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Month: February 2021

GPL: Goalkeepers steal show as Asante Kotoko, Hearts game ends in a draw
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GPL: Goalkeepers steal show as Asante Kotoko, Hearts game ends in a draw

Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak played out an exciting 0-0 draw in the Ghana Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday. The goalkeepers for the two teams, Richard Atta and Razak Abalora, stole the headlines, each saving a penalty in the game played behind closed doors  because of the COVID-19 restrictions. It took only three minutes to see the first big chance of the game. Fabio Gama’s pinpoint pass found Kwame Poku through on goal for Kotoko, but Nuru Sulley’s attempt to win the ball back failed spectacular, with his clumsy challenge bringing down Poku in the box and the penalty awarded. Richard Atta saved from Poku, setting the tempo for an action packed first half. Patrick Razak then hit the upright three minutes later, seeing his effort ...
“Same-Sex Marriage Will Never Be Legalised In My Time As President” – President Akufo-Addo
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“Same-Sex Marriage Will Never Be Legalised In My Time As President” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated that the legalisation of same-sex marriage will never happen in his time as President. According to the President, “I have said this before, and let me, in conclusion, stress again that it will not be under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legalised in Ghana. It will never happen in my time as President.” President Akufo-Addo made this known on Saturday, 27th February 2021, when he attended the Installation and Enthronement ceremony of Rt. Rev Dr. Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith, as the 2nd Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana, at Asante-Mampong, in the Ashanti Region. This is not the first time the President has publicly made comments about the issue of same-sex ma...
3 Mourners, Fire Officer Die in Gory Accident
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3 Mourners, Fire Officer Die in Gory Accident

Three persons including a Fire Service Officer have been reported dead after a crash involving a KIA Mighty truck on the Assin Nyankomasi road in the Central region. According to an eyewitness report, the other victims in the truck were on their way to a funeral at the Assin Nyankomasi where the incident happened. “The driver lost control of the steering wheel and landed it in the bush. Meanwhile the bodies have been deposited at the morgue whilst the survivors who sustained various degrees of injuries are receiving treatment at the St. Francs Hospital ” he narrated.
Nigeria: Gunmen release 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from boarding school
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Nigeria: Gunmen release 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from boarding school

Pupils kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria alongside members of their family and teachers have been released, an official has confirmed. All 42 people, including 27 teenage boys, 12 of their relatives and three staff members were freed on Saturday by gunmen who had been holding them hostage since 17 February. Niger state governor Abubakar Sani Bello tweeted to say they had "regained their freedom and been received by the Niger state government". Image:Officials in Niger state, central Nigeria, have confirmed the hostages have been freed After their release, boys were seen by a witness walking with armed security through a village, some struggling to stand and asking for water. A government official said the boys were aged between 15 and 18. It comes a day aft...
LeBron James replies Zlatan
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LeBron James replies Zlatan

(AP) — LeBron James responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's criticism of his political activism with a promise that he will never just shut up and dribble. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar also pointed out that Ibrahimovic clearly didn't feel the same way about spotlighting social injustices when the soccer great called out racism in his native Sweden just three years ago. The AC Milan striker and former LA Galaxy star criticized James and other socially conscious athletes Thursday in an interview with Discovery Plus. Ibrahimovic called it “a mistake” for James and other athletes to get involved in political causes, saying they should "just do what you do best, because it doesn’t look good.” James responded forcefully to Ibrahimovic's stance after the Lakers' 102-93 victory over th...
Former Chelsea coach Asare Bediako agree to join King Faisal
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Former Chelsea coach Asare Bediako agree to join King Faisal

Ghana Premier League side King Faisal have agreed a deal to sign Joseph Asare Bediako as head coach. Asare Bediako, formerly of Berekum Chelsea and Hearts of Oak joins the Insha Allah Boys on a short term deal which expires at the end of the season. He will officially take charge in the second round of the ongoing season. King Faisal had been on the hunt for a Coach who possesses a CAF License A coaching certificate to satisfy The Club Licensing requirements. Current trainer Andy Nana Sinason who was appointed not too long ago lacked the necessary certification to handle a top flight side hence the move for Asare Bediako who became free when he cut short his stint as Hearts of Oak assistant coach. Coach Asare Bediako has had to make some financial compromises to be able...
Liberty Professionals match venue license revoked, WAFA attain full license
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Liberty Professionals match venue license revoked, WAFA attain full license

The Club Licensing Board acting as the First Instance Body for the Club Licensing Framework, has granted a FULL LICENSE to West African Football Academy after its mid – season review of recommendations. Before the start of the Ghana Premier League season, all 18 clubs were granted a conditional license pending the completion of requirements in all five thematic areas of the Club Licensing Process here in, Infrastructure, Sporting, Administrative & Personnel, Finance and Legal. After a review on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the Board has taken a decision to approve WAFA’s application for a FULL License after duly complying with the requirements for all the FIVE thematic areas. Other clubs who have outstanding recommendations to fulfil in some areas have been com...
GFA introduces division one league Super Cup at end of season
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GFA introduces division one league Super Cup at end of season

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will introduce a new cup competition for Division One League clubs at the end of the 2020/21 season. The Super Cup is for the three winners of each zone plus the two third best placed teams at the end of the season. This is an Executive Council decision taken on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at a meeting in Accra. The reason is to give clubs more games outside the League by adding to the limited number of games that are played in the course of the season. Division One League clubs play a maximum of 30 League games plus a maximum of seven games in the MTN FA Cup. Winners of the three Zones qualify for the Ghana Premier League.
COVID-19: Savelugu Hospital to begin operations on March 1
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COVID-19: Savelugu Hospital to begin operations on March 1

The Savelugu Hospital, which was closed down due to covid-19 infection among hospital staff, would resume full service on Monday, March 1, 2021. This follows the successful fumigation of the facility. The decision was reached at a review meeting held on 26th February, 2021 to deliberate on modalities to resume full service delivery. Present at the meeting were the Deputy Director Clinical Care, the Deputy Director Public Health, the Municipal Director of Health, Hospital Management, Unit Heads and Covid-19 Team Leaders. It would be recalled that the Savelugu Hospital was closed to the public on February 22, 2021 after 64 staff tested positive for Covid-19. The hospital service was limited to the emergency and paternity department. A release by the hospital ...
Isaac Mensah eyes victory against Kotoko on Sunday
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Isaac Mensah eyes victory against Kotoko on Sunday

Accra Hearts of Oak forward, Isaac Mensah is hoping to extend his goal scoring form to Sunday’s high-profile game against Asante Kotoko. Mensah has emerged the saviour of the Phobians after coming on as a substitute to secure wins against Ebusua Dwarfs and Dansoman Liberty Professionals in the match days 15 and 16 matches.On Sunday when they face Asante Kotoko, Isaac Mensah is hoping the form displayed so far will be enough to fetch him a starting berth in the team to face the Porcupine Warriors.“I feel I have done well within the short period giving me on the field. Sitting on the bench is not something one can be excited about but that decision is always made by the coach.” “The coach has an idea as to how he wants the team to play. And since there are more players capable of ...
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