Sports News Summaries for October 23, 2021
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Ghana captain Andre Ayew happy to win first trophy with Al Sadd
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Ghana captain Andre Ayew happy to win first trophy with Al Sadd


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Al Sadd needed penalties to win the trophy for the 18th time at the expense of Al-Rayyan at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha on Friday /. Al Sadd won 5-4 in the shootout after Santi Carzola canceled out Yacine Brahimi's lead for Al-Rayyan.

Ayew who has been in terrific goal-scoring form for the Qatari giants since his summer move was withdrawn in the 80th minute.

The former Swansea City forward has scored five goals in six appearances for the Qatari club since joining them in the summer.


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2022 World Cup qualifiers: GFA yet to react to Ethiopia's decision to move game to South Africa


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The Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association, Henry Asante Twum, disclosed in an interview that the association is yet to receive official notice from the Ethiopia Football Association's decision to host the Black Stars in South Africa for the World Cup qualifier.

According to him, South Africa and Ghana are in a race for the top spot in the group thus it's not right for the game to be held in South Africa.

Ghana will travel away to face Ethiopia next month in matchday five of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in November.


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Thomas Partey reacts to first Arsenal goal
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Thomas Partey reacts to first Arsenal goal


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The 28-year-old broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute after meeting an Emile Rowe Smith corner with a glancing header.

Partey was netting his maiden goal in English football after 40 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions and it took him his 49th attempt to break the jinx.

His manager Mikel Arteta was happy for the Ghanaian, insisting it's been a long time coming.


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CAF Champions League: We hope to get fair officiating against WAC
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CAF Champions League: We hope to get fair officiating against WAC


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The team left Accra yesterday via Emirates Airline to Dubai before making transit to Casablanca.

Speaking in an interview before the team's departure, Kwame Opare Addo said the team will be hoping to get good officiating in their game against WAC as they are confident and poised to secure qualification.

Below is a full list of the 24-man squad traveling to Morocco for the game.


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CAF Champions League: CAF president assures of fair officiating in WAC vs Hearts game
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CAF Champions League: CAF president assures of fair officiating in WAC vs Hearts game


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The president of the Confederation of African Football, Dr Patrice Motsepe has assured Accra Hearts of Oak of fair officiating in their Champions League game against Wydad Athletic Club [WAC] on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

Ahead of the second leg game, many Hearts of Oak followers believe the Moroccans might take advantage of the bad officiating to knock the Ghanaian side out of the competition.

According to him, poor officiating is affecting CAF's chances of getting sponsorship hence the complaints from Hearts would be treated as a priority ahead of the next game on Sunday.


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Asante Kotoko to arrive in Ghana today after pre-season tour in Dubai
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Asante Kotoko to arrive in Ghana today after pre-season tour in Dubai


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Asante Kotoko are set to return to Ghana ahead of the GPL start.

The Ghana Premier League side failed to win any of the games played.

Kotoko lost to Al Hilal United in their first game before sharing spoils with Liwa FC in their second game.


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Karela United pays courtesy call on Anyinase chief ahead of new season


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The team went to seek the blessings of the chief and his elders as they begin another season in the Ghana Premier League.

The chief had some kind words for the team and wished them his blessings and urged them to improve on their position on the league log last season.

Karela United started last season in a brilliant fashion but they run out of gas when it got to the business end of the season.


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Southampton defender Bednarek opens up on rivalry with Mohammed Salisu
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Southampton defender Bednarek opens up on rivalry with Mohammed Salisu


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A first-choice centre-back last season, alongside Jannik Vestergaard, who left for Leicester City in August, the Poland international began the 2021-22 campaign on a slow note as he found himself out of the starting XI, largely owing to a late arrival to pre-season after playing for his country at the Uefa European Championship.

With Salisu and Jack Stephens, fourth-choice centre-back last season, forming a good partnership as the term began, Bednarek has had to wait to benefit from an injury to the latter to get back into the starting team.

Salisu, who was third-choice centre-back last season, has risen to become the club's first-choice option this term, highlighting a significant rise in stock over the last few months.


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Kotoko arrive in Ghana from Dubai preseason training tour


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The team arrived at the Kotoka International Airport at 11:35 am after an eight hour flight from Dubai.

Kotoko held 13 training sessions whiles in Dubai and played three friendly matches during their two week training tour of the gulf country.

The reds ended their Dubai preseason training tour without a win as they lost Al Hilal United by a lone goal before drawing 1-1 with Liwa FC and were held to a 1-1 draw by lower tier side LaLiga HPC on Thursday.


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He has to be the boss in midfield
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He has to be the boss in midfield


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The 27 year old Ghanaian international scored his first goal for the club in the Gunners 3-1 win against Aston Villa on Friday night at the Emirate Stadium.

Partey headed in Emile Smith Rowe's corner after hitting the crossbar earlier to break the deadlock for the Gunners.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Emile Smith Rowe all scored for the Gunners before Jacob Ramsey scored a consolation goal for Villa from 20 yards.


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Brighton manager commends Lamptey ahead of Manchester City showdown
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Brighton manager commends Lamptey ahead of Manchester City showdown


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Out of top-flight action since December due to injury, the Ghana target completed his return to action with a second-half appearance as the Seagulls held Norwich City to a 0-0 draw in a matchday 8 fixture last Saturday.

Before taking to Premier League football on his injury return, Lamptey made his return with 45 minutes of action in a 2-0 win over Swansea City in the League Cup.

Lamptey was in great form for Brighton last season before suffering the season-ending injury in December.


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Thomas Partey scores first Arsenal goal


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That was the first real chance and minutes later, Partey headed in Emile Smith Rowe's corner for his first goal for the Gunners.

Right at the end of the first half, Arsenal were given a penalty after a long video assistant referee review for a Matt Targett foul on Alexandre Lacazette.

The visitors got a consolation when Jacob Ramsey curled his first Villa goal into the top corner from 20 yards.


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Benjamin Tetteh nets 5th goal of the season in Yeni Malatyaspor home win
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Benjamin Tetteh nets 5th goal of the season in Yeni Malatyaspor home win


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Tetteh scored his 5th goal of the season as Malatyaspor beat Altay SK 2-1 at home in a round 10 fixture.

Malatyaspor doubled their advantage nine minutes later as Adem Buyuk converted a penalty kick.

Ivorian forward Daouda Karamoko Bamba scored from the spot to pull one back for the visitors with six minutes to full-time.


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Ghana captain Andre Ayew wins first title with Qatari giants Al Sadd SC
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Ghana captain Andre Ayew wins first title with Qatari giants Al Sadd SC


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Today, the Black Stars captain was called into action when Al Sadd SC faced Al Rayyan in the Amir Cup.

Later in the second half, Al Sadd SC came in strong and managed to equalize through Santi Carzola in the 58th minute.

With the game ending in a draw, Al Sadd SC went on to win 5-4 on penalties to be crowned champions of the 2021 Emir Cup.


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Watch Thomas Partey's first Arsenal goal
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Watch Thomas Partey's first Arsenal goal


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Thomas Partey headed in Smith Rowe's corner for his first goal for the Gunners - having earlier hit the crossbar.

Right at the end of the first half, Arsenal were given a penalty after a long video assistant referee review for a Matt Targett foul on Alexandre Lacazette.

Villa improved on a thoroughly wretched first half, but Smith Rowe scored Arsenal's third 11 minutes into the second half.


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GTP, B5 Plus support GOC
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GTP, B5 Plus support GOC


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The two companies are part of the baton bearers for the Queen's Baton Relay.

The Director of GTP Madam Fatoumata Doro was very excited for being given the opportunity to be one of the baton bearers for the Queen's Baton Relay and recognising the company during this all-important event.

In like manner, B5 Plus Limited's Chalapathi Rao said the opportunity is indeed a great pleasure and privilege to meet Fredrick Lartey Otu, Chairman of the Planning Committee of the Queen's Baton Relay commended the two companies for the gesture.


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Ghana FA delegation visits injured Tema Youth goalkeeper Christian Addai after surgery
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Ghana FA delegation visits injured Tema Youth goalkeeper Christian Addai after surgery


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Earlier this week, Christian Addai had his surgery and has already started his road to recovery.

Today, the injured goalkeeper was surprised when the vice president of the Ghana FA, Mark Addo led a delegation from the association to pay him a visit.

With a get well soon balloon, the FA managed to put a smile on the face of the goalkeeper who is determined to make full recovery in time to help his team in the 2021/2022 football season.


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GFA ready for 2021/22 GPL after successful meeting with clubs
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GFA ready for 2021/22 GPL after successful meeting with clubs


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The GFA held the meeting online with the Club CEOs ahead of the league kick-off on Friday, October 29.

The GFA also informed clubs about the approved team officials for each club and also discussed various issues on Club Licensing.

At the end of the meeting, the GFA wished all Clubs a successful league season.


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Samuel Frimpong has top-level attributes to help Medeama


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The Tarkwa-based club today announced that it has completed the signing of the defender from Asante Kotoko.

We are delighted to announce the signing of defender Samuel Frimpong on a two-year deal.

Co/XXLYGxRnkN. Speaking on the latest signing, Medeama SC head coach Ignatius Kwame Osei Fosu has said he is confident the player will help his team in the upcoming 2021/2022 football season.


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See Thomas Partey's first Arsenal goal [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online


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Ghana's Thomas Partey has scored his first Arsenal goal to put the Gunners 1-0 up against Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night.

Thomas Partey is in red-hot form, scoring 3 goals in 4 games for both club and country in the month of October.

The Gunners have had a shaky start to the 2021-2022 season and with this goal, the Gunners gain the advantage to edge past Dean Smith's Aston Villa.


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