance for Rahman since he had also featured in matches against Queens Park Rangers, Petersborough, Fulham, and now Middlesbrough.  
Gyasi and Spezia bow to Kessie and Milan in Serie A
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Gyasi and Spezia bow to Kessie and Milan in Serie A

The Ghana winger was on the losing side when the Little Eagles and the Rossoneri came face to face in league action Emmanuel Gyasi and Spezia suffered their second defeat in four days with a 2-1 home loss against AC Milan in Serie A on Saturday. Daniele Verde struck for the Little Eagles but goals from Daniel Maldini and Brahim Diaz handed all three points to the Rossoneri at Stadio Alberto Picco. Spezia have found themselves one point above the relegation zone but risk falling down into the dreaded space when bottom-three Venezia, Cagliari and Salernitana later get their turns of matchday six action.  
Andre Ayew: Ghana ace strikes for Al Sadd in Qatar
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Andre Ayew: Ghana ace strikes for Al Sadd in Qatar

The forward was in good form for The Boss in the matchday three away league fixture Ghana captain Andre Ayew scored his second goal for Al Sadd in their 4-2 win over Al Rayyan in the Qatari Stars League on Wednesday. In his third game for The Boss, the attacker continued his good start to life for his new club with his second straight strike to help secure three points in the matchday three away fixture. It was his third game for the defending league champions, having joined on a free transfer in July following his departure from English second-tier fold Swansea City.
Bongonda ruled out of Royal Antwerp game as Genk set for Samatta reunion
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Bongonda ruled out of Royal Antwerp game as Genk set for Samatta reunion

The Blue-White revealed the DR Congo prospect will be unavailable for Wednesday’s league showdown against the Great Old Genk have confirmed Theo Bongonda will play no part in Wednesday’s Belgian First Division A encounter against Royal Antwerp. According to a statement from the club website, the former Belgium youth international is still out of action due to a hamstring setback, while offering an update on Nigeria and Ghana prospect Mujaid Sadick as he continues to recover from injury. Bongonda, 25, suffered the knock during last week’s Europa League game against Rapid Vienna, prompting manager John van den Brom to substitute him for Mike Ndayishimiye at half-time.  
Kudus: Ajax manager Ten Hag assesses Ghana midfielder’s big comeback
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Kudus: Ajax manager Ten Hag assesses Ghana midfielder’s big comeback

The Lancers boss shared his thoughts on the Black Stars attacker’s return to action after an injury setback Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has expressed delight with the return to action of Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus after some time in the treatment room. In his first Eredivisie game of the season, the 21-year-old capped a fine substitute outing with a goal as the Lancers beat Fortuna Sittard 5-0 in matchday five clash on Tuesday. He had been on the sidelines since sustaining an injury during a pre-season fixture against Belgian fold Anderlecht in July.  
Kudus: Ghana star makes Ajax injury return in scoring fashion
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Kudus: Ghana star makes Ajax injury return in scoring fashion

The 21-year-old was on the scoresheet in his first Eredivisie game of the campaign Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus marked his injury return to the Dutch Eredivisie with a goal in a 5-0 victory over Fortuna Sittard on Tuesday. His first top flight action of the season, the Ghana ace announced his presence in style to help The Lancers to three points in the matchday five away encounter. It is his second goal in four days, having scored in 45 minutes of first half action for Ajax’s U23 side against Almere City in the second-tier league on Saturday.  
Jannik who? How ‘the new Pique’ Salisu is helping Southampton forget
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Jannik who? How ‘the new Pique’ Salisu is helping Southampton forget

  After a season of adaptation at St Mary’s, the Ghana defender is beginning to demonstrate his worth, to rave reviews and interest from abroad Transfer interest from Barcelona is hardly the ringing endorsement it once was, with the Spanish giants in such an uncharacteristically weak position following a half-decade of financial mismanagement. However, perhaps the biggest marker of how much Mohammed Salisu has come on since his move to Southampton in the summer of 2020 is the fact that the Catalan side, according to Los Fichajes, have earmarked him as a replacement for none other than Gerard Pique. That’s the same Pique who, in the minds of many, is lined up for at least an ambassadorial role at the club on the basis of his commitment and quality of service over close to 15 ye...
Mimsrozay Arrived in Ghana Starring in a Ghallywood Netflix Movie
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Mimsrozay Arrived in Ghana Starring in a Ghallywood Netflix Movie

Nigerian Music Mogul was seen on Arrival at Kotoka International Airport in Accra. Our team was lucky to engage the Music Executive and Entrepreneur for a short interview.   The Music Executive is due to go on a media tour in Ghana while simultaneously networking with  Ghanian Music Stars and Celebrities after the Netflix movie set with further intent of promoting his  upcoming single and Afro-Festival to be held in Europe in the summer of 2022.   When asked why he honoured the Invitation to feature on the Ghallywood/Ghollywood (Ghanian Hollywood) blockbuster, He responded that he has long had an interest in movies for quite a while and he has watched some Interesting Ghanian Blockbusters on Netflix and was also approached by a British movie producer a while back to s...
Schlupp: Crystal Palace manager Vieira delivers update on Ghana international
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Schlupp: Crystal Palace manager Vieira delivers update on Ghana international

The Black Star is set for a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring problem while playing for the national team against Ethiopia Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has confirmed Jeffrey Schlupp is out of their Premier League encounter with Tottenham Hotspur owing to an injury picked up on international duty with Ghana. It will be their first time without the Germany-born this season, the midfielder having featured in all three 2021-22 league games thus far. Schlupp was out on national duty with Ghana last week as they registered a 1-0 home win over Ethiopia in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Germany-born Manu reveals why he doubted Ghana call-up for World Cup qualifiers
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Germany-born Manu reveals why he doubted Ghana call-up for World Cup qualifiers

The Darmstadt winger opens up on his maiden invitation to the West Africans’ national set-up Germany-born attacker Braydon Manu has suggested his call-up to Ghana’s national team may have been undeserved. Born to Ghanaian parents in the Germany city of Hamburg, the 24-year-old was drafted into the Black Stars squad for their recent 2022 World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia and South Africa as a late call-up. He joined CK Akonor’s outfit together with fellow Germany-born player Daniel-Kofi Kyereh.
2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana coach Akonnor unshaken by big absentees against South Africa
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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana coach Akonnor unshaken by big absentees against South Africa

The Black Stars boss looks ahead to Monday’s showdown with Bafana Bafana at the FNB Stadium Ghana coach CK Akonnor is unfazed by the loss of several key players, including Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey, ahead of their clash with South Africa in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Monday. The Black Stars are set to play as guests to Bafana Bafana in a matchday two fixture at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium. In unarguably what looks like their toughest game on paper, Ghana will be without seven players who featured in Friday’s 1-0 home victory over Ethiopia on matchday one, as well as the duo of Partey and Ajax ace Mohammed Kudus, who both failed to join the camp entirely.
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Ghana goalkeeper Ofori reveals target for South Africa clash
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Ghana goalkeeper Ofori reveals target for South Africa clash

The Black Stars No.1 previews their encounter with Bafana on the road to Qatar Ghana shot-stopper Richard Ofori has stated his outfit will be gunning for three points in their 2022 World Cup qualifier against South Africa on Monday. The Black Stars face Bafana away at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, three days after edging Ethiopia 1-0 in their Group G opener. The hosts are equally looking for a win following their opening day away draw with Zimbabwe.
2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana coach Akonnor shares honest assessment of difficult Ethiopia win
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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana coach Akonnor shares honest assessment of difficult Ethiopia win

  The Black Stars boss reflects on Friday’s slim triumph over the Walias on their attempt to reach Qatar Ghana coach CK Akonnor admits his team struggled to clinch victory in their 2022 World Cup opener against Ethiopia on Friday. The Black Star walked away from the Cape Coast Sports Stadium with a slim 1-0 win, thanks to Mubarak Wakaso’s goal, which was ensured by a goalkeeping howler. The home triumph has sent Ghana top of the table in Group G, where they sit two points clear.      
‘We don’t have to feel sorry for Hudson-Odoi’ – Chelsea manager Tuchel
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‘We don’t have to feel sorry for Hudson-Odoi’ – Chelsea manager Tuchel

  The Ghana prospect has seen limited playing time at the club but the German insists the player has to work for his position Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel insists Callum Hudson-Odoi must patiently wait for his chance to play for the team and there is no need to feel sorry for him. The attacker has been used sparingly at Stamford Bridge of late and was at one point a target of German champions Bayern Munich. However, the deal did not materialise as the Uefa Champions League champions did not want to let him leave especially after failing to land Sevilla's Jules Kounde.      
2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana coach Akonnor assesses team readiness for Ethiopia showdown
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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana coach Akonnor assesses team readiness for Ethiopia showdown

The Black Stars boss previews the first game in their quest to play in Qatar next year Ghana coach CK Akonnor believes his team are adequately drilled to beat Ethiopia in their 2022 World Cup qualifying opener on Friday. The Black Stars take on the Walias in a Group G fixture in Cape Coast, three days ahead of a big away encounter with South Africa. “We’ve had a couple of days to prepare. We don’t have much time. We are aware of the opponents, and before we got here, the players were aware of what to do,” Akonnor said at the pre-match press conference on Thursday.        
British journalist shot and killed by armed robbers in Ghana
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British journalist shot and killed by armed robbers in Ghana

A British journalist and staff of Muslim Television Ahmadiyaa International (MTA) was shot and killed during an armed robbery in Ghana. Syed Taalay Ahmed, 31, was reportedly ambushed along with a Ghanaian colleague while driving near the city of Tamale on August 23 at about 19:00 local time. After opening fire on the pair, the robbers took their money and some of their possessions before getting into a gun battle with police, who shot two of them dead. Four others were arrested, according to a press release signed by Ghanaian police. Mr. Taalay Ahmed and Umaru Abdul Hakim, his Ghanaian colleague who was also shot in the attack, where rushed to a nearby clinic before being taken to the Tamale Teaching Hospital. Mr. Taalay Ahmed was declared dead a short while after ar...
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Andre and Jordan Ayew join 11 others for Ghana’s first day training
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Andre and Jordan Ayew join 11 others for Ghana’s first day training

Just over a dozen of players practised with the Black Stars on Monday ahead of their upcoming games against Ethiopia and South Africa Captain Andre Ayew and Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew were present as Ghana commenced training on Monday ahead of their 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The duo joined 11 other players for their first practice session in Accra for the upcoming games against Ethiopia and Bafana Bafana. Chelsea left-back Abdul Baba Rahman, who recently completed a loan switch to Championship side Reading, was also present for Monday evening’s practice, but new club-mate Andy Yiadom, who featured as Reading suffered a humiliating 4-0 away defeat to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, was not among the group.
Baba Rahman: Chelsea extend Ghana defender’s deal and loan him out to Reading
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Baba Rahman: Chelsea extend Ghana defender’s deal and loan him out to Reading

The 27-year-old has left for the EFL Championship after strengthening his affiliation with the Blues Ghana defender Abdul Rahman Baba has extended his contract with Chelsea and promptly headed out on loan to EF: Championship side Reading, both clubs have announced. The 27-year-old left-back is set to spend the entire season with the Royals, his fifth loan club away from the Blues since a 2015 move from Bundesliga side Augsburg. It is, however, his first club in England away from Stamford Bridge.
World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Ghana dealt Jordan Ayew and Amartey blow ahead of South Africa duel
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World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Ghana dealt Jordan Ayew and Amartey blow ahead of South Africa duel

The Black Stars are set to do without some first team players for their upcoming back-to-back games against Ethiopia and South Africa Premier League clubs have decided against releasing players for September's round of World Cup qualifiers which are due to take place in Covid-19 red-listed countries, ruling Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew, Leicester City centre-back Daniel Amartey and Brentford winger Tariqe Fosu out of Ghana's showdown away against South Africa. According to a statement by the FA, nearly 60 players from 19 clubs have been affected by the decision. South Africa, who are on the UK's coronavirus red list, are set to host Ghana for a Group G matchday two fixture in Johannesburg on September 6.
Inkoom: Ghana defender opens up on failed Asante Kotoko return
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Inkoom: Ghana defender opens up on failed Asante Kotoko return

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom has spoken about a return to Asante Kotoko stating that he will not retire before playing for them again Ghana international Samuel Inkoom has revealed he turned down an opportunity to return to Asante Kotoko last season, but states there's still a chance he could play in the GPL again. The right-back, who represented the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, featured for the Porcupine Warriors in the 2008-09 season before leaving for Basel in Switzerland. Currently, he is on the books of Georgian team Torpedo Kutaisi.  
Asamoah Gyan: Ghana legend not ready for retirement as he reveals new ambition
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Asamoah Gyan: Ghana legend not ready for retirement as he reveals new ambition

The forward talks about his objectives for the upcoming football season after a tough 2020-21 Veteran Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is not looking to bow out of the game just yet, despite a frustrating 20/21 season. Back home in the Ghana Premier League after 17 years abroad, the 35-year-old endured a difficult time with Legon Cities, battling with injuries for the most time of the campaign as the club fought relegation. He made just six appearances for the Accra-based club and failed to find the back of the net, heightening calls for a retirement from the beautiful game.
Kwesi Appiah: Crawley Town snap up Ghana forward
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Kwesi Appiah: Crawley Town snap up Ghana forward

The 31-year-old has sealed a move back to England after playing in the Indian Super League last season Ghana striker Kwesi Appiah has signed for English lower division side Crawley Town, the club have announced. The former Crystal Palace man is set to play for the fourth tier club after sealing a season-long deal on Monday. He was last on the books of Indian Super League side NorthEast United. “Crawley Town Football Club is delighted to announce the permanent signing of Ghanaian forward, Kwesi Appiah, on a one-year deal with an option for a second, subject to international clearance,” Crawley wrote on their official website. “The striker has fantastic experience, playing expansively throughout the EFL and most recently in the Indian Super League with NorthEast United, where he...
Kevin Prince Boateng: Ghana star reacts after disappointing Bundesliga return for Hertha Berlin
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Kevin Prince Boateng: Ghana star reacts after disappointing Bundesliga return for Hertha Berlin

The Ghana international reflects on his league comeback to The Old Lady after 14 years Hertha Belin midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has expressed his disappointment after losing on his return to Bundesliga action for the club following Sunday’s 3-1 away defeat at Cologne. Fourteen years after leaving the club for Tottenham Hotspur, the 34-year-old, who made a summer return to the club in June, completed his comeback with 59 minutes of action on the opening day of the German elite league. Stevan Jovetic scored first for the visitors at RheinEnergieStadion but goals from Florian Kainz (two) and Anthony Modeste for the Billy Goats turned things around.
Arsenal midfielder Partey makes provisional Ghana squad despite injury concerns
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Arsenal midfielder Partey makes provisional Ghana squad despite injury concerns

The former Atletico Madrid man has been included on the roster for upcoming games against South Africa and Ethiopia Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has been included in Ghana’s provisional squad for their upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia despite currently nursing an injury. The 28-year-old headlines a 30-man Black Stars roster unveiled at a press conference on Friday. The list also includes Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus, who is also recovering from an injury picked up while in pre-season action against Red Bull Salzburg last month.
Bukari: Nantes secure services of Genk winger
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Bukari: Nantes secure services of Genk winger

The 22-year-old is set for a spell in Ligue 1 after sealing a season-long deal on Thursday Ghana international Osman Bukari has left Belgian side Genk for French club Nantes. The 22-year-old is the newest name on the books of the Ligue 1 fold after signing a loan deal that keeps him at the club for the entirety of the 2020-21 season. He has been handed the No.26 jersey.
Jordi Osei-Tutu: Nottingham Forest sign Arsenal defender on loan
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Jordi Osei-Tutu: Nottingham Forest sign Arsenal defender on loan

Having represented Cardiff City last term, the 22-year-old Ghana prospect has found a new home in England but on a short-term deal EFL Championship side Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of defender Jordi Osei-Tutu from Arsenal. In a bid to first-team experience, the Ghana prospect will represent the Tricky Trees for the 2021-22 season, which is subject to the completion of regulatory processes. “Nottingham Forest are delighted to confirm the third signing of the summer window with Jordi Osei-Tutu joining on a season-long loan from Arsenal,” a statement from the club read.  
Andre Ayew: Al Sadd boss Xavi Hernandez hails Ghana star
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Andre Ayew: Al Sadd boss Xavi Hernandez hails Ghana star

The former Barcelona midfielder has made an early assessment of the ex-Swansea City attacker Al Sadd manager Xavi Hernandez has praised the quality of new signing Andre Ayew. A free agent following his departure from English Championship outfit Swansea City, the Ghana captain sealed a move to the Qatari fold last month, penning a two-year deal with an option to extend for a further year. He linked up with Al Sadd’s squad at their pre-season training camp in Spain.
Ghanaian man allegedly stabs his wife to death after she threatened to divorce him
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Ghanaian man allegedly stabs his wife to death after she threatened to divorce him

Police in Bibiani, Ghana has launched manhunt for one Emmanuel Okyere Baffour, who allegedly stabbed his 26-year-old wife to death. The suspect is said to have committed the act after the deceased, Joyce Johnes Afi Jassika, threatened to divorce him. The incident occurred last Thursday, August 6, at Degede, a suburb of Bibiani in the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipality of the Western North Region. The Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Divisional Crime Officer, Superintendent Seth Serwonu, who confirmed the report, said relatives of the deceased reported the incident to the police. He said the Police proceeded to the scene and found the deceased in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds. The body has since been deposited at the Bibiani Government Mortuary for autopsy, while the...
Stars Go Gaga Over Yvonne Nelson’s Thighs In New Picture
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Stars Go Gaga Over Yvonne Nelson’s Thighs In New Picture

Yvonne Nelson has caused men’s lusty imagination to run riot after she shared a new photo of herself displaying her beautiful long legs with the emphasis on her succulent thighs. In fact, it’s not only men who got blown away by the sheer allure of the photo but females, including her colleagues in the movie industry such as Beverly Afaglo, Salma Mumin and a host of female celebs left her gushing over and over with warm words.
Most Single Guys In Ghana Are Broke – Michael Blackson Trolls Ghanaian Men
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Most Single Guys In Ghana Are Broke – Michael Blackson Trolls Ghanaian Men

Michael Blackson has been having a great time with his fiancé Mz Rada Darling since the two got engaged and flew to Ghana. He has been sharing his experiences via social media and has got people to be interested in the country from the way he seems to be having such a great time. Single Ghanaian men however are not too pleased with the Hollywood star after he made comments to the effect that majority of single Ghanaian men are broke. Michael Blackson took to Twitter to share his opinion on why the ratio of women to men in Ghana is 3:1. According to him most men who are single in Ghana are basically poor. He said the options for women who are looking to grab a suitable man are only two; being the main chick of a broke guy or settling as a side chick to a wealthy and married man...
Lumor Agbenyenu: Aris Thessaloniki sign Ghana defender from Sporting CP
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Lumor Agbenyenu: Aris Thessaloniki sign Ghana defender from Sporting CP

The left-back has permanently cut ties with the Portuguese club after a frustrating spell Greek side Aris Thessaloniki have secured the services of Ghana defender Lumor Agbenyenu, the club have announced. The left-back joins the Super League outfit on a two-year deal, bringing an end to a largely unsettled spell with Portuguese fold Sporting CP. He last played for Spanish side Real Mallorca on loan.
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CAF Confirms Date, venue for 2022 AFCON draw in Cameroon

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, on Thursday announced that the draw for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, will take place on August 17, 2021, in Cameroon. The draw has been scheduled for the Yaounde Conference Centre at 18h00 GMT. CAF disclosed this in a statement via its website today. Recall that the draw was initially postponed in June 2021 due to logistical relations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AFCON 2022 is expected to start on Jan. 9 till Feb. 6 with five host cities confirmed for the biennial competition. “CAF, together with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of Cameroon announce that the draw for the final phase of the 33rd edition of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021, will take place on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at...
Kudus responds to Kamaldeen’s Ajax snub after Rennes move
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Kudus responds to Kamaldeen’s Ajax snub after Rennes move

The Lancer shares his thoughts on their failure to secure the signature of his Ghana colleague Ghana and Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus has stated he respects the decision of international teammate Kamaldeen Sulemana, who subbed interest from the Dutch club to sign for French outfit Rennes. Kamaldeen was the subject of a heated transfer battle between Ajax, the Ligue 1 fold and Bayer Leverkusen in Germany, while Liverpool and Manchester United were also said to be in the race. He was close to signing for the Lancers, having reportedly accepted personal terms with the club and gone as far as arriving in Amsterdam for a scheduled medical before later changing his mind.
Andre Ayew: Former Swansea star’s uncle opines why Al Sadd move is good for Ghana
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Andre Ayew: Former Swansea star’s uncle opines why Al Sadd move is good for Ghana

The 31-year-old’s transfer to Qatar has been described as a positive move for the Black Stars Former Ghana international Sola Ayew believes Andre Ayew's move to Qatari side Al Sadd could be a good omen for the nation's pursuit of international titles. On Thursday, Andre signed a deal which keeps him in Doha for the next two years, with an option to extend for a further one year. The transfer comes three months before Ghana begin their 2022 World Cup qualifiers and their quest for the Africa Cup of Nations gold in January.
Ghana Defender scores two deliberate own goals to stop ‘match-fixing plot’
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Ghana Defender scores two deliberate own goals to stop ‘match-fixing plot’

  A Ghana Premier League defender has scored two deliberate own goals to stop a ‘match-fixing plot’. Hashmin Musah, Inter Allies central defender put the ball in his own net twice on purpose at the weekend. Musah’s team were 5-0 down to Ashanti Gold when the defender scored in the final 12 minutes after coming on as a substitute to make it 7-0. The pace, power and accuracy these strikes are hit with shows it wasn’t an accident. Musah didn’t hide at the end of the game and spoke to reporters about his decision. “After the game, my technical team commended me for spoiling the bet they had staked,” Musah told Kumasi FM per Goal. “I promised my coach that if he allows me to play from the bench, I will spoil the bet. And after the game, my team congratulated me. ...
1984 Extradition Treaty between Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana excludes political refugees – Sunday Igboho’s counsel
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1984 Extradition Treaty between Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana excludes political refugees – Sunday Igboho’s counsel

Yomi Alliyu, Lead Counsel for arrested Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho has stated that the Extradition Treaty of 1984 between Togo, Nigeria, Ghana and Republic of Benin excludes political fugitives. According to him, the treaty states that where the fugitive will not get justice because of discrimination and/or undue delay in prosecution, the host country (in this case Benin) should not release the fugitive. The Federal Government of Nigeria had placed the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service on alert to stop Igboho from leaving the country after the Nigerian secret police had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence in the Soka area on July 1, 2021, arrestimg alt='1984 Extradition Treaty between Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana excludes pol...
Christian Atsu: Ghana winger joins Saudi club Al Raed
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Christian Atsu: Ghana winger joins Saudi club Al Raed

The 29-year-old is set to play senior club football outside of Europe for the first time in his career Ghana winger Christian Atsu has signed for Al Raed in Saudi Arabia. The 29-year-old joins the Pro League side on a two-year deal, having cut ties with English fold Newcastle United following the expiration of his contract. It is his first club outside Europe since beginning his professional career with Portuguese outfit Porto.
Rennes the ‘best choice for me’ – Ghana starlet Sulemana
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Rennes the ‘best choice for me’ – Ghana starlet Sulemana

The 19-year-old finally ended transfer speculation by sealing a move to the French outfit ahead of the new season Ghanaian midfielder Kamaldeen Sulemana has revealed the reason he opted to sign for Rennes despite previously being linked to Manchester United and Ajax. The French side reportedly paid a €15m (£13m/$18m) fee plus add ons to FC Nordsaelland for his services. Sulemana signed a five-year contract becoming the fourth player from Ghana to turn out of Rennes after John Mensah, Asamoah Gyan, and John Boye.
Did Baba Rahman miss huge Chelsea opportunity?
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Did Baba Rahman miss huge Chelsea opportunity?

The Ghana left-back reckons the Italian made him lose confidence at Stamford Bridge, but could things have played out differently? Over five years after last playing a competitive game for Chelsea, and now reaching a critical point in his career, Abdul Baba Rahman remains on the books of the Stamford Bridge giants, yet he has never been further from the first team. After several convoluted loan spells since 2016, the left-back is once again expecting yet another year away or a permanent sale. Having suffered serious knee injuries, the last few months have been kinder to the West African.
Baba Rahman opens up on Chelsea experience and why he does not regret his transfer
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Baba Rahman opens up on Chelsea experience and why he does not regret his transfer

The 26-year-old has made just 15 appearances for the London-based team since 2015 Ghana defender Baba Abdul Rahman has conceded he does not regret his decision to join English heavyweights Chelsea. The experienced full-back joined the Blues from FC Augsburg in 2015 after his solid performances in the German Bundesliga. He signed a five-year deal but has since struggled for playing time. To date, he has made just 15 appearances for the English side but insists his decision to join the team is not regrettable.
Appiah made the game easy’ – Kingston hails former Ghana teammate
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Appiah made the game easy’ – Kingston hails former Ghana teammate

The ex-Lokomotiv Moscow man has words of compliment for the erstwhile Juventus attacker Former Ghana midfielder Laryea Kingston has named ex-international colleague Stephen Appiah as one of “the best” he has played alongside. Appiah represented Ghana between 1995 and 2010, playing at two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and two World Cup finals. At the 2006 Afcon in Egypt, Appiah and Kingston formed a formidable midfield partnership with Sulley Muntari and Michael Essien, even though the Black Stars suffered a first-round elimination.
Andre Ayew: John Mensah was an exceptional leader for Ghana
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Andre Ayew: John Mensah was an exceptional leader for Ghana

The 31-year-old Black Stars skipper speaks about the retired defender's reign as captain of the national team Andre Ayew believes Ghana have never had a more hard-working player than John Mensah. The Black Stars captain, has described the burly defender, who earned 86 caps for the national team and scored three goals, as an exceptional leader. “I don’t remember one game where somebody can say that John Mensah did not play well. Since I was in the Black Stars, I don’t recall,” Ayew told Joy FM as quoted by Footballghana.com .
Kevin-Prince Boateng: ‘I cannot believe that I live what I dreamed of’ – Former Ghana attacker
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Kevin-Prince Boateng: ‘I cannot believe that I live what I dreamed of’ – Former Ghana attacker

The attacker completed his return to the Bundesliga after a season spent in Italy with Monza Hertha Berlin new signing Kevin-Prince Boateng has conceded he needs more time to get back to full fitness. The ex-Ghana attacker re-joined his boyhood club a couple of days ago, signing a one-year deal with an option of extending it. He has already featured in pre-season build-up but says he has some way to go before being able to give his 100% for the German side. "I still cannot believe that I can live what I dreamed of. I still need a little time. But it is already beautiful," Boateng said as quoted by Footballghana.
Andre Ayew: Ghana star opens up on future after Swansea City exit
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Andre Ayew: Ghana star opens up on future after Swansea City exit

The Black Stars skipper spoke about leaving the Jack Army and what lies ahead in his future Ghana skipper Andre Ayew has stated he is in no rush to decide his next club following his departure from Swansea City. The 31-year-old is currently unattached after leaving the Jack Army in June following the expiration of his contract. He was previously linked to Brighton and Hove Albion in England and former French club Olympique Marseille.
NFF plan Ghana, Canada friendly matches for Super Eagles
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NFF plan Ghana, Canada friendly matches for Super Eagles

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has revealed they are trying to organize more international friendlies for the national team before the end of this year. Pinnick said negotiations are ongoing with Ghana, Cameroon and Canada, ahead of the FIFA break in October. The NFF boss however noted there is already an agreement to play the matches at the 73,000 capacity M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, US. “This is the launchpad we are providing for you to showcase your talents. “This team (Eagles B) is our pride, and we will keep you and monitor you because you are the next big thing in Nigerian football. “In October, we will be flying the team to Baltimore for friendly games against Ghana possibly, Cameroon and Canada, maybe. We will sort that ...
‘I promise to do more’ – Chelsea keeper Mendy elated after winning big at Ghana awards
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‘I promise to do more’ – Chelsea keeper Mendy elated after winning big at Ghana awards

The custodian helped the Blues to win the Uefa Champions League last season, and has established himself as arguably Africa's best goalkeeper Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has thanked all those involved to ensure his "incredible year" ends on a high. The Senegal international won the Best African International Award from the Ghana Football Awards Board in a ceremony held on Saturday night. The West African has promised to give his best to ensure he does not disappoint in the new campaign.

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