Author: Nana Essel

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has imposed a three-match ban on Black Stars striker Benjamin Tetteh after he was found guilty of assaulting a Gabonese player. After the 1-1 draw between Ghana and Gabon on Friday, January 14 in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, a scuffle broke out between the players of the two sides, an incident that saw Tetteh hit Gabonese player Andre Poko. He was shown a red card, in absentia, by Algerian official Lahlou Benbraham. At its sitting on Saturday, January 15, the CAF Disciplinary Board upheld the red card decision by the referee, suspending the Turkey-based player…

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The Disciplinary Board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has imposed a fine of $20,000 on Gabon for violating the body’s regulations and directives. Gabon were charged with the offence after they allegedly changed their team’s hotel without permission from CAF. According to CAF, an earlier request to change hotel was denied by its Safety and Security department. But the team went ahead to change its abode before the start of the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. “The CAF Disciplinary Board found Gabon guilty and imposed a fine of USD 20 000 for non-compliance with CAF’s directives.” The Panthers…

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Mohamed Salah scored the only goal against Guinea-Bissau to kick-start Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign. But the Pharaohs rode their luck as Mama Balde had a stunning late equaliser for the Djurtus ruled out after a video assistant referee review. Record seven-time winners Egypt, who lost their Group D opener 1-0 against Nigeria, struck the woodwork three times in a game they largely dominated. Salah volleyed in with 21 minutes left to secure a crucial victory in Garoua. The Liverpool forward hit a first-time left-footed effort from the edge of the six-yard box which flew past the outstretched hand…

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Philippe Coutinho scored a late equaliser on his Aston Villa debut as Steven Gerrard’s side fought back from two goals down to draw a pulsating Premier League duel with Manchester United at Villa Park. Coutinho was just about to be introduced by Villa boss Gerrard midway through the second half when Bruno Fernandes slammed home his second goal of the game off the underside of the bar. But the Brazilian proved the catalyst for a memorable response. First he drove at the United defence, helping to create the space which Jacob Ramsey exploited to halve the deficit. Then Ramsey slid…

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The Easter celebrations in the Kwahu enclaves of the Eastern Region are likely to be celebrated two years after they were cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Even though no decision has been taken yet, the Kwahu West Municipal Chief Executive, Yaw Owusu Addo, said meetings and consultations with other stakeholders are ongoing and the likelihood is that the celebrations would take place this year under strict COVID-19 protocols. The MCE made the revelation in an interview with Onua TV as to whether or not this year’s Easter celebrations would be allowed since its suspension in 2020. “COVID is now…

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Young goalkeeper Ibrahim Danland saved a controversial second-half penalty as Asante Kotoko played out a goalless draw with Berekum Chelsea in the Ghana Premier League. Danland stopped Stephen Amankonah from giving the home side the lead with less than 10 minutes left to extend Kotoko’s unbeaten run to six games. Chelsea were awarded the penalty after a Kotoko player was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box, but television replays established that referee Jones Akubiem erred. The penalty was by far the best chance of the game as both teams struggled on the poor pitch at Golden City…

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A family of seven has been killed in a fire that engulfed its apartment at Big Apple, a suburb of Gomoa Buduburam in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region. Robert Assan Donkoh, 60, his four-month-old baby girl and the entire family were burnt beyond recognition. Eyewitnesses say the fire started around 5:30 am but it is unclear what might have caused it. In an interview with Adom News, Isaiah Bentley, a man who tried to save them, revealed he heard the family screaming for help but could not access the house due to the nature of the building. Mr…

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Award-winning actor, now turned evangelist, Majid Michel says he hears the voice of God in the same way Hollywood actor Tom Hardy hears the voice of his alien symbiote in the movie “Venom.” According to him, it is an inner voice he hears inside his head. Majid Michel revealed that he has always known God since he became aware of things and at the age of seven, God informed him of an accident that happened before his eyes. Interacting with the host of The Reason is Jesus on Joy FM, Fifi Folson, he said: “I’ve always known God all my life. There…

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After Ghana suffered a 1-0 defeat to Morocco in their first game of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition, dancehall musician Stonebwoy is certain the team will win against Gabon today. In his latest tweet, Stonebwoy attempted to silence those who have no hope in the Black Stars going into the second Group C match, saying “we refuse to have a bad day today”. The musician described the match as a done deal for the Ghanaian team, asking the “souls” of late President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah as well as Jerry John Rawlings to push the team for victory. He…

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An Accra High Court has expressed frustration with counsel for the Chief Executive of defunct Capital Bank, William Ato Essien’s attitude towards his ongoing trial. On Thursday, the court presided over by Justice Eric Kyei Baffuor cautioned that the banker’s lawyer’s slow approach could leave it no option but to revoke his bail. This came after the legal team failed to file their documents to ensure the smooth running of the trial. The lawyer for the accused, Baffuor Gyau Bonsu Ashia, told the court that they only got the requested documents from the defunct bank’s Receiver on January 12, giving them…

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