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Nigeria vs Ghana: Mensah predicts country to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Nigeria vs Ghana: Mensah predicts country to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Former Asante Kotoko chairman, Herbert Mensah, has backed the Black Stars of Ghana to beat Nigeria and qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year. Nigeria and Ghana will face each other in the final World Cup qualifying round in March, with the winner progressing to the 2022 FIFA World Cup slated for November this year. The West African giants were eliminated from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon. Nigeria was eliminated from the round of 16, while Ghana didn’t make it past the group stage after losing to Comoros. However, Mensah is…
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Shatta Wale, Medikal case adjourned to January 2022

Shatta Wale, Medikal case adjourned to January 2022

Accra Circuit Court 4 has adjourned musicians Shatta Wale and Medikal’s case to January 25, 2022. The three accomplices of the self-acclaimed dancehall king were also included. The prosecutor asked the court to chase one additional person who is yet to be arrested by the police. Lawyers for the accused persons also prayed to the court that it’s the festive season and that his clients should be given some time so that the accused can spend time with their families. The presiding judge Emmanuel Essando after listening to both parties adjourned the case to January 25, 2022. Shatta Wale was…
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Ghana’s digital currency e-Cedi set to take off

Ghana’s digital currency e-Cedi set to take off

The digital currency or e-cedi which is to be piloted from this month can be deposited on smart devices such as smartphones and smartwatches as savings, Head of Financial Technology and Innovation at the Bank of Ghana, Kwame Oppong, has disclosed. Those without smartphones can also make payment or transfer or store/save the e-Cedi on phones which are not ‘smart’ in nature, using the USSD code. Mr Oppong told Joy Business the e-Cedi will complement other electronic payment systems including mobile money, but more importantly deepen the cash-lite agenda. “I can for instance have a card – a very simple…
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WAFU B Cup: Ghana fall to Cote d’Ivoire but book Niger date

WAFU B Cup: Ghana fall to Cote d’Ivoire but book Niger date

Ghana have ended their group stage campaign at the ongoing Wafu B Cup of Nations in Benin with a 1-0 loss to Ivory Coast but will still progress to the next round of the competition courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Nigeria on the last matchday. Kossi Nguessan’s second-half free-kick proved the separating factor at Stade de Gaules in Porto Novo on Saturday. The Black Satellites ultimately finished second in a three-team group, setting up a semi-final date with Niger. The 2009 world champions had already booked the qualification to the next round of the championship before Saturday’s last group…
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Ghanaian fisherman sentenced for snatching ballot box

A 39-year-old fisherman has been sentenced to three months imprisonment for interfering in the just-ended elections at the Sene West constituency in the Bono East region. Christain Nukpeta who a resident of Tato Bator is reported to have snatched a Parliamentary ballot box at one of the polling stations in the area when the counting process was ongoing. He was subsequently pursued by some security personnel and arrested. But the retrieved ballot box was without the seal of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Appearing before the Techiman Circuit Court presided over by Justice Alexander Graham, the accused pleaded guilty and…
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