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Arsenal Sign Martin Odegaard For £30m

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Arsenal have confirmed the £30million signing of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid.

Manager Mikel Arteta decided to bring back the Norwegian playmaker who spent the second half of last season on loan at the Emirates Stadium.

He impressed in his 20 appearances for the Gunners, scoring twice and setting up two further goals. He has been handed the No 8 shirt at The Emirates after signing on a permanent basis.

Arsenal confirms ?30m signing of midfielder Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid

The Norway international of 30 appearances could make his debut in the London derby against Chelsea on Sunday August 22.

Odegaard’s signing is Arsenal’s fourth summer recruit following the singing of defender Ben White, left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica, midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht, with 23-year-old Aaron Ramsdale set to join too.

It takes the club’s spending to £102m as the Gunners aim to improve on last season’s eighth-place finish in the Premier League, which saw them miss out on European football for the first time in 25 years.

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Accra Is Second Most Expensive City In The World : Survey

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Ghana’s capital city, Accra, is the second most expensive city in the world in terms of the property price to income ratio, according to Numbeo.

Numbeo, a crowd-sourced global database of reported consumer prices, perceived crime rates, quality of health care, and other statistics, explained that the Price to Income Ratio is the basic measure for apartment purchase affordability.
It is generally calculated as the ratio of median apartment prices to median familial disposable income, expressed as years of income,” the site stated.

This comes amidst agitations about the city’s high cost of property prices, contributing to the #FixTheCountry Movement.

Accra is ahead of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Shenzhen (China), Moscow (Russia), Paris (France) as well as many other world-class cities.

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Ghana Will Dominate African Football Very Soon : Kurt Okraku

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GFA President, Kurt Okraku has promised that Ghana will dominate African football.

Speaking at a breakfast meeting with the visiting CAF President, Patrice Motesphe, and other dignitaries, the GFA President was bullish in his expectations for the country’s football teams.

“Very soon Ghana will be dominant on the African continent”

He explained that this was based on the performance of the U-20 side, the Black Starlets, who won the U20 African Cup of Nations earlier this year.

He then reminded the attendees that the success of the senior team, the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup was based on investment in grassroots and juvenile football.

He concluded with the proclamation,

“Ghana must always be at the apex of the sport”

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UCL: Chelsea Thrash Malmo But Lukaku And Werner Pick Up Injuries

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Chelsea thrashed Malmo in the Champions League but lost strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner to first-half injuries.

Andreas Christensen volleyed the Blues ahead from Thiago Silva’s cross for his first goal for the club.

Lukaku was fouled – and injured – for a penalty which Jorginho scored, and Werner then pulled up while running.

Kai Havertz dinked home Chelsea’s third and Jorginho added another spot-kick for the European champions, who are second in Group H behind Juventus.

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