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Manchester Uniteds Antony faces fresh allegations of sexual abuse
Manchester United’s Brazilian winger Antony is facing fresh allegations of assault made by a woman in an interview with a Brazilian TV channel. Police in Sao Paolo has opened investigations against Antony after he was accused of domestic abuse against his former girlfriend. On Monday, Brazilian news outlet UOL published allegations made by Antony’s ex-partner. The details of that publication, according to sources, are being investigated as part of the Sao Paolo Police’s enquiry into the matter.Following Monday’s publication, the Brazilian Football Federation announced its decision to drop Antony from the National Team. Brazil said the winger had been dropped from their squad after “facts became public” that “need to be investigated”.Antony has denied the allegations.Now Ingrid Lana, a 33-year-old banker, has claimed that she hit her head when she was “pushed against a wall” by Antony at his house in Manchester in October 2022.Record TV has also announced the full interview with Lana, from which the short clip was released, will be aired this weekend in Brazil.Antony’s former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin first accused him of attacking her “with a headbutt” during their stay in a Manchester hotel room on 15 January. The headbutt, according to her, left her with a cut head which was later treated by a doctor.Cavallin alleges that she suffered damage to a silicone breast implant, which required corrective surgery after Antony punched her in the chest.In a response to Cavallin’s claims, Antony said: “I can calmly state that the accusations are false and that the evidence already produced and the other evidence that will be produced demonstrate that I am innocent of the accusations made.”Meanwhile, Antony’s employers, Manchester United, have said they are taking Monday’s allegations ”seriously”. United are yet to comment on the latest claims.It remains to be seen whether Antony will be selected for United’s next fixture against Brighton on Saturday 16 September.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Following Monday’s publication, the Brazilian Football Federation announced its decision to drop Antony from the National Team. Brazil said the winger had been dropped from their squad after “facts became public” that “need to be investigated”. Antony has denied the allegations.Now Ingrid Lana, a 33-year-old banker, has claimed that she hit her head when she was “pushed against a wall” by Antony at his house in Manchester in October 2022.Record TV has also announced the full interview with Lana, from which the short clip was released, will be aired this weekend in Brazil.Antony’s former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin first accused him of attacking her “with a headbutt” during their stay in a Manchester hotel room on 15 January. The headbutt, according to her, left her with a cut head which was later treated by a doctor.Cavallin alleges that she suffered damage to a silicone breast implant, which required corrective surgery after Antony punched her in the chest.In a response to Cavallin’s claims, Antony said: “I can calmly state that the accusations are false and that the evidence already produced and the other evidence that will be produced demonstrate that I am innocent of the accusations made.”Meanwhile, Antony’s employers, Manchester United, have said they are taking Monday’s allegations ”seriously”. United are yet to comment on the latest claims.It remains to be seen whether Antony will be selected for United’s next fixture against Brighton on Saturday 16 September.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Now Ingrid Lana, a 33-year-old banker, has claimed that she hit her head when she was “pushed against a wall” by Antony at his house in Manchester in October 2022. Record TV has also announced the full interview with Lana, from which the short clip was released, will be aired this weekend in Brazil.Antony’s former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin first accused him of attacking her “with a headbutt” during their stay in a Manchester hotel room on 15 January. The headbutt, according to her, left her with a cut head which was later treated by a doctor.Cavallin alleges that she suffered damage to a silicone breast implant, which required corrective surgery after Antony punched her in the chest.In a response to Cavallin’s claims, Antony said: “I can calmly state that the accusations are false and that the evidence already produced and the other evidence that will be produced demonstrate that I am innocent of the accusations made.”Meanwhile, Antony’s employers, Manchester United, have said they are taking Monday’s allegations ”seriously”. United are yet to comment on the latest claims.It remains to be seen whether Antony will be selected for United’s next fixture against Brighton on Saturday 16 September.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Antony’s former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin first accused him of attacking her “with a headbutt” during their stay in a Manchester hotel room on 15 January. The headbutt, according to her, left her with a cut head which was later treated by a doctor. Cavallin alleges that she suffered damage to a silicone breast implant, which required corrective surgery after Antony punched her in the chest. In a response to Cavallin’s claims, Antony said: “I can calmly state that the accusations are false and that the evidence already produced and the other evidence that will be produced demonstrate that I am innocent of the accusations made.” Meanwhile, Antony’s employers, Manchester United, have said they are taking Monday’s allegations ”seriously”. United are yet to comment on the latest claims. It remains to be seen whether Antony will be selected for United’s next fixture against Brighton on Saturday 16 September. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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September 8, 2023
https://www.mynewsgh.com/manchester-uniteds-antony-faces-fresh-allegations-of-sexual-abuse/
We couldve been more comfortable Chris Hughton admits Black Stars performance needs improvement
Black Stars coach Chris Hughton has admitted that Ghana’s performance needs to improve after qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Ghana secured qualification to the Ivory Coast 2023 tournament with a 2-1 over the Central African Republic at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium today. However, the team’s performance has been criticised by some Ghanaians and the Black Stars coach admits the need to improve.“We could have played better in the first half, but sometimes you have to wait for the game to open up.”“I think we showed a good level today. In the end, could have been more comfortable” Hughton said at the post match conference.Chris Hughton has been criticised by members of the Ghana Football Association’s Executive Council over the team’s “unimpressive performances”.Despite these criticisms, Chris Hughton remains unbeaten in four watches, having won twice and drawn the other two.He has also qualified Ghana for a 10th consecutive AFCON, after finishing top of Group E with 12 points from six matches.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “We could have played better in the first half, but sometimes you have to wait for the game to open up.” “I think we showed a good level today. In the end, could have been more comfortable” Hughton said at the post match conference.Chris Hughton has been criticised by members of the Ghana Football Association’s Executive Council over the team’s “unimpressive performances”.Despite these criticisms, Chris Hughton remains unbeaten in four watches, having won twice and drawn the other two.He has also qualified Ghana for a 10th consecutive AFCON, after finishing top of Group E with 12 points from six matches.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Chris Hughton has been criticised by members of the Ghana Football Association’s Executive Council over the team’s “unimpressive performances”. Despite these criticisms, Chris Hughton remains unbeaten in four watches, having won twice and drawn the other two.He has also qualified Ghana for a 10th consecutive AFCON, after finishing top of Group E with 12 points from six matches.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX He has also qualified Ghana for a 10th consecutive AFCON, after finishing top of Group E with 12 points from six matches. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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September 7, 2023
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AFCON 2023: Ghana secures qualification with 2-1 win over CAR
Ghana has qualified for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast following a 2-1 win over Central African Republic in their final Group E encounter. Substitute Ernest Nuamah stabbed home from close range to complete the come back win for Chris Hughton’s side. Ghana were punished for their slow start on the 25th minute after Louis Mafouta gave the visitors the lead. Mafouta who plays for French Ligue 2 club Quevilly-Rouen, sneaked in behind Alexander Djiku before calmly rounding Lawrence Ati Zigi in post to score. However, Ghanaian blushes were spared when Mohammed Kudus leveled matters with a delightful chip from a free kick in the 43rd minute. Ghana were awarded a foul after Osman Bukari was fouled on the edge of the area. Kudus, fresh from his 38million pounds move to West Ham United, stepped up and executed an excellent free kick to restore parity.Back from the recess, the Black Stars failed to make their home advantage count as they struggled to control the tempo of the game. However, they succeeded in limiting the Central Africans to only a handful of chances.The over 25,000 spectators inside the Baba Yara Stadium finally got what they came for when Asafo-born Ernest Nuamah stabbed home from close range after fellow substitute Antoine Semenyo found him unmarked in the box.Semenyo came close to extending Ghana’s lead but had his first-time effort hit the post.The win means Ghana will finish as winners of Group E with 12 points, qualifying for a 10 consecutive AFCON. Angola have also qualified from the group after finishing with 9 points following today’s 0-0 draw with Madagascar.The Black Stars are still unbeaten in Kumasi in competitive matches, since 2000.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Back from the recess, the Black Stars failed to make their home advantage count as they struggled to control the tempo of the game. However, they succeeded in limiting the Central Africans to only a handful of chances. The over 25,000 spectators inside the Baba Yara Stadium finally got what they came for when Asafo-born Ernest Nuamah stabbed home from close range after fellow substitute Antoine Semenyo found him unmarked in the box.Semenyo came close to extending Ghana’s lead but had his first-time effort hit the post.The win means Ghana will finish as winners of Group E with 12 points, qualifying for a 10 consecutive AFCON. Angola have also qualified from the group after finishing with 9 points following today’s 0-0 draw with Madagascar.The Black Stars are still unbeaten in Kumasi in competitive matches, since 2000.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Semenyo came close to extending Ghana’s lead but had his first-time effort hit the post. The win means Ghana will finish as winners of Group E with 12 points, qualifying for a 10 consecutive AFCON. Angola have also qualified from the group after finishing with 9 points following today’s 0-0 draw with Madagascar.The Black Stars are still unbeaten in Kumasi in competitive matches, since 2000.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The Black Stars are still unbeaten in Kumasi in competitive matches, since 2000. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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September 7, 2023
https://www.mynewsgh.com/afcon-2023-ghana-secures-qualification-with-2-1-win-over-car/
Ghana vs CAR: Fatawu Issahaku replaces injured Joseph Paintsil in Black Stars camp
Leicester City winger Fatawu Issahaku will join the Black Stars camp ahead of today’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against the Central African Republic (CAR). Issahaku joins as a last-minute addition necessitated by Joseph Paintsil’s injury. On Wednesday, Joseph Painstil was granted permission to return to his club in Belgium after medical tests confirmed an injury he was carrying would rule him out of action. Fatawu is said to have flown to Kumasi this morning to join the rest of the team. Meanwhile, Chris Hughton has commended Issahaku on his transfer to Leicester City.“Yes, that is true, he will join the squad. He has just joined Leicester City which is a wonderful move for him coming from Portugal where he didn’t play so much. Of course, he was involved with the U-23s in Morocco in the summer and played all, three games and I think it’s a good move for him and one that will develop his career. So yes he will join. We are hoping that he will join us this evening,” Hughton told the press on Wednesday.Although Fatawu will be part of the squad, he is not expected to play any part in today’s match. He will be available for selection when Ghana play Liberia at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday.Ghana will play the Central African Republic at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. The Black Stars only need a draw to qualify for the tournament which will be held in neighboring Ivory Coast. An unlikely defeat will confirm an automatic qualification for CAR. In such a situation, Ghana would need Madagascar to to beat Angola, before the Black Stars qualify in second place.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “Yes, that is true, he will join the squad. He has just joined Leicester City which is a wonderful move for him coming from Portugal where he didn’t play so much. Of course, he was involved with the U-23s in Morocco in the summer and played all, three games and I think it’s a good move for him and one that will develop his career. So yes he will join. We are hoping that he will join us this evening,” Hughton told the press on Wednesday. Although Fatawu will be part of the squad, he is not expected to play any part in today’s match. He will be available for selection when Ghana play Liberia at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday. Ghana will play the Central African Republic at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. The Black Stars only need a draw to qualify for the tournament which will be held in neighboring Ivory Coast. An unlikely defeat will confirm an automatic qualification for CAR. In such a situation, Ghana would need Madagascar to to beat Angola, before the Black Stars qualify in second place. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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September 7, 2023
https://www.mynewsgh.com/ghana-vs-car-fatawu-issahaku-replaces-injured-joseph-paintsil-in-black-stars-camp/
GFA disqualifies George Afriyie from contesting in presidential elections
The Election’s Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has disqualified presidential aspirant George Afriyie from contesting in this month’s presidential elections. According to the Committee, Jeffrey Asare, one of the individuals who supported George Afriyie’s nomination, was not a director nor authorized by any recognized football club to act on its behalf and as such does not qualify to endorse George Afriyie. Article 13(2) of the GFA Statues, require candidates to secure endorsements from five individuals who are authorized signatories with members of the GFA.The Elections Committee contends that Afriyie, did not get the required support from members of the GFA as two of his listed supporters were either not authorized signatories or did not endorse him at all.In one instance, Techiman Eleven Wonders, through Nana Ameyaw Manu, swore a statutory declaration that had no reference to Afriyie’s nomination form. Furthermore, Victory Warriors FC, one of the clubs that endorsed the former FA vice president, denied authorizing Jeffrey Asare, to endorse George Afriyie on behalf of the club. The club further indicated that Jeffrey Asare is not an authorized signatory to the club. His endorsement was therefore deemed invalid by the Committee.George Afriyie has three working days to appeal the decision.Below is the full Elections Committee decision.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The Elections Committee contends that Afriyie, did not get the required support from members of the GFA as two of his listed supporters were either not authorized signatories or did not endorse him at all. In one instance, Techiman Eleven Wonders, through Nana Ameyaw Manu, swore a statutory declaration that had no reference to Afriyie’s nomination form. Furthermore, Victory Warriors FC, one of the clubs that endorsed the former FA vice president, denied authorizing Jeffrey Asare, to endorse George Afriyie on behalf of the club. The club further indicated that Jeffrey Asare is not an authorized signatory to the club. His endorsement was therefore deemed invalid by the Committee.George Afriyie has three working days to appeal the decision.Below is the full Elections Committee decision.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Furthermore, Victory Warriors FC, one of the clubs that endorsed the former FA vice president, denied authorizing Jeffrey Asare, to endorse George Afriyie on behalf of the club. The club further indicated that Jeffrey Asare is not an authorized signatory to the club. His endorsement was therefore deemed invalid by the Committee. George Afriyie has three working days to appeal the decision.Below is the full Elections Committee decision.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Below is the full Elections Committee decision. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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September 7, 2023
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Police charge prime suspect in burglary at Sterlings home during World Cup
Police in Surrey, United Kingdom have charged a 23 year old man, Emiliano Krosi, for his involvement in the burglary at Raheem Sterling’s home in December 2022. In a statement to U.K Media, Surrey Police said: “Emiliano Krosi, 23, of Ditton Court Road, Southend-on-Sea, has been charged with 33 offences of conspiracy to commit burglary and remanded in custody. “One of the offences Krosi has been charged with relates to a burglary at an address in Oxshott, Leatherhead, which was reported to us on Saturday December 3 2022. “He will be appearing at Guildford Crown Court on September 21.” Sterling was forced to leave the the national team camp in Qatar after thieves broke into his home on December 3.Sterling lost 300,000 worth of jewels and an a number of watches in his Oxshott property.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Sterling lost 300,000 worth of jewels and an a number of watches in his Oxshott property. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 30, 2023
https://www.mynewsgh.com/police-charge-prime-suspect-over-burglary-at-sterling-home-during-world-cup/
Jailed candidate set to win Mali FA elections
On Tuesday, a football election like few others will take place in Mali when the one-and-only candidate, the current president of Mali’s football federation (Femafoot), looks set to win a four-year term from a prison cell. Mamatou Toure, widely known as Bavieux, is currently in jail in the Malian capital Bamako as he awaits trial after being accused of embezzling funds during his time as a financial and administrative director in Mali’s National Assembly. The 66-year-old, who has led Femafoot since 2019, is a member of both the Fifa Council, the board of football’s world governing body, and the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (Caf).He is also the sole candidate for the elections after being the only one of four men to pass an eligibility test, which he managed to do prior to being indicted on 9 August by the Malian state for “attacking public property as well as forgery and use of forgery and complicity”. Along with four others, Toure is accused – in charges that all deny – of embezzling a reported US$28 million from the state purse.Toure is a former tax inspector with a master’s degree in auditing. The charges against him cover a period between 2013 and 2019, when the five representatives of the then ruling RPM (‘Rassemblement pour le Mali’) party were in power, and which largely pre-date Toure’s election as Femafoot president in August 2019.On the eve of Tuesday’s elections, BBC Sport Africa can highlight a series of financial gaps that have taken place within Femafoot under the administration of Toure. While hundreds of thousands of dollars remain unaccounted for, so several of Mali’s national team trainers have complained about going unpaid for many months.Table of ContentsToggleFinancial questionsSole CandidateFurther Fifa ban fearedFinancial questionsAn audit conducted into Femafoot’s finances of 2022, conducted by the Pyramis group and dated March 2023, which has been seen by the BBC, shows that Femafoot did not pay any taxes to the Malian state regarding its employees.“Femafoot deducted taxes and duties from staff salaries for a total amount of CFA 23,9m [just under $40,000],” the audit stated. “Femafoot did not declare or pay these taxes and duties.”The tax failure was not new, since an audit into Femafoot’s financial affairs of 2020 (covering January-September) had also found it did not pay the country’s inland revenue ‘all the tax deductions it retains on salaries paid to its staff’. That same 2020 audit (conducted by the Cabinet Ficogec group) also stated that key financial and management reports had gone missing.In addition to the tax issue, the March 2023 audit showed that nearly $50,000 were awarded to unspecified ‘other parties’ without any reason given nor any approval agreed by Femafoot’s board for the payments – in direct contradiction of the body’s statutes. When sports equipment was sold for just over US$300,000, US$138.5k was registered in Femafoot’s account and US$144k was paid – in cash – to MK Productions, the company reported as providing the sports kit, so leaving US$22k unaccounted for.Without receiving documents relating to the sales, with the auditors citing no inventory not itemised sales, Pyramis declared themselves ‘unable to comment on the correct valuation of the sports equipment sales’. The BBC can find no record for a sports company called MK Productions within Mali – where the only-registered company with that name works in media, not sportswear.The questions raised in the 2023 audit follow a theme from 2022, when a document signed by 44 Malian football officials – nearly all of whom were presidents of clubs, including some of the country’s top sides – also raised several financial concerns.One of these was how Femafoot spent nearly US$1.25m in the final quarter of 2020, despite none of this being presented to the federation’s executive committee for approval (while also questioning why this quarter was not covered by Cabinet Ficogec’s 2020 audit).Addressed to Mali’s then political rulers, the document also queried what Femafoot had done with the $790,000 it received from Caf regarding the country’s participation at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, money that should have been refunded to the Malian government since the latter finances the country’s national football teams.Finally, no financial report has been presented to Femafoot’s general assembly, where all its members gather, for the past three years, which contravenes Fifa statutes. The BBC has sent questions regarding all the financial issues outlined above to Femafoot but has yet to receive a response.Mamatou ‘Bavieux’ Toure is set to win a second term as Mali FA president despite being jailed for corruptionSole CandidateDespite the serious pending charges against him, Toure is the sole candidate for Tuesday’s Femafoot presidential election – after three others failed to pass the eligibility test. One candidate, former Femafoot media spokesperson Salaha Baby, did initially pass, but Toure successfully appealed his eligibility to rule him out of the race.“The disqualifications of our candidacies follow a multitude of fanciful procedures by the armed arms of the Femafoot president,” Sekou Diogo Keita, a former vice-president of Femafoot, told BBC Sport Africa.“Why is no one taking any action? The only candidacy validated is the one of someone actually jailed.”Keita, who has written to Fifa to complain about the ongoing process as well as Femafoot’s financial affairs, is currently serving a five-year ban issued by the Malian football body in 2022 on charges he describes as politically-charged. Meanwhile, Femafoot has failed to answer a question about showing bias towards its current president when asked by the BBC.Toure’s would-be rivals have appealed his eligibility – arguing, among other matters, that he should have declared the pending state investigation into him when filling out his eligibility form for the Femafoot post.“Are you currently the subject of a disciplinary, criminal or civil procedure or investigation?” asks one of the questions on the Femafoot eligibility form.Toure’s rivals believe he either failed to accurately answer the above question or simply did not fill in any form.On 15 August, Baby formally wrote to sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, to appeal against Toure’s candidacy and request the reinstatement of his own.“Being a member of the Fifa Council cannot spare Mamoutou Touré from the good governance protocol established by your body,” wrote Keita to Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura.In response, Fifa – which is sending emissaries to oversee Tuesday’s vote, as are Caf – said it “has been closely following the electoral process”.“Any dispute concerning the electoral process should follow the established legal procedures,” the governing body added. “Please note that all Fifa Forward projects undergo an annual central review by Fifa.”Further Fifa ban fearedKeita was the second Malian to write to Samoura on 15 August, after Mali’s Sports Minister Abdoul Kassim Ibrahim Fomba also wrote to the Senegalese to ask for help overseeing the elections, citing a “real urgence”.“The candidates have identified specific points of violations of the texts, which, according to our reading, are likely to call into question the whole process and make us relive a new crisis in football,” Fomba wrote.Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX He is also the sole candidate for the elections after being the only one of four men to pass an eligibility test, which he managed to do prior to being indicted on 9 August by the Malian state for “attacking public property as well as forgery and use of forgery and complicity”. Along with four others, Toure is accused – in charges that all deny – of embezzling a reported US$28 million from the state purse. Toure is a former tax inspector with a master’s degree in auditing. The charges against him cover a period between 2013 and 2019, when the five representatives of the then ruling RPM (‘Rassemblement pour le Mali’) party were in power, and which largely pre-date Toure’s election as Femafoot president in August 2019.On the eve of Tuesday’s elections, BBC Sport Africa can highlight a series of financial gaps that have taken place within Femafoot under the administration of Toure. While hundreds of thousands of dollars remain unaccounted for, so several of Mali’s national team trainers have complained about going unpaid for many months.Table of ContentsToggleFinancial questionsSole CandidateFurther Fifa ban fearedFinancial questionsAn audit conducted into Femafoot’s finances of 2022, conducted by the Pyramis group and dated March 2023, which has been seen by the BBC, shows that Femafoot did not pay any taxes to the Malian state regarding its employees.“Femafoot deducted taxes and duties from staff salaries for a total amount of CFA 23,9m [just under $40,000],” the audit stated. “Femafoot did not declare or pay these taxes and duties.”The tax failure was not new, since an audit into Femafoot’s financial affairs of 2020 (covering January-September) had also found it did not pay the country’s inland revenue ‘all the tax deductions it retains on salaries paid to its staff’. That same 2020 audit (conducted by the Cabinet Ficogec group) also stated that key financial and management reports had gone missing.In addition to the tax issue, the March 2023 audit showed that nearly $50,000 were awarded to unspecified ‘other parties’ without any reason given nor any approval agreed by Femafoot’s board for the payments – in direct contradiction of the body’s statutes. When sports equipment was sold for just over US$300,000, US$138.5k was registered in Femafoot’s account and US$144k was paid – in cash – to MK Productions, the company reported as providing the sports kit, so leaving US$22k unaccounted for.Without receiving documents relating to the sales, with the auditors citing no inventory not itemised sales, Pyramis declared themselves ‘unable to comment on the correct valuation of the sports equipment sales’. The BBC can find no record for a sports company called MK Productions within Mali – where the only-registered company with that name works in media, not sportswear.The questions raised in the 2023 audit follow a theme from 2022, when a document signed by 44 Malian football officials – nearly all of whom were presidents of clubs, including some of the country’s top sides – also raised several financial concerns.One of these was how Femafoot spent nearly US$1.25m in the final quarter of 2020, despite none of this being presented to the federation’s executive committee for approval (while also questioning why this quarter was not covered by Cabinet Ficogec’s 2020 audit).Addressed to Mali’s then political rulers, the document also queried what Femafoot had done with the $790,000 it received from Caf regarding the country’s participation at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, money that should have been refunded to the Malian government since the latter finances the country’s national football teams.Finally, no financial report has been presented to Femafoot’s general assembly, where all its members gather, for the past three years, which contravenes Fifa statutes. The BBC has sent questions regarding all the financial issues outlined above to Femafoot but has yet to receive a response.Mamatou ‘Bavieux’ Toure is set to win a second term as Mali FA president despite being jailed for corruptionSole CandidateDespite the serious pending charges against him, Toure is the sole candidate for Tuesday’s Femafoot presidential election – after three others failed to pass the eligibility test. One candidate, former Femafoot media spokesperson Salaha Baby, did initially pass, but Toure successfully appealed his eligibility to rule him out of the race.“The disqualifications of our candidacies follow a multitude of fanciful procedures by the armed arms of the Femafoot president,” Sekou Diogo Keita, a former vice-president of Femafoot, told BBC Sport Africa.“Why is no one taking any action? The only candidacy validated is the one of someone actually jailed.”Keita, who has written to Fifa to complain about the ongoing process as well as Femafoot’s financial affairs, is currently serving a five-year ban issued by the Malian football body in 2022 on charges he describes as politically-charged. Meanwhile, Femafoot has failed to answer a question about showing bias towards its current president when asked by the BBC.Toure’s would-be rivals have appealed his eligibility – arguing, among other matters, that he should have declared the pending state investigation into him when filling out his eligibility form for the Femafoot post.“Are you currently the subject of a disciplinary, criminal or civil procedure or investigation?” asks one of the questions on the Femafoot eligibility form.Toure’s rivals believe he either failed to accurately answer the above question or simply did not fill in any form.On 15 August, Baby formally wrote to sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, to appeal against Toure’s candidacy and request the reinstatement of his own.“Being a member of the Fifa Council cannot spare Mamoutou Touré from the good governance protocol established by your body,” wrote Keita to Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura.In response, Fifa – which is sending emissaries to oversee Tuesday’s vote, as are Caf – said it “has been closely following the electoral process”.“Any dispute concerning the electoral process should follow the established legal procedures,” the governing body added. “Please note that all Fifa Forward projects undergo an annual central review by Fifa.”Further Fifa ban fearedKeita was the second Malian to write to Samoura on 15 August, after Mali’s Sports Minister Abdoul Kassim Ibrahim Fomba also wrote to the Senegalese to ask for help overseeing the elections, citing a “real urgence”.“The candidates have identified specific points of violations of the texts, which, according to our reading, are likely to call into question the whole process and make us relive a new crisis in football,” Fomba wrote.Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX On the eve of Tuesday’s elections, BBC Sport Africa can highlight a series of financial gaps that have taken place within Femafoot under the administration of Toure. While hundreds of thousands of dollars remain unaccounted for, so several of Mali’s national team trainers have complained about going unpaid for many months. Table of Contents An audit conducted into Femafoot’s finances of 2022, conducted by the Pyramis group and dated March 2023, which has been seen by the BBC, shows that Femafoot did not pay any taxes to the Malian state regarding its employees.“Femafoot deducted taxes and duties from staff salaries for a total amount of CFA 23,9m [just under $40,000],” the audit stated. “Femafoot did not declare or pay these taxes and duties.”The tax failure was not new, since an audit into Femafoot’s financial affairs of 2020 (covering January-September) had also found it did not pay the country’s inland revenue ‘all the tax deductions it retains on salaries paid to its staff’. That same 2020 audit (conducted by the Cabinet Ficogec group) also stated that key financial and management reports had gone missing.In addition to the tax issue, the March 2023 audit showed that nearly $50,000 were awarded to unspecified ‘other parties’ without any reason given nor any approval agreed by Femafoot’s board for the payments – in direct contradiction of the body’s statutes. When sports equipment was sold for just over US$300,000, US$138.5k was registered in Femafoot’s account and US$144k was paid – in cash – to MK Productions, the company reported as providing the sports kit, so leaving US$22k unaccounted for.Without receiving documents relating to the sales, with the auditors citing no inventory not itemised sales, Pyramis declared themselves ‘unable to comment on the correct valuation of the sports equipment sales’. The BBC can find no record for a sports company called MK Productions within Mali – where the only-registered company with that name works in media, not sportswear.The questions raised in the 2023 audit follow a theme from 2022, when a document signed by 44 Malian football officials – nearly all of whom were presidents of clubs, including some of the country’s top sides – also raised several financial concerns.One of these was how Femafoot spent nearly US$1.25m in the final quarter of 2020, despite none of this being presented to the federation’s executive committee for approval (while also questioning why this quarter was not covered by Cabinet Ficogec’s 2020 audit).Addressed to Mali’s then political rulers, the document also queried what Femafoot had done with the $790,000 it received from Caf regarding the country’s participation at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, money that should have been refunded to the Malian government since the latter finances the country’s national football teams.Finally, no financial report has been presented to Femafoot’s general assembly, where all its members gather, for the past three years, which contravenes Fifa statutes. The BBC has sent questions regarding all the financial issues outlined above to Femafoot but has yet to receive a response.Mamatou ‘Bavieux’ Toure is set to win a second term as Mali FA president despite being jailed for corruptionSole CandidateDespite the serious pending charges against him, Toure is the sole candidate for Tuesday’s Femafoot presidential election – after three others failed to pass the eligibility test. One candidate, former Femafoot media spokesperson Salaha Baby, did initially pass, but Toure successfully appealed his eligibility to rule him out of the race.“The disqualifications of our candidacies follow a multitude of fanciful procedures by the armed arms of the Femafoot president,” Sekou Diogo Keita, a former vice-president of Femafoot, told BBC Sport Africa.“Why is no one taking any action? The only candidacy validated is the one of someone actually jailed.”Keita, who has written to Fifa to complain about the ongoing process as well as Femafoot’s financial affairs, is currently serving a five-year ban issued by the Malian football body in 2022 on charges he describes as politically-charged. Meanwhile, Femafoot has failed to answer a question about showing bias towards its current president when asked by the BBC.Toure’s would-be rivals have appealed his eligibility – arguing, among other matters, that he should have declared the pending state investigation into him when filling out his eligibility form for the Femafoot post.“Are you currently the subject of a disciplinary, criminal or civil procedure or investigation?” asks one of the questions on the Femafoot eligibility form.Toure’s rivals believe he either failed to accurately answer the above question or simply did not fill in any form.On 15 August, Baby formally wrote to sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, to appeal against Toure’s candidacy and request the reinstatement of his own.“Being a member of the Fifa Council cannot spare Mamoutou Touré from the good governance protocol established by your body,” wrote Keita to Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura.In response, Fifa – which is sending emissaries to oversee Tuesday’s vote, as are Caf – said it “has been closely following the electoral process”.“Any dispute concerning the electoral process should follow the established legal procedures,” the governing body added. “Please note that all Fifa Forward projects undergo an annual central review by Fifa.”Further Fifa ban fearedKeita was the second Malian to write to Samoura on 15 August, after Mali’s Sports Minister Abdoul Kassim Ibrahim Fomba also wrote to the Senegalese to ask for help overseeing the elections, citing a “real urgence”.“The candidates have identified specific points of violations of the texts, which, according to our reading, are likely to call into question the whole process and make us relive a new crisis in football,” Fomba wrote.Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “Femafoot deducted taxes and duties from staff salaries for a total amount of CFA 23,9m [just under $40,000],” the audit stated. “Femafoot did not declare or pay these taxes and duties.” The tax failure was not new, since an audit into Femafoot’s financial affairs of 2020 (covering January-September) had also found it did not pay the country’s inland revenue ‘all the tax deductions it retains on salaries paid to its staff’. That same 2020 audit (conducted by the Cabinet Ficogec group) also stated that key financial and management reports had gone missing.In addition to the tax issue, the March 2023 audit showed that nearly $50,000 were awarded to unspecified ‘other parties’ without any reason given nor any approval agreed by Femafoot’s board for the payments – in direct contradiction of the body’s statutes. When sports equipment was sold for just over US$300,000, US$138.5k was registered in Femafoot’s account and US$144k was paid – in cash – to MK Productions, the company reported as providing the sports kit, so leaving US$22k unaccounted for.Without receiving documents relating to the sales, with the auditors citing no inventory not itemised sales, Pyramis declared themselves ‘unable to comment on the correct valuation of the sports equipment sales’. The BBC can find no record for a sports company called MK Productions within Mali – where the only-registered company with that name works in media, not sportswear.The questions raised in the 2023 audit follow a theme from 2022, when a document signed by 44 Malian football officials – nearly all of whom were presidents of clubs, including some of the country’s top sides – also raised several financial concerns.One of these was how Femafoot spent nearly US$1.25m in the final quarter of 2020, despite none of this being presented to the federation’s executive committee for approval (while also questioning why this quarter was not covered by Cabinet Ficogec’s 2020 audit).Addressed to Mali’s then political rulers, the document also queried what Femafoot had done with the $790,000 it received from Caf regarding the country’s participation at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, money that should have been refunded to the Malian government since the latter finances the country’s national football teams.Finally, no financial report has been presented to Femafoot’s general assembly, where all its members gather, for the past three years, which contravenes Fifa statutes. The BBC has sent questions regarding all the financial issues outlined above to Femafoot but has yet to receive a response.Mamatou ‘Bavieux’ Toure is set to win a second term as Mali FA president despite being jailed for corruptionSole CandidateDespite the serious pending charges against him, Toure is the sole candidate for Tuesday’s Femafoot presidential election – after three others failed to pass the eligibility test. One candidate, former Femafoot media spokesperson Salaha Baby, did initially pass, but Toure successfully appealed his eligibility to rule him out of the race.“The disqualifications of our candidacies follow a multitude of fanciful procedures by the armed arms of the Femafoot president,” Sekou Diogo Keita, a former vice-president of Femafoot, told BBC Sport Africa.“Why is no one taking any action? The only candidacy validated is the one of someone actually jailed.”Keita, who has written to Fifa to complain about the ongoing process as well as Femafoot’s financial affairs, is currently serving a five-year ban issued by the Malian football body in 2022 on charges he describes as politically-charged. Meanwhile, Femafoot has failed to answer a question about showing bias towards its current president when asked by the BBC.Toure’s would-be rivals have appealed his eligibility – arguing, among other matters, that he should have declared the pending state investigation into him when filling out his eligibility form for the Femafoot post.“Are you currently the subject of a disciplinary, criminal or civil procedure or investigation?” asks one of the questions on the Femafoot eligibility form.Toure’s rivals believe he either failed to accurately answer the above question or simply did not fill in any form.On 15 August, Baby formally wrote to sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, to appeal against Toure’s candidacy and request the reinstatement of his own.“Being a member of the Fifa Council cannot spare Mamoutou Touré from the good governance protocol established by your body,” wrote Keita to Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura.In response, Fifa – which is sending emissaries to oversee Tuesday’s vote, as are Caf – said it “has been closely following the electoral process”.“Any dispute concerning the electoral process should follow the established legal procedures,” the governing body added. “Please note that all Fifa Forward projects undergo an annual central review by Fifa.”Further Fifa ban fearedKeita was the second Malian to write to Samoura on 15 August, after Mali’s Sports Minister Abdoul Kassim Ibrahim Fomba also wrote to the Senegalese to ask for help overseeing the elections, citing a “real urgence”.“The candidates have identified specific points of violations of the texts, which, according to our reading, are likely to call into question the whole process and make us relive a new crisis in football,” Fomba wrote.Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX In addition to the tax issue, the March 2023 audit showed that nearly $50,000 were awarded to unspecified ‘other parties’ without any reason given nor any approval agreed by Femafoot’s board for the payments – in direct contradiction of the body’s statutes. When sports equipment was sold for just over US$300,000, US$138.5k was registered in Femafoot’s account and US$144k was paid – in cash – to MK Productions, the company reported as providing the sports kit, so leaving US$22k unaccounted for. Without receiving documents relating to the sales, with the auditors citing no inventory not itemised sales, Pyramis declared themselves ‘unable to comment on the correct valuation of the sports equipment sales’. The BBC can find no record for a sports company called MK Productions within Mali – where the only-registered company with that name works in media, not sportswear.The questions raised in the 2023 audit follow a theme from 2022, when a document signed by 44 Malian football officials – nearly all of whom were presidents of clubs, including some of the country’s top sides – also raised several financial concerns.One of these was how Femafoot spent nearly US$1.25m in the final quarter of 2020, despite none of this being presented to the federation’s executive committee for approval (while also questioning why this quarter was not covered by Cabinet Ficogec’s 2020 audit).Addressed to Mali’s then political rulers, the document also queried what Femafoot had done with the $790,000 it received from Caf regarding the country’s participation at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, money that should have been refunded to the Malian government since the latter finances the country’s national football teams.Finally, no financial report has been presented to Femafoot’s general assembly, where all its members gather, for the past three years, which contravenes Fifa statutes. The BBC has sent questions regarding all the financial issues outlined above to Femafoot but has yet to receive a response.Mamatou ‘Bavieux’ Toure is set to win a second term as Mali FA president despite being jailed for corruptionSole CandidateDespite the serious pending charges against him, Toure is the sole candidate for Tuesday’s Femafoot presidential election – after three others failed to pass the eligibility test. One candidate, former Femafoot media spokesperson Salaha Baby, did initially pass, but Toure successfully appealed his eligibility to rule him out of the race.“The disqualifications of our candidacies follow a multitude of fanciful procedures by the armed arms of the Femafoot president,” Sekou Diogo Keita, a former vice-president of Femafoot, told BBC Sport Africa.“Why is no one taking any action? The only candidacy validated is the one of someone actually jailed.”Keita, who has written to Fifa to complain about the ongoing process as well as Femafoot’s financial affairs, is currently serving a five-year ban issued by the Malian football body in 2022 on charges he describes as politically-charged. Meanwhile, Femafoot has failed to answer a question about showing bias towards its current president when asked by the BBC.Toure’s would-be rivals have appealed his eligibility – arguing, among other matters, that he should have declared the pending state investigation into him when filling out his eligibility form for the Femafoot post.“Are you currently the subject of a disciplinary, criminal or civil procedure or investigation?” asks one of the questions on the Femafoot eligibility form.Toure’s rivals believe he either failed to accurately answer the above question or simply did not fill in any form.On 15 August, Baby formally wrote to sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, to appeal against Toure’s candidacy and request the reinstatement of his own.“Being a member of the Fifa Council cannot spare Mamoutou Touré from the good governance protocol established by your body,” wrote Keita to Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura.In response, Fifa – which is sending emissaries to oversee Tuesday’s vote, as are Caf – said it “has been closely following the electoral process”.“Any dispute concerning the electoral process should follow the established legal procedures,” the governing body added. “Please note that all Fifa Forward projects undergo an annual central review by Fifa.”Further Fifa ban fearedKeita was the second Malian to write to Samoura on 15 August, after Mali’s Sports Minister Abdoul Kassim Ibrahim Fomba also wrote to the Senegalese to ask for help overseeing the elections, citing a “real urgence”.“The candidates have identified specific points of violations of the texts, which, according to our reading, are likely to call into question the whole process and make us relive a new crisis in football,” Fomba wrote.Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The questions raised in the 2023 audit follow a theme from 2022, when a document signed by 44 Malian football officials – nearly all of whom were presidents of clubs, including some of the country’s top sides – also raised several financial concerns. One of these was how Femafoot spent nearly US$1.25m in the final quarter of 2020, despite none of this being presented to the federation’s executive committee for approval (while also questioning why this quarter was not covered by Cabinet Ficogec’s 2020 audit). Addressed to Mali’s then political rulers, the document also queried what Femafoot had done with the $790,000 it received from Caf regarding the country’s participation at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, money that should have been refunded to the Malian government since the latter finances the country’s national football teams. Finally, no financial report has been presented to Femafoot’s general assembly, where all its members gather, for the past three years, which contravenes Fifa statutes. The BBC has sent questions regarding all the financial issues outlined above to Femafoot but has yet to receive a response.Mamatou ‘Bavieux’ Toure is set to win a second term as Mali FA president despite being jailed for corruptionSole CandidateDespite the serious pending charges against him, Toure is the sole candidate for Tuesday’s Femafoot presidential election – after three others failed to pass the eligibility test. One candidate, former Femafoot media spokesperson Salaha Baby, did initially pass, but Toure successfully appealed his eligibility to rule him out of the race.“The disqualifications of our candidacies follow a multitude of fanciful procedures by the armed arms of the Femafoot president,” Sekou Diogo Keita, a former vice-president of Femafoot, told BBC Sport Africa.“Why is no one taking any action? The only candidacy validated is the one of someone actually jailed.”Keita, who has written to Fifa to complain about the ongoing process as well as Femafoot’s financial affairs, is currently serving a five-year ban issued by the Malian football body in 2022 on charges he describes as politically-charged. Meanwhile, Femafoot has failed to answer a question about showing bias towards its current president when asked by the BBC.Toure’s would-be rivals have appealed his eligibility – arguing, among other matters, that he should have declared the pending state investigation into him when filling out his eligibility form for the Femafoot post.“Are you currently the subject of a disciplinary, criminal or civil procedure or investigation?” asks one of the questions on the Femafoot eligibility form.Toure’s rivals believe he either failed to accurately answer the above question or simply did not fill in any form.On 15 August, Baby formally wrote to sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, to appeal against Toure’s candidacy and request the reinstatement of his own.“Being a member of the Fifa Council cannot spare Mamoutou Touré from the good governance protocol established by your body,” wrote Keita to Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura.In response, Fifa – which is sending emissaries to oversee Tuesday’s vote, as are Caf – said it “has been closely following the electoral process”.“Any dispute concerning the electoral process should follow the established legal procedures,” the governing body added. “Please note that all Fifa Forward projects undergo an annual central review by Fifa.”Further Fifa ban fearedKeita was the second Malian to write to Samoura on 15 August, after Mali’s Sports Minister Abdoul Kassim Ibrahim Fomba also wrote to the Senegalese to ask for help overseeing the elections, citing a “real urgence”.“The candidates have identified specific points of violations of the texts, which, according to our reading, are likely to call into question the whole process and make us relive a new crisis in football,” Fomba wrote.Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Despite the serious pending charges against him, Toure is the sole candidate for Tuesday’s Femafoot presidential election – after three others failed to pass the eligibility test. One candidate, former Femafoot media spokesperson Salaha Baby, did initially pass, but Toure successfully appealed his eligibility to rule him out of the race. “The disqualifications of our candidacies follow a multitude of fanciful procedures by the armed arms of the Femafoot president,” Sekou Diogo Keita, a former vice-president of Femafoot, told BBC Sport Africa.“Why is no one taking any action? The only candidacy validated is the one of someone actually jailed.”Keita, who has written to Fifa to complain about the ongoing process as well as Femafoot’s financial affairs, is currently serving a five-year ban issued by the Malian football body in 2022 on charges he describes as politically-charged. Meanwhile, Femafoot has failed to answer a question about showing bias towards its current president when asked by the BBC.Toure’s would-be rivals have appealed his eligibility – arguing, among other matters, that he should have declared the pending state investigation into him when filling out his eligibility form for the Femafoot post.“Are you currently the subject of a disciplinary, criminal or civil procedure or investigation?” asks one of the questions on the Femafoot eligibility form.Toure’s rivals believe he either failed to accurately answer the above question or simply did not fill in any form.On 15 August, Baby formally wrote to sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, to appeal against Toure’s candidacy and request the reinstatement of his own.“Being a member of the Fifa Council cannot spare Mamoutou Touré from the good governance protocol established by your body,” wrote Keita to Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura.In response, Fifa – which is sending emissaries to oversee Tuesday’s vote, as are Caf – said it “has been closely following the electoral process”.“Any dispute concerning the electoral process should follow the established legal procedures,” the governing body added. “Please note that all Fifa Forward projects undergo an annual central review by Fifa.”Further Fifa ban fearedKeita was the second Malian to write to Samoura on 15 August, after Mali’s Sports Minister Abdoul Kassim Ibrahim Fomba also wrote to the Senegalese to ask for help overseeing the elections, citing a “real urgence”.“The candidates have identified specific points of violations of the texts, which, according to our reading, are likely to call into question the whole process and make us relive a new crisis in football,” Fomba wrote.Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “Why is no one taking any action? The only candidacy validated is the one of someone actually jailed.” Keita, who has written to Fifa to complain about the ongoing process as well as Femafoot’s financial affairs, is currently serving a five-year ban issued by the Malian football body in 2022 on charges he describes as politically-charged. Meanwhile, Femafoot has failed to answer a question about showing bias towards its current president when asked by the BBC.Toure’s would-be rivals have appealed his eligibility – arguing, among other matters, that he should have declared the pending state investigation into him when filling out his eligibility form for the Femafoot post.“Are you currently the subject of a disciplinary, criminal or civil procedure or investigation?” asks one of the questions on the Femafoot eligibility form.Toure’s rivals believe he either failed to accurately answer the above question or simply did not fill in any form.On 15 August, Baby formally wrote to sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, to appeal against Toure’s candidacy and request the reinstatement of his own.“Being a member of the Fifa Council cannot spare Mamoutou Touré from the good governance protocol established by your body,” wrote Keita to Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura.In response, Fifa – which is sending emissaries to oversee Tuesday’s vote, as are Caf – said it “has been closely following the electoral process”.“Any dispute concerning the electoral process should follow the established legal procedures,” the governing body added. “Please note that all Fifa Forward projects undergo an annual central review by Fifa.”Further Fifa ban fearedKeita was the second Malian to write to Samoura on 15 August, after Mali’s Sports Minister Abdoul Kassim Ibrahim Fomba also wrote to the Senegalese to ask for help overseeing the elections, citing a “real urgence”.“The candidates have identified specific points of violations of the texts, which, according to our reading, are likely to call into question the whole process and make us relive a new crisis in football,” Fomba wrote.Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Toure’s would-be rivals have appealed his eligibility – arguing, among other matters, that he should have declared the pending state investigation into him when filling out his eligibility form for the Femafoot post. “Are you currently the subject of a disciplinary, criminal or civil procedure or investigation?” asks one of the questions on the Femafoot eligibility form.Toure’s rivals believe he either failed to accurately answer the above question or simply did not fill in any form.On 15 August, Baby formally wrote to sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, to appeal against Toure’s candidacy and request the reinstatement of his own.“Being a member of the Fifa Council cannot spare Mamoutou Touré from the good governance protocol established by your body,” wrote Keita to Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura.In response, Fifa – which is sending emissaries to oversee Tuesday’s vote, as are Caf – said it “has been closely following the electoral process”.“Any dispute concerning the electoral process should follow the established legal procedures,” the governing body added. “Please note that all Fifa Forward projects undergo an annual central review by Fifa.”Further Fifa ban fearedKeita was the second Malian to write to Samoura on 15 August, after Mali’s Sports Minister Abdoul Kassim Ibrahim Fomba also wrote to the Senegalese to ask for help overseeing the elections, citing a “real urgence”.“The candidates have identified specific points of violations of the texts, which, according to our reading, are likely to call into question the whole process and make us relive a new crisis in football,” Fomba wrote.Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Toure’s rivals believe he either failed to accurately answer the above question or simply did not fill in any form. On 15 August, Baby formally wrote to sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, to appeal against Toure’s candidacy and request the reinstatement of his own.“Being a member of the Fifa Council cannot spare Mamoutou Touré from the good governance protocol established by your body,” wrote Keita to Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura.In response, Fifa – which is sending emissaries to oversee Tuesday’s vote, as are Caf – said it “has been closely following the electoral process”.“Any dispute concerning the electoral process should follow the established legal procedures,” the governing body added. “Please note that all Fifa Forward projects undergo an annual central review by Fifa.”Further Fifa ban fearedKeita was the second Malian to write to Samoura on 15 August, after Mali’s Sports Minister Abdoul Kassim Ibrahim Fomba also wrote to the Senegalese to ask for help overseeing the elections, citing a “real urgence”.“The candidates have identified specific points of violations of the texts, which, according to our reading, are likely to call into question the whole process and make us relive a new crisis in football,” Fomba wrote.Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “Being a member of the Fifa Council cannot spare Mamoutou Touré from the good governance protocol established by your body,” wrote Keita to Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura. In response, Fifa – which is sending emissaries to oversee Tuesday’s vote, as are Caf – said it “has been closely following the electoral process”.“Any dispute concerning the electoral process should follow the established legal procedures,” the governing body added. “Please note that all Fifa Forward projects undergo an annual central review by Fifa.”Further Fifa ban fearedKeita was the second Malian to write to Samoura on 15 August, after Mali’s Sports Minister Abdoul Kassim Ibrahim Fomba also wrote to the Senegalese to ask for help overseeing the elections, citing a “real urgence”.“The candidates have identified specific points of violations of the texts, which, according to our reading, are likely to call into question the whole process and make us relive a new crisis in football,” Fomba wrote.Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “Any dispute concerning the electoral process should follow the established legal procedures,” the governing body added. “Please note that all Fifa Forward projects undergo an annual central review by Fifa.” Keita was the second Malian to write to Samoura on 15 August, after Mali’s Sports Minister Abdoul Kassim Ibrahim Fomba also wrote to the Senegalese to ask for help overseeing the elections, citing a “real urgence”. “The candidates have identified specific points of violations of the texts, which, according to our reading, are likely to call into question the whole process and make us relive a new crisis in football,” Fomba wrote.Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Fomba was mindful not to be seen as interfering in the federation’s affairs, given that Fifa set up a Normalisation Committee to run Femafoot in 2017 to revise statutes and conduct elections after it banned Mali following government interference in the running of its football.Mali have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory CoastThe threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts.“We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The threat of a further Fifa ban for governmental interference has also prevented Keita from filing a lawsuit against those running Femafoot – and how they have used funds, including those received in annual grants from Fifa – in the Malian courts. “We did not go to the civil court because Femafoot always tells everyone that as this is money from Fifa, no one can interfere with how it is spent – even the state,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “They use this argument every time.”In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’.Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX In response to the indictment against Toure, a Femafoot statement on 10 August said his arrest was ‘fuelled by Toure’s opponents’ while stressing the ‘presumption of innocence’. Meanwhile, it is unknown how long Toure will be in jail pending trial, with one Malian journalist telling L’Equipe this month that “pre-trial detentions in Mali can last a long time – there are cases of people suspected of corruption who have been in prison for two-three years as they await trail”.On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX On the pitch, Mali are preparing for January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast while its Under-23 team will contest the Paris Olympics this time next year. Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 29, 2023
https://www.mynewsgh.com/jailed-candidate-set-to-win-mali-fa-elections/
Ghana Premier League calendar doesnt help our clubs in Africa Karim Zito
Dreams F.C coach Karim Zito has called on the Ghana Football Association to start the betPawa Premier League before CAF’s inter-club competitions begin. Dreams FC qualified for the second round of the CAF Confederation Cup after securing a 3-2 aggregate victory over Guinean side Millos FC. Although the FA Cup Champions did not lose a match over the two legs, Karim Zito felt his side would have been better prepared if the Ghana Premier League had started. ‘‘We are not playing in the league (yet) so the match fitness is not there. But other countries have started their leagues.’’ ‘‘So here, we have to sit down and look at our calendar so that it will help those (teams) who have qualified for CAF competitions.’’‘‘It is not right that I am in Ghana preparing for Africa and I do not have competitive matches to play before the tournament,’’ Zito argued.Dreams FC qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup by winning last season’s MTN FA CupThe 2023/24 betPawa Premier League season will commence on the weekend of Friday, September 15, through to Monday, September 18, 2023.That will still not be early enough for Dreams FC who will face Kallon FC of Serie Leone in the next round of the competition on the same day the league starts.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX ‘‘It is not right that I am in Ghana preparing for Africa and I do not have competitive matches to play before the tournament,’’ Zito argued. Dreams FC qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup by winning last season’s MTN FA CupThe 2023/24 betPawa Premier League season will commence on the weekend of Friday, September 15, through to Monday, September 18, 2023.That will still not be early enough for Dreams FC who will face Kallon FC of Serie Leone in the next round of the competition on the same day the league starts.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The 2023/24 betPawa Premier League season will commence on the weekend of Friday, September 15, through to Monday, September 18, 2023. That will still not be early enough for Dreams FC who will face Kallon FC of Serie Leone in the next round of the competition on the same day the league starts.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 29, 2023
https://www.mynewsgh.com/ghana-premier-league-calendar-doesnt-help-our-clubs-in-africa-karim-zito/
Jeremy Doku completes medical ahead of 65m Man City move
Stade Rennais winger Jeremy Doku has completed his medical ahead of a proposed transfer to Manchester City. The medical was sanction after Manchester City agreed to pay an initial €65 million to the French side and an extra €5 million in add-ons. Following that agreement, the Belgian forward was allowed to travel to the United Kingdom on Monday, ahead of the medical tests. Doku completed the first part of the medicals on Tuesday evening in Manchester. On Wednesday, Doku undertook and completed the second part of the medicals at Manchester City’s medical facility.The 21 year-old has already agreed personal terms with Manchester City, and will sign a long term contract after the medical results are known, before an announcement later today.Doku’s anticipated move to the Etihad Stadium marks a significant step forward in the career of the 21-year-old football sensation. Personal terms for the extended deal have already been agreed upon, showcasing the club’s strong belief in Doku’s potential to make a lasting impact on the Premier League.Manchester City are thought to view Doku as the replacement for Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez who was poached by the Saudi Pro League backed Public Investment Fund.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The 21 year-old has already agreed personal terms with Manchester City, and will sign a long term contract after the medical results are known, before an announcement later today. Doku’s anticipated move to the Etihad Stadium marks a significant step forward in the career of the 21-year-old football sensation. Personal terms for the extended deal have already been agreed upon, showcasing the club’s strong belief in Doku’s potential to make a lasting impact on the Premier League. Manchester City are thought to view Doku as the replacement for Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez who was poached by the Saudi Pro League backed Public Investment Fund. Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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Football
August 23, 2023
https://www.mynewsgh.com/jeremy-doku-completes-medical-ahead-of-e60m-man-city-move/
I still cant believe I won it 100m world champion ShaCarri Richardson still in shock
American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson says she was surprised by her explosive finish in the 100m final at the World Athletics Championships. Richardson blitzed through the final 30 meters to over take Jamaican favorites Shericka Jackson and Shelly Ann-Frazer-Price, clocking a championship record 10.65 seconds. “I’m almost in disbelief. I know myself and I know that I feel good. I came here for a new personal best,” she said. “I know I’m in great shape. It doesn’t really happen to me – that’s why I’m so surprised.” Richardson won from the outside lane in BudapestPre tournament favorite Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson took silver in 10.72, while Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who was chasing a sixth world 100m title at the age of 36 settled for bronze in 10.77 seconds.The feat ends Richardson’s wait for a world medal after consecutive near misses.The 23 year-old missed the Tokyo Olympics through suspension and suffered a double whammy after failing to qualify for last year’s World Athletics Championships in her home country, in Oregon, United States.Here in Budapest, she got off to a modest start, finishing behind Jackson and Marie-Josee Ta Lou in her semi-final, failing to secure automatic qualification. She would however qualify as one of the fastest third place finishers.In the final, she drew lane nine, keeping her out of the view of Jackson and Fraser-Pryce, and essentially the watching world. Not being the focus of the spotlight perhaps was an advantage as she powered from the their blind side to snatch gold in the final 30 meters.Stunned by what she had just achieved, Richardson almost stumbled over the edge of the track as she backtracked in a desperate attempt to confirm her finishing time on the big screen.When confirmation came, she could not hide her joy as the years of disappointment and doubt got the better of her, running around to nowhere in particular.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Pre tournament favorite Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson took silver in 10.72, while Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who was chasing a sixth world 100m title at the age of 36 settled for bronze in 10.77 seconds. The feat ends Richardson’s wait for a world medal after consecutive near misses.The 23 year-old missed the Tokyo Olympics through suspension and suffered a double whammy after failing to qualify for last year’s World Athletics Championships in her home country, in Oregon, United States.Here in Budapest, she got off to a modest start, finishing behind Jackson and Marie-Josee Ta Lou in her semi-final, failing to secure automatic qualification. She would however qualify as one of the fastest third place finishers.In the final, she drew lane nine, keeping her out of the view of Jackson and Fraser-Pryce, and essentially the watching world. Not being the focus of the spotlight perhaps was an advantage as she powered from the their blind side to snatch gold in the final 30 meters.Stunned by what she had just achieved, Richardson almost stumbled over the edge of the track as she backtracked in a desperate attempt to confirm her finishing time on the big screen.When confirmation came, she could not hide her joy as the years of disappointment and doubt got the better of her, running around to nowhere in particular.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The 23 year-old missed the Tokyo Olympics through suspension and suffered a double whammy after failing to qualify for last year’s World Athletics Championships in her home country, in Oregon, United States. Here in Budapest, she got off to a modest start, finishing behind Jackson and Marie-Josee Ta Lou in her semi-final, failing to secure automatic qualification. She would however qualify as one of the fastest third place finishers. In the final, she drew lane nine, keeping her out of the view of Jackson and Fraser-Pryce, and essentially the watching world. Not being the focus of the spotlight perhaps was an advantage as she powered from the their blind side to snatch gold in the final 30 meters. Stunned by what she had just achieved, Richardson almost stumbled over the edge of the track as she backtracked in a desperate attempt to confirm her finishing time on the big screen.When confirmation came, she could not hide her joy as the years of disappointment and doubt got the better of her, running around to nowhere in particular.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX When confirmation came, she could not hide her joy as the years of disappointment and doubt got the better of her, running around to nowhere in particular. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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Athletics
August 22, 2023
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Manchester City complete 65m Jeremy Doku signing
Premier League champions Manchester City have completed the signing of Stade Rennes winger Jeremy Doku for €60m(£55.4m). The Belgian forward joins the Treble winners after signing a five year contract. The 21-year-old, who scored 10 goals in 75 Ligue 1 appearances across three seasons, will wear number 11 jersey. “This is a great day for me, both personally and professionally. City are the best team in world football, so joining them is special,” Doku said. “I am a young player with so much learning and improving to do,” added the Antwerp-born winger.“Working with Pep and his staff, and playing alongside these world-class players, will make me a much better player. I feel sure of that.“Watching City last season was amazing. To win the Treble is the hardest thing in football and they did it. You cannot imagine how exciting it is to be joining this team. I cannot wait to get started. Hopefully I can make the fans happy.”Doku is the first winger signed by the club since the exit of Algerian winger Riyadh Mahrez in the summer. He is also the club’s third summer signing after the arrivals of Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea for £25m and the signing of Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig for £77m.Director of football at Manchester City, Txiki Begiristain who was present at the press conference to announce Doku’s arrival said: “Jeremy is a very exciting young player and I’m so pleased he’s joining us.“In terms of raw attributes, he has everything a winger needs. He has outstanding pace and he is exceptional in one-on-one situations.“I honestly believe working with Pep and the technical staff here at City will see him develop into a world-class attacking talent.”Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “Working with Pep and his staff, and playing alongside these world-class players, will make me a much better player. I feel sure of that. “Watching City last season was amazing. To win the Treble is the hardest thing in football and they did it. You cannot imagine how exciting it is to be joining this team. I cannot wait to get started. Hopefully I can make the fans happy.”Doku is the first winger signed by the club since the exit of Algerian winger Riyadh Mahrez in the summer. He is also the club’s third summer signing after the arrivals of Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea for £25m and the signing of Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig for £77m.Director of football at Manchester City, Txiki Begiristain who was present at the press conference to announce Doku’s arrival said: “Jeremy is a very exciting young player and I’m so pleased he’s joining us.“In terms of raw attributes, he has everything a winger needs. He has outstanding pace and he is exceptional in one-on-one situations.“I honestly believe working with Pep and the technical staff here at City will see him develop into a world-class attacking talent.”Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Doku is the first winger signed by the club since the exit of Algerian winger Riyadh Mahrez in the summer. He is also the club’s third summer signing after the arrivals of Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea for £25m and the signing of Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig for £77m. Director of football at Manchester City, Txiki Begiristain who was present at the press conference to announce Doku’s arrival said: “Jeremy is a very exciting young player and I’m so pleased he’s joining us. “In terms of raw attributes, he has everything a winger needs. He has outstanding pace and he is exceptional in one-on-one situations. “I honestly believe working with Pep and the technical staff here at City will see him develop into a world-class attacking talent.”Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 24, 2023
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Southampton: Kamaldeen Sulemana resumes training
Southampton winger Kamaldeen Sulemana has resumed training following his recovery from a knock that kept him out of action for two weeks. The Ghanaian sustained a knock in pre-season, keeping him out of action as Southampton started their championship campaign. The diminutive winger missed Southampton’s 4-4 draw with Norwich City on the opening weekend of the season, and the 2-1 away win at Plymouth Argyle last weekend. In a tweet by the club’s official account, Kamaldeen was seen doing some ball work with teammates as they prepared to host Queens Park Rangers. Good to have you back, @Kamaldeenho10 🤣 pic.twitter.com/T71IfbXgB8 It is unclear if Sulemana will be fit enough for the QPR test on Saturday at 2 PM.In January, Kamaldeen joined Southampton from Stade Rennais on a four-and a-half year deal worth an initial €25million.He has since scored two goals in 18 appearances for the Saint Mary’s club.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX In January, Kamaldeen joined Southampton from Stade Rennais on a four-and a-half year deal worth an initial €25million. He has since scored two goals in 18 appearances for the Saint Mary’s club.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 24, 2023
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Kudus in limbo as Ajax reject latest West Ham offer
Ghana winger Kudus Mohammed may yet stay at Ajax Amsterdam despite his resolve to join a club in the Premier League after multiple clubs to agree a deal with Ajax failed. On Tuesday, Ajax rejected a €42 million offer from Premier League side West Ham United for the Ghanaian international. The offer was the second official bid from the West London outfit, having seen a €35 million offer rejected only a week ago. West Ham’s offer was the second by a Premier League club for Kudus Mohammed, after Brighton and Hove Albion submitted a bid to Ajax in the first week of August.Although Ajax accepted an unnamed bid for Kudus Mohammed, the player could not agree personal terms with the Premier League side. The Ghanaian insisted on the insertion of a release clause in the contract, a condition Brighton were not willing to accept. The deal has since collapsed.Kudus is admired by Europe’s elite clubs who believe the Ghanaian can improve on the 17 goals he scored for Ajax last season.Spanish club F.C Barcelona are said to be admirers of the Black Stars winger but may not have the resources to fund such an operation.Although Kudus has a gentleman’s agreement with Ajax to transfer him if a reasonable offer is received, the Dutch side have made it clear to Kudus there is a deadline for such offers.It remains to be seen if West Ham United will return with a third, improved offer for the Ghanaian, or another club will make an offer for the Ghanaian. Until then, Kudus may have to stay another year in Amsterdam.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Although Ajax accepted an unnamed bid for Kudus Mohammed, the player could not agree personal terms with the Premier League side. The Ghanaian insisted on the insertion of a release clause in the contract, a condition Brighton were not willing to accept. The deal has since collapsed. Kudus is admired by Europe’s elite clubs who believe the Ghanaian can improve on the 17 goals he scored for Ajax last season.Spanish club F.C Barcelona are said to be admirers of the Black Stars winger but may not have the resources to fund such an operation.Although Kudus has a gentleman’s agreement with Ajax to transfer him if a reasonable offer is received, the Dutch side have made it clear to Kudus there is a deadline for such offers.It remains to be seen if West Ham United will return with a third, improved offer for the Ghanaian, or another club will make an offer for the Ghanaian. Until then, Kudus may have to stay another year in Amsterdam.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Spanish club F.C Barcelona are said to be admirers of the Black Stars winger but may not have the resources to fund such an operation. Although Kudus has a gentleman’s agreement with Ajax to transfer him if a reasonable offer is received, the Dutch side have made it clear to Kudus there is a deadline for such offers. It remains to be seen if West Ham United will return with a third, improved offer for the Ghanaian, or another club will make an offer for the Ghanaian. Until then, Kudus may have to stay another year in Amsterdam. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 23, 2023
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Baba Yahaya: former King Faisal winger trains with Kotoko ahead of transfer
Former King Faisal FC midfielder Baba Yahaya has began training with Asante Kotoko ahead of a proposed transfer. Baba Yahaya who spent the past two seasons with Kotoko’s cross town rivals, King Faisal. Last season, the twinkle-toed winger scored three goals in 33 appearances in the betPawa Premier League and was instrumental as King Faisal reached the FA Cup final.The midfielder left the club following King Faisal’s relegation at the end of last season.He has since been in talks with Kotoko’s Interim Management Committee, with progress said to have been made regarding the terms of a long term contract.If nothing changes, Baba Yahaya will sign a three-year contract with Asante Kotoko. Sources close to the deal say both parties have agreed not to include a release clause in the contract.The deal is expected to be announced this week.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The midfielder left the club following King Faisal’s relegation at the end of last season. He has since been in talks with Kotoko’s Interim Management Committee, with progress said to have been made regarding the terms of a long term contract.If nothing changes, Baba Yahaya will sign a three-year contract with Asante Kotoko. Sources close to the deal say both parties have agreed not to include a release clause in the contract.The deal is expected to be announced this week.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX If nothing changes, Baba Yahaya will sign a three-year contract with Asante Kotoko. Sources close to the deal say both parties have agreed not to include a release clause in the contract. The deal is expected to be announced this week.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 21, 2023
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World Championships 2023: what to expect
When it comes to major championships, medals are the name of the game for the world’s best athletes. But with the sport’s biggest stars peaking for a second World Championships in as many years, less than 12 months before the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, we could witness record-breaking performances in Budapest. Several current world record holders will be in action across the disciplines, while others have set their sights on attaining historic marks.So, who might we see making history?Table of ContentsToggleNoah Lyles – men’s 200mFaith Kipyegon – women’s 1500m/5,000mKarsten Warholm – men’s 400m hurdlesFemke Bol – women’s 400m hurdlesArmand Duplantis – men’s pole vaultJakob Ingebrigtsen – men’s 1500mRyan Crouser – men’s shot putOther records to watchNoah Lyles – men’s 200mAmerican Noah Lyles, who will target three world titles, believes he will break Usain Bolt’s long-standing 200m record in Budapest.The world champion shared his prediction on social media that he will run 19.10 seconds to shatter the Jamaican sprinting legend’s 14-year mark. He also thinks he’ll get within 0.07secs of Bolt’s 100m best by running 9.65.Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt’s time of 19.19 has stood since the 2009 World Championships, as has his famous 100m mark of 9.58.Lyles achieved his personal best 19.31 to take the world title last year and victory in 19.47 at the London Diamond League in July – the fastest time in the world this year – means he heads to Budapest full of confidence.Faith Kipyegon – women’s 1500m/5,000mFaith Kipyegon is having a remarkable season, setting three world records across as many distances in fewer than 50 days.Two of those performances arrived one week apart, the popular Kenyan breaking the 1500m mark in a time of three minutes 49.11 seconds at the Florence Diamond League before winning the 5,000m in Paris in an astonishing 14 minutes 5.20 seconds on 9 June.The two-time Olympic and world 1500m champion added a third record to her name when she beat Sifan Hassan’s mile time by almost five seconds, clocking four minutes 7.64 seconds in July.Kipyegon will target a 1500m and 5,000m double as she heads to the World Championships in seemingly unstoppable form.Karsten Warholm – men’s 400m hurdlesFollowing an injury-disrupted 2022, Karsten Warholm appears back to his frightening best.The Norwegian has held the men’s 400m hurdles world record since running 45.94 seconds to win Olympic gold in Tokyo two years ago.He proved beyond any doubt this season that he has completed a full recovery from his hamstring injury by producing two of the five fastest performances of all time, improving to 46.51 in Monaco in July after clocking 46.52 in Oslo.Expect the 27-year-old, who was lacking fitness as he finished seventh at last year’s World Championships, to put on a show as he aims for a fourth global title.Femke Bol – women’s 400m hurdlesOlympic and world champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone is the world record holder in the women’s 400m hurdles – an event in which she boasts six of the eight fastest times in history and has looked unstoppable.The 24-year-old American improved her mark to 50.68 seconds in clinching world gold last year but had been set to target the 400m flat in Budapest before withdrawing because of a knee injury.In her absence, all eyes will be on Femke Bol.The Dutch athlete, 23, recorded the third-fastest performance of all time when she ran 51.45 at the London Diamond League – behind only McLaughlin-Levrone’s best two times, both set last season.Armand Duplantis – men’s pole vaultFor several years now, the men’s pole vault has pitted Swedish star Armand Duplantis against his own world record.On six separate occasions during his young career, the 23-year-old has risen – quite literally – to that challenge.Duplantis improved his best vault by one centimeter with a clearance at 6.22m at the indoor All Star Perche meeting in France in February, beating the mark he set in winning world gold last year.Having spoken of his desire to one day jump 6.30m, there will again be sky-high expectations when Duplantis takes to the runway.Jakob Ingebrigtsen – men’s 1500mNorwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance.The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX So, who might we see making history? Table of Contents American Noah Lyles, who will target three world titles, believes he will break Usain Bolt’s long-standing 200m record in Budapest.The world champion shared his prediction on social media that he will run 19.10 seconds to shatter the Jamaican sprinting legend’s 14-year mark. He also thinks he’ll get within 0.07secs of Bolt’s 100m best by running 9.65.Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt’s time of 19.19 has stood since the 2009 World Championships, as has his famous 100m mark of 9.58.Lyles achieved his personal best 19.31 to take the world title last year and victory in 19.47 at the London Diamond League in July – the fastest time in the world this year – means he heads to Budapest full of confidence.Faith Kipyegon – women’s 1500m/5,000mFaith Kipyegon is having a remarkable season, setting three world records across as many distances in fewer than 50 days.Two of those performances arrived one week apart, the popular Kenyan breaking the 1500m mark in a time of three minutes 49.11 seconds at the Florence Diamond League before winning the 5,000m in Paris in an astonishing 14 minutes 5.20 seconds on 9 June.The two-time Olympic and world 1500m champion added a third record to her name when she beat Sifan Hassan’s mile time by almost five seconds, clocking four minutes 7.64 seconds in July.Kipyegon will target a 1500m and 5,000m double as she heads to the World Championships in seemingly unstoppable form.Karsten Warholm – men’s 400m hurdlesFollowing an injury-disrupted 2022, Karsten Warholm appears back to his frightening best.The Norwegian has held the men’s 400m hurdles world record since running 45.94 seconds to win Olympic gold in Tokyo two years ago.He proved beyond any doubt this season that he has completed a full recovery from his hamstring injury by producing two of the five fastest performances of all time, improving to 46.51 in Monaco in July after clocking 46.52 in Oslo.Expect the 27-year-old, who was lacking fitness as he finished seventh at last year’s World Championships, to put on a show as he aims for a fourth global title.Femke Bol – women’s 400m hurdlesOlympic and world champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone is the world record holder in the women’s 400m hurdles – an event in which she boasts six of the eight fastest times in history and has looked unstoppable.The 24-year-old American improved her mark to 50.68 seconds in clinching world gold last year but had been set to target the 400m flat in Budapest before withdrawing because of a knee injury.In her absence, all eyes will be on Femke Bol.The Dutch athlete, 23, recorded the third-fastest performance of all time when she ran 51.45 at the London Diamond League – behind only McLaughlin-Levrone’s best two times, both set last season.Armand Duplantis – men’s pole vaultFor several years now, the men’s pole vault has pitted Swedish star Armand Duplantis against his own world record.On six separate occasions during his young career, the 23-year-old has risen – quite literally – to that challenge.Duplantis improved his best vault by one centimeter with a clearance at 6.22m at the indoor All Star Perche meeting in France in February, beating the mark he set in winning world gold last year.Having spoken of his desire to one day jump 6.30m, there will again be sky-high expectations when Duplantis takes to the runway.Jakob Ingebrigtsen – men’s 1500mNorwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance.The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The world champion shared his prediction on social media that he will run 19.10 seconds to shatter the Jamaican sprinting legend’s 14-year mark. He also thinks he’ll get within 0.07secs of Bolt’s 100m best by running 9.65. Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt’s time of 19.19 has stood since the 2009 World Championships, as has his famous 100m mark of 9.58.Lyles achieved his personal best 19.31 to take the world title last year and victory in 19.47 at the London Diamond League in July – the fastest time in the world this year – means he heads to Budapest full of confidence.Faith Kipyegon – women’s 1500m/5,000mFaith Kipyegon is having a remarkable season, setting three world records across as many distances in fewer than 50 days.Two of those performances arrived one week apart, the popular Kenyan breaking the 1500m mark in a time of three minutes 49.11 seconds at the Florence Diamond League before winning the 5,000m in Paris in an astonishing 14 minutes 5.20 seconds on 9 June.The two-time Olympic and world 1500m champion added a third record to her name when she beat Sifan Hassan’s mile time by almost five seconds, clocking four minutes 7.64 seconds in July.Kipyegon will target a 1500m and 5,000m double as she heads to the World Championships in seemingly unstoppable form.Karsten Warholm – men’s 400m hurdlesFollowing an injury-disrupted 2022, Karsten Warholm appears back to his frightening best.The Norwegian has held the men’s 400m hurdles world record since running 45.94 seconds to win Olympic gold in Tokyo two years ago.He proved beyond any doubt this season that he has completed a full recovery from his hamstring injury by producing two of the five fastest performances of all time, improving to 46.51 in Monaco in July after clocking 46.52 in Oslo.Expect the 27-year-old, who was lacking fitness as he finished seventh at last year’s World Championships, to put on a show as he aims for a fourth global title.Femke Bol – women’s 400m hurdlesOlympic and world champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone is the world record holder in the women’s 400m hurdles – an event in which she boasts six of the eight fastest times in history and has looked unstoppable.The 24-year-old American improved her mark to 50.68 seconds in clinching world gold last year but had been set to target the 400m flat in Budapest before withdrawing because of a knee injury.In her absence, all eyes will be on Femke Bol.The Dutch athlete, 23, recorded the third-fastest performance of all time when she ran 51.45 at the London Diamond League – behind only McLaughlin-Levrone’s best two times, both set last season.Armand Duplantis – men’s pole vaultFor several years now, the men’s pole vault has pitted Swedish star Armand Duplantis against his own world record.On six separate occasions during his young career, the 23-year-old has risen – quite literally – to that challenge.Duplantis improved his best vault by one centimeter with a clearance at 6.22m at the indoor All Star Perche meeting in France in February, beating the mark he set in winning world gold last year.Having spoken of his desire to one day jump 6.30m, there will again be sky-high expectations when Duplantis takes to the runway.Jakob Ingebrigtsen – men’s 1500mNorwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance.The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Lyles achieved his personal best 19.31 to take the world title last year and victory in 19.47 at the London Diamond League in July – the fastest time in the world this year – means he heads to Budapest full of confidence. Faith Kipyegon is having a remarkable season, setting three world records across as many distances in fewer than 50 days.Two of those performances arrived one week apart, the popular Kenyan breaking the 1500m mark in a time of three minutes 49.11 seconds at the Florence Diamond League before winning the 5,000m in Paris in an astonishing 14 minutes 5.20 seconds on 9 June.The two-time Olympic and world 1500m champion added a third record to her name when she beat Sifan Hassan’s mile time by almost five seconds, clocking four minutes 7.64 seconds in July.Kipyegon will target a 1500m and 5,000m double as she heads to the World Championships in seemingly unstoppable form.Karsten Warholm – men’s 400m hurdlesFollowing an injury-disrupted 2022, Karsten Warholm appears back to his frightening best.The Norwegian has held the men’s 400m hurdles world record since running 45.94 seconds to win Olympic gold in Tokyo two years ago.He proved beyond any doubt this season that he has completed a full recovery from his hamstring injury by producing two of the five fastest performances of all time, improving to 46.51 in Monaco in July after clocking 46.52 in Oslo.Expect the 27-year-old, who was lacking fitness as he finished seventh at last year’s World Championships, to put on a show as he aims for a fourth global title.Femke Bol – women’s 400m hurdlesOlympic and world champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone is the world record holder in the women’s 400m hurdles – an event in which she boasts six of the eight fastest times in history and has looked unstoppable.The 24-year-old American improved her mark to 50.68 seconds in clinching world gold last year but had been set to target the 400m flat in Budapest before withdrawing because of a knee injury.In her absence, all eyes will be on Femke Bol.The Dutch athlete, 23, recorded the third-fastest performance of all time when she ran 51.45 at the London Diamond League – behind only McLaughlin-Levrone’s best two times, both set last season.Armand Duplantis – men’s pole vaultFor several years now, the men’s pole vault has pitted Swedish star Armand Duplantis against his own world record.On six separate occasions during his young career, the 23-year-old has risen – quite literally – to that challenge.Duplantis improved his best vault by one centimeter with a clearance at 6.22m at the indoor All Star Perche meeting in France in February, beating the mark he set in winning world gold last year.Having spoken of his desire to one day jump 6.30m, there will again be sky-high expectations when Duplantis takes to the runway.Jakob Ingebrigtsen – men’s 1500mNorwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance.The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Two of those performances arrived one week apart, the popular Kenyan breaking the 1500m mark in a time of three minutes 49.11 seconds at the Florence Diamond League before winning the 5,000m in Paris in an astonishing 14 minutes 5.20 seconds on 9 June. The two-time Olympic and world 1500m champion added a third record to her name when she beat Sifan Hassan’s mile time by almost five seconds, clocking four minutes 7.64 seconds in July.Kipyegon will target a 1500m and 5,000m double as she heads to the World Championships in seemingly unstoppable form.Karsten Warholm – men’s 400m hurdlesFollowing an injury-disrupted 2022, Karsten Warholm appears back to his frightening best.The Norwegian has held the men’s 400m hurdles world record since running 45.94 seconds to win Olympic gold in Tokyo two years ago.He proved beyond any doubt this season that he has completed a full recovery from his hamstring injury by producing two of the five fastest performances of all time, improving to 46.51 in Monaco in July after clocking 46.52 in Oslo.Expect the 27-year-old, who was lacking fitness as he finished seventh at last year’s World Championships, to put on a show as he aims for a fourth global title.Femke Bol – women’s 400m hurdlesOlympic and world champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone is the world record holder in the women’s 400m hurdles – an event in which she boasts six of the eight fastest times in history and has looked unstoppable.The 24-year-old American improved her mark to 50.68 seconds in clinching world gold last year but had been set to target the 400m flat in Budapest before withdrawing because of a knee injury.In her absence, all eyes will be on Femke Bol.The Dutch athlete, 23, recorded the third-fastest performance of all time when she ran 51.45 at the London Diamond League – behind only McLaughlin-Levrone’s best two times, both set last season.Armand Duplantis – men’s pole vaultFor several years now, the men’s pole vault has pitted Swedish star Armand Duplantis against his own world record.On six separate occasions during his young career, the 23-year-old has risen – quite literally – to that challenge.Duplantis improved his best vault by one centimeter with a clearance at 6.22m at the indoor All Star Perche meeting in France in February, beating the mark he set in winning world gold last year.Having spoken of his desire to one day jump 6.30m, there will again be sky-high expectations when Duplantis takes to the runway.Jakob Ingebrigtsen – men’s 1500mNorwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance.The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Kipyegon will target a 1500m and 5,000m double as she heads to the World Championships in seemingly unstoppable form. Following an injury-disrupted 2022, Karsten Warholm appears back to his frightening best.The Norwegian has held the men’s 400m hurdles world record since running 45.94 seconds to win Olympic gold in Tokyo two years ago.He proved beyond any doubt this season that he has completed a full recovery from his hamstring injury by producing two of the five fastest performances of all time, improving to 46.51 in Monaco in July after clocking 46.52 in Oslo.Expect the 27-year-old, who was lacking fitness as he finished seventh at last year’s World Championships, to put on a show as he aims for a fourth global title.Femke Bol – women’s 400m hurdlesOlympic and world champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone is the world record holder in the women’s 400m hurdles – an event in which she boasts six of the eight fastest times in history and has looked unstoppable.The 24-year-old American improved her mark to 50.68 seconds in clinching world gold last year but had been set to target the 400m flat in Budapest before withdrawing because of a knee injury.In her absence, all eyes will be on Femke Bol.The Dutch athlete, 23, recorded the third-fastest performance of all time when she ran 51.45 at the London Diamond League – behind only McLaughlin-Levrone’s best two times, both set last season.Armand Duplantis – men’s pole vaultFor several years now, the men’s pole vault has pitted Swedish star Armand Duplantis against his own world record.On six separate occasions during his young career, the 23-year-old has risen – quite literally – to that challenge.Duplantis improved his best vault by one centimeter with a clearance at 6.22m at the indoor All Star Perche meeting in France in February, beating the mark he set in winning world gold last year.Having spoken of his desire to one day jump 6.30m, there will again be sky-high expectations when Duplantis takes to the runway.Jakob Ingebrigtsen – men’s 1500mNorwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance.The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The Norwegian has held the men’s 400m hurdles world record since running 45.94 seconds to win Olympic gold in Tokyo two years ago. He proved beyond any doubt this season that he has completed a full recovery from his hamstring injury by producing two of the five fastest performances of all time, improving to 46.51 in Monaco in July after clocking 46.52 in Oslo.Expect the 27-year-old, who was lacking fitness as he finished seventh at last year’s World Championships, to put on a show as he aims for a fourth global title.Femke Bol – women’s 400m hurdlesOlympic and world champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone is the world record holder in the women’s 400m hurdles – an event in which she boasts six of the eight fastest times in history and has looked unstoppable.The 24-year-old American improved her mark to 50.68 seconds in clinching world gold last year but had been set to target the 400m flat in Budapest before withdrawing because of a knee injury.In her absence, all eyes will be on Femke Bol.The Dutch athlete, 23, recorded the third-fastest performance of all time when she ran 51.45 at the London Diamond League – behind only McLaughlin-Levrone’s best two times, both set last season.Armand Duplantis – men’s pole vaultFor several years now, the men’s pole vault has pitted Swedish star Armand Duplantis against his own world record.On six separate occasions during his young career, the 23-year-old has risen – quite literally – to that challenge.Duplantis improved his best vault by one centimeter with a clearance at 6.22m at the indoor All Star Perche meeting in France in February, beating the mark he set in winning world gold last year.Having spoken of his desire to one day jump 6.30m, there will again be sky-high expectations when Duplantis takes to the runway.Jakob Ingebrigtsen – men’s 1500mNorwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance.The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Expect the 27-year-old, who was lacking fitness as he finished seventh at last year’s World Championships, to put on a show as he aims for a fourth global title. Olympic and world champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone is the world record holder in the women’s 400m hurdles – an event in which she boasts six of the eight fastest times in history and has looked unstoppable.The 24-year-old American improved her mark to 50.68 seconds in clinching world gold last year but had been set to target the 400m flat in Budapest before withdrawing because of a knee injury.In her absence, all eyes will be on Femke Bol.The Dutch athlete, 23, recorded the third-fastest performance of all time when she ran 51.45 at the London Diamond League – behind only McLaughlin-Levrone’s best two times, both set last season.Armand Duplantis – men’s pole vaultFor several years now, the men’s pole vault has pitted Swedish star Armand Duplantis against his own world record.On six separate occasions during his young career, the 23-year-old has risen – quite literally – to that challenge.Duplantis improved his best vault by one centimeter with a clearance at 6.22m at the indoor All Star Perche meeting in France in February, beating the mark he set in winning world gold last year.Having spoken of his desire to one day jump 6.30m, there will again be sky-high expectations when Duplantis takes to the runway.Jakob Ingebrigtsen – men’s 1500mNorwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance.The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The 24-year-old American improved her mark to 50.68 seconds in clinching world gold last year but had been set to target the 400m flat in Budapest before withdrawing because of a knee injury. In her absence, all eyes will be on Femke Bol.The Dutch athlete, 23, recorded the third-fastest performance of all time when she ran 51.45 at the London Diamond League – behind only McLaughlin-Levrone’s best two times, both set last season.Armand Duplantis – men’s pole vaultFor several years now, the men’s pole vault has pitted Swedish star Armand Duplantis against his own world record.On six separate occasions during his young career, the 23-year-old has risen – quite literally – to that challenge.Duplantis improved his best vault by one centimeter with a clearance at 6.22m at the indoor All Star Perche meeting in France in February, beating the mark he set in winning world gold last year.Having spoken of his desire to one day jump 6.30m, there will again be sky-high expectations when Duplantis takes to the runway.Jakob Ingebrigtsen – men’s 1500mNorwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance.The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The Dutch athlete, 23, recorded the third-fastest performance of all time when she ran 51.45 at the London Diamond League – behind only McLaughlin-Levrone’s best two times, both set last season. For several years now, the men’s pole vault has pitted Swedish star Armand Duplantis against his own world record.On six separate occasions during his young career, the 23-year-old has risen – quite literally – to that challenge.Duplantis improved his best vault by one centimeter with a clearance at 6.22m at the indoor All Star Perche meeting in France in February, beating the mark he set in winning world gold last year.Having spoken of his desire to one day jump 6.30m, there will again be sky-high expectations when Duplantis takes to the runway.Jakob Ingebrigtsen – men’s 1500mNorwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance.The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX On six separate occasions during his young career, the 23-year-old has risen – quite literally – to that challenge. Duplantis improved his best vault by one centimeter with a clearance at 6.22m at the indoor All Star Perche meeting in France in February, beating the mark he set in winning world gold last year.Having spoken of his desire to one day jump 6.30m, there will again be sky-high expectations when Duplantis takes to the runway.Jakob Ingebrigtsen – men’s 1500mNorwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance.The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Having spoken of his desire to one day jump 6.30m, there will again be sky-high expectations when Duplantis takes to the runway. Norwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance.The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Norwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen already has one world record to his name in 2023 – albeit over the rarely contested two-mile distance. The versatile 22-year-old is the 1500m Olympic champion and world 5,000m gold medallist but he had to settle for silver behind Britain’s Jake Wightman over the shorter distance in Eugene last year.In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX In July he became the fourth-fastest 1500m runner in history, improving his European record to three minutes 27.14 seconds at the Silesia Diamond League.It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX It brought Ingebrigtsen within 1.14 seconds of Hicham El Guerrouj’s as yet untouchable 3:26, set 25 years ago, as he bids to upgrade his 1500m medal in Wightman’s absence.Ryan Crouser – men’s shot putRyan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year.The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Ryan Crouser’s new shot put technique, known as the ‘Crouser Slide’, has already helped the American to improve his world record this year. The reigning Olympic and world champion added more than 20cm to his best with a throw of 23.56m in May using his new step-across method – an adjustment at the beginning of his routine which allows him to generate more force.The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement.That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The 30-year-old, responsible for 10 of the 14 furthest throws in history, has had time to further perfect the movement. That was proven at the London Diamond League, when the average distance of his six-throw series was higher than any of his competitors’ single best attempt.Other records to watchWhere else could we see record-breaking performances?Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Where else could we see record-breaking performances? Three-time world outdoor champion Yulimar Rojas set a new triple jump world record of 15.74m at last year’s World Indoor Championships, having previously set the standard at 15.67m in winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump.Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The Venezuelan has recorded seven of the nine biggest jumps in history and has been clear that her target is to become the first woman to jump 16m in the triple jump. Rojas, who may also decide to target a long jump medal, has a triple jump best of 15.18m this season – making her the clear favourite for another gold.Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest.His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Elsewhere, American Grant Holloway is attempting to win a third successive men’s 110m hurdles world title in Budapest. His personal best of 12.81 seconds is the second fastest time in history, one hundredth of a second behind compatriot Aries Merritt’s record of 12.80, which he could target to complete his treble in style.Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds.Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Elsewhere, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma has displayed record-setting form in 2023, having rewritten the men’s 3,000m steeplechase mark in June with seven minutes 52.11 seconds. Source: BBCSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 16, 2023
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Im more matured now Kepas first words as Real Madrid keeper
Real Madrid goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga says he is a more matured goalkeeper than the player who rejected the club in 2018. Kepa was unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Tuesday at Ciudad Real Madrid before addressing a press conference at the venue. “This is a proud moment for me. This club is legendary. I have grown up watching Iker Casillas. He’s one of my idols. Real Madrid offer? The decision has been very easy. I had other important offers but Real Madrid is Real Madrid.” Kepa in a pose with his family after his unveiling In 2018, Kepa paid his release clause of €80 million to join Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao. Before the transfer, Kepa was widely expected to join Real Madrid but the Spaniard chose the West London club.Looking back on that decision, Kepa, with a hint of regret, said he is a more matured player than the one who rejected Real Madrid in 2018.”I’m more experienced now. This is the best moment of my career. I’m ready to play here. I assure you my work and commitment will not miss. I’m very happy to be here today. What happened in the past (2018) is past. Thank you all again!The Basque-born goalkeeper will replace the injured Thibaut Courtois after the Belgian tore his anterior cruciate ligament.Kepa will be Real Madrid’s first choice goalkeeper and is expected to be in post when they face Almeria on August 19.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Looking back on that decision, Kepa, with a hint of regret, said he is a more matured player than the one who rejected Real Madrid in 2018. ”I’m more experienced now. This is the best moment of my career. I’m ready to play here. I assure you my work and commitment will not miss. I’m very happy to be here today. What happened in the past (2018) is past. Thank you all again! The Basque-born goalkeeper will replace the injured Thibaut Courtois after the Belgian tore his anterior cruciate ligament. Kepa will be Real Madrid’s first choice goalkeeper and is expected to be in post when they face Almeria on August 19.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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Football
August 15, 2023
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Nania Community FC Wins Paga Youth Movement (PAYOM) Community Unity Football Tournament
In a heart-pounding clash that left fans on the edge of their seats, Nania Community FC emerged victorious to claim the championship title in the Paga Youth Movement Community Games on August 13, 2023. With a remarkable one-goal victory over Gwaare Community FC in the final, Nania Community FC showcased their prowess and determination on the field, earning themselves the well-deserved honour of being crowned champions. The atmosphere was electric as supporters from both communities gathered at the Paga Tow Field to witness this riveting showdown. From the first whistle to the final moments of extra time, the match proved to be a nail-biting affair that will undoubtedly be etched in the memories of those present. Before the final match, the Paga Youth Movement Community Unity Football Games began in June 2023 with a total of 17 community teams from the area. The communities are Nania, Gwaare, Hilltop, Banyono, Gasungo, Zenga, Baloo, Nabio/Bau, Bisawo, Kampala City, Chania, Nyania, Badunu, Soghia and Pikworo.Apart from the communities, two state agencies, Ghana Immigration Serice and Ghana Health Service took part in the games. Both agencies were awarded citations to appreciate their work. In all. a total of 38 matches were played in this year’s tournament.Gwaare Community FC fought valiantly to mount a comeback, unleashing a series of intense attacks in the closing minutes of the game.However, Nania’s steadfast defence, led by the heroic efforts of the goalkeeper, proved impenetrable. The Goalkeeper’s agile saves and strategic positioning thwarted every attempt Gwaare made to level the playing field.Nania’s triumph isn’t just about winning a trophy; it’s about fostering a sense of peace and unity within the community. The team’s success has brought neighbours and friends together, fostering a stronger bond among residents and instilling a renewed sense of optimism.DCE Gerald Ataogye and RFA Chairiman, Alhaji Salifu ZidaAddressing the media after the tournament, the District Chief Executive Officer for the Kaseena Nakana West District, Mr. Gerald Ataogye who is also a member of the Paga Youth Movement, did not mince words in highlighting the importance of the Unity games in fostering peace and unity in the District.”organising games like this, definitely brings unity. Apart from the games, we meet to discuss other development issues so that we can have cohesion. You know Kessena Nankana West is a border town and you know what is happening across so if we meet to interact, definitely, things will work well for us. So these games are organised for us to meet and discuss issues. It is done everywhere and I know next year it will be better than this.  It is about unity, we want to stand as one and do whatever we can to promote the district as well as the various communities. Now that I am a member, I need to do whatever I can to make sure the movement is saved.This is the best way you can get tough together, football. You know everywhere the youth are in love with football. So in other to bring the Youth together, this is one of the ways you can actually do it. Not only the game, but we sit to talk about other things because when you call them for just a meeting, maybe they won’t come” he said.Mr Gerald Ataogye also revealed that the Movement could be considering other ways to engage the youth aside from football.” We have something else in mind, whether we can of course start something like the cultural competitions so that we don’t forget our culture because it is important. The young ones will learn from the war dance and other cultural activities.  I will help us maintain it so that it doesn’t die” he said.Refs piking medalsPaga Youth Movement( PAYOM) Chairman Calls For SupportThe chairman of the Paga Youth Movement( PAYOM), Mr. Wenawome D. Aborah called for support from the government, individuals and institutions like the Ghana Peace Council should come on board to support the initiative in the wake of violence – extremism happening in the subregion.”Paga Youth Movement is a non-political group with Moto Development in Peace. The aim of the group is to champion development and peace in the various communities of Paga and beyond. The youth movement has been doing a lot of activities and football is just out of many. The movement realize football brings people together and decided to put this tournament together for all the communities in Paga to participate in over the years but this year we thought we should include institutions or people who work and live within Paga since we stand for peace bringing people together through games is important for the growth of the movementWe again use the occasion to let various security agencies and other departments reach out to the people, the platform is used to talk about violence extremism, peace, development and other social issues. This year we have about 17 teams including the Ghana immigration service and Ghana health service as the only institution partaking and it has graced the occasion. Mind you 70% of funding came from Youth Movement 30% is from sponsors. This is hard for us as a pressure group looking for peace in our community and Ghana as a whole” he said.Mr Wenawome D. Aborah also gave a hint of an improvement in the unity games next year, ”Next year we planned to have a women’s tournament so our women should be prepared. We will have various communities organizing their own games and come out with their champions for each community in various games it’s going to be a variety of games not only football then the grand finale with be hosted at Paga Town Park.We will be having ghetto games for various communities maybe ending of the year or next year so all Youth Gettos get prepared. We have a lack of support financially we call on organizations to come to support us so we can change society because we are all aware of our geographical location in Burkina, Mali and now Niger coupled with the extremist lingering meaning Paga is a hot spot and attention should be given. These games engage the youth does not have time to do bad things Organizations should come to help us create job opportunities for the youth to leaving meaningful and responsible life so we don’t lose them to bad people to use them against ourselves.” he added.In conclusion, the Chairman of PAYOM, Mr Wenawome D. Aborah seized the opportunity to thank the executive members and the technical team. They have done a yeowman job.Frederick Awovire Wugaa, Vice Chairman, Godwin Bannyah Sibido, General Secretary, Samitu Mohammed Kumuriwo, Treasurer, Desmond Babachuwe, Financial Secretary and Raphael Pareyiwe Kupanamo, Organizer make up the executive committee of the Paga Youth Movement.For the technical team, we have Jamil Atipaga District Football Association( DFA) Chairman, Abdul Razak Yidana Vice DFA President, Killian Banteo, Patrick Wenia, Media publication and Misbao Yidana.Individual Award WinnersBest player- Daniel Afah (Odiwinge) of the Nania TeamBest Goalkeeper- Mohammed Gafaru of Nania.Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Apart from the communities, two state agencies, Ghana Immigration Serice and Ghana Health Service took part in the games. Both agencies were awarded citations to appreciate their work. In all. a total of 38 matches were played in this year’s tournament. Gwaare Community FC fought valiantly to mount a comeback, unleashing a series of intense attacks in the closing minutes of the game.However, Nania’s steadfast defence, led by the heroic efforts of the goalkeeper, proved impenetrable. The Goalkeeper’s agile saves and strategic positioning thwarted every attempt Gwaare made to level the playing field.Nania’s triumph isn’t just about winning a trophy; it’s about fostering a sense of peace and unity within the community. The team’s success has brought neighbours and friends together, fostering a stronger bond among residents and instilling a renewed sense of optimism.DCE Gerald Ataogye and RFA Chairiman, Alhaji Salifu ZidaAddressing the media after the tournament, the District Chief Executive Officer for the Kaseena Nakana West District, Mr. Gerald Ataogye who is also a member of the Paga Youth Movement, did not mince words in highlighting the importance of the Unity games in fostering peace and unity in the District.”organising games like this, definitely brings unity. Apart from the games, we meet to discuss other development issues so that we can have cohesion. You know Kessena Nankana West is a border town and you know what is happening across so if we meet to interact, definitely, things will work well for us. So these games are organised for us to meet and discuss issues. It is done everywhere and I know next year it will be better than this.  It is about unity, we want to stand as one and do whatever we can to promote the district as well as the various communities. Now that I am a member, I need to do whatever I can to make sure the movement is saved.This is the best way you can get tough together, football. You know everywhere the youth are in love with football. So in other to bring the Youth together, this is one of the ways you can actually do it. Not only the game, but we sit to talk about other things because when you call them for just a meeting, maybe they won’t come” he said.Mr Gerald Ataogye also revealed that the Movement could be considering other ways to engage the youth aside from football.” We have something else in mind, whether we can of course start something like the cultural competitions so that we don’t forget our culture because it is important. The young ones will learn from the war dance and other cultural activities.  I will help us maintain it so that it doesn’t die” he said.Refs piking medalsPaga Youth Movement( PAYOM) Chairman Calls For SupportThe chairman of the Paga Youth Movement( PAYOM), Mr. Wenawome D. Aborah called for support from the government, individuals and institutions like the Ghana Peace Council should come on board to support the initiative in the wake of violence – extremism happening in the subregion.”Paga Youth Movement is a non-political group with Moto Development in Peace. The aim of the group is to champion development and peace in the various communities of Paga and beyond. The youth movement has been doing a lot of activities and football is just out of many. The movement realize football brings people together and decided to put this tournament together for all the communities in Paga to participate in over the years but this year we thought we should include institutions or people who work and live within Paga since we stand for peace bringing people together through games is important for the growth of the movementWe again use the occasion to let various security agencies and other departments reach out to the people, the platform is used to talk about violence extremism, peace, development and other social issues. This year we have about 17 teams including the Ghana immigration service and Ghana health service as the only institution partaking and it has graced the occasion. Mind you 70% of funding came from Youth Movement 30% is from sponsors. This is hard for us as a pressure group looking for peace in our community and Ghana as a whole” he said.Mr Wenawome D. Aborah also gave a hint of an improvement in the unity games next year, ”Next year we planned to have a women’s tournament so our women should be prepared. We will have various communities organizing their own games and come out with their champions for each community in various games it’s going to be a variety of games not only football then the grand finale with be hosted at Paga Town Park.We will be having ghetto games for various communities maybe ending of the year or next year so all Youth Gettos get prepared. We have a lack of support financially we call on organizations to come to support us so we can change society because we are all aware of our geographical location in Burkina, Mali and now Niger coupled with the extremist lingering meaning Paga is a hot spot and attention should be given. These games engage the youth does not have time to do bad things Organizations should come to help us create job opportunities for the youth to leaving meaningful and responsible life so we don’t lose them to bad people to use them against ourselves.” he added.In conclusion, the Chairman of PAYOM, Mr Wenawome D. Aborah seized the opportunity to thank the executive members and the technical team. They have done a yeowman job.Frederick Awovire Wugaa, Vice Chairman, Godwin Bannyah Sibido, General Secretary, Samitu Mohammed Kumuriwo, Treasurer, Desmond Babachuwe, Financial Secretary and Raphael Pareyiwe Kupanamo, Organizer make up the executive committee of the Paga Youth Movement.For the technical team, we have Jamil Atipaga District Football Association( DFA) Chairman, Abdul Razak Yidana Vice DFA President, Killian Banteo, Patrick Wenia, Media publication and Misbao Yidana.Individual Award WinnersBest player- Daniel Afah (Odiwinge) of the Nania TeamBest Goalkeeper- Mohammed Gafaru of Nania.Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX However, Nania’s steadfast defence, led by the heroic efforts of the goalkeeper, proved impenetrable. The Goalkeeper’s agile saves and strategic positioning thwarted every attempt Gwaare made to level the playing field. Nania’s triumph isn’t just about winning a trophy; it’s about fostering a sense of peace and unity within the community. The team’s success has brought neighbours and friends together, fostering a stronger bond among residents and instilling a renewed sense of optimism.DCE Gerald Ataogye and RFA Chairiman, Alhaji Salifu ZidaAddressing the media after the tournament, the District Chief Executive Officer for the Kaseena Nakana West District, Mr. Gerald Ataogye who is also a member of the Paga Youth Movement, did not mince words in highlighting the importance of the Unity games in fostering peace and unity in the District.”organising games like this, definitely brings unity. Apart from the games, we meet to discuss other development issues so that we can have cohesion. You know Kessena Nankana West is a border town and you know what is happening across so if we meet to interact, definitely, things will work well for us. So these games are organised for us to meet and discuss issues. It is done everywhere and I know next year it will be better than this.  It is about unity, we want to stand as one and do whatever we can to promote the district as well as the various communities. Now that I am a member, I need to do whatever I can to make sure the movement is saved.This is the best way you can get tough together, football. You know everywhere the youth are in love with football. So in other to bring the Youth together, this is one of the ways you can actually do it. Not only the game, but we sit to talk about other things because when you call them for just a meeting, maybe they won’t come” he said.Mr Gerald Ataogye also revealed that the Movement could be considering other ways to engage the youth aside from football.” We have something else in mind, whether we can of course start something like the cultural competitions so that we don’t forget our culture because it is important. The young ones will learn from the war dance and other cultural activities.  I will help us maintain it so that it doesn’t die” he said.Refs piking medalsPaga Youth Movement( PAYOM) Chairman Calls For SupportThe chairman of the Paga Youth Movement( PAYOM), Mr. Wenawome D. Aborah called for support from the government, individuals and institutions like the Ghana Peace Council should come on board to support the initiative in the wake of violence – extremism happening in the subregion.”Paga Youth Movement is a non-political group with Moto Development in Peace. The aim of the group is to champion development and peace in the various communities of Paga and beyond. The youth movement has been doing a lot of activities and football is just out of many. The movement realize football brings people together and decided to put this tournament together for all the communities in Paga to participate in over the years but this year we thought we should include institutions or people who work and live within Paga since we stand for peace bringing people together through games is important for the growth of the movementWe again use the occasion to let various security agencies and other departments reach out to the people, the platform is used to talk about violence extremism, peace, development and other social issues. This year we have about 17 teams including the Ghana immigration service and Ghana health service as the only institution partaking and it has graced the occasion. Mind you 70% of funding came from Youth Movement 30% is from sponsors. This is hard for us as a pressure group looking for peace in our community and Ghana as a whole” he said.Mr Wenawome D. Aborah also gave a hint of an improvement in the unity games next year, ”Next year we planned to have a women’s tournament so our women should be prepared. We will have various communities organizing their own games and come out with their champions for each community in various games it’s going to be a variety of games not only football then the grand finale with be hosted at Paga Town Park.We will be having ghetto games for various communities maybe ending of the year or next year so all Youth Gettos get prepared. We have a lack of support financially we call on organizations to come to support us so we can change society because we are all aware of our geographical location in Burkina, Mali and now Niger coupled with the extremist lingering meaning Paga is a hot spot and attention should be given. These games engage the youth does not have time to do bad things Organizations should come to help us create job opportunities for the youth to leaving meaningful and responsible life so we don’t lose them to bad people to use them against ourselves.” he added.In conclusion, the Chairman of PAYOM, Mr Wenawome D. Aborah seized the opportunity to thank the executive members and the technical team. They have done a yeowman job.Frederick Awovire Wugaa, Vice Chairman, Godwin Bannyah Sibido, General Secretary, Samitu Mohammed Kumuriwo, Treasurer, Desmond Babachuwe, Financial Secretary and Raphael Pareyiwe Kupanamo, Organizer make up the executive committee of the Paga Youth Movement.For the technical team, we have Jamil Atipaga District Football Association( DFA) Chairman, Abdul Razak Yidana Vice DFA President, Killian Banteo, Patrick Wenia, Media publication and Misbao Yidana.Individual Award WinnersBest player- Daniel Afah (Odiwinge) of the Nania TeamBest Goalkeeper- Mohammed Gafaru of Nania.Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Addressing the media after the tournament, the District Chief Executive Officer for the Kaseena Nakana West District, Mr. Gerald Ataogye who is also a member of the Paga Youth Movement, did not mince words in highlighting the importance of the Unity games in fostering peace and unity in the District. ”organising games like this, definitely brings unity. Apart from the games, we meet to discuss other development issues so that we can have cohesion. You know Kessena Nankana West is a border town and you know what is happening across so if we meet to interact, definitely, things will work well for us. So these games are organised for us to meet and discuss issues. It is done everywhere and I know next year it will be better than this.  It is about unity, we want to stand as one and do whatever we can to promote the district as well as the various communities. Now that I am a member, I need to do whatever I can to make sure the movement is saved.This is the best way you can get tough together, football. You know everywhere the youth are in love with football. So in other to bring the Youth together, this is one of the ways you can actually do it. Not only the game, but we sit to talk about other things because when you call them for just a meeting, maybe they won’t come” he said.Mr Gerald Ataogye also revealed that the Movement could be considering other ways to engage the youth aside from football.” We have something else in mind, whether we can of course start something like the cultural competitions so that we don’t forget our culture because it is important. The young ones will learn from the war dance and other cultural activities.  I will help us maintain it so that it doesn’t die” he said.Refs piking medalsPaga Youth Movement( PAYOM) Chairman Calls For SupportThe chairman of the Paga Youth Movement( PAYOM), Mr. Wenawome D. Aborah called for support from the government, individuals and institutions like the Ghana Peace Council should come on board to support the initiative in the wake of violence – extremism happening in the subregion.”Paga Youth Movement is a non-political group with Moto Development in Peace. The aim of the group is to champion development and peace in the various communities of Paga and beyond. The youth movement has been doing a lot of activities and football is just out of many. The movement realize football brings people together and decided to put this tournament together for all the communities in Paga to participate in over the years but this year we thought we should include institutions or people who work and live within Paga since we stand for peace bringing people together through games is important for the growth of the movementWe again use the occasion to let various security agencies and other departments reach out to the people, the platform is used to talk about violence extremism, peace, development and other social issues. This year we have about 17 teams including the Ghana immigration service and Ghana health service as the only institution partaking and it has graced the occasion. Mind you 70% of funding came from Youth Movement 30% is from sponsors. This is hard for us as a pressure group looking for peace in our community and Ghana as a whole” he said.Mr Wenawome D. Aborah also gave a hint of an improvement in the unity games next year, ”Next year we planned to have a women’s tournament so our women should be prepared. We will have various communities organizing their own games and come out with their champions for each community in various games it’s going to be a variety of games not only football then the grand finale with be hosted at Paga Town Park.We will be having ghetto games for various communities maybe ending of the year or next year so all Youth Gettos get prepared. We have a lack of support financially we call on organizations to come to support us so we can change society because we are all aware of our geographical location in Burkina, Mali and now Niger coupled with the extremist lingering meaning Paga is a hot spot and attention should be given. These games engage the youth does not have time to do bad things Organizations should come to help us create job opportunities for the youth to leaving meaningful and responsible life so we don’t lose them to bad people to use them against ourselves.” he added.In conclusion, the Chairman of PAYOM, Mr Wenawome D. Aborah seized the opportunity to thank the executive members and the technical team. They have done a yeowman job.Frederick Awovire Wugaa, Vice Chairman, Godwin Bannyah Sibido, General Secretary, Samitu Mohammed Kumuriwo, Treasurer, Desmond Babachuwe, Financial Secretary and Raphael Pareyiwe Kupanamo, Organizer make up the executive committee of the Paga Youth Movement.For the technical team, we have Jamil Atipaga District Football Association( DFA) Chairman, Abdul Razak Yidana Vice DFA President, Killian Banteo, Patrick Wenia, Media publication and Misbao Yidana.Individual Award WinnersBest player- Daniel Afah (Odiwinge) of the Nania TeamBest Goalkeeper- Mohammed Gafaru of Nania.Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX This is the best way you can get tough together, football. You know everywhere the youth are in love with football. So in other to bring the Youth together, this is one of the ways you can actually do it. Not only the game, but we sit to talk about other things because when you call them for just a meeting, maybe they won’t come” he said. Mr Gerald Ataogye also revealed that the Movement could be considering other ways to engage the youth aside from football.” We have something else in mind, whether we can of course start something like the cultural competitions so that we don’t forget our culture because it is important. The young ones will learn from the war dance and other cultural activities.  I will help us maintain it so that it doesn’t die” he said.Refs piking medalsPaga Youth Movement( PAYOM) Chairman Calls For SupportThe chairman of the Paga Youth Movement( PAYOM), Mr. Wenawome D. Aborah called for support from the government, individuals and institutions like the Ghana Peace Council should come on board to support the initiative in the wake of violence – extremism happening in the subregion.”Paga Youth Movement is a non-political group with Moto Development in Peace. The aim of the group is to champion development and peace in the various communities of Paga and beyond. The youth movement has been doing a lot of activities and football is just out of many. The movement realize football brings people together and decided to put this tournament together for all the communities in Paga to participate in over the years but this year we thought we should include institutions or people who work and live within Paga since we stand for peace bringing people together through games is important for the growth of the movementWe again use the occasion to let various security agencies and other departments reach out to the people, the platform is used to talk about violence extremism, peace, development and other social issues. This year we have about 17 teams including the Ghana immigration service and Ghana health service as the only institution partaking and it has graced the occasion. Mind you 70% of funding came from Youth Movement 30% is from sponsors. This is hard for us as a pressure group looking for peace in our community and Ghana as a whole” he said.Mr Wenawome D. Aborah also gave a hint of an improvement in the unity games next year, ”Next year we planned to have a women’s tournament so our women should be prepared. We will have various communities organizing their own games and come out with their champions for each community in various games it’s going to be a variety of games not only football then the grand finale with be hosted at Paga Town Park.We will be having ghetto games for various communities maybe ending of the year or next year so all Youth Gettos get prepared. We have a lack of support financially we call on organizations to come to support us so we can change society because we are all aware of our geographical location in Burkina, Mali and now Niger coupled with the extremist lingering meaning Paga is a hot spot and attention should be given. These games engage the youth does not have time to do bad things Organizations should come to help us create job opportunities for the youth to leaving meaningful and responsible life so we don’t lose them to bad people to use them against ourselves.” he added.In conclusion, the Chairman of PAYOM, Mr Wenawome D. Aborah seized the opportunity to thank the executive members and the technical team. They have done a yeowman job.Frederick Awovire Wugaa, Vice Chairman, Godwin Bannyah Sibido, General Secretary, Samitu Mohammed Kumuriwo, Treasurer, Desmond Babachuwe, Financial Secretary and Raphael Pareyiwe Kupanamo, Organizer make up the executive committee of the Paga Youth Movement.For the technical team, we have Jamil Atipaga District Football Association( DFA) Chairman, Abdul Razak Yidana Vice DFA President, Killian Banteo, Patrick Wenia, Media publication and Misbao Yidana.Individual Award WinnersBest player- Daniel Afah (Odiwinge) of the Nania TeamBest Goalkeeper- Mohammed Gafaru of Nania.Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX ” We have something else in mind, whether we can of course start something like the cultural competitions so that we don’t forget our culture because it is important. The young ones will learn from the war dance and other cultural activities.  I will help us maintain it so that it doesn’t die” he said. Paga Youth Movement( PAYOM) Chairman Calls For SupportThe chairman of the Paga Youth Movement( PAYOM), Mr. Wenawome D. Aborah called for support from the government, individuals and institutions like the Ghana Peace Council should come on board to support the initiative in the wake of violence – extremism happening in the subregion.”Paga Youth Movement is a non-political group with Moto Development in Peace. The aim of the group is to champion development and peace in the various communities of Paga and beyond. The youth movement has been doing a lot of activities and football is just out of many. The movement realize football brings people together and decided to put this tournament together for all the communities in Paga to participate in over the years but this year we thought we should include institutions or people who work and live within Paga since we stand for peace bringing people together through games is important for the growth of the movementWe again use the occasion to let various security agencies and other departments reach out to the people, the platform is used to talk about violence extremism, peace, development and other social issues. This year we have about 17 teams including the Ghana immigration service and Ghana health service as the only institution partaking and it has graced the occasion. Mind you 70% of funding came from Youth Movement 30% is from sponsors. This is hard for us as a pressure group looking for peace in our community and Ghana as a whole” he said.Mr Wenawome D. Aborah also gave a hint of an improvement in the unity games next year, ”Next year we planned to have a women’s tournament so our women should be prepared. We will have various communities organizing their own games and come out with their champions for each community in various games it’s going to be a variety of games not only football then the grand finale with be hosted at Paga Town Park.We will be having ghetto games for various communities maybe ending of the year or next year so all Youth Gettos get prepared. We have a lack of support financially we call on organizations to come to support us so we can change society because we are all aware of our geographical location in Burkina, Mali and now Niger coupled with the extremist lingering meaning Paga is a hot spot and attention should be given. These games engage the youth does not have time to do bad things Organizations should come to help us create job opportunities for the youth to leaving meaningful and responsible life so we don’t lose them to bad people to use them against ourselves.” he added.In conclusion, the Chairman of PAYOM, Mr Wenawome D. Aborah seized the opportunity to thank the executive members and the technical team. They have done a yeowman job.Frederick Awovire Wugaa, Vice Chairman, Godwin Bannyah Sibido, General Secretary, Samitu Mohammed Kumuriwo, Treasurer, Desmond Babachuwe, Financial Secretary and Raphael Pareyiwe Kupanamo, Organizer make up the executive committee of the Paga Youth Movement.For the technical team, we have Jamil Atipaga District Football Association( DFA) Chairman, Abdul Razak Yidana Vice DFA President, Killian Banteo, Patrick Wenia, Media publication and Misbao Yidana.Individual Award WinnersBest player- Daniel Afah (Odiwinge) of the Nania TeamBest Goalkeeper- Mohammed Gafaru of Nania.Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The chairman of the Paga Youth Movement( PAYOM), Mr. Wenawome D. Aborah called for support from the government, individuals and institutions like the Ghana Peace Council should come on board to support the initiative in the wake of violence – extremism happening in the subregion. ”Paga Youth Movement is a non-political group with Moto Development in Peace. The aim of the group is to champion development and peace in the various communities of Paga and beyond. The youth movement has been doing a lot of activities and football is just out of many. The movement realize football brings people together and decided to put this tournament together for all the communities in Paga to participate in over the years but this year we thought we should include institutions or people who work and live within Paga since we stand for peace bringing people together through games is important for the growth of the movementWe again use the occasion to let various security agencies and other departments reach out to the people, the platform is used to talk about violence extremism, peace, development and other social issues. This year we have about 17 teams including the Ghana immigration service and Ghana health service as the only institution partaking and it has graced the occasion. Mind you 70% of funding came from Youth Movement 30% is from sponsors. This is hard for us as a pressure group looking for peace in our community and Ghana as a whole” he said.Mr Wenawome D. Aborah also gave a hint of an improvement in the unity games next year, ”Next year we planned to have a women’s tournament so our women should be prepared. We will have various communities organizing their own games and come out with their champions for each community in various games it’s going to be a variety of games not only football then the grand finale with be hosted at Paga Town Park.We will be having ghetto games for various communities maybe ending of the year or next year so all Youth Gettos get prepared. We have a lack of support financially we call on organizations to come to support us so we can change society because we are all aware of our geographical location in Burkina, Mali and now Niger coupled with the extremist lingering meaning Paga is a hot spot and attention should be given. These games engage the youth does not have time to do bad things Organizations should come to help us create job opportunities for the youth to leaving meaningful and responsible life so we don’t lose them to bad people to use them against ourselves.” he added.In conclusion, the Chairman of PAYOM, Mr Wenawome D. Aborah seized the opportunity to thank the executive members and the technical team. They have done a yeowman job.Frederick Awovire Wugaa, Vice Chairman, Godwin Bannyah Sibido, General Secretary, Samitu Mohammed Kumuriwo, Treasurer, Desmond Babachuwe, Financial Secretary and Raphael Pareyiwe Kupanamo, Organizer make up the executive committee of the Paga Youth Movement.For the technical team, we have Jamil Atipaga District Football Association( DFA) Chairman, Abdul Razak Yidana Vice DFA President, Killian Banteo, Patrick Wenia, Media publication and Misbao Yidana.Individual Award WinnersBest player- Daniel Afah (Odiwinge) of the Nania TeamBest Goalkeeper- Mohammed Gafaru of Nania.Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX We again use the occasion to let various security agencies and other departments reach out to the people, the platform is used to talk about violence extremism, peace, development and other social issues. This year we have about 17 teams including the Ghana immigration service and Ghana health service as the only institution partaking and it has graced the occasion. Mind you 70% of funding came from Youth Movement 30% is from sponsors. This is hard for us as a pressure group looking for peace in our community and Ghana as a whole” he said. Mr Wenawome D. Aborah also gave a hint of an improvement in the unity games next year, ”Next year we planned to have a women’s tournament so our women should be prepared. We will have various communities organizing their own games and come out with their champions for each community in various games it’s going to be a variety of games not only football then the grand finale with be hosted at Paga Town Park.We will be having ghetto games for various communities maybe ending of the year or next year so all Youth Gettos get prepared. We have a lack of support financially we call on organizations to come to support us so we can change society because we are all aware of our geographical location in Burkina, Mali and now Niger coupled with the extremist lingering meaning Paga is a hot spot and attention should be given. These games engage the youth does not have time to do bad things Organizations should come to help us create job opportunities for the youth to leaving meaningful and responsible life so we don’t lose them to bad people to use them against ourselves.” he added.In conclusion, the Chairman of PAYOM, Mr Wenawome D. Aborah seized the opportunity to thank the executive members and the technical team. They have done a yeowman job.Frederick Awovire Wugaa, Vice Chairman, Godwin Bannyah Sibido, General Secretary, Samitu Mohammed Kumuriwo, Treasurer, Desmond Babachuwe, Financial Secretary and Raphael Pareyiwe Kupanamo, Organizer make up the executive committee of the Paga Youth Movement.For the technical team, we have Jamil Atipaga District Football Association( DFA) Chairman, Abdul Razak Yidana Vice DFA President, Killian Banteo, Patrick Wenia, Media publication and Misbao Yidana.Individual Award WinnersBest player- Daniel Afah (Odiwinge) of the Nania TeamBest Goalkeeper- Mohammed Gafaru of Nania.Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX We will be having ghetto games for various communities maybe ending of the year or next year so all Youth Gettos get prepared. We have a lack of support financially we call on organizations to come to support us so we can change society because we are all aware of our geographical location in Burkina, Mali and now Niger coupled with the extremist lingering meaning Paga is a hot spot and attention should be given. These games engage the youth does not have time to do bad things Organizations should come to help us create job opportunities for the youth to leaving meaningful and responsible life so we don’t lose them to bad people to use them against ourselves.” he added. In conclusion, the Chairman of PAYOM, Mr Wenawome D. Aborah seized the opportunity to thank the executive members and the technical team. They have done a yeowman job.Frederick Awovire Wugaa, Vice Chairman, Godwin Bannyah Sibido, General Secretary, Samitu Mohammed Kumuriwo, Treasurer, Desmond Babachuwe, Financial Secretary and Raphael Pareyiwe Kupanamo, Organizer make up the executive committee of the Paga Youth Movement.For the technical team, we have Jamil Atipaga District Football Association( DFA) Chairman, Abdul Razak Yidana Vice DFA President, Killian Banteo, Patrick Wenia, Media publication and Misbao Yidana.Individual Award WinnersBest player- Daniel Afah (Odiwinge) of the Nania TeamBest Goalkeeper- Mohammed Gafaru of Nania.Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX In conclusion, the Chairman of PAYOM, Mr Wenawome D. Aborah seized the opportunity to thank the executive members and the technical team. They have done a yeowman job. Frederick Awovire Wugaa, Vice Chairman, Godwin Bannyah Sibido, General Secretary, Samitu Mohammed Kumuriwo, Treasurer, Desmond Babachuwe, Financial Secretary and Raphael Pareyiwe Kupanamo, Organizer make up the executive committee of the Paga Youth Movement.For the technical team, we have Jamil Atipaga District Football Association( DFA) Chairman, Abdul Razak Yidana Vice DFA President, Killian Banteo, Patrick Wenia, Media publication and Misbao Yidana.Individual Award WinnersBest player- Daniel Afah (Odiwinge) of the Nania TeamBest Goalkeeper- Mohammed Gafaru of Nania.Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX For the technical team, we have Jamil Atipaga District Football Association( DFA) Chairman, Abdul Razak Yidana Vice DFA President, Killian Banteo, Patrick Wenia, Media publication and Misbao Yidana. Individual Award WinnersBest player- Daniel Afah (Odiwinge) of the Nania TeamBest Goalkeeper- Mohammed Gafaru of Nania.Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Best player- Daniel Afah (Odiwinge) of the Nania Team Best Goalkeeper- Mohammed Gafaru of Nania.Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Goal King- Tariq Atipaga of ZengaYoung Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Young Promising player- Mohammed Nawaf of GwaaruWell-behaved Team- Paga Health TeamSource: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Well-behaved Team- Paga Health Team Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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Womens World Cup: Nigeria to face England in round of 16
Nigeria will face England in the second round of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Nigeria sealed a round of 16 slot on Monday following a goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland. The result meant the Super Falcons finish the group stage unbeaten, with five points, two behind co-hosts Australia.The Super Falcons had previously secured a 3-2 win against Australia and a goalless draw against Canada.Barcelona Femini’s Oshoala celebrates her goal for Nigeria against co-hosts AustraliaEngland’s 6-1 win over China confirmed the round of 16 tie.Nigeria’s Rasheedat Ajibade spoke on Monday about the Super Falcon’s next opponent.“Honestly, I must tell you that nobody believed in us because of the kind of preparations we had for the World Cup but of course, we have always believed in ourselves,” Ajibade said.“We are limitless, we will keep pushing and we will also take each game one at a time but I can assure all Nigerians that the team is totally focused on achieving greatness.”Nigeria would have to be wary of Lauren James, Chelsea Women’s forward and sister to Chelsea men’s fight back Reece James.Nigeria will have to put a leash on the impressive Lauren JamesThe electric forward has come alive in the tournament, scoring a brace of goals as England spanked China 6-1 in their final group match.Laurens tow goals and three assists against China were the most goal contributions by any player at a World Cup.Before today’s exploits, James had scored the decisive goal as England beat Denmark in their second group game.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The Super Falcons had previously secured a 3-2 win against Australia and a goalless draw against Canada. Barcelona Femini’s Oshoala celebrates her goal for Nigeria against co-hosts AustraliaEngland’s 6-1 win over China confirmed the round of 16 tie.Nigeria’s Rasheedat Ajibade spoke on Monday about the Super Falcon’s next opponent.“Honestly, I must tell you that nobody believed in us because of the kind of preparations we had for the World Cup but of course, we have always believed in ourselves,” Ajibade said.“We are limitless, we will keep pushing and we will also take each game one at a time but I can assure all Nigerians that the team is totally focused on achieving greatness.”Nigeria would have to be wary of Lauren James, Chelsea Women’s forward and sister to Chelsea men’s fight back Reece James.Nigeria will have to put a leash on the impressive Lauren JamesThe electric forward has come alive in the tournament, scoring a brace of goals as England spanked China 6-1 in their final group match.Laurens tow goals and three assists against China were the most goal contributions by any player at a World Cup.Before today’s exploits, James had scored the decisive goal as England beat Denmark in their second group game.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX England’s 6-1 win over China confirmed the round of 16 tie. Nigeria’s Rasheedat Ajibade spoke on Monday about the Super Falcon’s next opponent.“Honestly, I must tell you that nobody believed in us because of the kind of preparations we had for the World Cup but of course, we have always believed in ourselves,” Ajibade said.“We are limitless, we will keep pushing and we will also take each game one at a time but I can assure all Nigerians that the team is totally focused on achieving greatness.”Nigeria would have to be wary of Lauren James, Chelsea Women’s forward and sister to Chelsea men’s fight back Reece James.Nigeria will have to put a leash on the impressive Lauren JamesThe electric forward has come alive in the tournament, scoring a brace of goals as England spanked China 6-1 in their final group match.Laurens tow goals and three assists against China were the most goal contributions by any player at a World Cup.Before today’s exploits, James had scored the decisive goal as England beat Denmark in their second group game.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “Honestly, I must tell you that nobody believed in us because of the kind of preparations we had for the World Cup but of course, we have always believed in ourselves,” Ajibade said. “We are limitless, we will keep pushing and we will also take each game one at a time but I can assure all Nigerians that the team is totally focused on achieving greatness.”Nigeria would have to be wary of Lauren James, Chelsea Women’s forward and sister to Chelsea men’s fight back Reece James.Nigeria will have to put a leash on the impressive Lauren JamesThe electric forward has come alive in the tournament, scoring a brace of goals as England spanked China 6-1 in their final group match.Laurens tow goals and three assists against China were the most goal contributions by any player at a World Cup.Before today’s exploits, James had scored the decisive goal as England beat Denmark in their second group game.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Nigeria would have to be wary of Lauren James, Chelsea Women’s forward and sister to Chelsea men’s fight back Reece James. Nigeria will have to put a leash on the impressive Lauren James The electric forward has come alive in the tournament, scoring a brace of goals as England spanked China 6-1 in their final group match. Laurens tow goals and three assists against China were the most goal contributions by any player at a World Cup.Before today’s exploits, James had scored the decisive goal as England beat Denmark in their second group game.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Before today’s exploits, James had scored the decisive goal as England beat Denmark in their second group game. Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 1, 2023
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Chris Hughton impressed by standard of African football
Ghana coach Chris Hughton has noted with admiration, the rising standards of football on the African continent. The Black Stars coach has superintended over three matches, six months into his first coaching stint on the continent and has already been impressed by the progress made by African teams. ”One thing I have seen, Jim (White), in my travels in the games we have played is that the level, the level of African countries now, the level of football has improved.” Chris Hughton said on an interview with UK broadcaster talkSport. The former Brighton and Newcastle United manager gave reasons for the progress of football on the continent. ”For me I have absolutely no doubt about it. I think it is because of the infrastructure. I mean so many more now, the African players playing at a good level, good European clubs with good structure and no doubt the level of the African Cup of Nations will continue to improve.”Ghana are still in contention for a place at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in La Cote d’Ivoire. Ghana lead Group E and need to win to qualify.Chris Hughton will lead the Black Stars when they take on Central African Republic on September 3, in their final group game of the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Ghana are still in contention for a place at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in La Cote d’Ivoire. Ghana lead Group E and need to win to qualify. Chris Hughton will lead the Black Stars when they take on Central African Republic on September 3, in their final group game of the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers. Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 1, 2023
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Womens World Cup: Zesty Zambia dispatch clueless Costa Rica
Zambia beat Costa Rica 3-1 in their final Group C match to secure their first win at the Women’s World Cup. Zambia started the more purposeful of the two sides in Hamilton, and took the lead after three minutes when Lushomo Mweemba volleyed home Avell Chitundu’s corner. Twenty seven minutes later, Zambia were awarded a penalty after Barbra Banda’s shirt was pulled by Katherine Alvarado in the penalty area. The captain elected herself and converted from the penalty spot for Zambia’s second. Her goal was the 1000th goal in the Women’s World Cup.Costa Rica regrouped and were nearly rewarded for their effort when Maria Paula Coto struck the crossbar just before the interval.That did not dent their confidence when Melissa Herrera pulled a goal shortly after restart.Herrera would have had a brace midway through the second half, but her strike from a tight angle was ruled out for offside.However, any ideas of a come back were dismissed when Racheal Kundananji struck Zambia’s third in injury time.The defeat means Costa Rica remain winless across two World Cups.Zambia finished third in Group C, ahead of Costa Rica in fourth.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Costa Rica regrouped and were nearly rewarded for their effort when Maria Paula Coto struck the crossbar just before the interval. That did not dent their confidence when Melissa Herrera pulled a goal shortly after restart.Herrera would have had a brace midway through the second half, but her strike from a tight angle was ruled out for offside.However, any ideas of a come back were dismissed when Racheal Kundananji struck Zambia’s third in injury time.The defeat means Costa Rica remain winless across two World Cups.Zambia finished third in Group C, ahead of Costa Rica in fourth.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Herrera would have had a brace midway through the second half, but her strike from a tight angle was ruled out for offside. However, any ideas of a come back were dismissed when Racheal Kundananji struck Zambia’s third in injury time.The defeat means Costa Rica remain winless across two World Cups.Zambia finished third in Group C, ahead of Costa Rica in fourth.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The defeat means Costa Rica remain winless across two World Cups. Zambia finished third in Group C, ahead of Costa Rica in fourth. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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July 31, 2023
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Manchester United agree 10-year, 900m extension with Adidas
Manchester United have agreed a 10-year extension to their partnership with German sportswear manufacturer, Adidas worth a minimum of £900m. The new partnership means the German kit manufacturer will pay an extra £250m to the Old Trafford outfit until 2035. “The relationship between Manchester United and Adidas is one of the most iconic in world sport,” said United’s chief executive Richard Arnold.“With its roots in the 1980s, our partnership has been reinvented over the past decade with some of the most innovative designs and technology in sportswear.”Bjorn Gulden, chief executive at Adidas, said: “Adidas and Manchester United are two of the most important brands in international football and it is very natural for us to continue our co-operation.”The current iteration of United’s association with Adidas began in August 2015. However, the partnership first started in 1980 when the German sportswear manufacturer supplied United’s kit from 1980-1992.Manchester United believe the new deal will facilitate an increase in resources to the women’s team since which was reintroduced in 2018.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “With its roots in the 1980s, our partnership has been reinvented over the past decade with some of the most innovative designs and technology in sportswear.” Bjorn Gulden, chief executive at Adidas, said: “Adidas and Manchester United are two of the most important brands in international football and it is very natural for us to continue our co-operation.”The current iteration of United’s association with Adidas began in August 2015. However, the partnership first started in 1980 when the German sportswear manufacturer supplied United’s kit from 1980-1992.Manchester United believe the new deal will facilitate an increase in resources to the women’s team since which was reintroduced in 2018.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The current iteration of United’s association with Adidas began in August 2015. However, the partnership first started in 1980 when the German sportswear manufacturer supplied United’s kit from 1980-1992. Manchester United believe the new deal will facilitate an increase in resources to the women’s team since which was reintroduced in 2018. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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July 31, 2023
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Andres Iniesta: Ex-Barcelona and Spain midfielder signs for Emirates Club in UAE
Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta has joined United Arab Emirates Pro League side Emirates Club. Emirates Club is a newly promoted club in the UAE top flight. Emirates will become the second Asian club Iniesta has played for, having spent the last five years at Japanese club Vissel Kobe.Iniesta joined Vissel Kobe after ending his 22-year career at Barcelona.Iniesta ended his Vissel Kobe contract on 1 July, while the J-League season was on going.In his five year stay at Kobe, the 39-year-old played 134 official matches for the Japanese club. In terms of silverware, Iniesta won the Emperor’s Cup in 2019 and the Japanese Super Cup a year later.His new club begin their campaign against Al-Wasl on 19 August.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Iniesta joined Vissel Kobe after ending his 22-year career at Barcelona. Iniesta ended his Vissel Kobe contract on 1 July, while the J-League season was on going.In his five year stay at Kobe, the 39-year-old played 134 official matches for the Japanese club. In terms of silverware, Iniesta won the Emperor’s Cup in 2019 and the Japanese Super Cup a year later.His new club begin their campaign against Al-Wasl on 19 August.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX In his five year stay at Kobe, the 39-year-old played 134 official matches for the Japanese club. In terms of silverware, Iniesta won the Emperor’s Cup in 2019 and the Japanese Super Cup a year later. His new club begin their campaign against Al-Wasl on 19 August.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 9, 2023
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Defender Yahaya Dawuni Joins Kotoko
Ghana Premier League side Asante Kotoko has announced the signing of central defender, Yahaya Dawuni from Akim Tafo Susubiribi SC. In a statement released on the club’s website, Asante Kotoko indicated that the 19 year-old has signed a contract until 2026. Yahaya said: “I feel so happy to be here. Kotoko is my dream club and I am honoured to be part of this great family, to be able to dorn the iconic red jersey and also play in front of the loyal supporters at the Baba Yara Stadium.”Dawuni is no stranger to Kotoko coach Prosper Narteh Ogum, having trained under his tutelage in the Black Galaxies team in the past year.The center back becomes Prosper Ogum’s first signing since rejoining Asante Kotoko.Ogum is expected to sign at least one more center back, having reportedly informed Mohammed Alhassan, Andrews Kwadwo Apau and Maxwell Agyemang to look for new clubs.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Dawuni is no stranger to Kotoko coach Prosper Narteh Ogum, having trained under his tutelage in the Black Galaxies team in the past year. The center back becomes Prosper Ogum’s first signing since rejoining Asante Kotoko.Ogum is expected to sign at least one more center back, having reportedly informed Mohammed Alhassan, Andrews Kwadwo Apau and Maxwell Agyemang to look for new clubs.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Ogum is expected to sign at least one more center back, having reportedly informed Mohammed Alhassan, Andrews Kwadwo Apau and Maxwell Agyemang to look for new clubs. Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 8, 2023
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2023 Africa Para Games: Paralympic Committee seeks sponsorship support
The Local Organizing Committee of the 2023 African Para Games is seeking financial and logistical support less than a month to the tournament. The Games, to be contested by 26 countries, are scheduled for September 3, 2023. President of the Ghana Paralympic Committee (GPC) and African Paralympic Committee (APC), Samson Deen disclosed that although the Committee has made overtures to over 300 companies, the response has largely been negative.“Government is doing whatever it can but government alone cannot do it. We have written to over 300 companies looking for sponsorship and very strange, almost all the companies are still thinking about what to do.”“I’ve never seen this before, now what we have decided during this week is that we will start doing ambush walks to some of the companies. First we were discussing on the phone but now we will come and then whatever you pledged to do, we will take. “It looks like they are willing to do but things are a bit difficult.”This is the latest in a series of setbacks the tournament has suffered. In July, twenty six countries withdrew from the African Paralympic Games due to the delay in the completion of facilities to host the games.This forced the APC to exclude some disciplines from the list of approved games.Athletics, power-lifting and goal-ball had been included in the original program only to be excluded due to a failure to meet International Paralympic Committee requirements.”We had 48 nations who originally signed up for the African Para Games. Out of that number, only 22 will participate in the African Para Games. The reason for their withdrawal is that today, was we speak, Ghana cannot host a multi-sports international event” APC President Samson Deen said at the time.”We currently do not have a complete facility available. We do not have a stadium that can take care of athletics, and all the needed facilities around for games of such nature” he added.So far, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and amputee football are the main disciplines that have facilities ready to host the games. They will all be played at the Accra Sports Stadium.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “Government is doing whatever it can but government alone cannot do it. We have written to over 300 companies looking for sponsorship and very strange, almost all the companies are still thinking about what to do.” “I’ve never seen this before, now what we have decided during this week is that we will start doing ambush walks to some of the companies. First we were discussing on the phone but now we will come and then whatever you pledged to do, we will take. “It looks like they are willing to do but things are a bit difficult.”This is the latest in a series of setbacks the tournament has suffered. In July, twenty six countries withdrew from the African Paralympic Games due to the delay in the completion of facilities to host the games.This forced the APC to exclude some disciplines from the list of approved games.Athletics, power-lifting and goal-ball had been included in the original program only to be excluded due to a failure to meet International Paralympic Committee requirements.”We had 48 nations who originally signed up for the African Para Games. Out of that number, only 22 will participate in the African Para Games. The reason for their withdrawal is that today, was we speak, Ghana cannot host a multi-sports international event” APC President Samson Deen said at the time.”We currently do not have a complete facility available. We do not have a stadium that can take care of athletics, and all the needed facilities around for games of such nature” he added.So far, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and amputee football are the main disciplines that have facilities ready to host the games. They will all be played at the Accra Sports Stadium.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX This is the latest in a series of setbacks the tournament has suffered. In July, twenty six countries withdrew from the African Paralympic Games due to the delay in the completion of facilities to host the games. This forced the APC to exclude some disciplines from the list of approved games.Athletics, power-lifting and goal-ball had been included in the original program only to be excluded due to a failure to meet International Paralympic Committee requirements.”We had 48 nations who originally signed up for the African Para Games. Out of that number, only 22 will participate in the African Para Games. The reason for their withdrawal is that today, was we speak, Ghana cannot host a multi-sports international event” APC President Samson Deen said at the time.”We currently do not have a complete facility available. We do not have a stadium that can take care of athletics, and all the needed facilities around for games of such nature” he added.So far, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and amputee football are the main disciplines that have facilities ready to host the games. They will all be played at the Accra Sports Stadium.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Athletics, power-lifting and goal-ball had been included in the original program only to be excluded due to a failure to meet International Paralympic Committee requirements. ”We had 48 nations who originally signed up for the African Para Games. Out of that number, only 22 will participate in the African Para Games. The reason for their withdrawal is that today, was we speak, Ghana cannot host a multi-sports international event” APC President Samson Deen said at the time. ”We currently do not have a complete facility available. We do not have a stadium that can take care of athletics, and all the needed facilities around for games of such nature” he added. So far, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and amputee football are the main disciplines that have facilities ready to host the games. They will all be played at the Accra Sports Stadium.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. 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August 8, 2023
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Edson Alvarez set for West Ham medical ahead of 35m move from Ajax
Dutch club Ajax have granted midfielder Edson Alvarez permission to undergo a medical today ahead of his transfer to West Ham United. The Mexican international will then sign a long term contract with the Premier Legue side who have agreed to pay around £35m for his services. Alvarez is an established international and was integral to Mexico’s CONCACAF Gold Cup success in the United States this summer. He was granted an extended break by Aajax after the tournament and only just returned for the start of pre-season training. The 25-year-old’s arrival is expected to lessen the blow of losing Declan Rice, although West Ham are thought to be in the hunt for other midfielders.Alvarez will become David Moyes first summer signing after a number of failed attempts to replace former captain Declan Rice who left for Arsenal.On Monday, West Ham put in formal bids for Manchester United duo of Scot McTominay and Harry Maguire. Both bids were said to be short of Manchester United’s valuation of the pair, and subsequently rejected.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Alvarez will become David Moyes first summer signing after a number of failed attempts to replace former captain Declan Rice who left for Arsenal. On Monday, West Ham put in formal bids for Manchester United duo of Scot McTominay and Harry Maguire. Both bids were said to be short of Manchester United’s valuation of the pair, and subsequently rejected. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 8, 2023
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Benjamin Azamati joins Team Ghana in France
Ghana sprinter Benjamin Azamati has joined his teammates in France despite being unfit for the World Athletics Championships. Ghana’s athletics team is in France for a three-week camping at Les Creps High-Performance Center ahead of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Edwin Gadayi, who replaced Benjamin Azamati on the relay team, is in France with the rest of the athletes. Edwin Gadayi flew to France with Team Ghana on Sunday On Sunday, Benjamin Azamati announced his decision to withdraw from the World Championships in Budapest due to a groin problem.“Due to a severe groin injury, I sustained during my outdoor season in Europe about a month and a half ago, I am forced to withdraw from the highly anticipated 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary,” Azamati stated.“Additionally, the stress of travelling between continents to obtain a working US visa in Barbados while competing at a high level exacerbated the injury.“Unfortunately, the injury did not heal as anticipated and medical advice suggests I take time off running.“While I would have loved to represent my country and compete on the world stage, my management team and I have unanimously decided against competing in the championship for fear of exacerbating the injury and jeopardizing my long-term potential.” he concluded.Emmanuel Yeboah, Joseph Paul Amoah, Sean Sarfo Antwi and Benjamin Azamati at the World Athletics Championships (GETTY IMAGES 2021)Benjamin Azamati’s time of 9.99 seconds at the Jo Meaker Classic and Multi in April is the fastest a Ghanaian athlete has run this year.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “Due to a severe groin injury, I sustained during my outdoor season in Europe about a month and a half ago, I am forced to withdraw from the highly anticipated 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary,” Azamati stated. “Additionally, the stress of travelling between continents to obtain a working US visa in Barbados while competing at a high level exacerbated the injury.“Unfortunately, the injury did not heal as anticipated and medical advice suggests I take time off running.“While I would have loved to represent my country and compete on the world stage, my management team and I have unanimously decided against competing in the championship for fear of exacerbating the injury and jeopardizing my long-term potential.” he concluded.Emmanuel Yeboah, Joseph Paul Amoah, Sean Sarfo Antwi and Benjamin Azamati at the World Athletics Championships (GETTY IMAGES 2021)Benjamin Azamati’s time of 9.99 seconds at the Jo Meaker Classic and Multi in April is the fastest a Ghanaian athlete has run this year.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “Unfortunately, the injury did not heal as anticipated and medical advice suggests I take time off running. “While I would have loved to represent my country and compete on the world stage, my management team and I have unanimously decided against competing in the championship for fear of exacerbating the injury and jeopardizing my long-term potential.” he concluded. Emmanuel Yeboah, Joseph Paul Amoah, Sean Sarfo Antwi and Benjamin Azamati at the World Athletics Championships (GETTY IMAGES 2021) Benjamin Azamati’s time of 9.99 seconds at the Jo Meaker Classic and Multi in April is the fastest a Ghanaian athlete has run this year. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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Privileged Ogum excited to return to Kotoko
Asante Kotoko coach Prosper Narteh Ogum says he considers himself privileged to be reappointed as head coach. Ogum was unveiled to the media at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, marking his return to the club he left in June last year.In his first words to the press, the former West African Football Academy coach compared the significance of the occasion to his wedding day. “I’m so overwhelmed and excited to be here and there’s nothing in my life that can be compared to this apart from the day I got married. The reason is simple, I have been chosen by His Royal majesty to lead the technical affairs of this renowned and successful club on the Continent, and of our nation. ”Great place, excellent place, including the former captain(Kwesi Appiah) former winner who sits right on the right-hand side. Very few coaches have had the opportunity to direct the technical effects of such a great club. And that’s why I see myself to be privileged and to be humbled. Ogum won the league title with Kotoko in his previous stint during the 2021/22 season but resigned from his role after falling out with the club’s directors.David Ocloo, Ogum’s assistant in their title winning season, has also returned to the club and was at today’s press conference.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX David Ocloo, Ogum’s assistant in their title winning season, has also returned to the club and was at today’s press conference. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 8, 2023
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Womens World Cup: Nasty England edge Nigeria in shootouts
England are through to the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup via a dramatic penalty shootout win over Nigeria. It was a match Nigeria could have won but the Super Falcons missed a chance too many. The 11-time African champions came close to scoring in the first half when Ashleigh Plumptre’s powerful drive cannoned off the woodwork. They would hit the woodwork again when Uchenna Kanu looped a header over England keeper Mary Earps but her effort bounced off the top of the bar.Earps was called into action on many occasions but responded well to deny Plumptre’s near post effort, and later pulled an even more impressive save to deny the excellent Uchenna Kanu.Nigeria had their hearts in their mouth when the referee awarded England a penalty after Rachel Daly went down following a challenge by Rasheedat Ajibade. However, the decision was rightly overturned by VAR.After 87minutes, England’s Lauren James was sent off after a silly stamp on Nigeria’s Michelle Onozie in the back.Despite the numerical advantage in extra time, Nigeria failed to score, forcing extra time.Nigeria should have taken an early lead during the shootouts after Georgia Stanway, England’s first penalty-taker fired wide. However, the Super Falcons missed their next two attempts.They paid dearly for their profligacy when Chloe Kelly expertly dispatched the winning kick to send the European champions through to the quarter final.Prior to the penalty shootout, England’s Lauren James was sent off for a silly stamp on Michelle Alozie’s in the 87th minute after losing possession. Although the foul looked obvious, the referee still consulted video assistant referee (VAR) review before sending the Chelea forward off.England will now face the winner of the round of 16 tie between Colombia and Jamaica.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Earps was called into action on many occasions but responded well to deny Plumptre’s near post effort, and later pulled an even more impressive save to deny the excellent Uchenna Kanu. Nigeria had their hearts in their mouth when the referee awarded England a penalty after Rachel Daly went down following a challenge by Rasheedat Ajibade. However, the decision was rightly overturned by VAR.After 87minutes, England’s Lauren James was sent off after a silly stamp on Nigeria’s Michelle Onozie in the back.Despite the numerical advantage in extra time, Nigeria failed to score, forcing extra time.Nigeria should have taken an early lead during the shootouts after Georgia Stanway, England’s first penalty-taker fired wide. However, the Super Falcons missed their next two attempts.They paid dearly for their profligacy when Chloe Kelly expertly dispatched the winning kick to send the European champions through to the quarter final.Prior to the penalty shootout, England’s Lauren James was sent off for a silly stamp on Michelle Alozie’s in the 87th minute after losing possession. Although the foul looked obvious, the referee still consulted video assistant referee (VAR) review before sending the Chelea forward off.England will now face the winner of the round of 16 tie between Colombia and Jamaica.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX After 87minutes, England’s Lauren James was sent off after a silly stamp on Nigeria’s Michelle Onozie in the back. Despite the numerical advantage in extra time, Nigeria failed to score, forcing extra time.Nigeria should have taken an early lead during the shootouts after Georgia Stanway, England’s first penalty-taker fired wide. However, the Super Falcons missed their next two attempts.They paid dearly for their profligacy when Chloe Kelly expertly dispatched the winning kick to send the European champions through to the quarter final.Prior to the penalty shootout, England’s Lauren James was sent off for a silly stamp on Michelle Alozie’s in the 87th minute after losing possession. Although the foul looked obvious, the referee still consulted video assistant referee (VAR) review before sending the Chelea forward off.England will now face the winner of the round of 16 tie between Colombia and Jamaica.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Nigeria should have taken an early lead during the shootouts after Georgia Stanway, England’s first penalty-taker fired wide. However, the Super Falcons missed their next two attempts. They paid dearly for their profligacy when Chloe Kelly expertly dispatched the winning kick to send the European champions through to the quarter final. Prior to the penalty shootout, England’s Lauren James was sent off for a silly stamp on Michelle Alozie’s in the 87th minute after losing possession. Although the foul looked obvious, the referee still consulted video assistant referee (VAR) review before sending the Chelea forward off. England will now face the winner of the round of 16 tie between Colombia and Jamaica.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. 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August 7, 2023
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All you need to know about Edwin Gadayi: the whirlwind of a sprinter set to replace Benjamin Azamati at the World Championships
Ghana sprinter Benjamin Azamati has pulled out of Ghana’s relay team for the World Athletics Championships after injuring his groin. Azamati will be replaced by Edwin Gadayi. But just how much is known about the whirlwind that is Gadayi? Surprise success in 2020 Gadayi first came to prominence at the University Games in January 2020. Then a student of the University of Cape Coast, Edwin Gadayi run 21.49 seconds to beat pre-tournament favorite Benjamin Azamati to win gold in the men’s 200m final. While many cheered Edwin Gadayi, a 2019 African Games semi-finalist, for his exploits, the sprinter knew he could do better.“I feel so happy but I am not all that happy with the time I made. Initially, I did not think this race would be tough for me but all of a sudden things changed and I found it difficult to win.I am not happy about the time because my personal best is 20.81 seconds and with the race I am not happy about the time.”Fusieni Ibrahim of the University of Education, Winneba, ran 21.498 seconds to take silver while University for Development Studies’ Wallace Aflamah crossed the line with 21.518s.University of Ghana sensation, Benjamin Azamati settled for a lowly fourth place with 21.680s.Edwin Gadayi crossing the finishing line in last year’s Athletics Championships in Cape CoastGhana’s Fastest SweepBefore upstaging Azamati in 2020, Gadayi had made his name a year earlier at the Ghana’s Fastest Championships. In the Brong Ahafo meet, Gadayi run 10.43 seconds to win the seniors 100m event. In the heats, he surprised many when he clocked 10.37 seconds.Gadayi would assert his dominance by winning the Kumasi Open of the Ghana’s Fastest by running 10.43 seconds in July 2019.In 2021, he ran 10.56 seconds to win the 100m event again.On July 11, 2022, he improved on that significantly to clock 9.84 seconds at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.On July 2nd this year, Gadayi clocked matched his previous feat of 9.84 seconds again at the Ghana’s Fastest Meet in Kumasi.Edwin Gadayi, in black, set a meet record with his time of 9.84 seconds Edwin Gadayi is currently in France with four other local athletes for a three-week camping at Les Creps High-Performance Center in Paris.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “I feel so happy but I am not all that happy with the time I made. Initially, I did not think this race would be tough for me but all of a sudden things changed and I found it difficult to win. I am not happy about the time because my personal best is 20.81 seconds and with the race I am not happy about the time.”Fusieni Ibrahim of the University of Education, Winneba, ran 21.498 seconds to take silver while University for Development Studies’ Wallace Aflamah crossed the line with 21.518s.University of Ghana sensation, Benjamin Azamati settled for a lowly fourth place with 21.680s.Edwin Gadayi crossing the finishing line in last year’s Athletics Championships in Cape CoastGhana’s Fastest SweepBefore upstaging Azamati in 2020, Gadayi had made his name a year earlier at the Ghana’s Fastest Championships. In the Brong Ahafo meet, Gadayi run 10.43 seconds to win the seniors 100m event. In the heats, he surprised many when he clocked 10.37 seconds.Gadayi would assert his dominance by winning the Kumasi Open of the Ghana’s Fastest by running 10.43 seconds in July 2019.In 2021, he ran 10.56 seconds to win the 100m event again.On July 11, 2022, he improved on that significantly to clock 9.84 seconds at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.On July 2nd this year, Gadayi clocked matched his previous feat of 9.84 seconds again at the Ghana’s Fastest Meet in Kumasi.Edwin Gadayi, in black, set a meet record with his time of 9.84 seconds Edwin Gadayi is currently in France with four other local athletes for a three-week camping at Les Creps High-Performance Center in Paris.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Fusieni Ibrahim of the University of Education, Winneba, ran 21.498 seconds to take silver while University for Development Studies’ Wallace Aflamah crossed the line with 21.518s. University of Ghana sensation, Benjamin Azamati settled for a lowly fourth place with 21.680s.Edwin Gadayi crossing the finishing line in last year’s Athletics Championships in Cape CoastGhana’s Fastest SweepBefore upstaging Azamati in 2020, Gadayi had made his name a year earlier at the Ghana’s Fastest Championships. In the Brong Ahafo meet, Gadayi run 10.43 seconds to win the seniors 100m event. In the heats, he surprised many when he clocked 10.37 seconds.Gadayi would assert his dominance by winning the Kumasi Open of the Ghana’s Fastest by running 10.43 seconds in July 2019.In 2021, he ran 10.56 seconds to win the 100m event again.On July 11, 2022, he improved on that significantly to clock 9.84 seconds at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.On July 2nd this year, Gadayi clocked matched his previous feat of 9.84 seconds again at the Ghana’s Fastest Meet in Kumasi.Edwin Gadayi, in black, set a meet record with his time of 9.84 seconds Edwin Gadayi is currently in France with four other local athletes for a three-week camping at Les Creps High-Performance Center in Paris.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Edwin Gadayi crossing the finishing line in last year’s Athletics Championships in Cape Coast Ghana’s Fastest SweepBefore upstaging Azamati in 2020, Gadayi had made his name a year earlier at the Ghana’s Fastest Championships. In the Brong Ahafo meet, Gadayi run 10.43 seconds to win the seniors 100m event. In the heats, he surprised many when he clocked 10.37 seconds.Gadayi would assert his dominance by winning the Kumasi Open of the Ghana’s Fastest by running 10.43 seconds in July 2019.In 2021, he ran 10.56 seconds to win the 100m event again.On July 11, 2022, he improved on that significantly to clock 9.84 seconds at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.On July 2nd this year, Gadayi clocked matched his previous feat of 9.84 seconds again at the Ghana’s Fastest Meet in Kumasi.Edwin Gadayi, in black, set a meet record with his time of 9.84 seconds Edwin Gadayi is currently in France with four other local athletes for a three-week camping at Les Creps High-Performance Center in Paris.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Before upstaging Azamati in 2020, Gadayi had made his name a year earlier at the Ghana’s Fastest Championships. In the Brong Ahafo meet, Gadayi run 10.43 seconds to win the seniors 100m event. In the heats, he surprised many when he clocked 10.37 seconds. Gadayi would assert his dominance by winning the Kumasi Open of the Ghana’s Fastest by running 10.43 seconds in July 2019. In 2021, he ran 10.56 seconds to win the 100m event again. On July 11, 2022, he improved on that significantly to clock 9.84 seconds at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.On July 2nd this year, Gadayi clocked matched his previous feat of 9.84 seconds again at the Ghana’s Fastest Meet in Kumasi.Edwin Gadayi, in black, set a meet record with his time of 9.84 seconds Edwin Gadayi is currently in France with four other local athletes for a three-week camping at Les Creps High-Performance Center in Paris.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX On July 2nd this year, Gadayi clocked matched his previous feat of 9.84 seconds again at the Ghana’s Fastest Meet in Kumasi. Edwin Gadayi, in black, set a meet record with his time of 9.84 seconds Edwin Gadayi is currently in France with four other local athletes for a three-week camping at Les Creps High-Performance Center in Paris.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Edwin Gadayi is currently in France with four other local athletes for a three-week camping at Les Creps High-Performance Center in Paris. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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Womens World Cup: South Korea draw sends Germany packing
Two-time champions Germany failed to make it past the group stage of the Women’s World Cup following a draw with South Korea. The Euro 2022 finalists needed to better Morocco’s result against Colombia to reach the round of 16, but that match ended 1-0 in favor of Morocco. However, they got off to the worst start possible when South Korea’s Cho So-hyun scored to put them in front in Brisbane. The lead was short lived when skipper Alexandra Popp scored her fourth goal in three matches to restore parity just before the break. Had the results stayed that way, Germany would have progressed as runners up. But that was not to be as Morocco shocked Colombia in the groups other match in Perth, condemning Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s side to a defeat.Germany did not give up and came close to scoring again but Popp’s header which initially came off the crossbar was found to be offside by the Video Assistant Referee.Popp had no one to blame when headed wide off the post despite being unmarked.In a desperate move to score in stoppage time, Germany threw the kitchen sink out, by sending an innumerable number of crosses into South Korea’s box but failed to score.This is Germany’s first group stage exit from the Women’s World up.Colombia will play Jamaica on Tuesday in the last 16, while Morocco play France.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Germany did not give up and came close to scoring again but Popp’s header which initially came off the crossbar was found to be offside by the Video Assistant Referee. Popp had no one to blame when headed wide off the post despite being unmarked.In a desperate move to score in stoppage time, Germany threw the kitchen sink out, by sending an innumerable number of crosses into South Korea’s box but failed to score.This is Germany’s first group stage exit from the Women’s World up.Colombia will play Jamaica on Tuesday in the last 16, while Morocco play France.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX In a desperate move to score in stoppage time, Germany threw the kitchen sink out, by sending an innumerable number of crosses into South Korea’s box but failed to score. This is Germany’s first group stage exit from the Women’s World up. Colombia will play Jamaica on Tuesday in the last 16, while Morocco play France. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 3, 2023
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Womens World Cup: Morocco beat Columbia to reach round of 16
Morocco are through to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup after defeating Colombia 1-0 in their final group match. The decisive goal of the match was scored by Anissa Lahmari who tucked him a rebound from captain Ghizlane Chebbak’s saved penalty. Morocco looked purposeful from the onset and could have taken the lead but Ibtissam Jraidi’s effort after three minutes was palmed away by Catalina Perez. The North Africans kept pressing and went close again as Chebbak tested the keeper from a corner. Their resilience paid off after Jraidi was clumsily bundled over in the penalty box by Daniela Arias. Although Chebbak’s spot-kick was saved by Perez, Lahmari made no mistake from the rebound.Morocco will face France in Adelaide next.Although the Columbia lost the match, the South Americans also progress having finished as winners of Group H.Colombia qualify with six points and a superior goal difference to Morocco after beating South Korea and Germany in their two previous matches.The South Americans will face Jamaica in Melbourne on 8 August in the round of 16.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Morocco will face France in Adelaide next. Although the Columbia lost the match, the South Americans also progress having finished as winners of Group H.Colombia qualify with six points and a superior goal difference to Morocco after beating South Korea and Germany in their two previous matches.The South Americans will face Jamaica in Melbourne on 8 August in the round of 16.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Colombia qualify with six points and a superior goal difference to Morocco after beating South Korea and Germany in their two previous matches. The South Americans will face Jamaica in Melbourne on 8 August in the round of 16. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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August 3, 2023
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Ghana still working to convince very good Nkestiah and Hudson-Odoi
Ghana coach Chris Hughton has revealed ongoing efforts to convince English forwards, Eddie Nketiah and Callum Hudson-Odoi to play for the Black Stars. Chris Hughton is known to have long admired the pair, even before he became coach of the Black Stars. His admiration is shared by the Ghana Football Association who made overtures to the English pair before Chris Hughton’s appointment. Those efforts were intensified after Ghana qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. However, neither Nketsiah not Hudson-Odoi elected to represent Ghana.In an interview with UK-based broadcaster talkSport, Chris Hughton said the country’s interest in the pair is just as strong.”We have been in contact with them. Not only in my time but before (he became Black Stars coach). So I think it is a process. You know, ultimately, it will be decided by both of them ( Eddie Nketsiah and Callum Hudson-Odoi) making that decision that they want to play (for Ghana). But we have been in good dialogue with them.”Chris Hughton hopes to have Nkestiah and Hudson Odoi soonHughton, a former Ireland international, said he understood the difficulty of their situations.“Particularly, I think it is understandable because I was born in England to an Irish mother and a Ghanaian father. Eddie Nketiah and Callum Hudson-Odoi are players that have played for England for the under-age national teams, so some of these are understandable.”Although both Nketsiah and Hudson-Odoi have represented England at youth level, they have found opportunities hard to come by at the senior level by England.Ghana is therefore in a race against time to secure their nationality switch before they represent England at the senior level.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX In an interview with UK-based broadcaster talkSport, Chris Hughton said the country’s interest in the pair is just as strong. ”We have been in contact with them. Not only in my time but before (he became Black Stars coach). So I think it is a process. You know, ultimately, it will be decided by both of them ( Eddie Nketsiah and Callum Hudson-Odoi) making that decision that they want to play (for Ghana). But we have been in good dialogue with them.”Chris Hughton hopes to have Nkestiah and Hudson Odoi soonHughton, a former Ireland international, said he understood the difficulty of their situations.“Particularly, I think it is understandable because I was born in England to an Irish mother and a Ghanaian father. Eddie Nketiah and Callum Hudson-Odoi are players that have played for England for the under-age national teams, so some of these are understandable.”Although both Nketsiah and Hudson-Odoi have represented England at youth level, they have found opportunities hard to come by at the senior level by England.Ghana is therefore in a race against time to secure their nationality switch before they represent England at the senior level.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Hughton, a former Ireland international, said he understood the difficulty of their situations. “Particularly, I think it is understandable because I was born in England to an Irish mother and a Ghanaian father. Eddie Nketiah and Callum Hudson-Odoi are players that have played for England for the under-age national teams, so some of these are understandable.” Although both Nketsiah and Hudson-Odoi have represented England at youth level, they have found opportunities hard to come by at the senior level by England. Ghana is therefore in a race against time to secure their nationality switch before they represent England at the senior level.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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Womens World Cup: Portugal exit with pride
Portugal coach Francisco Neto remains proud of his team despite their group stage exit at the Women’s World Cup. A goalless draw with defending champions USA sealed their fate despite a determined performance After an opening day defeat to the Netherlands, Francisco Neto’s side secured a historic first win as Telma Encarnacao and Francisca Nazareth supplied the goals in a 2-0 defeat of Vietnam.A win over the United states would have secured a second round slot for Portugal, however, the defending champions held out for a draw.“When Ana shot I was thinking it was a goal,” said Neto.“What I said to the girls is that I was very proud. Of course they are very sad because we are going home tomorrow.“What this World Cup shows now is the women’s game is growing a lot and all the teams are amazing. Because of that you have this kind of result.“Before the World Cup nobody believed this kind of result would come.” Neto said.Portugal’s Ana Capeta hits the post against the United States in the 91st minute. Photo credit: GETTY IMAGESPortugal qualified for their debut Women’s World Cup after a decisive play off win over Cameroon, ending a 13-match journey to New Zealand-Australia 2023.Today’s draw with the United States mean the Europeans bow out of the tournament.Meanwhile, USA finish their group stage campaign with five points – two behind group leaders the Netherlands.Defending champions USA will face the winners of Group G, which will be decided on Wednesday. One of their possible opponents, Sweden, are the last team to have managed a win over the USA in a 90-minute game at the World Cup. The pair are likely to meet again unless Sweden suffer an unlikely defeat by a 10 goal margin.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX A win over the United states would have secured a second round slot for Portugal, however, the defending champions held out for a draw. “When Ana shot I was thinking it was a goal,” said Neto.“What I said to the girls is that I was very proud. Of course they are very sad because we are going home tomorrow.“What this World Cup shows now is the women’s game is growing a lot and all the teams are amazing. Because of that you have this kind of result.“Before the World Cup nobody believed this kind of result would come.” Neto said.Portugal’s Ana Capeta hits the post against the United States in the 91st minute. Photo credit: GETTY IMAGESPortugal qualified for their debut Women’s World Cup after a decisive play off win over Cameroon, ending a 13-match journey to New Zealand-Australia 2023.Today’s draw with the United States mean the Europeans bow out of the tournament.Meanwhile, USA finish their group stage campaign with five points – two behind group leaders the Netherlands.Defending champions USA will face the winners of Group G, which will be decided on Wednesday. One of their possible opponents, Sweden, are the last team to have managed a win over the USA in a 90-minute game at the World Cup. The pair are likely to meet again unless Sweden suffer an unlikely defeat by a 10 goal margin.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “What I said to the girls is that I was very proud. Of course they are very sad because we are going home tomorrow. “What this World Cup shows now is the women’s game is growing a lot and all the teams are amazing. Because of that you have this kind of result.“Before the World Cup nobody believed this kind of result would come.” Neto said.Portugal’s Ana Capeta hits the post against the United States in the 91st minute. Photo credit: GETTY IMAGESPortugal qualified for their debut Women’s World Cup after a decisive play off win over Cameroon, ending a 13-match journey to New Zealand-Australia 2023.Today’s draw with the United States mean the Europeans bow out of the tournament.Meanwhile, USA finish their group stage campaign with five points – two behind group leaders the Netherlands.Defending champions USA will face the winners of Group G, which will be decided on Wednesday. One of their possible opponents, Sweden, are the last team to have managed a win over the USA in a 90-minute game at the World Cup. The pair are likely to meet again unless Sweden suffer an unlikely defeat by a 10 goal margin.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “Before the World Cup nobody believed this kind of result would come.” Neto said. Portugal’s Ana Capeta hits the post against the United States in the 91st minute. Photo credit: GETTY IMAGESPortugal qualified for their debut Women’s World Cup after a decisive play off win over Cameroon, ending a 13-match journey to New Zealand-Australia 2023.Today’s draw with the United States mean the Europeans bow out of the tournament.Meanwhile, USA finish their group stage campaign with five points – two behind group leaders the Netherlands.Defending champions USA will face the winners of Group G, which will be decided on Wednesday. One of their possible opponents, Sweden, are the last team to have managed a win over the USA in a 90-minute game at the World Cup. The pair are likely to meet again unless Sweden suffer an unlikely defeat by a 10 goal margin.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Portugal qualified for their debut Women’s World Cup after a decisive play off win over Cameroon, ending a 13-match journey to New Zealand-Australia 2023. Today’s draw with the United States mean the Europeans bow out of the tournament. Meanwhile, USA finish their group stage campaign with five points – two behind group leaders the Netherlands. Defending champions USA will face the winners of Group G, which will be decided on Wednesday. One of their possible opponents, Sweden, are the last team to have managed a win over the USA in a 90-minute game at the World Cup. The pair are likely to meet again unless Sweden suffer an unlikely defeat by a 10 goal margin. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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Breaking! UEFA bans Juve from Conference league
Juventus have been kicked out of this season’s Europa Conference League by Uefa and fined for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. Uefa says the matter relates to transactions which took place between 2012 and 2019. Juventus have been fined £17.14m, whileMeanwhile, the European football governing body has also fined Chelsea for breaching FFP rules as a result of “submitting incomplete financial information”.Chelsea have also been fined £8.57m.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Meanwhile, the European football governing body has also fined Chelsea for breaching FFP rules as a result of “submitting incomplete financial information”. Chelsea have also been fined £8.57m. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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July 28, 2023
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Liverpool accept 12m Al-Ettifaq offer for Jordan Henderson
Premier League club Liverpool have accepted an offer worth £12m plus add-ons from Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq for its captain Jordan Henderson. The England midfielder is said to be excited by the lucrative offer and has already agreed personal terms with Al-Ettifaq. Should the deal be concluded, Henderson will join former teammate Steve Gerrard who is coach at the Saudi club.The player is currently in Germany with Liverpool for their preseason training camp but was not involved in their 4-2 friendly win over Karlsruher.Liverpool are also expected to conclude a the transfer of Brazilian midfielder Fabinho to Al-Ittihad. The club has reportedly accepted a 40m offer from the Saudi club.Unlike Henderson, Fabinho did not travel to Germany as waits for clearance to travel to the Saudi club to complete the transfer.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The player is currently in Germany with Liverpool for their preseason training camp but was not involved in their 4-2 friendly win over Karlsruher. Liverpool are also expected to conclude a the transfer of Brazilian midfielder Fabinho to Al-Ittihad. The club has reportedly accepted a 40m offer from the Saudi club. Unlike Henderson, Fabinho did not travel to Germany as waits for clearance to travel to the Saudi club to complete the transfer. Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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July 20, 2023
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Richard Ofori extends Orlando Pirates contract by a year
Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Ofori has signed a two-year contract extension with South African Premier Soccer League side Orlando Pirates. The new contract puts an end to speculations over Ofori’s future. The 29-year old endured a frustrating campaign last season as he battled a serious knee injury. That injury limited him to just 13 games in all competitions. He still helped Pirates to win the MTN 8 title. It is understood Ofori’s new contract includes a non-obligatory option to extend by another year with the Soweto based club. The Black Stars goalkeeper joins Vincent Pule who recently signed a two-year deal, Thabang Monare, Siyabonga Mpontshane and Ben Motswari as the latest Pirates players to have extended their contracts in 2023.A fit Ofori will be instrumental for Pirates who hope to improve on last season’s 54 points which resulted in a second place; some 16 points behind winners Mamelodi Sundowns.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX A fit Ofori will be instrumental for Pirates who hope to improve on last season’s 54 points which resulted in a second place; some 16 points behind winners Mamelodi Sundowns. Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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July 14, 2023
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World Cup 2026 Qualifiers: Ghana paired with familiar foes
Ghana has been drawn in Group I for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The four time African champions have been paired with Mali, Madagascar, Central African Republic, Comoros and Chad in Group I. The Black Stars will have to top their group if they are to make what will be their forth appearance at the World Cup finals. Should they fail to do this, they will have to be amongst the top four runners-up in the group stage. These four teams will face off in a mini-tournament with the winner playing in an intercontinental play-off match for a place in the mundial.Ghana last faced the Central African Republic in June 2022, sharing the spoils 1-1 in Cape Coast.Madagascar, another opponent, recently held the Black Stars to scoreless draw in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.Ghana are also familiar with Comorros, having lost 3-2 as they crashed out of the 2021 AFCON.Ghana will also play Chad which seems like the only new terrain to navigate.The qualifiers will begin on November 13, 2023.Ghana first qualified for the World Cup in 2006 and qualified for the next two tournaments, before narrowly missing out in 2018. The Black Stars returned for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.Ghana’s best performance at the World Cup was a quarter final finish in 2010 in South Africa.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Ghana last faced the Central African Republic in June 2022, sharing the spoils 1-1 in Cape Coast. Madagascar, another opponent, recently held the Black Stars to scoreless draw in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.Ghana are also familiar with Comorros, having lost 3-2 as they crashed out of the 2021 AFCON.Ghana will also play Chad which seems like the only new terrain to navigate.The qualifiers will begin on November 13, 2023.Ghana first qualified for the World Cup in 2006 and qualified for the next two tournaments, before narrowly missing out in 2018. The Black Stars returned for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.Ghana’s best performance at the World Cup was a quarter final finish in 2010 in South Africa.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Ghana are also familiar with Comorros, having lost 3-2 as they crashed out of the 2021 AFCON. Ghana will also play Chad which seems like the only new terrain to navigate.The qualifiers will begin on November 13, 2023.Ghana first qualified for the World Cup in 2006 and qualified for the next two tournaments, before narrowly missing out in 2018. The Black Stars returned for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.Ghana’s best performance at the World Cup was a quarter final finish in 2010 in South Africa.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The qualifiers will begin on November 13, 2023. Ghana first qualified for the World Cup in 2006 and qualified for the next two tournaments, before narrowly missing out in 2018. The Black Stars returned for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Ghana’s best performance at the World Cup was a quarter final finish in 2010 in South Africa. Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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July 13, 2023
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Ghana still owes Milovan Rajevac and C.K Akonnor Sports Minister
Ghana’s Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif, has confirmed government is yet to pay debts owed former Black Stars head coaches Milovan Rajevac and Charles Kwablan Akonnor. Speaking at a press briefing today, Mustapha Ussif clarified that the Ministry paid $100, 000 to each coach shortly after their appointments were terminated. “We still owe Milovan [Rajevac],” he said at a press briefing. All of C.K and Milovan, once their contract was terminated, we sat with them, negotiated their exit and C.K was paid $100,000 immediately after the negotiation same as Milovan.”“We still owe both of them and we have payment scheduled which I will admit we have not followed because of constraints of funds. As and when we get funds, we will be paying the two coaches.” He said.He also added that both coaches have planned to take the matter to court.“Both of them have written to the Ghana Football Association threatening to go to court,” he continued.“We have appealed to them that we are committed to making sure we settle whatever we have agreed with them.”C.K Akonnor was hired as Black Stars coach following expiration of Kwasi Appiah’s contract in December 2019. After a slow start and a defeat to South Africa in the World Cup Qualifiers, the former Black Stars captain was fired. He was later replaced by Milovan Rajevac.Milovan Rajevac returned to coach the Black Stars for a second spell in September 2021 during the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.However, it was a short experience as he was fired after superintending over Ghana’s worst showing at the African Cup of Nations; a winless campaign that ended with a bottom place finish.The Black Stars have since been under the management of Otto Addo and Chris Hughton after the previous two.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “We still owe both of them and we have payment scheduled which I will admit we have not followed because of constraints of funds. As and when we get funds, we will be paying the two coaches.” He said. He also added that both coaches have planned to take the matter to court. “Both of them have written to the Ghana Football Association threatening to go to court,” he continued. “We have appealed to them that we are committed to making sure we settle whatever we have agreed with them.”C.K Akonnor was hired as Black Stars coach following expiration of Kwasi Appiah’s contract in December 2019. After a slow start and a defeat to South Africa in the World Cup Qualifiers, the former Black Stars captain was fired. He was later replaced by Milovan Rajevac.Milovan Rajevac returned to coach the Black Stars for a second spell in September 2021 during the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.However, it was a short experience as he was fired after superintending over Ghana’s worst showing at the African Cup of Nations; a winless campaign that ended with a bottom place finish.The Black Stars have since been under the management of Otto Addo and Chris Hughton after the previous two.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX C.K Akonnor was hired as Black Stars coach following expiration of Kwasi Appiah’s contract in December 2019. After a slow start and a defeat to South Africa in the World Cup Qualifiers, the former Black Stars captain was fired. He was later replaced by Milovan Rajevac. Milovan Rajevac returned to coach the Black Stars for a second spell in September 2021 during the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, it was a short experience as he was fired after superintending over Ghana’s worst showing at the African Cup of Nations; a winless campaign that ended with a bottom place finish. The Black Stars have since been under the management of Otto Addo and Chris Hughton after the previous two.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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July 26, 2023
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Ghana to introduce American football in school
Ghana will soon introduce American football in schools across the country, Youth and Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif has said. The initiative is being championed by the office of the Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia, who partnered the NFL to organize a special talent development among 10 selected schools in Ghana in 2022. Out of this tournament, 10 young Ghanaians were selected to represent Africa at the 2023 Pro Bowl, a special tournament which precedes the famous Super Bowl.Encourage by this, the Sports Minister, in a press briefing on Wednesday, said the sport will soon be introduced to school children nationwide.“We are excited to introduce this new sport to our children in the schools. Remarkably, these young Ghanaians placed 4th behind experienced participants like the USA, Mexico and Australia,” he said.“The partnership with the NFL continues and later this year, the number of participating schools is expected to increase in the 2nd edition of the developmental NFL Flag Football Competition, which will also select the best players for next year’s Pro Bowl.”American football is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Encourage by this, the Sports Minister, in a press briefing on Wednesday, said the sport will soon be introduced to school children nationwide. “We are excited to introduce this new sport to our children in the schools. Remarkably, these young Ghanaians placed 4th behind experienced participants like the USA, Mexico and Australia,” he said.“The partnership with the NFL continues and later this year, the number of participating schools is expected to increase in the 2nd edition of the developmental NFL Flag Football Competition, which will also select the best players for next year’s Pro Bowl.”American football is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “The partnership with the NFL continues and later this year, the number of participating schools is expected to increase in the 2nd edition of the developmental NFL Flag Football Competition, which will also select the best players for next year’s Pro Bowl.” American football is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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July 26, 2023
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CAF Champions League: Medeama SC to face Remo Stars in prelims
Ghana Premier League champions, Medeama SC will face Remo Stars FC from Nigeria in the CAF Champions League preliminary round. Medeama, Ghana’s sole representative in the CAF Champions League will host the Nigerians in Ghana for the first leg. CAF has scheduled the first leg of the preliminary round for August 18-20, 20023. The reverse fixture will be played a week later in Nigeria.Sagamu based Remo Stars, qualified for the CAF Champions League after finishing as runners up in the Nigerian Premier League last season.The winner of the tie will face Horoya Stars of Guinea in the next round of the competition.Medeama became eligible for the CAF Champions League, having won their maiden Ghana Premier League trophy in June, 2023.The Tarkwa-based club has elected to play the preliminary round of the Champions League at Cape Coast Sports Stadium, as construction works on the new T&A Stadium progresses in Tarkwa.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Sagamu based Remo Stars, qualified for the CAF Champions League after finishing as runners up in the Nigerian Premier League last season. The winner of the tie will face Horoya Stars of Guinea in the next round of the competition. Medeama became eligible for the CAF Champions League, having won their maiden Ghana Premier League trophy in June, 2023. The Tarkwa-based club has elected to play the preliminary round of the Champions League at Cape Coast Sports Stadium, as construction works on the new T&A Stadium progresses in Tarkwa.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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July 25, 2023
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GHALCA TOP4: Gold Stars to replace Asante Kotoko
Ghana Premier League side Bibiani Gold Stars will replace Asante Kotoko in this year’s Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) Top 4 competition. This follows Asante Kotoko’s decision to pull out of the annual preseason tournament. Asante Kotoko, who recently constituted a four member Interim Management Committee, are yet to begin their preseason preparations, influencing their decision not to participate in the tournament.Since the decision was communicated to GHALCA, a number of clubs, including MTN FA Cup winners, Dreams FC, were considered as possible replacements.However, GHALCA settled on Gold Stars, who finished in fifth place in their debut Ghana Premier League season.Gold Stars will join Premier League champions, Medeama Sporting Club, Bechem United, and Aduana Stars to compete for this year’s GHALCA Top 4.The tournament, which will be hosted at the Baba Yara Stadium, will start on 6th August and end on 13th August 2023.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Since the decision was communicated to GHALCA, a number of clubs, including MTN FA Cup winners, Dreams FC, were considered as possible replacements. However, GHALCA settled on Gold Stars, who finished in fifth place in their debut Ghana Premier League season. Gold Stars will join Premier League champions, Medeama Sporting Club, Bechem United, and Aduana Stars to compete for this year’s GHALCA Top 4. The tournament, which will be hosted at the Baba Yara Stadium, will start on 6th August and end on 13th August 2023.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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July 25, 2023
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Trevor Francis: Englands first 1m player dies
Former England forward Trevor Francis has died at the age of 69 after suffering a heart attack in Spain. A family statement said: “This has come as a huge shock to everybody. We are all very upset. He was a legendary footballer but he was also an extremely nice person.” Francis spent half the year in Spain and the rest in Solihull.Im 2012, he recovered from what was initially feared to he a fatal heart attack.Since recovering from the life-threatening experience, Francis adopted a healthier lifestyle.Daily power walks and annual health checks became a feature of his new lifestyle until his unfortunate passing in July 2023.Sources say his annual health check were paid for by the League Managers’ Association in England.His transfer from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest in 1979 made him England’s first £1m footballer.He justified the price tag when he led Forest to win two European Cups – in 1979, when he scored the winner against Malmo, and in 1980.With England, Francis played 52 times, scoring 12 goals.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Im 2012, he recovered from what was initially feared to he a fatal heart attack. Since recovering from the life-threatening experience, Francis adopted a healthier lifestyle. Daily power walks and annual health checks became a feature of his new lifestyle until his unfortunate passing in July 2023. Sources say his annual health check were paid for by the League Managers’ Association in England.His transfer from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest in 1979 made him England’s first £1m footballer.He justified the price tag when he led Forest to win two European Cups – in 1979, when he scored the winner against Malmo, and in 1980.With England, Francis played 52 times, scoring 12 goals.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX His transfer from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest in 1979 made him England’s first £1m footballer. He justified the price tag when he led Forest to win two European Cups – in 1979, when he scored the winner against Malmo, and in 1980.With England, Francis played 52 times, scoring 12 goals.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX With England, Francis played 52 times, scoring 12 goals. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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July 24, 2023
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PSG accepts 300m Al Hilal offer for Mbappe
French club Paris Saint Germain have accepted an offer of €300m for Kylian Mbappe. PSG has since given the Saudi Pro League club permission to speak to the French forward. Should Al Hilal agree personal terms with Mbappe, the transfer fee of €300m would smash the previous record fee of €222m (£191m), set by Neymar in 2017.Earlier this month, PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi warned Mbappe to sign a new contract if he wanted to stay at the club.“Our position is very clear,” said Al-Khelaifi. “If Kylian Mbappe wants to stay – we want him to stay – he needs to sign a new contract.“We cannot let the best player in the world right now leave for free. That is impossible.”The comments became necessary after the French forward told PSG that he will not extend his contract with them beyond 2024.The 24 year old World Cup winner has the option of a further year when his deal expires after next season but does not intend to activate the contract extension.However, Mbappe has also made it clear he intends to stay with the French champions for the 2023-24 season.Mbappe has since been left out of PSG’s Asian tour of South Korea and Japan.If Mbappe joins Al Hilal, he will be teaming up with former Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves and former Lazio midfielder Sergei Milinkovic-Savic.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Earlier this month, PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi warned Mbappe to sign a new contract if he wanted to stay at the club. “Our position is very clear,” said Al-Khelaifi. “If Kylian Mbappe wants to stay – we want him to stay – he needs to sign a new contract. “We cannot let the best player in the world right now leave for free. That is impossible.” The comments became necessary after the French forward told PSG that he will not extend his contract with them beyond 2024.The 24 year old World Cup winner has the option of a further year when his deal expires after next season but does not intend to activate the contract extension.However, Mbappe has also made it clear he intends to stay with the French champions for the 2023-24 season.Mbappe has since been left out of PSG’s Asian tour of South Korea and Japan.If Mbappe joins Al Hilal, he will be teaming up with former Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves and former Lazio midfielder Sergei Milinkovic-Savic.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX The 24 year old World Cup winner has the option of a further year when his deal expires after next season but does not intend to activate the contract extension. However, Mbappe has also made it clear he intends to stay with the French champions for the 2023-24 season.Mbappe has since been left out of PSG’s Asian tour of South Korea and Japan.If Mbappe joins Al Hilal, he will be teaming up with former Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves and former Lazio midfielder Sergei Milinkovic-Savic.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Mbappe has since been left out of PSG’s Asian tour of South Korea and Japan. If Mbappe joins Al Hilal, he will be teaming up with former Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves and former Lazio midfielder Sergei Milinkovic-Savic.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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July 24, 2023
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Only criminals hoard huge sums of money at home to avoid interrogation Rex Omar
Rex Owusu Marfo popularly known in the Ghanaian music industry as Rex Omar has said that it’s only criminals who hoard huge sums of money at home. Speaking to Amansan Krakye in an interview, Rex Omar said Cecilia Dapaah’s issue might be that she may not have genuinely acquired the huge sums of money she left at home. He opined “No one in their right frame of mind will work so hard to make money but will just leave the money home just like that even if we assume you don’t trust the financial services in Ghana” He continued “So can’t you get this save that we use an electronic password to lock it and keep your money safely at home but it shows that it’s criminals that leave such huge sums of money at home. “Either the way she used to get the money wasn’t genuine so she doesn’t know how to deposit the money in her accounts to avoid being questioned about the source,” he added on Property FM in Cape Coast monitored by MyNewsGh.comRex Omar concluded, “Either she sold drugs, or the money was stolen from somewhere because these are the type of people who leave such amounts of money in the house”.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Rex Omar concluded, “Either she sold drugs, or the money was stolen from somewhere because these are the type of people who leave such amounts of money in the house”. Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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Boxing
July 24, 2023
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Mikel Arteta wants super important Thomas Partey to stay at Arsenal
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is determined to keep in-demand midfielder Thomas Partey at the club. The Black Stars midfielder has been the subject of transfer speculation, linking him to multiple clubs in the Pro League and Italian giants Juventus. Arsenal’s acquisitions in the summer, which include a £105 million Declan Rice signing, have fueled speculations of the club’s intentions to transfer the midfielder.Speaking for the first time on how the Rice acquisition affects Partey’s future, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta expressed his desire to keep Partey at the club.“Without a question of a doubt. Thomas is a super important player for us and for me. I want him to be part of the team” said Arteta.“Yeah. They can play together. That was in my plans. If you want to improve the squad you need players that can improve the squad and players that can play together.”Thomas Partey arrived in the United States on Tuesday after missing Sunday’s flight from Germany due to VISA delays.Partey is expected to feature when Arsenal play Manchester United later tonight as part of their United States Tour.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Speaking for the first time on how the Rice acquisition affects Partey’s future, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta expressed his desire to keep Partey at the club. “Without a question of a doubt. Thomas is a super important player for us and for me. I want him to be part of the team” said Arteta.“Yeah. They can play together. That was in my plans. If you want to improve the squad you need players that can improve the squad and players that can play together.”Thomas Partey arrived in the United States on Tuesday after missing Sunday’s flight from Germany due to VISA delays.Partey is expected to feature when Arsenal play Manchester United later tonight as part of their United States Tour.Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “Yeah. They can play together. That was in my plans. If you want to improve the squad you need players that can improve the squad and players that can play together.” Thomas Partey arrived in the United States on Tuesday after missing Sunday’s flight from Germany due to VISA delays. Partey is expected to feature when Arsenal play Manchester United later tonight as part of their United States Tour. Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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Football
July 22, 2023
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Dollar scarcity is pushing more African countries to crisis
African governments are scrambling for dollars, and that's creating a new dividing line for investors. Amid a deepening shortage of hard currency on the continent, governments are turning to bartering, currency devaluations, central bank exchange controls, and help from the International Monetary Fund and Middle East to shore up their balance sheets. Investors are rewarding nations whose efforts to boost dollar liquidity are paying off. But they're punishing those that can't guarantee access to the currency they need to invest and repatriate returns, and are steering clear of countries without adequate reserves to cover import costs or debt repayments. African currencies are the worst performers in the world this year, with about a dozen sliding at least 15% against the dollar. "Dollar holdings are part of the value proposition," said Benedict Craven, country risk manager at the Economist Intelligence Unit. "Will investors be able to trade using foreign exchange from official sources? Will they be able to expatriate their dividends abroad? These questions are separating where investment is going." The dollar squeeze has played out most obviously in local currencies. Eurobond issuers who were forced to devalue this year include Egypt, Nigeria and Angola. Dwindling capital inflows have also seen the likes of Kenya's shilling and Zambia's kwacha weaken to record lows versus the greenback. The former has sizable dollar-debt repayments due next year, while the latter is in default on its eurobonds. Kenya's dollar bonds have handed investors losses of 2.1% since the beginning of July, when US Treasury rates started rising as the "higher-for-longer" interest-rate narrative took hold. That compares with the 1.7% average loss for emerging and frontier peers in a Bloomberg sovereign dollar bond index. Nairobi's benchmark stock index has slumped 32% in 2023, the most among 92 global markets tracked by Bloomberg, while the shilling has declined 19%. In Zambia, Mozambique and Nigeria, the inability to access foreign financing has forced governments to ramp up domestic issuance in shallow markets, pushing up the cost of borrowing. African sovereigns have been locked out of international debt capital markets since April 2022. Nigeria's longest-dated naira bond is trading at a record 18% yield. But higher domestic yields aren't attracting foreign buyers, who worry about depreciating local currencies and difficulties in repatriating returns. In Zambia, for example, foreign holdings of domestic debt fell from 29% at the end of 2021 to around 22% currently, partly due to the restructuring process as well as liquidity issues. IMF rescue In some cases, the IMF is coming to the rescue. It said last week it will expand financing to Kenya by $938 million to bolster its reserves, ahead of a $2 billion eurobond maturity in June. That sent yields on the 2024 notes tumbling almost 200 basis points in four days through Friday though they remain well above 14%. "The general perception is when a country trades above 10% in USD yields they are not able to issue in the USD market," said Lars Krabbe, a portfolio manager at Coeli Frontier Markets AB. "This is of course not good for the general investment environment and debt sustainability in these countries and makes them highly dependent on concessional funding" such as IMF loans, he said. On the other hand, countries with less pressing foreign-exchange needs are becoming more appealing. "Countries with less punishing dollar-denominated loan amounts and bond repayments, and large stocks of foreign reserves, are most attractive," said David Omojomolo, Africa economist at Capital Economics. "And more so those that have made large FX adjustments already." Egypt is one. Citigroup Inc. strategists were the latest to turn bullish on the North African nation's dollar debt, as sales of state assets pick up and the government appears on track to meet targets set by the IMF. The central bank is close to securing as much as $5 billion in new deposits from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, al-Borsa reported last month. Egypt's eurobonds have handed investors returns of 8.7% in the second half of this year in dollar terms, compared to a loss for the average developing-nation peers in a Bloomberg sovereign credit index. For Kaan Nazli, portfolio manager at Neuberger Berman Asset Management, investors are likely to prioritize sovereign issuers that had better access to alternative sources of financing, such as Ivory Coast and Senegal. "Ivory Coast, for example, was able to rely on blended finance deals at reasonable cost over the last year," he said. The West African nation also secured an IMF loan, while its currency, the CFA franc, is pegged to the euro, leaving it less exposed to fluctuations. Regional peer Senegal is attracting investments to public-private partnerships in climate finance. Losses in both Senegal and Ivory Coast's eurobonds have been less severe than Kenya's and narrower than the average since July. Month-to-date, their performance has exceeded peers. Meanwhile, the dollar shortage is also hurting consumers and local businesses as import costs soar, fueling inflation. In Nigeria, prices of prescription drugs for conditions such as hypertension and diabetes have tripled in the past year. One of Zimbabwe's biggest retailers, OK Zimbabwe, said sales volumes are now below break-even point due to rising costs and an exchange rate which has driven customers to the informal sector. And in Malawi, the price of corn, a food staple, has more than doubled over the past year. "The problem is there's only so much you can do if you don't have a vast trove of dollar reserves,"said Sonu Varghese, global macro strategist at Carson Group. "For investors, the risk that these countries remain on the verge of crisis hasn't gone away."
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Africa
20 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Dollar-scarcity-is-pushing-more-African-countries-to-crisis-1883975
Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter passes away at age 96
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a passionate champion of mental health, caregiving, and womens rights, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:10 p.m. at her home in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96. She died peacefully, with family by her side. Mrs. Carter was married for 77 years to Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, who is now 99 years old. Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished, President Carter said. She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it. As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me. She is survived by her children Jack, Chip, Jeff, and Amy and 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A grandson died in 2015. Besides being a loving mother and extraordinary First Lady, my mother was a great humanitarian in her own right, said Chip Carter. Her life of service and compassion was an example for all Americans. She will be sorely missed not only by our family but by the many people who have better mental health care and access to resources for caregiving today. The schedule of memorial events and funeral ceremonies will be distributed as soon as possible to media and posted on www.rosalynncartertribute.org. This tribute website includes the familys official online condolence book and opportunities for memorial gifts, as well as an official biography and downloadable photos.
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Africa
19 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Former-US-First-Lady-Rosalynn-Carter-passes-away-at-age-96-1883912
Rishi Sunak denies 'tinkering' to save Rwanda plan
Rishi Sunak has denied "tinkering" with the government's Rwanda plan after his sacked former home secretary accused him of failing to take the radical action needed to implement the policy. The PM defended his plan to introduce emergency laws and a new treaty with Rwanda to save the plan after the Supreme Court ruled it was unlawful. Mr Sunak said he would "take on" anyone who stood in the way of the new laws. Earlier Suella Braverman described his approach as "magical thinking". Writing in the Telegraph, Ms Braverman said "tinkering with a failed plan" would not achieve the government's aims. In its ruling on the government's scheme to fly some asylum seekers to Rwanda, the Supreme Court said there were "substantial grounds" to believe that some of those deported to the country could be sent back to places where they would be unsafe. After the judgement, Mr Sunak announced he would bring in emergency legislation to certify that Rwanda was a "safe" country, despite the court's decision. The prime minister also said he would sign a new treaty with Rwanda so that the first flights could begin in the spring. Speaking to broadcasters during a visit to a school in Bolsover in Derbyshire, Mr Sunak insisted he would "work night and day" to ensure domestic courts could not "systemically" block flights to the East African nation. Asked whether his rescue plan amounted to "tinkering" he said: "No. "We can pass these laws in Parliament that will give us the powers and the tools we need. "Then we can get the flights off, and whether it's the House of Lords or the Labour Party standing in our way, I will take them on because I want to get this thing done and I want to stop the boats." Speaking in Aberdeenshire, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called on the prime minister to "stop pursuing expensive gimmicks". He said a "serious solution" was needed to a "very serious problem", adding that Labour would work with the UK's international partners on "smashing the criminal gangs... getting people across the Channel". Mrs Braverman, who was sacked as home secretary on Monday, argued that Mr Sunak's plan would not solve "the fundamental issue", that the UK's highest court had found Rwanda unsafe for deporting asylum seekers. "Any new treaty would still require going back through the courts, a process that would likely take at least another year" and "could culminate in yet another defeat", she said, meaning that no asylum seekers were flown to Rwanda before the next general election. An election is expected to be held next year and one must take place by January 2025. Instead, Ms Braverman called for ministers to ignore human rights laws and other international obligations in their "entirety" on this issue, and to prevent those being sent to Rwanda from being able to mount legal challenges. Former senior cabinet minister Damian Green called Mrs Braverman's suggestion the "most unconservative proposal I've ever heard". A former First Secretary of State under Theresa May, Mr Green told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that overriding legal constraints was the behaviour of "dictators" like Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. But another former cabinet minister, Sir Simon Clarke, said Parliament was "entitled in extremis to say certain sections of the law are disapplied". The Rwanda policy is central to Mr Sunak's plan to stop asylum seekers crossing the English Channel in small boats - one of his key pledges - as it is designed to deter people from making the dangerous journey. Any new legislation is expected to face strong opposition in the House of Lords, which contains several current and former Supreme Court judges. It would also be likely to face legal challenges in the courts. 'Black is white' Sir David Normington, former Home Office permanent secretary, told Today that Mrs Braverman was "right in one way" - that getting a working Rwanda policy "would be very difficult". "We could pull out of all conventions, but that would be a very bad idea," he said, adding that it would always come down to a British court deciding whether Rwanda was safe. "The courts say it is not a safe country. You can't say black is white." Asked if international law was "outdated", Sir David said that "at the core" international agreements were written to protect the vulnerable. "What is true is that the rights of people to not be tortured never goes out of date."
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Africa
19 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Rishi-Sunak-denies-tinkering-to-save-Rwanda-plan-1883759
Mass grave found in Kidal - Mali's army
The Malian army says it has discovered a mass grave in the northeastern town of Kidal, days after recapturing it from ethnic Tuareg separatists. In a statement, the army said the discovery was made on Thursday during operations to secure the town. It gave no further details but said investigations were underway to bring those responsible to justice. The military retook Kidal on Tuesday after forces from the UN Mission in Mali (Minusma) left their camp there as part of an agreement to withdraw from the country by the end of the year.
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Africa
19 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Mass-grave-found-in-Kidal-Mali-s-army-1883756
Mass grave found in Kidal - Mali's army
The Malian army says it has discovered a mass grave in the northeastern town of Kidal, days after recapturing it from ethnic Tuareg separatists. In a statement, the army said the discovery was made on Thursday during operations to secure the town. It gave no further details but said investigations were underway to bring those responsible to justice. The military retook Kidal on Tuesday after forces from the UN Mission in Mali (Minusma) left their camp there as part of an agreement to withdraw from the country by the end of the year.
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Africa
19 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Mass-grave-found-in-Kidal-Mali-s-army-1883753
World Cup 2026 qualifiers: Sadio Mane marks 100th cap for Senegal with a double
African champions Senegal began their 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 4-0 victory at home to South Sudan on Saturday as South Africa and Tanzania also opened with wins. The Teranga Lions set off at a blistering pace in their Group B fixture with Tottenham midfielder Pape Matar Sarr scoring after 40 seconds. Sadio Mane scored Senegal's second just four minutes later on a night when he made his 100th appearance for his country. Debutant Lamine Camara added a third for the hosts. The 19-year-old scored on the stroke of half-time and after the break, the former Liverpool forward scored again - this time from the penalty spot. With Senegal set to play Togo in Lome on Tuesday in their second qualifier, coach Aliou Cisse made a raft of changes just after the hour mark with Mane and Sarr amongst those substituted. On a tough night for South Sudan's Bright Stars, Senegal had a late goal from Habib Diallo ruled out for offside. Senegal are top of the Group B standings, ahead of DR Congo on goal difference after the opening round of matches. Elsewhere, Tanzania enjoyed a 1-0 victory in an away fixture against Niger in neutral Marrakesh at the start of their Group E campaign. Australia-based striker Charles M'Mombwa scored for the Taifa Stars in the second half, on his debut for his country.
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Africa
19 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/World-Cup-2026-qualifiers-Sadio-Mane-marks-100th-cap-for-Senegal-with-a-double-1883750
Watch Mbappe hat-trick as France scores 14 times against Gibraltar
France scored seven goals in each half as they recorded their biggest-ever win by thrashing 10-man Gibraltar 14-0 in Euro 2024 qualifying. The hosts are already through to the Germany tournament but did not take things easy as Kylian Mbappe hit a hat-trick that included a 40-yard strike. Teenager Warren Zaire-Emery was one of seven different first-half scorers. At 17 years, eight months and 11 days, he became France's youngest player since 1914. He marked his debut with a goal to make it 3-0 before going off injured. Ethan Santos turned Jonathan Clauss' cross into his own net after just three minutes before Marcus Thuram made it 2-0 minutes later. Then came Zaire-Emery's goal before the unfortunate Santos was shown a red card in the 18th minute. Mbappe made it 4-0 from the penalty spot before further strikes from Clauss, Kingsley Coman and Youssouf Fofana made it 7-0 at the break. France appeared to take their foot off the pedal for a while as it took until the 63rd minute for them to add an eighth, Adrien Rabiot drilling home. But then the goals started flowing again as Coman and Ousmane Dembele scored before Mbappe grabbed two more - including a stunning 40-yard finish after the striker spotted goalkeeper Dayle Coleing off his line. Olivier Giroud rounded off the huge win by helping himself to two goals in quick succession shortly before the final whistle. France finished the game with 39 shots on goal, compared to none for Gibraltar.
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Africa
19 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Watch-Mbappe-hat-trick-as-France-scores-14-times-against-Gibraltar-1883594
U.S., Israel and Hamas reach 'deal' to pause conflict, free hostages- Washington Post
Israel, the United States and Hamas have reached a tentative agreement to free dozens of women and children held hostage in Gaza in exchange for a five-day pause in fighting, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the deal. As part of the detailed, six-page agreement, all parties would freeze combat operations for at least five days while "an initial 50 or more hostages are released in smaller groups every 24 hours", the Post reported. Hamas took about 240 hostages during its Oct. 7 rampage inside Israel that killed 1,200 people. The newspaper said overhead surveillance would monitor ground movement to help police the pause, which also is intended to allow in a significant amount of humanitarian aid. There was no immediate comment from the White House or the Israeli prime minister's office on the Post report. The hostage release could begin within the next several days, according to people familiar with its the agreement.
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Africa
19 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/U-S-Israel-and-Hamas-reach-deal-to-pause-conflict-free-hostages-Washington-Post-1883552
Tanzanian student taken hostage by Hamas confirmed dead
The Tanzanian government has confirmed the death of a student taken hostage in the Hamas attack on Israel. Clemence Felix Mtenga, 22, was one of two Tanzanians taken by the group on 7 October. It is unclear how he died. The country's foreign ministry said it was in touch with Israel over the other Tanzanian hostage, Joshua Mollel. More than 230 hostages were taken in the assault by Hamas, and at least 1,200 people were killed. Israel says the hostages - which were taken from Israel to the Gaza Strip - come from 25 countries, including one South African who is yet to be identified. Approximately 260 Tanzanians study agriculture in Israel and both Mr Mtenga and Mr Mollel had been in the country as part of an agricultural internship programme, Israel's foreign ministry said on X. The pair had only landed in Israel in September and were due to study there for 11 months. Mr Mtenga had been living on Kibbutz Nir Oz and working at a dairy farm in the afternoons, a friend and fellow student told the BBC. When news of his kidnapping broke last month, his sister said his whole family were worried about him, but remained hopeful he would be rescued. She said: "He should be courageous where he is, know that we love him and that we pray for him day and night, hoping that he will be back soon." Tanzania's foreign ministry said Mr Mtenga's family had been informed, and that officials were liaising with the Israeli government to send his body home. Mr Mollel's situation is currently unclear. Before it was confirmed that he had been taken hostage, his father told the BBC he could not eat or sleep because he was desperate to know what had happened to him. The last words he said to his son before he disappeared were: "Be on your best behaviour because you're somewhere new, and make the most of the internship you're there to do." A total of four hostages have been released so far, with another freed by Israeli forces. Hamas - considered a terrorist organisation by the UK, the US and some other countries - says it has hidden the hostages in "safe places and tunnels" within Gaza.
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Africa
18 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Tanzanian-student-taken-hostage-by-Hamas-confirmed-dead-1883441
Zimbabwe declares state of emergency in Harare over cholera
Zimbabwe has declared a state of emergency in the capital Harare over a cholera outbreak. The outbreak has so far killed dozens of people with more than 7,000 suspected cases. The city authorities say the outbreak, spreading throughout the city, has invoked memories of a deadly outbreak in 2008, in which thousands died. "We have declared a state of emergency because of cholera," local media quoted Mayor Ian Makone as saying. Zimbabwe's cholera crisis fuelled by chronic water shortages The authorities are now asking for help to contain the spread and provide safe water, saying the aid being received is inadequate. Health authorities have been struggling to contain the high number of admissions following the outbreak, according to the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC). It cites a lack of health workers to manage the cases, as well as lack of supplies to stop the transmission. Zimbabwe has been battling the deadly cholera outbreak in recent months amid a lack of access to clean water. The epicentre of the latest outbreak is Harare's high-density suburb of Kuwadzana, which accounts for nearly half the reported cases, according to the authorities. Cholera, an acute diarrhoeal infection is caused by consuming food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It is treated with an oral rehydration solution, to replace the fluids and salts lost to diarrhoea and vomiting. On Thursday, the Harare mayor said the cholera outbreak had similarities to the 2008 outbreak. The outbreak then led to the deaths of over 4,000 people, with at least 100,000 were infected, which led to a paralysis of basic services in the country. This pushed then President Robert Mugabe into agreeing a historic power-sharing deal with his long-time rival, Morgan Tsvangirai. In 2018, the country declared a state of emergency after 20 deaths and more than 2,000 cases related to typhoid and cholera were reported "The cholera outbreak has come with vengeance," the mayor was quoted as saying on Thursday. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health announced that the country had recorded 7,398 suspected cases, 50 confirmed deaths, and 109 people in hospital. It came as the health minister visited the epicentre, announcing measures to deal with the outbreak - including the removal of street food vendors, and trucking of safe water. The IFRC says the disease is quickly spreading, affecting multiple geographical areas in 45 out of 62 districts and all 10 provinces of the country. It says the outbreak can be expected to cross the border. Neighbouring countries including Malawi, South Africa, and Mozambique have also frequently experienced cholera outbreaks in the past.
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Africa
18 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Zimbabwe-declares-state-of-emergency-in-Harare-over-cholera-1883435
Gambia parents fight for children in landmark trial on India syrup deaths
Its the happy memories of his toddler son playing around their home in The Gambias capital that are most painful for Ebrima Sagnia to remember. When he tries to speak, Sagnia pauses mid-sentence, muted by grief. In September last year, Sagnia watched Lamin writhe in pain on a hospital bed. The four-year-old had developed a fever early that month, which was common in the rainy season. His parents had given him prescribed medication, hoping the high temperature would go away, but Lamin developed new symptoms instead, becoming drowsy and unable to pass urine for days. He was rushed to the hospital, but his symptoms persisted. Despite his discomfort, Lamin just wanted to return to their home in Banjul and play. He loved football and motorcars. When his dad drove, Lamin would sit in his lap and pretend he was the driver. By mid-September, about a week after his parents took him to the hospital, Lamin had died. Doctors told Sagnia the cause was complications from acute kidney injury (AKI). The condition, a sudden onset of kidney failure, causes swollen limbs, nausea, confusion, and reduced urine flow. Lamin was one of 70 children killed last year by substandard cough syrups imported from India that the World Health Organization (WHO) said contained unacceptable levels of toxins. Most of the children were under five, and some were from the same family. The case has underlined the difficulties low-income economies like The Gambia face in sourcing quality medication and implementing local quality controls. Every day reminds me of my son, how he kept saying to me, Daddy, take me home. Take me home, and I told him I would, Sagnia said. Sagnia could not take his son home, but the 44-year-old is now leading a coalition of 19 aggrieved parents whove dragged their government and private entities involved in producing and distributing the medicine in The Gambia to court. The parents, Sagnia said, are seeking justice and restitution for what they say were deaths caused by negligence and breach of statutory duty. The Gambias Ministries of Health and Justice, the drug manufacturer and distributors, and the countrys Medicines Control Agency (MCA) are all listed as defendants. Court hearings began on July 21. At the second sitting on October 24, none of the governments representatives showed up, Loubna Farage, a lawyer representing the parents, said, and the court fined them. About nine of the parents chosen to represent the group were present along with their family members who had shown up for support. The group filled the courtroom, their faces long, their demeanor heavy. At another court hearing on November 7, government lawyers showed up, but representatives of the manufacturer and distributor were missing. The judge was forced to adjourn until late in November. Deadly doses The cough syrups in question are four brands, all manufactured by Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd, an Indian drugmaker, and imported by The Gambia-based Atlantic Pharmaceuticals Co. On their colourful packaging, the syrups carried a logo saying they were WHO-certified. Officials of the WHO told Al Jazeera the claim was a lie. All four medicines contained high levels of diethylene glycol (DEG) and ethylene glycol (EG), officials at the WHO and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed. Both are sweet-tasting but deadly substances normally used to manufacture products like brake fluid and windshield wipers. Mass poisonings like this have more recently been recorded in India, Panama and Nigeria. Several cases in the past document how manufacturers intentionally swap out pharmaceutical-grade propylene glycol (PG), a mildly sweet additive used to improve the solubility of medicines for the similar, much cheaper, and fatal DEG and EG. In a January alert, the WHO said it had recorded 300 child fatalities in 2022 across seven countries, including Indonesia and Uzbekistan, due to contaminated medication. Six deaths have also been recorded in Cameroon this year. Its the deadliest set of poisonings recorded since 1996. An Indonesian firm, Afi Farma, manufactured the syrups locally in that countrys case while Chinas Fraken Group produced the syrups pulled off shelves in Cameroon. In August, Uzbek authorities began the trials of officials of Marion Biotech, another Indian manufacturer, for reportedly selling contaminated cough syrups believed to have killed 65 children in the Central Asian country. Health experts are not sure how the poisonings are occurring but believe substances or additives like PG used to stabilize the medications are likely contaminated. WHO officials said they have no evidence the cases are linked. In The Gambia case, Indian health authorities said the WHO failed to show a direct link between Maidens cough syrups and the multiple deaths and accused the UN agency of trying to tarnish the countrys image. Tests by Indian health authorities, the Indian government said, did not reveal contaminants in Maidens products. Maiden has also said it did nothing wrong. But Parsa Bastani, a CDC epidemiologist who led an expert team to assist The Gambia in its investigation, told Al Jazeera the tests conducted left no doubt as to what caused the clusters of AKI deaths. I dont know what evidence the Indian government was reviewing, Barstani said, but the evidence we found highly suggested that there was a link. His team had received a request to investigate from Banjul in late August last year and arrived in The Gambia just as the deaths peaked in mid-September. The drug testing showed there were levels of DEG in all the cases and that that led to the deaths, Bastani said, clarifying that his team had not done a separate test but had analyzed tests done by WHO officials also on ground at the time. That was a very difficult and sad process to be there and collect information from parents, some of whom had lost their kids within the past week. Industry malpractice? Gambian authorities have flown into a flurry of activity since the tragedy. In October last year, three months after they started investigating the unusual spike in AKI deaths among children, the country banned Maiden and Atlantic. In June, officials went further, tightening import controls from India. All drug exporters from that country must now present clearance certificates from a designated Indian testing laboratory. Authorities also fired the head and deputy of the MCA, the entity in charge of certifying and monitoring imported pharmaceuticals, which should have stopped the drugs from going on the market. Children died in six of the countrys seven regions, underlining the spread of the contaminated medicine. Banjul is also mulling legal action against Maiden and possibly the Indian government, the Reuters news agency reported. Analysts have also pointed out unacceptable lapses in the Ministry of Health itself that might have contributed to the steepness of the death toll. Although health workers at the Edwards Francis Small Teaching Hospital alerted the ministry about an unusual cluster of deaths in late July 2022, the first public warning to stop selling or using a list of suspected cough syrups did not materialise until September, more than 40 days later. A review of the timeline of events as well as information from the CDC team and government reports show that the contaminated medicines were imported about June 21 and that AKI deaths peaked in mid-September before tapering off in October. But there were already suspicions as early as August that the syrups were poisoned. One parent whose child used the syrup in July and died on August 5 said doctors in Banjul asked him what type of drugs he used and that he had presented the syrup. One of the doctors told me that they were having these cases and that my son was the fifth case, Alieu Kijera, an eye nurse, said. Kijera said he was surprised when he continued to hear of many cases after his son, two-year-old Mohamed, died and was shocked to know the medication was still available on shelves in The Gambia at the end of August. Some children, including Sagnias son, used the deadly drugs weeks after the authorities had been officially alerted. Its unacceptable that after having some evidence, even if not confirmed, that the authorities there let it pass for another month, said Prashant Yadav, a health supply chains scholar and Harvard Medical School lecturer, who has researched pharmaceuticals in Africa for more than a decade. Even if it was a wrong call, what would we have lost by preventively taking a product off the market? Safety comes so much higher than anything else, Yadav said. The Gambian Health Ministry and the MCA did not respond to Al Jazeeras requests for comment. In a report by a government task force looking into the deaths, authorities said they suspected that the AKI could be caused by drug toxicity after the initial alert in July and that the Health Ministry decided to ban these drugs even before receiving confirmation from the laboratory testing. Hiring people with vested interests in The Gambias pharmacy sector may have also contributed to the deadly medicines going on shelves across the country. While fully employed elsewhere, Gambian pharmacists commonly double as supervisors in private dispensaries, local sources as well as the government task force report confirmed. The practice, referred to in local media as tantamount to renting out licenses, presents a potential case of conflict of interest, according to the government report. While unusual, it is not illegal for pharmacists in the civil service to double as private workers. The law requires that dispensaries wanting to import drugs provide the certificate of a licensed pharmacist to be allowed to ship products in and the pharmacist must provide technical advice to the importer, spending two to four hours a day at the dispensary. In several cases though, these supervising pharmacists are often full-time government staffers who dont spend time at the dispensaries. Some even work for the MCA or the Gambian Pharmacy Council, both industry regulators. Some pharmacists also supervise several private dispensaries simultaneously. At the time of the deaths last year, an MCA official was supervising Atlantic Pharmacy, the entity that imported the contaminated syrups, investigations by Gambian officials showed. The same official, speaking for the agency in the early days of the crisis, had claimed that floodwaters, not the contaminated medicines, caused the mass deaths. The man, who told authorities that another supervising pharmacist with Atlantic had signed off on the drug imports, did not respond to a request for comment. Its not normal, Yadav, the supply chain scholar, said of the industry practice. But the multiple issues with the response to the deaths underscores a deep-seated issue in The Gambia and other low-income countries like it, he pointed out. Its a country that has a very limited budget and the regulation is very weak, Yadav said. In theory, theres what authorities should be doing, but the practicality is different. Saying that they could have removed those syrups earlier, for example, thats a matter of financial luxury. So in a way, I also empathise with the ministry because its not straightforward. Dependence on imports The Gambia, which has four public hospitals and 170 registered drug stores for a population of 2.6 million people, has no local drug manufacturers, meaning all of its medicines are imported. The country has no drug testing laboratories to authenticate imports either. To test the syrups, officials sent samples to Senegal, Ghana, France, and Switzerland. Enter India. With about 10,500 drug manufacturers in the country, India is by far the worlds biggest generic medicine maker, cornering a 20 percent share of global production. The country is often referred to as the pharmacy of the world. India provides half of Africas generic drugs. Their comparatively low cost makes the country all the more attractive to middle- and low-income countries. As of 2019, at least 90 percent of The Gambias pharmaceutical imports came from India. While it has recorded major successes, Indias pharmaceutical scene is riddled with problems, including substandard production and a chaotic regulation process that often make it unclear who is in charge of what between its many state control agencies and the federal drug control body. The country itself has recorded five DEG mass poisonings. Experts linked the latest deaths in 2019 in Jammu and Kashmir to a failure of manufacturers to test raw materials as required by law. Twelve children died after their kidneys and other organs stopped functioning. Researchers have found that some Indian manufacturers produce substandard drugs specifically for export to African markets and to other low-income countries because of lax regulation. The Pharmacy Export Council of India (Pharmexcil), in one document, said Africa is particularly attractive because market access to these countries is simpler in nature as compared to stringent regulatory authorities of other developed nations. The string of recent DEG cases implicating at least two Indian manufacturers spurred authorities to crack down on drug producers with spot checks. After news of the Gambian deaths emerged, the Indian government confirmed that Maiden was not licensed to sell the syrups in India but was licensed to sell them to the African country. The company is also on a government list of WHO-GMP-certified manufacturers, a certification implying it met the WHOs good medical practices standard for exports. But Maiden had been prosecuted by multiple Indian states in the years leading up to its fatal Gambia exports, mainly for providing substandard products. Top officials in the company were also handed jail sentences in an Indian court in February for exporting substandard drugs to Vietnam almost a decade ago. India suspended Maidens production last year after the deaths in The Gambia. Allegations that a state regulator helped switch the samples Indian health authorities tested in The Gambia case emerged in June. Indias anti-corruption agency told reporters those claims are being investigated. WHO officials told Al Jazeera theyve ordered Maiden to cease using WHO-certified labels, as it did on the syrup bottles. However, Maiden remains on the Indian governments WHO-GMP-certified list, meaning it still meets WHO production standards, according to the Indian government. Hopeful for justice After the second court hearing in the Gambian parents case, Sagnia felt hopeful, he said, even if the fight ahead looked daunting. He and other parents felt hurt by the no-show from government representatives at that hearing. It made them feel like the case was not important to them, he said, adding, however, that the authorities attitude did not surprise him. None of the government officials has ever visited us in our homes since this whole thing happened, Sagnia told Al Jazeera after the court session.They only called us to meet them in their offices while we lost our children due to their negligence. It might be that the judge rules in our favour if they continue like that. The parents, who are spread across the country, have turned inward to find solace. They formed a WhatsApp group, so they can stay in touch about the case, and it has become a therapy platform of sorts with members pitching in when one person needs help, even outside the case. At the moment, Sagnia is trying to get a good doctor to see one member who has suffered a hand injury. As the group leader, I feel like it is my duty, he said. We have all become just like a family. Many of the parents are confident of a win. I believe there is hope for us, inshallah, Alassan Kamaso said, using a phrase meaning as God wills, which is popular in Muslim-majority Gambia. Kamasos son, Musa, was 18 months old when he died in September last year. An unprecedented trial The mass AKI deaths are on a scale never-before experienced in The Gambia, but the trial too is just as historic, Farage, the lawyer representing the parents, said. Never before have parents bonded together to go after the authorities in such a manner an unusually brave stand in a country where the courts have traditionally had little autonomy. For two decades, The Gambia was under the iron-fisted rule of Yahya Jammeh, who cracked down on dissidents and controlled the judiciary. It was Jammehs electoral defeat in 2017 by President Adama Barrow that halted the dictators plans to withdraw The Gambia from the International Criminal Court. The ongoing legal case to bring Jammeh to justice, involving dozens of witnesses, is one of the few that legally compare to the syrup deaths case. I believe this is why the government does not know how to deal with this matter since there is no precedent, the lawyer said. A lack of financial resources, Farage added, also often discourages many Gambians from seeking justice in a country where half the population lives in poverty. The average salary in The Gambia is $68 a month, so paying for legal fees costing about $250 an hour is almost impossible although there are legal aid programmes. One needs to understand that poor people have no hope and often feel neglected by the system, said Farage, whose firm is assisting the 19 parents free of charge. They do not understand their rights. They do not understand that the government is here to serve the people. They will often be heard to say that God has a reason for their suffering. They are taught to be patient and leave everything in Gods hands. Some of the parents of the children killed by the cough syrups are neither influential nor wealthy. Kamaso is unemployed and spent all he had on his sons treatment, he said. When Sagnia is not working at the bank where he is a chauffeur, he drives a taxi to supplement his income. Farage said these parents are bent on pushing for regulatory changes to ensure such a tragedy never happens again. They want accountability for the government agencies involved, and they want proper compensation, he said. Some of them are still angry that last year, when their grief was still fresh, authorities pressed them to take monetary compensation of about $200 even before investigations were concluded. Ebrima Saidy is one of them. His five-year-old daughter Adama died on September 19. The 23-year-old is currently in Italy, where he is studying the language to prepare for a computer science course, but he has been glued to his phone for updates on the case. His partner remains in The Gambia. We want them to dismiss anyone who needs to be dismissed, he said in a recent call, his papery voice rising over the phone line. Saidy also acts as a spokesperson for the group and said that for many parents, the firing of the MCA head and deputy is not enough. And the money they were offered? It was offensive, he said. What is the life of my daughter to 14,200 dalasi? Saidy asked. The $200 sum, around the same price as 10 bags of rice in The Gambia, seemed the equivalent of hush money, he told Al Jazeera. We are not here for the money. We want them to tighten their protocols and, if possible, to stop importing from India altogether, Saidy said. In addition to Saidys grief and loss, theres the fear that grips him every time he calls home to speak to Adamas sister, Hawa, who wont stop asking for a twin she thinks is still coming home. She will ask, Is she still at the hospital? Is she still with Grandma? Saidy said. He has not yet found the courage to tell Hawa the truth. Ill say, Yes, she is still at the hospital. She is coming, he said. Although at least 70 children were killed, only 19 parents are involved in the lawsuit, Saidy said, because government officials would not release all the names of the affected families so he could contact them. Eight other parents have recently signaled that they want to join the case too, but some parents, he added, have already accepted the compensation money while others have simply given up on getting any justice in a system where malpractice is common. Not Saidy. Some of them said, I leave them to God and they left, Saidy said. But we said, No, we will fight for our children.
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Africa
18 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Gambia-parents-fight-for-children-in-landmark-trial-on-India-syrup-deaths-1883381
Hundreds displaced as heavy rains pound Kenya's Coast region
One person has been confirmed dead in Kilifi County, as hundreds have been displaced and roads cut off in different parts of Kenya's coastal region due to ongoing rains. In the Majajani area in Kilifi County, one person died after he was covered by debris from his house which collapsed while he was asleep on Thursday night. A relative said the deceased had earlier been warned against sleeping in the house which had developed cracks as a result of ongoing rains. In different parts of Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, and Tana River counties, hundreds of people have been displaced by floods following heavy downpours in the last three days. In Pandanguo and Jima villages in Witu Division of Lamu West, at least 3,000 families are staring at imminent starvation after the main road in the area was cut off by floods following heavy rains. Following heavy rains this week, the 21-kilometre road has been cut off and swept away at Ziwa La Kiboko section. Now residents of Pandanguo and Jima villages cannot cross over to Witu and vice versa. In Mombasa, the Kenya Red Cross had to deploy boats to evacuate residents of Bombolulu and Kisauni whose houses were submerged by flood waters. Mtwapa area is flooded, and some roads are impassable. There is currently no emergency plan and yet the rains are continuing, said a resident of Utange. David Jomeli, a civil engineer, has blamed both national and county governments for not enforcing laws to prevent the construction of structures along sewerage lines. In Kisauni, some houses are built on riparian land. It happens that now we have rain, and the sewage systems are not functional. It means the engineers from the county and national government failed to warn people not to build there, said Eng Jomeli. We do not have a sewer system in Mombasa. We use several manholes and septic tanks whenever a new building is erected. The national and county governments need to work together to ensure the sewage system is done afresh," he added. In Kwale, tens of candidates sitting their ongoing national examinations at Ramisi Secondary School were on Thursday and Friday forced to use boats after River Ramisi broke its banks causing flooding in the area. The candidates living in the Kanana area could not access the examination centre in the morning, forcing security agencies to use a boat to transport them in the flooded area. Transporters and travelers were also stranded for hours after heavy rains resulted in most rivers breaking their banks. Motorists were advised to use alternative roads to ensure safety when a section of the Likoni Lungalunga highway flooded after the river broke its banks. According to Lungalunga Assistant County Commissioner Robert Shunet, authorities swung into action to help the candidates from Kanana access Ramisi across the burst river. Other than candidates, the transport was paralyzed along the major highway heading to the Lunga Lunga border after the roads became impassable due to the high water levels. However, Shunet said there were no casualties reported.
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Africa
18 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Hundreds-displaced-as-heavy-rains-pound-Kenya-s-Coast-region-1883375
Uganda's divided House as opposition threatens paralysis
The opposition in Ugandas Parliament this week announced that it will continue with an ongoing boycott of plenary sessions that have stalled House business for weeks, until the government commits itself to address a series of key demands tabled over a month ago. The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga announced on Wednesday that his troops will continue to stay away from weekly plenary sessions because the government is yet to commit to addressing six pressing issues that they think are being swept under the carpet. The opposition demands include seeking answers to the whereabouts of 18 supporters of the opposition National Unity Platform party (NUP) members who have been missing for over two years, a stop to the targeting and victimisation of Muslims, a stop to the detention without trial of political dissenters, an end to human rights violations against fishing communities, the shrinking civil space, mistreatment of politicians and the media, and the trial of civilians in military courts. When they first raised the issues and announced a boycott, deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa then adjourned the House for two weeks to mediate between the opposition and the government, but all this came to nothing. On Wednesday this week, at the end of the two-week adjournment, the opposition caucus met to agree on a common ground ahead of the resumption of plenary and the decision to continue with the boycott because of the government failure to address the issues. Our Caucus, therefore, resolved to stay away until such a time when the state is ready to account for the missing 18 people and to make an undertaking to bring to an end all forms of rights violations. Opposition will stay away from the proceedings until the government officially communicates to us, detailing how the issues we raised will be addressed, and giving a time frame within which, they will be resolved, Mpuuga said on Wednesday. The announcement incensed Speaker Anitah Among, who had cut short her maternity leave to return and restore order in the House. Ms Among on Wednesday threatened to invoke provisions of the law which could potentially have the protesting opposition MPs thrown out of Parliament if they remain absent for 15 days. According to the House rules of procedure, a member who is absent from plenary for 15 days without a reason communicated is supposed to be suspended. The opposition say the Speaker is either using impunity or has failed to interpret the rules because a boycott communicated is reason enough to stay out of Parliament. They have threatened court action should the Speaker go ahead and implement suspensions. Opposition chief whip in Parliament John Baptist Nambeshe retaliated, saying that the boycott was a constitutional right announced in broad daylight and that it was on record. He added that it would be only intimidatory for the speaker to make such remarks since already, there has been a formal exchange of correspondences from LOP to the presiding officers of the house. We shall not relent until these issues are responded to and we expect nothing from the government short of a statement comprehensive enough to address the issues that we have raised, Nambeshe said. The current Parliament has 557 seats with more than half subscribing to the ruling party. A sizable number of independents are also NRM-leaning. Some ruling party MPs believe that the boycott by their opposition colleagues cannot deter house business since it does not affect the rules of procedure. In so doing, the government can choose to ignore the opposition demands and push Parliament to continue with business without the opposition as an option. However, this will be a dent on the impartiality of debates, policies and laws passed without the opposition according to Parliaments spokesperson Chris Obore. In terms of numbers, the boycott does not affect the sittings because the current house rules of procedure do not tag quorum on a particular political party. But in democratic dispensations, there is a need to have all shades of views in the House, Obore said. This, he said, is why the House leadership is pushing the opposition to return to plenary by engaging both sides. He adds that it is simply a political matter. According to former leader of the official opposition Prof Ogenga Latigo, the oppositions decision to boycott rather than dialogue could have stemmed from constant marginalisation by the parliamentary leadership on several issues. One opposition member on the parliamentary commission was thrown out and later denied resuming his position even after he successfully challenged his sacking in court. I can see their (opposition) frustration. The speaker is supposed to be the most impartial person in that house no matter which political party and if you treat one side as outsiders, there will always be an impasse, Prof Latigo says, noting that the government and House leaders should initiate dialogue. which will see the impasse end.
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Africa
18 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Uganda-s-divided-House-as-opposition-threatens-paralysis-1883372
Liberia election results: President George Weah calls Joseph Boakai to congratulate him
Liberian President George Weah has called his challenger in the presidential race, Joseph Boakai, to congratulate him on his victory. In an address to the nation he said "the Liberian people have spoken and we have heard their voice". The opposition candidate holds an unassailable lead of 28,000 votes with nearly all ballots counted. A former football star, President Weah has been in power since 2018. He will step down in January. He came into the job on a wave of enthusiasm, especially from younger voters, having won that election - also against Mr Boakai - by a large margin. But a perception that he had failed to tackle corruption, rising prices and continued economic difficulties tarnished his image. Mr Weah was magnanimous in defeat, beginning his five-minute address by saying he had "the utmost respect for the democratic process that has defined our nation", adding that he had spoken to Mr Boakai who he called the "president-elect". Earlier the electoral commission announced that Mr Boakai, a 78-year-old political veteran had 50.89% of the votes, while President Weah had 49.11%. The president referred to the closeness of the race saying it "reveals a deep division within our country" and called on Liberians to "work together to find common ground... unity is paramount for mama Liberia". A long period of civil war in which an estimated 250,000 people died ended just 20 years ago. When the latest set of results were announced earlier on Friday, they sparked celebrations in the capital, Monrovia. Mr Boakai's supporters gathered at his party's headquarters in the city, convinced that he had won the election. They called for President Weah to go, and chanted "we beat the Buga dancer" - referring to a song that became associated with his campaign. The electoral commission says it has announced the results from 99.58% of the polling stations following Tuesday's run-off election. The run-off between Mr Boakai and Mr Weah was triggered after neither candidate got more than 50% of the vote in last month's first round. There were 18 other candidates. In that vote, the president got the largest share and was just 7,000 votes ahead of Mr Boakai. The poll was the tightest presidential contest in Liberia since the civil war. Mr Boakai's campaigning focused on the need to rescue the nation from what he called "mismanagement" by Mr Weah's administration. The president dismissed Mr Boakai's allegations, saying he had made significant strides, including introducing free tuition for university students. This is the fourth time a presidential election has taken place since the war ended. Observers from the regional bloc, Ecowas, deemed the run-off largely peaceful, AFP news agency reports. But there were isolated incidents that led to "injuries and hospitalisations" in the provinces of Lofa, Nimba, Bong and Montserrado, it quotes observers as saying.
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Africa
18 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Liberia-election-results-President-George-Weah-calls-Joseph-Boakai-to-congratulate-him-1883222
Kenya police: Much-criticised security force to get big pay boost
Pay for Kenya's police and prison officers is set to rise by 40% over three years following proposals in a review of the security sector, President William Ruto has said. The salary increase is intended to boost morale and enhance security. It was one of the recommendations made by a task force looking in to how to improve policing in the country. Kenyan police have a reputation for brutality and bribery, but there have also been concerns about their welfare. They are poorly paid and some have ended up turning to crime themselves. Several policeman have taken their own lives in recent years and the fact that many struggle with their mental health has been recognised. In the past there have been moves to raise their pay but it has not led to a significant change how Kenyans perceive them. The news of the pay rise comes as Kenya grapples with a cost-of-living crisis which has seen the government increase various taxes and charges. "The review of the terms and conditions of service for our men and women in uniform will enhance their morale and transform our security. It will increase our capacity to protect Kenyans," President Ruto said. He said the recommendation for a 40% pay rise in three years was "well-considered... we will now await the workings the Salaries and Remuneration Commission to make the necessary adjustments so that we implement the decision". The president said he would deal firmly with corruption, which he recognised was a serious problem in the police service. He added that the salary increase as well as other proposed reforms would deal with the problems identified by the task force - underfunding, deficient leadership, structural and organisational weakness and corruption. The task force, led by former chief justice David Maraga, was set up last December, soon after Mr. Ruto became president. It was asked to investigate and suggest how to improve the working and living conditions of police, prison and the National Youth Service (NYS) officers, as well as other reforms. Among other things, the task force recommended that the minimum age to enter the police force should be increased to 21 from 18 years. It also said that the minimum education requirement in most of the country should be raised to a C-minus grade in the national secondary school exam - currently the minimum entry is a D-plus grade - and that more time should be spent on training. The task force also wants to see better medical and housing allowances, a reduction of prison over-crowding and an expansion of the NYS - a state-run service that trains young people in life and business skills. Mr. Ruto has said the the government will implement all the recommendations, but warned that it may take a while to make some of the changes as legal and policy amendments would be needed.
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Africa
17 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Kenya-police-Much-criticised-security-force-to-get-big-pay-boost-1883048
Kenya police: Much-criticised security force to get big pay boost
Pay for Kenya's police and prison officers is set to rise by 40% over three years following proposals in a review of the security sector, President William Ruto has said. The salary increase is intended to boost morale and enhance security. It was one of the recommendations made by a task force looking in to how to improve policing in the country. Kenyan police have a reputation for brutality and bribery, but there have also been concerns about their welfare. They are poorly paid and some have ended up turning to crime themselves. Several policeman have taken their own lives in recent years and the fact that many struggle with their mental health has been recognised. In the past there have been moves to raise their pay but it has not led to a significant change how Kenyans perceive them. The news of the pay rise comes as Kenya grapples with a cost-of-living crisis which has seen the government increase various taxes and charges. "The review of the terms and conditions of service for our men and women in uniform will enhance their morale and transform our security. It will increase our capacity to protect Kenyans," President Ruto said. He said the recommendation for a 40% pay rise in three years was "well-considered... we will now await the workings the Salaries and Remuneration Commission to make the necessary adjustments so that we implement the decision". The president said he would deal firmly with corruption, which he recognised was a serious problem in the police service. He added that the salary increase as well as other proposed reforms would deal with the problems identified by the task force - underfunding, deficient leadership, structural and organisational weakness and corruption. The task force, led by former chief justice David Maraga, was set up last December, soon after Mr. Ruto became president. It was asked to investigate and suggest how to improve the working and living conditions of police, prison and the National Youth Service (NYS) officers, as well as other reforms. Among other things, the task force recommended that the minimum age to enter the police force should be increased to 21 from 18 years. It also said that the minimum education requirement in most of the country should be raised to a C-minus grade in the national secondary school exam - currently the minimum entry is a D-plus grade - and that more time should be spent on training. The task force also wants to see better medical and housing allowances, a reduction of prison over-crowding and an expansion of the NYS - a state-run service that trains young people in life and business skills. Mr. Ruto has said the the government will implement all the recommendations, but warned that it may take a while to make some of the changes as legal and policy amendments would be needed.
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Africa
17 November 2023
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Kenya-police-Much-criticised-security-force-to-get-big-pay-boost-1883027
Mahama promises to now review ex-gratia in its current form if voted into power
Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has indicated his readiness to review the payment of ex-gratia when he is voted into power. He says that after the review, he will eliminate ex-gratia in its current form. The former President and flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress(NDC) is currently on a Building Ghana Tour as a prelude to the start of his campaign for the 2024 elections.This is a contrast to his position expressed some months ago.Speaking at the launch of his campaign, which took place in the Cedi Auditorium at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, in the Volta Region, on Thursday, March 2, Mr Mahama said he will take the necessary steps to scrap the payment as soon as he assumes power.“The payment of exgratia to members of the executive will be scrapped. The necessary constitutional steps to take this will start in earnest in 2025. We will also persuade members of the other arms of government to accept its removal.”Apart from exgratia, which will be reviewed and eliminated in its current form, the NDC flagbearer will look to reduce the number of ministers and also recalibrate and amalgamate duplicated state agencies.#LetsBuildGhanaTogether #TheGhanaWeWant #BuildingGhanaTour #JohnMahama pic.twitter.com/52w1kYXxO6— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) November 7, 2023Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX This is a contrast to his position expressed some months ago. Speaking at the launch of his campaign, which took place in the Cedi Auditorium at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, in the Volta Region, on Thursday, March 2, Mr Mahama said he will take the necessary steps to scrap the payment as soon as he assumes power.“The payment of exgratia to members of the executive will be scrapped. The necessary constitutional steps to take this will start in earnest in 2025. We will also persuade members of the other arms of government to accept its removal.”Apart from exgratia, which will be reviewed and eliminated in its current form, the NDC flagbearer will look to reduce the number of ministers and also recalibrate and amalgamate duplicated state agencies.#LetsBuildGhanaTogether #TheGhanaWeWant #BuildingGhanaTour #JohnMahama pic.twitter.com/52w1kYXxO6— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) November 7, 2023Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX “The payment of exgratia to members of the executive will be scrapped. The necessary constitutional steps to take this will start in earnest in 2025. We will also persuade members of the other arms of government to accept its removal.” Apart from exgratia, which will be reviewed and eliminated in its current form, the NDC flagbearer will look to reduce the number of ministers and also recalibrate and amalgamate duplicated state agencies.#LetsBuildGhanaTogether #TheGhanaWeWant #BuildingGhanaTour #JohnMahama pic.twitter.com/52w1kYXxO6— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) November 7, 2023Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.Share this:FacebookX #LetsBuildGhanaTogether #TheGhanaWeWant #BuildingGhanaTour #JohnMahama pic.twitter.com/52w1kYXxO6 Source: MyNewsGh.com Thanks for reading from MyNewsGH as a news publishing website from Ghana. You are free to share this story via the various social media platforms and follow us on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
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KT Hammond: Kennedy Agyapong and I were in Bawumias camp before he flipped
Kwabena Tahir Hammond, the Minister for Trade and Industry and a Member of Parliament(MP) for Adansi Asokwa in the Ashanti region, has disclosed why he refrained from campaigning for neither Dr. Bawumia nor Kennedy Agyapong in the just-concluded NPP Flagbearer election. In an interview with the media after the election, KT Hammond explained, ‘Hon. Kennedy Agyapong is my closest friend from Adisadel College, and both of us were in the same camp supporting Dr. Bawumia for the flagbearership race. So I was very surprised when I received a call from him indicating that he was going to contend as a flagbearer. To avoid any appearance of bias, I had no option but to remain neutral. I want to clarify that I was not psychologically intimidated by anyone, as Kennedy Agyapong’s right-hand man, Kwame Owusu, claims.’ Mr. Hammond emphasized the importance of party unity and urged NPP members to put the campaign behind them.He stated, ‘Party faithful should not see each other as political enemies. Our common adversary is the N.D.C, and we need every member of the party to unite in the fight against them.’The minister encouraged party members to view offensive words from rival party members as political tactics. He lauded the presidential aspirants’ election as free and fair and praised the N.P.P for its maturity in democratic processes.Hammond also asserted the N.P.P’s capability in managing the Ghanaian economy.According to him, ‘The economy is gradually stabilizing despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war.’He expressed optimism about the upcoming budget, scheduled to be presented on the 15th of this month, stating that it holds promise for the nation.”Source: MyNewsGh.comThanks for reading from MyN