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Lionel Messi: Barcelona say Argentina forward will not stay at club
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona say Argentina forward will not stay at club

Barcelona say Lionel Messi will not be staying at the club "because of financial and structural obstacles". Messi, 34, has been a free agent since 1 July when his contract expired. He agreed a new deal on reduced wages with club two weeks later, but it was dependent on Barca selling players to afford his salary. "Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled," the club said. Barcelona had said Messi was poised to extend his 21-year career with the club by signing the new deal on Thursday, and blame La Liga for the failure to do so. He had reached an agreement to stay with the Catalan side until 2026 - but La Liga said the club must reduce wages before he and any new players can be registered. "Despite FC Barcel...
I see myself as an evangelist spreading good morals – Kuami Eugene
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I see myself as an evangelist spreading good morals – Kuami Eugene

Ghanaian Music Star Kuami Eugene says he sees himself as an evangelist spreading good morals. This is because music is a more effective means of evangelism than any other channel. In an interview with Rev. Albert Ocran as part of the Engine Room series on Springboard, Your Virtual University on Joy FM, he said this. “I think deeply about my lyrics. Every music I put out there has a message. There are people from all walks of life who listen to me, young and old. So I must impact them positively”, he explained. Kuami Eugene narrated how as a child, he knew he would go into music because he has the gift for it. “Music has always been my life. I play the bass guitar, drums, keyboard, the harmonica, and a bit of flute,” Reminiscing about his past, the 2021 VGMA Highlife ...
Conveners of “FixTheCountry” Demonstration Call on acting IGP
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Conveners of “FixTheCountry” Demonstration Call on acting IGP

Some conveners of the “FixTheCountry” demonstration on 5th August, 2021 called on the Acting Inspector-General of Police (Ag.IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare at the National Police Headquarters in Accra as part of a post demonstration interaction and also to express their gratitude to the Police Administration for the level of professionalism demonstrated on 4th August 2021. During the interaction, Mr. Kumi Danso and other members of the group took turns to thank the Police Service and the Acting IGP for the show of discipline, professionalism and above all, the level of respect for human rights as exhibited on the day of the “FixTheCountry” demonstration. The Ag. IGP in response, also thanked them for their cooperation and reassured them of the commitment of the Ghana Police Ser...
Referee Daniel Laryea to handle Hearts, Ashgold FA Cup Final game
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Referee Daniel Laryea to handle Hearts, Ashgold FA Cup Final game

The FA Committee have appointed referee Daniel Nii Ayi Laryea to officiate the final match of the MTN FA Cup competition. The experienced official is expected to handle the game scheduled for Sunday August 8 at the Accra Sports Stadium. He will be assisted by Kwasi Acheampong Brobbey and Patrick Papala with Wiseman Ghansah as the fourth Official. Referee Laryea known for the big games. He handled the epic Ghana premier league clash between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko in Accra and also the game between Kotoko and Ashantigold in Obuasi and other big games in the league. He was in the middle of affairs in the final division one league game between Berekum Arsenal and Bofoakwa Tano in Berekum. The game kicks off at exactly 5:00 pm in the capital city.
It has our energy, our story’: asakaa, Ghana’s vibrant drill rap scene
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It has our energy, our story’: asakaa, Ghana’s vibrant drill rap scene

Ahead of a music video shoot on a leafy street in Kumasi, Ghana’s second city, Yaw Tog and his friends lounge on a kerb. Passersby approach the teenage star for pictures. “Fame is crazy, it came almost overnight,” he says. “I’m proud because I had a vision of what I wanted to do and I did it. Now we’re here.” A year ago, the 18-year-old could move between classes relatively unnoticed around his high school campus, but his thin and unassuming figure is now impossible to hide. Yaw Tog, currently finishing his exams, is one of the most popular MCs emerging from the city’s booming asakaa scene – a Ghanaian take on the drill subgenre of rap that has earned the city’s young artists thousands of fans around the world. Drill, a style that pairs huge bass notes with nimble percussion, topped...
Black Sherif to perform at FA Cup final
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Black Sherif to perform at FA Cup final

Fast rising Ghanaian musician, Black Sherif, will be performing at the Accra Sports Stadium at the final of the MTN FA Cup between Hearts of Oak and Obuasi Ashantigold. The Konongo-born rapper and trap music sensation is expected to produce high quality entertainment to fans, who will troop to the stadium to watch the big game. This was confirmed by MTN FA Cup team on Saturday, on their official social media handle. Black Sherif has become the most listened to artist for sometime now after the release of his second sermon song. Accra Hearts of Oak will have their eyes on the title after losing it to arch rivals Asante Kotoko in Tamale in the 2017 season. The Phobians defeated Elmina Sharks and Medeama to book their place in the final with Ashantigold defeating Kintamp...
Ticket prices for MTN FA Cup final announced
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Ticket prices for MTN FA Cup final announced

The FA Cup Management Committed has announced the ticket rates for Sunday’s MTN FA Cup final match between Ashantigold SC and Accra Hearts of Oak SC. The Committee has also scheduled the big game to kick off at 5:00pm. Opening ceremony for the game will however begin at 4pm with ace musical artiste Black Sheriff of “asem beba” fame set to thrill fans with his hit tracks. The big game will attract the following rates: Popular Stands - 20 Centre line - 30 LOWER VIP - 70 VVIP - 150
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Tokyo 2020: Ghana secure 4x100m relay finals spot with National Record

Ghana’s men’s 4x100m relay team booked their spot in the finals of the men’s 4x100m relays with a blistering run in their heat that secured the quartet a new national record in the event. The quartet of Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Emmanuel Yeboah and Joseph Paul Amoah, finished 5th in a very fast heat with a time of 38.08s. But despite their 5th place finish, their time was fast enough to secure them a place in Friday’s relay finals. The Olympic debutants slashed 0.04s off the previous record which stood at 38.12s, set at the 1997 World Championships in Greece by the quartet of Abu Duah, Eric Nkansah, Aziz Zakari and Emmanuel Tuffour. Safo-Antwi got off the blocks quickly before Azamati’s blistering run on the back straight set up Emmanuel Yeboah for a smooth bend. ...
Lightning kills 17 wedding party guests
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Lightning kills 17 wedding party guests

At least 17 members of a wedding party have died in Bangladesh after being struck by lightning, officials said. Fourteen other people, including the groom, were injured. The bride was not with the wedding party. The party was disembarking from a boat at the riverside town of Shibganj, heading towards the bride’s house, when they were caught in a thunderstorm. Local people said several bolts of lightning hit the group. Every year, hundreds of people across South Asia are killed by lightning. In 2016, Bangladesh declared lightning strikes a natural disaster when more than 200 people died in the month of May alone, including 82 people on a single day. Experts say deforestation has played a part in the rising number deadly lightning strikes due to the disappearance of ma...
Sony Music Publishing UK signs Sarkodie
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Sony Music Publishing UK signs Sarkodie

Sony Music Publishing UK (SMP UK) on Tuesday announced Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie as its newest signing. Sarkodie. The exact details of the deal are yet to be made public, but the move is expected to enhance the international reach of Sarkodie’s music. Until the deal, the musician operated as an independent artist. “Officially part of the Sony Music Publishing – United Kingdom family,” Sarkodie said confirming the news.  Speaking on the Accra-based Okay FM on Tuesday, Sarkodie said he was drawn to Sony because of the company’s longstanding track record.  “With a company like Sony, you know the list of people they have worked with. They are professional, and it’s best when they deal with your admin stuff when it has to do with publishing. I ca...
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