Sports News Summaries for June 12, 2021
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I will be the happiest man on earth if Ghana wins Afcon
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I will be the happiest man on earth if Ghana wins Afcon


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Partey, 27, was not born when the Black Stars last won the prestigious competition.

Partey spoke on the special edition of WarmUp Plus from Cape Coast, on Saturday June 12 where the Black Stars will play Ivory Coast later on Saturday evening.

Partey who made his debut in 2016 is one of Charles Akonnor's key players and was made deputy captain last year.


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LIVESTREAMED: Ghana vs Ivory Coast
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LIVESTREAMED: Ghana vs Ivory Coast


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The game is the second of two games that the Black Stars are playing as part of preparations towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which begin in September this year.

Ghana lost 1-0 to Morocco in their first game on Tuesday while Ivory Coast defeated Burkina Faso 2-1 in a similar exercise.

Going into the game this weekend, Akonnor has admonished his players to show that they are one of the best sides in Africa.


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Ghana draws 0-0 with Ivory Coast in international friendly
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Ghana draws 0-0 with Ivory Coast in international friendly


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The Black Stars failed to score again in a friendly match.

The Black Stars' first real shot on target came when Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey fired a ferocious strike which pulled a strong save from Ivorian goalie, Slyvian Gbohou.

Moments later, Ivory Coast nearly fetched the opener but Daniel Amartey's timely header from a Jeremy Boga swinging cross denied the lurking Haller before halftime.


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Friendly: Côte d'Ivoire hold Ghana in Cape Coast – Citi Sports Online


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The second test for Charles Akonnor and his team proved a lot better as the Black Stars drew 0-0 against the Elephants of Ivory Coast at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Ivory Coast attempted to steal the game at the depth but the heriocs of Lawrence Ati-Zigi handed Ghana a deserved draw at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Ghana will now play against Ethiopia and South Africa in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in September.


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Euro 2020: The moment Christian Eriksen collapses in Denmark vs Finland [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online


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Christian Eriksen collapsed and received CPR on the pitch as Denmark's opening Euro 2020 match against Finland was suspended just before half-time.

English referee Anthony Taylor called medics on to the pitch and Eriksen underwent prolonged treatment.

Eriksen seemed conscious as he was stretchered off by medics, after several minutes of medical attention.


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Euro 2020: The moment Christian Eriksen collapses in Denmark vs Finland [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online


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Christian Eriksen collapsed and received CPR on the pitch as Denmark's opening Euro 2020 match against Finland was suspended just before half-time.

English referee Anthony Taylor called medics on to the pitch and Eriksen underwent prolonged treatment.

Eriksen seemed conscious as he was stretchered off by medics, after several minutes of medical attention.


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Hearts of Oak fan Hudson-Odoi meets Kotoko fan Fosu-Mensah in Accra
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Hearts of Oak fan Hudson-Odoi meets Kotoko fan Fosu-Mensah in Accra


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Earlier Hudson Odoi, a UEFA Champions League winner with Chelsea, arrived a week earlier and has met the Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo as well as the Minister of Youth and Sports Mustapha Ussif.

The winger was even at the Accra Sports Stadium last Sunday to support giants Hearts of Oak as they took on Great Olympics in the Accra derby.

Meanwhile before he went public with his support for Kotoko, Hudson-Odoi had earlier announced his open support for Kotoko's biggest rivals Hearts of Oak.


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10-man South Korea see off Black Meteors 3-1 [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online


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South Korea's Olympic team brushed aside the Black Meteors of Ghana in a friendly game, beating them 3-1.

Continuing their Asian tour, the Black Meteors played South Korea in the early hours of Saturday, June 12, 2021 after two humiliating defeats at the hands of Japan.

An early headed goal by Lee Sang-Min started the dominance of the Asian giants as they took the Black Meteors through a torrid time.


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Ghana vs Ivory Coast: C.K Akonnor's possible XI against rivals Ivory Coast


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Akonnor has hinted he could ring changes in his team for the game but Ghana Sports Online doesn't expect the former Wolfsburg skipper to make wholesome changes to his squad as he is expected to maintain a core of the team that played against the Moroccans on Tuesday in Rabat.

The entire backline that started against Morocco will not be touched though Akonnor is pondering over the possibility of introducing Abdul Baba Rahman to take the place of Reading's Andy Yiadom.

Akonnor gave a strong signal that he will start Opoku when he took him off in the second half against Morocco for Alexander Djiku.


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Ghana XI vs Ivory Coast: Dede Ayew, Thomas Partey start; Abalora dropped – Citi Sports Online


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Black Stars head coach, Charles Akonnor has dropped Asante Kotoko's Razak Abalora in favour of Lawrence Ati-Zigi in Ghana's game against Ivory Coast at the Cape Coast Stadium.

The starting eleven sees the return of Ghana's first and second team captains, Andre Ayew and Thomas Partey ahead of the key international friendly game.

Alexander Djiku comes in for the injured Nicholas Opoku who was substituted at first half against Morocco.


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Elladeevah was my girlfriend
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Elladeevah was my girlfriend


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Stephen in a conversation with some friends of Elladeevah disclosed that during the early stages of their relationship she told him she was a Ghanaian and hails from the Volta Region.

Still, on the matter of rape, Stephen revealed that the other two people Elladeevah was referring to in her video were the children of her landlady who are mentally unstable.


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Ghana vs Ivory Coast: Match tickets on sale as fans anticipate come back to stadium – Citi Sports Online


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The game is expected to have 25% of the total capacity of the Cape Coast Stadium after easing of restrictions following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The last meeting between the two countries was at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final in Equatorial Guinea where the Ivory Coast won 9-8 on penalties after extra time.

The game is scheduled for 17:00 kick-off on Saturday, June 13, 2021.


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Priscilla Tsegah wasn't a lesbian
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Priscilla Tsegah wasn't a lesbian


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The family of Priscilla Tsegah, the student from GH Media school who was found murdered in a hotel has denied reports that their daughter was a lesbian.

Ghpage.com speaking with a family member denied reports that Priscilla was a lesbian.


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Man loses GHC6,000 monthly job for comments about lesbian gang-raped by four men
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Man loses GHC6,000 monthly job for comments about lesbian gang-raped by four men


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A young man has lost his well paying job for making humour out of the gruesome ordeal of a lesbian who was kidnapped, drugged, and raped for two days.

Elladeevah Ellios, narrating the harrowing experience, said she was lured into the trap by her own best friend of 3 years, where she was sexually abused by four men, including the best friend.


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I asked Nautyca to remove Sarkodie's verse off his song
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I asked Nautyca to remove Sarkodie's verse off his song


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Moments after Ghanaian musician Nautyca revealed that he has taken rapper Sarkodie's verse off his yet-to-be-released song, the latter's manager has responded to the claims.

Nautyca had divulged in an interview on Hitz FM that Sarkodie had ordered him to scrap his verse from their second song together.


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'We are looking forward to working with Hudson-Odoi'
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'We are looking forward to working with Hudson-Odoi'


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Callum Hudson-Odoi with Kurt Okraku [R]. Per FIFA's new eligibility rules, the Champions League winner, who has three caps for England, can still play for Ghana.

Hudson-Odoi, born in London, is enjoying his holidays in his native country.


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GFA boss Kurt Okraku reacts to Ghana's 10-0 defeat in Japan
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GFA boss Kurt Okraku reacts to Ghana's 10-0 defeat in Japan


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The Ghana U-23 team were beaten 10-0 in two friendly games by the Japanese Olympic football team.

The GFA has come in for a lot of criticism for the outcome of the games, but Okraku believes the team will recover and achieve its long-term vision, which is winning next year's African Games on home soil.

Don't forget Ghana host the African Games, 18 months down the line and we have to win that competition so we decided to embark on it regardless of the results that may come out.


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Bale, Lukaku, Ampadu, Christiansen others to shine on Day 2 at Euro 2020
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Bale, Lukaku, Ampadu, Christiansen others to shine on Day 2 at Euro 2020


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The number one team in the FIFA World Rankings and littered with world-class players, Belgium start Euro 2020 as one of the favourites.

Shock semi-finalists at Euro 2016, a repeat performance would be considered a huge success for a Wales side led by caretaker manager Robert Page.

Despite his tender years, Ethan Ampadu has already racked up 23 appearances for Wales and is expected to start against Switzerland on the right side of a back three.


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GPL: Benjamin Boateng sees 10-goal target in sight after brace against Wonders


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Sharks went 2-0 up within the first 4 minutes of the game after Boateng raced them into a 2nd minute lead with a clinical finish he topped it up with a nice goal on the 4th minute mark.

The brace has lifted Boateng to 7 goals on the goal-king chart and has now equalled his season best of 7 goals which he scored in the truncated 2019/20 season when he scored 7 times in 14 games for Sharks.

After netting twice the striker says he is poised to reach 10 goals to record his all-time best as the league is left with 5 games more for Sharks.


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GPL: Two-goal hero Benjamin Bernard Boateng wins MVP against Wonders
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GPL: Two-goal hero Benjamin Bernard Boateng wins MVP against Wonders


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Boateng, 20, scored both goals for Nii Odartey Lamptey's men at the Nduom Stadium in an entertaining encounter that produced a 2-1 victory for the hosts.

Sharks went 2-0 up within the first 4 minutes of the game after Boateng raced them into a 2nd minute lead with a clinical finish he topped it up with a nice goal on the 4th minute mark.

The brace has lifted Boateng to 7 goals on the goal-king chart and has now equalled his season best of 7 goals which he scored in the truncated 2019/20 season when he scored 7 times in 14 games for Sharks.


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