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2018 Commonwealth Games: Sports Ministry announces prize package for athletes

The Youth and Sports Ministry has announced prize package for Ghanaian athletes for next month’s Commonwealth Games which will be staged in Australia.

Deputy Sports Pius Hadzide said his outfit will pay each athlete, $5,000 as prize money for gold medals, with $3,000 and $2,000 going for silver and bronze medalists respectively.

According to the Mr. Hadzide, International Games Committee (IGC) has gotten sponsorship and they will be adding extra $10,000 for gold medal.

“For the gold, the International Games Committee has decided to give $5,000 , $3,000 for silver and $2,000 for bronze,” he revealed during Tuesday’s meet the press.

He added, “The IGC has gotten sponsorship from a philanthropist who has decided to add an extra $10,000 for gold so in effect it is $15,000 for gold, but $5,000 from the government of Ghana and $10,000 from an Australian company that has been operating in Ghana for the past 35 years.”

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In Tantra hill : Eight people die in car accident

Eight people have lost their lives in an accident involving a 207 bus in the early hours of Tuesday 13 February 2018.

According to an eye witness , the bus heading to Accra from Nsawam got its back tyre burst at Tantra Hill which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

The bus then somersault in the process leading to the death of at least eight people with several injured, according to eyewitnesses.
There is a heavy traffic on the busy carriageway as the police and fire service engage in rescue efforts.

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Fire Raze Down Konongo-Odumase SHS Dormitory

Konongo-Odumase Senior High School (SHS), which gutted fire on Saturday, December, 9 around 7: 45 pm has misplaced over 100 students.

The situation which forced some of the students to spend the night in the school’s Assembly Hall, had all the dormitory burnt into ashes.

Briefing the media on the incident, the Konongo-Odumase Divisional Fire Commander, Emmanuel Richard Mensah, indicated that, the fire which started in the the boys’ dormitory at about 7:45 pm and spread to other parts of the building, burning almost everything including students beds and other equipment into ashes.

According to him, there were no casualty recorded as the incidents occurred while the students were studying during prep.


Hearts vs Kotoko: Gate fees and kick off time to be announced today

The FA Cup Committee (FACC) of the GFA is currently in Tamale engaging all stakeholders in preparation towards this year’s MTN FA Cup grand final to be staged in Tamale on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

In connection with that, the FA Cup Committee will release the official kick-off time and gate fees for the historic final on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

This is the first time Accra Hearts of Oak SC and Asante Kotoko SC will be clashing in the MTN FA Cup final since 1990.

The last time they met, Kotoko defeated Hearts 4-2 at the Accra Stadium.

However, Hearts were later declared champions following a protest against Kotoko’s two-goal hero, Joe Debrah, due to accumulated yellow cards.


Eric Ayiah reveals reasons for wearing number 6 jersey

Captain of the Black Starlets, Eric Ayiah, has revealed the reason for opting to wear the number 6 jersey which is very usually with free-scoring forwards.

The 17-year-old has scored three goals at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup being staged in India, with the Black Starlets reaching the quarter-finals of the competition where they are scheduled to face Africa Champions Mali.

But according to the highly rated forward the number 6 shirt reminds him of the day he came this earth as well as Ghana’s independence day.

Ayiah told “It comes as a surprise to everyone, but I like the number because it’s a reminder of two dates that are important to me: my birthday (6 March 2000) and my country’s independence day (which also happens to be 6 March). I’ve loved the number since I was a child and I’ve never worn any other. I’ve kept it wherever I’ve played.”


Galatasaray announces Kwadwo Asamoah’s deal

Turkish giants Galatasaray have announced that, they have reached an agreement with Juventus for Ghanaian midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah, as they look to secure his services in the January transfer window.

Galatasaray couldn’t agree a fee with Juventus star in the summer as numerous offers were rejected by Italian side but an imminent move looks possible in the winter transfer window.

Galatasaray president Dursun Ozbek, however, confirmed that his club have reached an agreement with Galatasaray and that a new offer will be submitted to Juventus in January.

“Juventus did not want to sell him last summer but we already have an agreement with the player and we will make a new offer [to Juventus] in the winter transfer window”, Dursun told Turkish news outlet Fanatik.

Asamoah joined Juventus from Udinese in summer 2014. He had been previously linked with a move to Chelsea in 2015 when his former boss Antonio Conte was appointed Blues manager.


I won’t stop my kids from using weed - Kwaw Kese

Kwaw Kese, born Emmanuel Kwesi Botwe, is never worried to see any of his kids smoking weed.

According to the hip-life artist, weed is a good substance and will not be surprised if any of his kids start smoking as he is now.

There’s currently a serious push going on for weed to be legalised in Ghana and Kwaw Kese is one of the ‘main men’ involved in that effort, alongside Blakk Rasta.

Speaking to the media, he said, “I will not force my children to stop using marijuana if they think it is good for them.” he disclosed.

“It is like food. If my child walks up to me and says daddy, I think weed is good for me and I want to use it, I can’t do anything about it as long as they do not abuse it or use it for the wrong reasons,” he said.
Kwaw Kese, like Blakk Rasta, went ahead to explain the benefits Ghana could derive if we legalised the product.


One dies in 'One Corner' dance craze in Central Region

A young lady is reported dead while performing some gymnastics in the popular ‘One Corner’ dancing competition in the Central Region.

The one corner dance is a crazy dance accompanied with extra energy that requires one secludes oneself in a corner and perform a sexually stimulating dance.

There are already talks that this dance may soon take the dancing and music scene in the whole country with a bang.

Both young and old have since been mesmerized by the One Corner fever as they take turns to show off their skills.

Unfortunately for the young lady who was seriously showing some skills when the dance hits the street of the Central region met her untimely death.

The lady whose name was not given is believed to be in her twenties.

She felt unconscious while performing some dancing prone moves.


WAFU Preview: Ghana vs Niger - Semi Final

The Black Stars B of Ghana will be at crossroads when they face Niger in the second semifinal of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on Thursday evening at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

Ghana topped Group A and despite losing their last match to Nigeria. The Black Stars B remain strong favourites to lift the coveted trophy having won the last edition of the WAFU Zone B tournament.

Maxwell Konadu in a post match interview after suffering defeat to Nigeria said:

“I think the game against Nigeria was a difficult one, but all the same I have to congratulate the boys for what they did even though we lost game, they played through a lot of difficulties.

“We have to congratulate Nigeria, they took their chances and played very well. It was a day, nothing really worked for us. We will go back, rest well and recover for Thursday and the semifinal.”


Kwesi Pratt blasts Bawumia for politicizing Free SHS

The Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has lashed out at vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for taking a political twist to the implementation of the free SHS policy.

Moments after the president launched the free SHS policy, the Vice President Dr. Bawumia took to his Facebook wall to tease his political opponents particularly the NDC for suggesting that the policy as an “election gimmick”, a “hoax” or “fraud”.

“We thank God. They said it was impossible. They said it was an election gimmick. They said it was a hoax. Today, the impossible has become possible. Today, Free Senior High School education is here. We thank God for the vision and fortitude of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo… God bless our homeland Ghana”

Meanwhile, the post seems to have angered veteran journalist and The Managing Editor of the insight Newspaper Kwesi Pratt Jnr.


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