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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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Our Client Is Not Ibrahim Mahama’s Girlfriend; Lawyers Of Hajia 4 Real Write To Chairman Wontumi To Retract Comment

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The very hardworking and independent socialite dropped the latter from her lawyers and added that “It is only in Africa that some men think that women are incapable of achieving success independently of men.

This nonsense must stop now!!! And I am willing to fight for this course for myself and for other women of our land”.

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Ministry Of Gender, Children And Social Protection Issues Statement On Akuapem Poloo’s Nude PHOTO With Son

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Ghana’s Ministry for Gender, Children and Social Protection has reacted to viral photos of the actress, Akuapem Poloo and her son.

The actress has been receiving backlash from social media users, Children Rights advocates and some celebrities for posing naked in front of her son and posting it on social media.

Joining the conversation, the Ministry condemned the actions of Akuapem Poloo this morning through a statement signed by the Minister, Hon. Cynthia Morrison.
The ministry also advised the public to detest from sharing the image as it was considered an offense.

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“I Have Decided To Follow Jesus” : Hushpuppi | WATCH

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The good old gospel song “I have decided to follow Jesus” was the song on the lips of the Nigerian born-Dubai magnate, Hushpuppi while he took his bath in his custom made Versace swimming pool before he was arrested over an alleged $430 million dollar scam.

The video of him circulating on the media space shows him happily singing the gospel song which gives the impression he was willing to give up his life to God but couldn’t, as worldly pleasures corrupted his mind and blinded his eyes, preventing him from seeing the light.

The former billionaire was arrested by a joint security force (Dubai Police and Interpol) over an alleged billion-dollar scam in many countries.

A video put out by the Dubai police recently reveals Hushpuppi and his 12 other disciples are involved in fraudulent activities outside the UAE. It further revealed that the crew ripped off 1.9 million people to earn $430 million.

He and his cohorts are currently under investigation and may face harsh punishment if found guilty of the allegations leveled against them.

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