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Ghana Match-fixing: Ashanti Gold, Inter Allies Players, Officials Sanctioned
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Ghana Match-fixing: Ashanti Gold, Inter Allies Players, Officials Sanctioned

Ashanti Gold and Inter Allies have been relegated to the third tier of Ghanaian football, with players and officials of both clubs also sanctioned for match-fixing. A Ghana Premier League game between the two sides in September ended 7-0 to Ashanti Gold, with Hashmin Musah scoring two own goals as he claimed to try and prevent a pre-arranged 5-1 scoreline. Musah's claims and notifications of suspicious betting patterns were investigated by the Ghana Football Association (GFA), who has found both teams guilty of match manipulation. As well as both teams having to play Division Two football next season, several club officials, coaches and players were banned from football. The most severe sanction was given to Inter Allies volunteer Emmanuel Nii Amoah, also known a...
Rihanna To Launch Fenty Beauty Products In Africa
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Rihanna To Launch Fenty Beauty Products In Africa

Rihanna has announced that her Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin products will become available in eight African countries from the end of this month. In a social media post, the pop star said she had "been waiting for this moment" and that this was "just the beginning". The beauty products will be available in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Read Also: Dancer Korra Obidi Clear Air On Husband’s Divorce Announcement Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, launched Fenty Beauty in 2017 in a partnership with luxury goods company LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton). She is worth $1.7bn (£1.2bn), with an estimated $1.4bn coming from the value of Fenty Beauty. The company reportedly made $100m (£72m) in its first 40 days. I...
Ghana To Rebury Kwame Nkrumah
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Ghana To Rebury Kwame Nkrumah

One of Ghana’s opposition political parties, The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has announced plans to rebury the country’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Nana Yaa Jantuah General Secretary of the party, Nana Yaa Jantua claims that the freedom fighter was not given a befitting burial hence the decision for the reburial which has been planned for November this year. The CPP believes the “restless” soul of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah needs to rest, she told local media on Wednesday during a visit to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum on Wednesday while celebrating 50 years since the demise of Nkrumah. Read Also: Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has died at age 90 The party also added that “in no time, the CPP will bring out the timetable of activities that will culminate in the actua...
‘Sole Legal Tender is Cedi’ Ghana Bans Spending in Foreign Currencies
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‘Sole Legal Tender is Cedi’ Ghana Bans Spending in Foreign Currencies

The Ghanaian government has banned spending and transaction of businesses in foreign currencies in the country. The Central Bank of Ghana, which disclosed this in a statement Thursday, warned citizens and companies to stop transacting business, pricing goods and services and advertising in foreign currencies. According to the country’s apex bank, it is illegal for individuals, companies, institutions, and others to engage in foreign exchange business without an appropriate licence from the regulator. Dr. Ernest Addison Governor Bank of Ghana “Engaging in foreign exchange business without a licence issued by Bank of Ghana; or pricing, advertising, receipting or making payments for goods and services in foreign currency in Ghana, without written authorisation from Bank of G...
Nigeria Vs Ghana: Why Black Stars Will Defeat Super Eagles – Bortey
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Nigeria Vs Ghana: Why Black Stars Will Defeat Super Eagles – Bortey

Former Ghana attacker, Bernard Don Bortey has said the Black Stars have enough quality to beat Nigeria to the 2022 World Cup ticket. Both West African rivals face off for a place at the global showpiece later this month. Ghana will host the first leg in Cape Coast on March 25. Four days later, the reverse fixture will be played in Abuja. See Also: 2022 W/C Playoff: Eguavoen Lists Ighalo, Dennis, Lookman, 29 Others In Provisional Squad For Ghana Clash “Ghana, Nigeria is a different ball game all together considering the rivalry between us. “At first, it was not about names but this time around the players will count. “I believe in Ghana; I believe in the players and I believe Ghana will qualify,” Bortey told Bryt FM. Source: Daily Post
FIFA Makes Changes To Ghana Vs Nigeria World Cup Qualifiers
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FIFA Makes Changes To Ghana Vs Nigeria World Cup Qualifiers

The Black Stars are set to face the Super Eagles on new dates in their bid to secure a place at the showpiece event. World football governing body Fifa has changed the dates for next month’s 2022 World Cup qualifying two-legged showdown between Nigeria and Ghana, the latter’s Football Association has announced. The West African sides are billed to rekindle their rivalry in the final round of qualifiers for the global showpiece set for Qatar later this year, with the winners joining four other teams from the continent for the final tournament. The matches had been originally set for March 24 and 27 in Accra and Abuja respectively. “Fifa has revised the dates for next month’s World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off matches between Ghana and Nigeria,” the GFA published on its offic...
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CAF Approves Abuja Stadium For Nigeria Vs Ghana 2022 World Cup Playoff

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has approved the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja for the second leg of the 2022 World Cup playoff between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana. Raul Chipenda, CAF’s Director of Development made this known on Thursday in a letter addressed to Mr. Mohammed Sanusi, General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The letter titled “FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 African qualifiers Playoff rounds-Nigeria-Venue decision” reads: “Dear General Secretary, Reference to the participation of the national team of Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 African qualifiers playoff rounds which will take place from March 21 to March 29, 2022, following the stadium assessment and inspection process conducted by CAF, kindly find...
FIFA Dismisses South Africa Replay Appeal After Controversial Loss To Ghana
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FIFA Dismisses South Africa Replay Appeal After Controversial Loss To Ghana

FIFA has dismissed South Africa’s request to have their World Cup qualifier against Ghana replayed. South Africa made a “formal complaint” to FIFA after the match last month, appealing for a replay after a series of “questionable decisions”, according to the chief executive of their football association. However, FIFA has now released a statement declaring their request “inadmissible”. The statement read: “The protest lodged by South Africa has been declared inadmissible by the Disciplinary Committee as it did not meet the requirements foreseen under art. 46 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and art. 14 of the Regulations of the Preliminary Competition of the FIFA World Cup 2022. “The decision is subject to appeal.” Ghana’s Daniel Amartey went down in the South Africa box after ...
Ghana FA Appoints Rajevac As New Black Stars Coach
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Ghana FA Appoints Rajevac As New Black Stars Coach

The Ghana Football Association has named 67-year-old Serbian Milovan Rajevac as the new coach for the Black Stars, its senior men’s national team. Rajevac replaced former coach Charles Kwabena Akonnor who was sacked with his two assistants early this month. He has signed a one-year contract with Ghana and will have Maxwell Konadu and former Ghanaian international Otto Addo as his assistants. This is the second time the Serbian will be coaching Ghana’s senior national team, after guiding the Black Stars to the quarter-finals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Read also: Ilechukwu Unveiled as Plateau Uniteds’ New Technical Adviser He also led Ghana to the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2010 where they were beaten by Egypt with a late goal. Rajevac’s immedia...
Respect the Sovereignty of Ghana, Ghana Traders Tell Buhari
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Respect the Sovereignty of Ghana, Ghana Traders Tell Buhari

The Ghana Union of Traders Association has reacted to the ministerial delegation sent by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to Ghana in a bid to resolve the rift between Ghana and Nigeria traders, describing it as needless. Dr Joseph Obeng, the President of the Association said the country is only ensuring enforcement of its laws and would not soft pedal. Obeng disclosed this in an interview with GhanaWeb. He said, "Their coming here is needless. Their speaker came to Ghana and understood that Ghana is not doing anything badly against their citizens and only enforcing its laws. We will not relent on the pressure we are giving to the government to enforce the laws that are made for the people of Ghana." Obeng further accused the Nigerian government of not respecting the trade...