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I Used To Borrow Money To Buy Food : Ex-Chelsea Striker, Demba Ba

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Former Chelsea Senegalese striker Demba Ba has disclosed that he used to borrow money to feed as a young footballer.

Paris-born Ba had a difficult start to life as a professional footballer.

Starting off in France, Ba earned himself a contract worth £900-a-month at fourth-tier side Rouen, but recalls having to borrow money just to feed himself in the first month.

“My first contract at Rouen (in the French fourth division) had been for €1,063 net, per month, and I had to borrow €300 in the first month for food,” he told The Athletic.

Ba had trials at the likes of Watford, Barnsley, Swansea and Gillingham as a teenager, but never ended up getting offered a deal.

The 36-year-old says the teams felt they already had players like him in the squad.

He continued: “Ninety per cent of the time, the feedback I got was, ‘We have the same quality of player in the squad already.’

“They didn’t realise that I was training twice a week with amateurs at the time, not six times a week with professionals.

“I was told, ‘You’re not good enough’, but I didn’t want to hear that, to me it was, ‘You’re not good enough for me’.

“I just refused to give up. I remember writing letters to the top 40 clubs in France, by hand, asking for a trial.

“I never thought about rejection, only the next chance.”

Despite the early rejection, Ba eventually had a successful career in England after making a name for himself at Hoffenheim, playing for West Ham, Newcastle, and Chelsea.

Ba scored 50 goals in 122 games for his English clubs, before moving on to Turkish side Besiktas in 2014.

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Parliament Rejects 2022 Budget After NPP MPs Walked Out

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Parliament has rejected the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy read in the House by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, last week.

Members on the Majority side of Parliament staged a walkout on Friday, November 26, 2021, following a disagreement over a directive by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, for non-MPs to vacate the Chamber.

The Majority’s actions did not prevent the House from continuing with the business of the day as the budget received a rejection by solely NDC MPs.

The Majority MPs demanded that General Secretary of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia who was seated in the public gallery leaves Parliament before they continue with the business of the House.

“Clearly, the No’s have it. The motion is accordingly lost,” the Speaker ruled.

Mr Asiedu Nketia ignored their request which infuriated the Majority MPs who walked out of the Chamber, leaving only members on the Minority side.

The Speaker of Parliament thus suspended the sitting for five minutes after which the business of the day proceeded.

A last-minute request by the Finance Minister to meet with the leadership of the House was turned down by MPs after the Speaker of Parliament announced that the ‘Nos’ had won the voice vote.

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Prempeh College Wins The 2021 National Science & Maths Quiz

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After months of intensive preparations, learning and competing with several schools Prempeh College has emerged as the winners for the 2021 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz.

The Grand Finale of the NSMQ 2021 was held at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-KNUST.

Prempeh College beat their rivals Presec with an interval of 4 points, having total points of 53 points and for the second position school which is Presec ending the contest with 49 points, Keta SHTS placed third with 30 points.

This is the fifth time Prempeh College has managed to win this competition.

We say CONGRATULATIONS to Prempeh College.

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Jake Paul Claims Floyd Mayweather Tried To Get Him Assassinated In Miami

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YouTube personality-turned boxer, Jake Paul claimed undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather tried to have him assassinated earlier this year.

Paul and Mayweather were involved in a heated confrontation at a pre-fight press conference for the former world champion’s exhibition bout with his brother Logan Paul in June.

Mayweather had his hat stolen by Paul, who said “got ya hat” as he ran off, with a brawl ensuing backstage at the event afterward.

Paul then went on to mock Mayweather on social media, selling merchandise with the “got ya hat” phrase emblazoned upon it, and even got the phrase tattooed on his calf afterward.

Mayweather was incensed by Paul, with the 24-year-old now claiming that the retired boxer wanted to “kill” him due to the stunt.

Speaking on the FULL SEND podcast in September, Paul said: “He was trying to get me killed behind the scenes, for sure.

“He was calling, like, ‘the gangsters,’ because we were in Miami at the time. He was, like, calling the ‘street people,’ ’cause my security is tapped into the street people.

“They were like, ‘Yo, you guys gotta be f**king careful. He’s trying to do something.

“So, whatever the f**k that meant, or means… I was like, ‘Alright, if this is how I die, this is how I die.’”

No winner was declared when Mayweather fought his older brother in Miami in June, with the eight-round bout rounding off a card that also included Badou Jack.

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