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Month: December 2021

Former President John Mahama loses brother
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Former President John Mahama loses brother

Former president of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has lost his brother, Emmanuel Adam Mahama. According to a statement by Special Aide to the former president, Joyce Bawa Mogtari, his death occurred on December 31, 2021."With deep sorrow we announce the death of Emmanuel Adam Mahama, a brother of HE John Dramani Mahama, on Friday 31st December 2021 after a period of illness. "The family will announce plans for his burial and funeral in due course," the statement said.
Three Robbery Suspects Arrested, One Other Being Pursued
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Three Robbery Suspects Arrested, One Other Being Pursued

The Ashanti Regional Police Intelligence Unit and Anti-Robbery Squad arrested three robbery suspects; Dominic Afriyie aged 28 years, Frederick Achar aged 26 years and Richard Simpson aged 23 years, through a targeted special operation at Atasomanso in the Ashanti Region this dawn, December 31, 2021. The Police embarked on monitoring and surveillance operations following intelligence gathered that a gang of robbers were planning to rob some residents of Atasomanso and its environs. At about 2:30 am, the team intercepted a Toyota Corolla taxi cab with registration number AS 5970 – 20 at Atasomanso with four occupants on board. In the process of arresting them, the driver of the taxi cab bolted. A search in the taxi and on the three suspects led to the recovery of two foreign pisto...
Ghana’s ambassador to Qatar Dr Emmanuel Enos calls on Black Stars in Doha
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Ghana’s ambassador to Qatar Dr Emmanuel Enos calls on Black Stars in Doha

Ghana’s ambassador to Qatar His Excellency Dr. Emmanuel Enos has called on the Black Stars at their base in Doha. The meeting which took place on Friday, December 31, 2020 was to officially welcome the team to Qatar and to wish them well ahead of next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The Black Stars have been training at the Aspire Academy facility since Saturday in preparation for the tournament which kicks off on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in Yaoundé. ‘’On behalf of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, President of the Republic, the Ghana Embassy staff in Doha and the entire Ghanaian community in Qatar, I would like to warmly welcome all of you to Doha’’ His Excellency Enos said. ‘’My coming here is to personally congratulate all of you for the exploi...
GPL: Kotoko suffer injuries to seven first team players
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GPL: Kotoko suffer injuries to seven first team players

Asante Kotoko have been plagued with a long list of injuries ahead of the Premier League’s annual midseason break. After a very impressive start to the season, the Porcupine Warriors have endured a tough period which has seen them have to grind out results after losing key players. Imoro Ibrahim is the latest headache for Kotoko’s medical team and racks up the total number of injuries at the club to seven. As suspected Prosper Ogum, head coach of the Porcupines could not hide his frustration with the number of players missing games to injury, and hinted that he is struggling with producing results. “The injury situation at Kotoko is alarming, almost all my starters are injured. Agyemang, Ganiu, Mudasiru, Oppong, Boateng, Nettey, and others. It hurts and it’s not helping ma...
2021 Afcon: Kudus Mohammed is not entirely ruled out of tournament – Ghana FA
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2021 Afcon: Kudus Mohammed is not entirely ruled out of tournament – Ghana FA

The Ghana Football Association [GFA] are hoping to get Kudus Mohammed to the Black Stars camp ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon]. The 21-year-old has been out of action after picking up an injury during Black Stars' last group game against South Africa in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers at the Cape Coast in November. Ajax Amsterdam have already communicated to the Ghana FA that the youngster is still under recovery and would not be available for the tournament. But according to the Communications Director of the Ghana FA, Henry Asante Twum, the former FC Nordsjaelland forward is not out of the competition. “Kudus Mohammed is not ruled out of the Afcon yet. It is still 50-50," he told Accra based Asempa FM. "We are in contact with Ajax and we will make a ...
Hearts take on Bechem United on return to Accra Sports Stadium
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Hearts take on Bechem United on return to Accra Sports Stadium

Accra Hearts of Oak will make a return to the Accra Sports stadium to square off with Bechem United on Match Day 11 of the Ghana Premier League on Sunday. The Phobians who are recovering from a slow start to the season make a return to the national stadium for the first time since Sunday, November 28, when they hosted Algerian side J.S Saoura in the 1st leg of the CAF Confederation Cup play offs. Hearts of Oak have won three and drawn one of their last four Premier League matches since their exit from the CAF Inter Club competitions following victories against Elmina Sharks (1-0), Accra Lions (2-0) and Berekum Chelsea (2-0) – and Christmas eves’ 2-2 draw against Dreams FC. Four points separate the two sides – as Bechem United find themselves four points clear – sitting in 4...
Coach Prosper Ogum names travelling squad for Aduana trip
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Coach Prosper Ogum names travelling squad for Aduana trip

Asante Kotoko head coach Prosper Narteh Ogum has announced a 22-man squad list for their penultimate Premier League fixture against Aduana Stars this weekend. The Porcupines departed Kumasi for the all-important fixture on Saturday against the two-time Ghana Premier League with twenty-two players. Asante Kotoko will be hoping for a positive results against Aduana Stars after failing to qualify to the FA Cup round of 32 following a 1-0 loss to their city rivals King Faisal on Wednesday. Brazilian international Fabio Gama, Kwame Baah and Samuel Boateng who returned to training on Monday after recovering from a knee injury were excluded from the traveling squad list. Duo Andy Kumi and Isaac Oppong are still nursing various injuries which has ruled them out of the game. ...
McDan Group to employ 400 Ghanaians as its commercial private jet services kick off in January
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McDan Group to employ 400 Ghanaians as its commercial private jet services kick off in January

McDan Commercial Private Jet Services which is set to begin operation in January 2022, will offer employment to over 400 Ghanaians. The Company will kick start the Commercial Private Jet Services with 3 Jests and One Helicopter whilst arrangements would be made for the addition of the Bombardier, Chaligerer, BV Jet, and Helicopters to offer Air-ambulance Medical and domestic tourism. According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McDan Group of Companies, Daniel McKorley he averred that Ghana is opening up to the world hence the need to set another standard in a business where businessmen and women would have the opportunity to do business with ease as far as travel is concerned. He noted that the Private Jet business is a Fixed Based Operation (FBO) where anyone who can a...
Aduana Stars to deepen Asante Kotoko woes in Ogum’s first visit to Dormaa
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Aduana Stars to deepen Asante Kotoko woes in Ogum’s first visit to Dormaa

Aduana FC will lock horns with Asante Kotoko in a top of the table clash on Match Day 11 of the Ghana Premier League at the Agyemang Badu Park on Saturday. Asante Kotoko have one outstanding match against arch rivals Accra Hearts of Oak but are joint top on the League log with 20 points with the same goal difference (+8) but the Dormaa sit at the top due to the superior number of goals scored – (17 goals) three better than Asante Kotoko who have netted 13 times in 9 matches. Two- time champions Aduana FC suffered a blow on Sunday after they were beaten 1-0 by Medeama SC – bringing an end to a six match unbeaten run that dates back to Monday, November 21, when they annihilated Real Tamale United 5-1 at the Agyemang Badu Park. Former Asante Kotoko captain Emmanuel Gyamfi has be...
Africa Cup of Nations: Tournament is being ‘disrespected’, says former England striker Ian Wright
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Africa Cup of Nations: Tournament is being ‘disrespected’, says former England striker Ian Wright

Ian Wright has praised Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira and Ajax player Sebastien Haller for their comments regarding Afcon The Africa Cup of Nations is being "disrespected" by some negative media coverage, says former England and Arsenal striker Ian Wright. The 24-team competition begins on 9 January and will feature a host of Premier League and European stars. Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira is among those to also call for the tournament to be given more respect. "Is there ever a tournament more disrespected than the Africa Cup of Nations?" Wright said on Instagram. On the media coverage around Afcon he claimed: "There is no greater honour than representing your country. The coverage is completely tinged with racism. "We played our Euros across 10 ...
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