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U-20 Afcon: Lomotey Brace Gives Ghana Winning Start Against Burkina

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Ghana’s Black Satellites opened their Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a resounding 2-0 victory over Burkina Faso at the Stade de Maradi on Monday.

The three time U-20 champions needed a brace on either side of half time from forward Daniel Lomotey to edge West African neighbors in Niger’s third largest city, Maradi.

The Black Satellites who boast of an enviable record of being the only African side to lift the FIFA U-20 World Cup title started the better in the rescheduled fixture with the front three of Enoch Agyei, Ibrahim Sadiq and Daniel Lomotey.

The Burkinabe created the first meaningful chance of the free-flowing encounter when the exciting Salifou Diarrassouba beat his marker for pace and delivers a cross for Djibril Cheick who headed over Nurudeen’s goal.

The young Burkinabe’s continued to press the Ghanaian defense but failed trouble Nurudeen who denied Ellias Dianda and Cheick with routine saves before the half hour mark.

Jimmy Corbblah’s side took the lead five minutes before the break through Daniel Lomotey who latched onto a through ball and dinked the onrushing keeper for his first goal of the championships.

Burkina Faso returned from the break looking like a team that was ready to fight back and level matters. Substitute Hugo Passega couldn’t guide home Diarrassouba’s brilliant delivery two minutes into the second period.

Hugo turned provider for Cheick three minute later when he nutmegs his challenger on the right side of attack and crosses inside but the lanky forward could only head wide.

Captain Tiendrebeogo tried to inspire his troops when he worried the Ghanaians with a long range free kick destined for the top corner was just about tipped over by the calm Nurudeen.

Ghana settled by their one goal cruising started to build from the back to attack with slick moves in the middle of the park with Mohamed Kudus and Sabit Abdulai combined well to pin the Burkinabe in their own half.

Sadiq headed Kumah’s corner just wide off the goal before seeing his fierce effort blocked by the defense on the hour mark.

Burkina Faso defender Gilberto Kone forced Nurudeen to a brilliant diving save heading in from a corner with time running out for them.

Lomotey added salt to Burkina’s injury when he turned Gilberto Kone in the box and fired past Mohamed Traore to give Ghana all three point and increases his tally to two.

Burkina continued to attack hoping to reduce the deficit but the brilliant Nurudeen was in hand to deny Cheick Ouattara whose cracking effort was parried away and Ghana join Senegal at the top of Group B before they face each other on Wednesday.

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Zinedine Zidane And Wife Celebrate 25th Wedding Anniversary

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French football legend and Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane gave his wife Veronique a bunch of flowers as they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this week

The 46-year old who made a sensational return back to Madrid last week shared a picture of the loved-up couple posing together with the flowers he gave his partner on Thursday morning.

Zinedine Zidane and wife celebrate 25th wedding anniversary.

According to reports, Zidane and Veronique met when he was playing for Cannes in the 1988-89 season before they got married in 1994. The pair have four sons together.

 

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Child Slavery Along Ghana’s Volta Lake: CNN Feature Triggers Fact Finding Mission By Foundation

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In the wake of a CNN documentary on child slavery along the Volta Lake, an NGO in Ghana has confirmed that it is embarking on a state of affairs mission to the areas featured in the piece.

The Books & Boots Foundation says this year’s Easter outreach program for it’s volunteers would be held in the Volta Region.

The Foundation had originally earmarked Easter activities for children in the Eastern region of the country with Volta region slated for December.

However, following the CNN documentary, the board of Books & Boots unanimously agreed to shift their focus this Easter to a fun day and soccer gala for the children within the Volta Lake catchment area.

According to Nana Poku Amankwah who is a coordinator for Books & Boots, the original plan for a Christmas tour of the Volta region is likely to remain unchanged.

“The foundation is aware of the challenges of child exploitation but we’re quite stunned by reports of outright child slavery.
That’s why we’ve decided to take immediate action for the truth now, rather than wait until Christmas as originally planned”.

Mr Amankwah explained that the foundation felt the need to get closer and personal first-hand encounters with the children and communities.

“Volta Region was on our radar for later in the year but it appears the situation regarding child exploitation and potential slavery is not too clear. We, therefore, need to get on the ground and look for a clearer state of affairs.

A team of national service volunteers, Active Minds Reading Club, juvenile soccer coaches, and media would be in the Volta region during the Easter holidays for a soccer gala.

“Our philosophy has always been to use soccer as a tool to attract, engage, impact and transform young lives. With this particular assignment, we aim to get as many of these children off the boats on the river and onto the pitches to play football and interact with our volunteers and coaches”.

Recent reports by the international media network CNN revealed child slavery in the Kete Krachi and surrounding areas along the Volta Lake of Ghana.

Since 2009, the Books and Boots Foundation has been connecting with children in communities through reading and other recreational activities before climaxing with a soccer gala.

The non-profit organization which is navigated by seasoned sportscaster Yaw Ampofo Ankrah has previously been involved in community development through education and sports in the Greater Accra, Central, Western, Ashanti and Eastern regions of Ghana.

Amongst such developments is the “2018 communities champions league” a football and reading project which was launched in 2018 and organized in over a dozen communities in the Ghanaian capital.

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Cyclone Idai: Rescuers Race Against Time To Reach Survivors

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Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say.

The cyclone victims there are stranded by catastrophic flooding and are clinging to roofs or stuck in trees, charities say.

In the port city of Beira, aid workers say there are only two to three days of clean water left.

Some 300 people are confirmed dead in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, but the toll is expected to rise.

The powerful cyclone swept into Beira last Thursday, with winds of more than 177km/h (106 mph). It left a trail of devastation as it moved inland.

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