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C.K Akonnor names squad for Mali friendly
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C.K Akonnor names squad for Mali friendly

Ghana head Coach C.K Akonnor has announced a 23-man squad for next month’s friendly game against Mali. Ghana, who has been without a competitive game since November 2019 will play the Eagles of Mali on September 09, in Antalya, Turkey as part of the team’s preparations for the AFCON qualifier against Sudan. Ghana were scheduled to play Equatorial Guinea three days later, but the Central African country, late Thursday, pulled out of the game, citing new travel restrictions imposed in their country. Equatorial Guinea’s borders are closed, and flights are suspended due to new COVID-19 rules. Coach C.K Akonnor has handed debut call ups to France based Alexander Djiku who plays for Strasbourg, Yakubu Mohammed of Azam FC in Tanzania, Benson Anang of MSK Zilina in Slovakia, Emmanuel Lom...
Duke Micah Bears Ghana’s Hope of a WBO Title as He Faces Champion Casimero Tomorrow
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Duke Micah Bears Ghana’s Hope of a WBO Title as He Faces Champion Casimero Tomorrow

Ghanaian bantamweight boxer, Duke Micah will be presented with a rare opportunity to clinch a world title today when he mounts the ring against Filipino champion John Riel Casemiro in their World Boxing Organisation (WBO) showdown tonight. A win for Micah known widely in his profession as the ‘Baby Face Terminator’ will return Ghana to a world title status after sole-bearer Richard Commey lost his IBF tiltle to Teofimo Lopez in his second titledefense after just two rounds. This was after WBO champion Isaac Dogbe had suffered back-to-back defeats to Mexican Emmanuel Navarette to surrender his spot as the WBO super bantamweight holder. The undefeated Micah (24 W, 19 KO’s) recognizes the chance to emboss his name alongside former Ghanaian champions and boxing greats including Azum...
Kanye wants to ‘rip apart’ music industry rules
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Kanye wants to ‘rip apart’ music industry rules

Kanye West says the music industry is a "broken system that needs to be fixed", and the "balance of power" between artists and labels is "too wide". In an in-depth interview with Billboard magazine, the star added he wanted to "rip apart" the conventions on how artists get paid. "You have to adapt," he said. "You can't have old rules for new games." The rapper said his ultimate goal was for all artists to own the copyright to their recordings. Shortly after the interview ran on Billboard's website, West announced he was giving all the artists signed to his label, GOOD Music, the 50% share he holds in their master recordings. That will affect artists including John Legend, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor and Big Sean, who immediately expressed his gratitude on Twitter. "Thank ...
Zayn Malik: I want my daughter to be a Harry Potter fan
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Zayn Malik: I want my daughter to be a Harry Potter fan

Zayn Malik wants to introduce his newborn daughter to 'Harry Potter'. The former One Direction star became a first time dad this month when his girlfriend Gigi Hadid gave birth to their baby girl, and he has now insisted he'll be sitting his daughter down to watch the magical film franchise as soon as she's old enough to understand the story. In an interview with ODEntertainment filmed before Gigi gave birth, he said: "I've always enjoyed 'Harry Potter'. I think it was something I'll introduce to my kids and so on and so on. I think it will be one of them that stays in the family for a very long time." Zayn Malik, 27, revealed on Thursday (24.09.20) he and Gigi had welcomed a baby girl, as he described his new arrival as "healthy and beautiful". He wrote on social media: "...
Demi Lovato & Max Ehrich Break Off Engagement After 2 Months
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Demi Lovato & Max Ehrich Break Off Engagement After 2 Months

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich have ended their engagement after two months, a source close to the singer confirmed to Billboard. A source with knowledge of the situation exclusively told the magazine that the 28-year-old pop star and 29-year-old actor amicably split up to focus on their own careers. “It was a tough decision, but Demi Lovato and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers,” the source told People. “They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together.” The Young and the Restless star surprised Lovato with a beachside proposal on July 22, which the “Confident” singer posted about on Instagram. “I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved by someone in my life (other th...
Messi slams Barcelona over Suarez exit as he pens emotional goodbye to Uruguayan
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Messi slams Barcelona over Suarez exit as he pens emotional goodbye to Uruguayan

The Argentine has posted on Instagram: “I had already begun to imagine it but today I went into the dressing room and it truly dawned on me. It's going to be so difficult to not continue to share every day with you both on the pitches and away from them. © Jose Miguel Fernandez/NurPhoto FC Barcelona's forward Luis Suarez celebrate after scoring goal with his teammate FC Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi during spanish La Liga match between Villarreal CF and FC Barcelona at La Ceramica Stadium on July 5, 2020. (Photo by Jose Miguel Fernandez/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Lionel Messi has aimed a fresh dig at Barcelona on the back of his efforts to leave the club, with the Argentine questioning the decision of those at Camp Nou to “throw out” Luis Suarez. “We're going to miss you so much....
Mali swears in transitional president and vice president
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Mali swears in transitional president and vice president

Mali’s transitional president and vice president were sworn into office Friday, more than a month after a coup in the West African nation. The induction ceremony in the capital, Bamako, took place as Mali remains under sanctions by the 15-nation West African regional bloc, ECOWAS, and amid uncertainty about details of the transition period. Former Defense Minister and retired Col. Maj. Bah N’Daw is the new transitional president while Col. Assimi Goita, head of the junta that staged the Aug. 18 coup, is Mali’s new vice president. The two, along with a prime minister who will be chosen in the coming days, are to lead the transitional government to elections in 18 months. Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan attended the ceremony as representative of ECOWAS, which had pr...
Charlie Hebdo: Two stabbed outside magazine’s former offices in Paris after cartoons republished
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Charlie Hebdo: Two stabbed outside magazine’s former offices in Paris after cartoons republished

Two people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former Charlie Hebdo offices, Paris police said on Friday.  A police official said officers had arrested a suspect near the Bastille plaza in the centre of Paris, adding that the area has been cordoned off.  Rue Nicolas-Appert, the street on which the satirical magazine was formerly based, has been cordoned off, France’s Le Monde reports. A package was found at the scene which police said was checked for explosives but none were found. Paris police have told the public to avoid the area and await further instructions.  Thousands of children in nearby schools have been locked down as a precaution while the Paris metro closed lines in the area, local media reports. Jean Castex, France’s prime minister, ...
Putin calls for reset in cyber ties with U.S., no election meddling: Kremlin
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Putin calls for reset in cyber ties with U.S., no election meddling: Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for an agreement between Russia and the United States to guarantee not to engage in cyber-meddling in each other's elections and internal affairs, the Kremlin said. In a statement ahead of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3, Putin called for a reset between Russia and the United States and said he wanted an agreement between the two countries to prevent incidents in cyberspace. © Reuters/SPUTNIK Russia's President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka Moscow's relations with Washington are at post-Cold War lows as the election looms. U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Moscow interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election with the aim of tilting it in Donal...
Equatorial Guinea pull out of Ghana friendly
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Equatorial Guinea pull out of Ghana friendly

The International football game between the Black Stars of Ghana and Equatorial Guinea has been called off. Ghana was scheduled to play the Central Africans on Monday, October 12, in one of two friendlies lined up for the team in next month’s FIFA International window (except for European Countries). The Equatorial Guinean Football Association informed the GFA of the latest decision late Thursday, citing new travel restrictions imposed in their country. Equatorial Guinea’s borders are closed, and flights are suspended due to new COVID-19 rules. The GFA has immediately set in motion an alternative plan to secure another match for the team as the Coaches prepare for the upcoming AFCON qualifier against Sudan in November.
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