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Liverpool bus blocked on route to Old Trafford ahead of Manchester United match
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Liverpool bus blocked on route to Old Trafford ahead of Manchester United match

A Liverpool FC coach has been blocked off on its way to Old Trafford as protestors seemingly attempt to get the Reds' clash with Manchester United postponed for a second time. The Reds were due to face United on May 2 but the game was called off as protests outside the stadium, against club owners the Glazer family, turned ugly and Red Devils fans broke into United's stadium. Meanwhile, both Liverpool and United were left waiting at their team hotels as fans also protested outside. To avoid a repeat, several Manchester United players arrived at Old Trafford more than six hours before kick-off on Thursday in contrast to the team traditionally travelling together after meeting at the Lowry Hotel. However, a Liverpool coach has been pictured blocked off on its journ...
Wesley Girls’ brouhaha: Let’s not settle ‘ideological battles’ in schools – Akufo-Addo
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Wesley Girls’ brouhaha: Let’s not settle ‘ideological battles’ in schools – Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has, for the first time, spoken on the religious fracas between authorities of the Wesley Girls’ High School and some Muslim leaders in the country. President Akufo-Addo says educational institutions should not be a place to settle religious scores. Speaking at this year’s Eid ul-Fitr celebration, at the premises of GBC, President Akufo-Addo said the government is working with all relevant stakeholders to address the issue. According to him, the schools are the first place for young kids to socialize and learn more about each other’s religious beliefs, dance, languages, and food. “We should be proud that our national Constitution simply reinforces these characteristics, and it should, therefore, be easy for us to uphold these basi...
Let’s exercise maximum restraint over Wesley Girls’ saga — Chief Imam
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Let’s exercise maximum restraint over Wesley Girls’ saga — Chief Imam

The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, has called for maximum restraint over the Wesley Girls' SHS decision to prevent Muslims from Ramadan fasting in the school. There has been a media warfare following the decision, with members of the Christian Community seemingly defending the school. But the Chief Imam in a statement issued by his Spokesperson, Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu, noted with anxiety “the rising tension which constitutes a security threat to the existing state of harmony in the country.” According to the statement, “in the light of the above, the National Chief Imam wishes to call on all stakeholders to exercise maximum restraint and allow opportunity for leadership to bring closure to the matter in peace and harmony.” Source: DGN online
Emmanuel Gyamfi scores twice to power Kotoko to victory
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Emmanuel Gyamfi scores twice to power Kotoko to victory

Kumasi Asante Kotoko maintained their new found form in the Ghana Premier league by beating Ebusua Dwarfs 2-1 at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium. The Porcupines came from behind to beat the Cape Coast based side courtesy goals from skipper Emmanuel Gyamfi in each half of the Dwarfs skipper Dennis Nkrumah Korsah opened the scoring for his side before Emmanuel Gyamfi equalised and scored the winner to propel his side to their third victory on a role. The win keep the Porcupine Warriors at the top of the Ghana Premier league table with 44 points after 24 games. Coach Mariano Barreto's side will face struggling Liberty Professionals in their next game at Sogakope Red Bull Park on Sunday afternoon.
Coalition of Muslim Organisations demands removal of Wesley Girls’ headmistress
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Coalition of Muslim Organisations demands removal of Wesley Girls’ headmistress

The Coalition of Muslim Organisations, Ghana is demanding the removal of the headmistress of Wesley Girls’ High School because it prevented Muslim students from fasting during Ramadan. In addition to the removal of the headmistress, it also wants her to be sanctioned for the school’s treatment of Muslim students. Though the school had been directed by the Ghana Education Service to allow the Muslim students to partake in the fast, the Methodist Church stepped in to say the school would not heed the directive. The Parent-Teacher Association of Wesley Girls’ High School also justified the decision by the school not to allow Muslim students to partake in the Ramadan fast. The Coalition said its call for sanctions is to “assuage the adverse psychological effects of her pr...
Shatta Wale is a trailblazer; he resurrected Ghana music – Sam George
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Shatta Wale is a trailblazer; he resurrected Ghana music – Sam George

Ghanaian politician Samuel Nartey George claims dancehall star Shatta Wale resurrected dancehall in the Ghana music industry. According to the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, the “Ayoo” hitmaker is the ‘Faiza’ in Ghana music and said he [Shatta Wale] has added something to his brand which has appealed to a certain base of music lovers in the country. He made this statement during an interview on Starr Chat with Nana Aba Anamoah. He told Nana Aba: “What Shatta has also done for the Ghanaian music industry is that he has created a certain movement; so, it is now the 1 Don, 1 Gad etc. Shatta is a trailblazer.” Sam George branded him as ‘Faiza’. “Shatta’s career was effectively dead. Shatta is like the Faiza of music in Ghana, Faiza raises dead male organ...
Liberty Professionals to admit 500 spectators against Kotoko on Sunday
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Liberty Professionals to admit 500 spectators against Kotoko on Sunday

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has approved the sale of 500 tickets for the Match day 25 fixture between Liberty Professionals and Asante Kotoko SC. Liberty, who have relocated to the WAFA Park as their home venue for the remainder of the season requested that all their matches are played behind closed doors. Meanwhile the GFA in a response has ordered that the arrangement shall be addressed on a match by match basis considering the opposing teams as fans cannot be denied access to matches as approved by the GFA. In view of this, the weekend fixture will see a maximum of ONLY 500 spectators with ticket going for GHc50. 00 for VIP and GHc20. 00 for the regular stands. All stakeholders are to take note and adhere accordingly.
Cagey Ebusua Dwarfs test Asante Kotoko in Obuasi
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Cagey Ebusua Dwarfs test Asante Kotoko in Obuasi

League leaders Asante Kotoko will host Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs on match day 24 of the Ghana Premier League at the Obuasi Len Clay stadium on Thursday. The Warriors come into the game with two wins on the bounds against Legon Cities (1-0) and Dreams FC (3-1) – and have their eye on the three points to retain the top spot. Kotoko’s only defeat at home came at the hands of Medeama SC on match day 21 as they gave away an early lead to lose 2-1 to the Tarkwa lads – Mariano Barreto’s only defeat since he took office in March. For Asante Kotoko, Coach Mariano Barreto will be a happy man as two of his strikers Michael Vinicius and Francis Andy Kumi both got on target on Sunday against Dreams FC. Kumi replaced Vincius in the second half and immediately stamped his authority on the...
NPP congratulates Muslims on the completion of Ramadan, wishes them Eid Mubarak
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NPP congratulates Muslims on the completion of Ramadan, wishes them Eid Mubarak

As Muslims in Ghana and across the globe climax the end of Ramadan with the celebration of Eid-ul-fitr the NPP is pleased to congratulate them on this milestone occasion, and to wish them Eid Mubarak in advance. Eid-ul-fitr, otherwise referred to as the “feast of the breaking of the fast”, is an important festivity celebrated by Muslims all over the World to mark the end of the holy month of Fasting. It is characterised by merrymaking, alms-giving and the observance of Eid Prayers to thank Almighty Allah for seeing Muslims through the holy month of Ramadan, during which time, Muslims intensify their supplications and good deeds. It is however hoped that they are able to maintain this same lifestyle in the other eleven months of the year since the Allah they served in the month of R...
Read detailed report on Herbert Mensah’s led Ghana Rugby Association Management
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Read detailed report on Herbert Mensah’s led Ghana Rugby Association Management

From just 2000 cedis in its accounts in 2017 to a surplus of 321 thousandcedis, the story of the Herbert Mensah led Ghana Rugby Associationmanagement. The Ghana Rugby Association had only two thousand cedis in its account whena new management led by astute businessman Herbert Mensah took office in 2017. Such was the financial situation that it took a lot of hard work, rebranding to position the sport to attract the needed funding. A 2020 financial statement audited by private firm D-Smith Consult and approved by the board reveals good financial strength especially in 2020 but also a debt of 2 million cedis. The association has been in the news recently over some boardroom wrangling.Auditor with the accounting firm, Derrick Adu Boateng attributes the financialstrength to ...
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