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Day: October 5, 2020

Thomas Partey Signs For Arsenal From Atletico Madrid
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Thomas Partey Signs For Arsenal From Atletico Madrid

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid, after activating the player's £45 million transfer release clause. The Gunners reportedly had several bids for the central midfielder rejected during the summer, with Atleti holding out for the release clause fee. On Monday the Premier League club finally agreed to pay the £45 million fee and the 27-year-old and his medical took place in the Spanish capital. Partey playing for Atleti at the weekend. Image: PA Images Reports are conflicted whether he is signing four or five year deal, with the Guardian reporting that he will be on £250,000-a-week at Arsenal. The release clause meant that the buying club didn't need to negotiate with the selling club and instead triggered the deal by telli...
Patoranking reveals role he played in Thomas Partey’s move to Arsenal
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Patoranking reveals role he played in Thomas Partey’s move to Arsenal

Nigerian musician Patoranking has asked English Premiership giants Arsenal to pay him for his role in Thomas Partey's transfer. The Music icon in a tweet directed the Gunners to sign him his check for convincing the Ghanaian midfielder to join them. "Tell Arsenal to cut me my check...I started this conversation since June" the I'm in Love hitmaker wrote accompanied with a picture of his chat with Thomas Partey. The Ghanaian is close to making a switch from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal after the club triggered his release clause of £45m. Below is a tweet from Patoranking: https://twitter.com/patorankingfire/status/1313239446964367361?s=20
WAFU announces dates for U20 & U17 tournaments
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WAFU announces dates for U20 & U17 tournaments

WAFU/UFOA 'B' has announced new official dates for the U-20 and U-17 qualification tournaments and the draw. In a letter sent to all member Associations on Monday October 5, WAFU has announced that the U20 qualification which was earlier scheduled for October 17-31 will now be staged from November 14-29, 2020 in Togo. The U17 qualification tournament has also been scheduled to take place from December 5-20, 2020 in Benin. A virtual draw for the two competitions will be held on October 20 in Abidjan. The scenario for the draw is as follows: U20 A1: Togo (Host Country) B1: Nigeria (3rd place in the last U20 AFCON) U17 A1: Benin (Host Country) B1: Nigeria (winner of the last zonal tournament) For each draw, the other teams will be in a single pot. T...
Halil Umut Meler to referee Ghana, Mali game in Turkey
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Halil Umut Meler to referee Ghana, Mali game in Turkey

Top Turkish FIFA referee Halil Umut Meler has been appointed to officiate Ghana’s International friendly against Mali. The 34-year-old is one of the top referees in Europe. Halil has been officiating International games since January 2017 and is rated as one of the best referees in his homeland. Umut, handles games in the Turkish Super lig, UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Champions League.  He will be assisted on the lines by Cevdet Komurcuoglu and Emre Eyisoy. The Fourth official is Melis Ozcgdem
Prof Joseph Mintah named as Director of Coaching Education
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Prof Joseph Mintah named as Director of Coaching Education

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is delighted to announce that Prof. Joseph Kwame Mintah has been appointed as the Association’s Director of Coaching Education for a period of two years. Prof. Joseph Mintah who was recently attached to the National Teams Department as a psychologist comes to the new role with depth of experience in Coaching and Physical education. He holds a Doctorate degree in Education (Sport Psychology) and a Master of Arts Degree in Physical Education from the University of Northern Iowa, USA. The former Black Stars Team Psychologist holds an Elite CAF Instructors “A” License Certificate from the Confederation of African Football (CAF). He served as an Interim Assistant Coach of the Ghana Black Stars during the 2014 CAF Qualifiers and was Head Coac...
Bernhard Lippert replaces Oti Akenten as GFA Technical director
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Bernhard Lippert replaces Oti Akenten as GFA Technical director

FIFA Coaching Instructor, Bernhard Lippert has been appointed as Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association for a period of two years. The 58-year-old German trainer is a FIFA expert in instructing and training coaches and coach trainers. As the then Technical Director and U17, U19 and U21 Head Coach, he played a vital role in qualifying Azerbaijan for the first time in the country’s history to the Elite round of their respective European competitions. He also achieved the best result with the U21 in the history of the country during the European qualifiers. Lippert was Head Coach of Eintracht Frankfurt between 1998-99 where he also served as Assistant coach, Youth Education Supervisor and Head Coach of Eintracht Frankfurt U23 at different occasions. At Eintracht...
Achiase to benefit from starch factory under 1D1F
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Achiase to benefit from starch factory under 1D1F

President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured the people of Achiase of the establishment of a starch factory in the area under the one District, One Factory (1D1F) programme to create jobs for the people. The President said Achiase would not be left out in his flagship programmes and disclosed that plans were underway to seek support from the Exim Bank for the setting up of the factory. The President gave the assurance on Sunday following a request by Daasebre Gyeni Kenten, Chief of the town when he visited the town as part of his three-day tour of the Eastern Region. The President also broke the ground for work to begin on the construction of a 40-bed district hospital for Achiase and inspected ongoing road projects at Akyem Swedru and Akyem-Oda. President Akufo-Addo called on the pe...
NPP government epitomises progress- Veep
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NPP government epitomises progress- Veep

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia Sunday resumed his Greater Accra tour with a visit to the Odododiodio constituency and urged the electorate to reject the National Democratic Congress in the December polls. He said anytime the NDC was in power, the economy collapses and there is widespread unemployment. However, the NPP government epitomises progress and buoyant economy, creation of jobs and innovative ideas to transform lives. Vice President Bawumia addressed enthusiastic NPP supporters and sympathizers at Korle Wokon, amid shouts of "Four more for Nana to do more." The Vice President also paid a courtesy call on Sarki Kabiru Kadri English at Fa-adar Sarkin Hawasana Ankara at Zongo Lane. Dr Bawumia said the Akufo-Addo-led government had constructed 12 Astro Turfs as agai...
Ga-Dangme Unity Organisation to hold honouring awards
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Ga-Dangme Unity Organisation to hold honouring awards

The Ga-Dangme Unity Organization is set to organise an awards ceremony to honour deserving and supportive Organizations and individuals who have in various ways provided support to the Ga-Dangme Unity Organization over the years. The maiden edition is under the theme “Fostering Peace, Unity and Justice Before, During and After the 2020 General Election and Beyond.” The awards scheme under the auspices of the Ga-Dangme Unity Organization headed by Mr. Edward Coleman would witness resource persons drawn from Political Parties, Ministry, Religious Leaders, Peace Council, and other relevant Stakeholders including Civil Society Organizations to give educational lecture on why there is the need to maintain Peace before, during and after the 2020 General Elections. The Organization note...
First Lady donates vehicle to Ningo Prampram NPP Parliamentary Candidate
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First Lady donates vehicle to Ningo Prampram NPP Parliamentary Candidate

Mr Alex Martey, New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Ningo-Prampram, has expressed gratitude to the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo for donating a vehicle to aid his campaign. Mr Martey, a first-time contender told the media that the Mahindra Maxitruck came at the right time as campaigning was becoming intense as the December 7, general election drew nearer. He noted that the donation formed part of the many fulfilled promises  the First Lady who is a native of the constituency, made to him in his bid to deliver the Ningo-Prampram seat to the NPP.He gave the assurance that it would be put to good use especially for campaign activities of Ningo-Prampram Chapter of Loyalty Ladies.The NPP Parliamentary Candidate pledged that he would deliver a resounding victory t...
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