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Usyk shocks Joshua to claim world heavyweight titles – Citi Sports Online


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Oleksandr Usyk is the new unified heavyweight world champion after dethroning Anthony Joshua with an incredible performance in London.

Having seen a fight with fellow Briton Tyson Fury collapse last summer, Joshua opted to face his WBO mandatory challenger and former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk instead. It appeared the easier fight for Joshua, but boxing's triumphant return to stadium nights was soured for the home crowd by a truly exceptional performance from the challenger.

For a start, Joshua will have to win his rematch with Usyk which, after Saturday night's meeting, appears near impossible.


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Usyk stuns Joshua to win heavyweight titles by unanimous decision – Citi Sports Online


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Having seen a fight with fellow Briton Tyson Fury collapse last summer, Joshua opted to face his WBO mandatory challenger and former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk instead. It appeared the easier fight for Joshua, but boxing's triumphant return to stadium nights was soured for the home crowd by a truly exceptional performance from the challenger.

Usyk pure class against one-gear Joshua Joshua was relaxed and cheerful as he approached the ring, but concentration was etched on his face from the first bell.

A low shot from Joshua brought a complaint from Usyk and Joshua fired off another perhaps sensing a weakness in his opponent.


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EPL: Brentford come from behind twice to hold Liverpool in thriller – Citi Sports Online


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Wissa's dinked finish over Alisson rescued a point for the hosts, who matched Jurgen Klopp's team for long spells and created enough opportunities to claim all three points.

Mohamed Salah's 100th Premier League goal for Liverpool put the Reds ahead for the first time in the match, only for Vitaly Janelt to equalise once more after Pontus Jansson had rattled the crossbar.

Curtis Jones restored the visitors' lead with a long-range drive that took a wicked deflection off Kristoffer Ajer on its way in, but Brentford - and Wissa - had the last word.


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Tamale: Youth vandalize NEDCo offices, police station in demo against police brutality
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Tamale: Youth vandalize NEDCo offices, police station in demo against police brutality


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The Lamashegu police station in Tamale in the Northern Region has been vandalized.

Upon reaching the police station, the irate youth began pelting stones at the police building, destroying the glass doors and windows of parts of the building.

Residents who were outraged over the development called on the leadership of the Ghana Police Service to take punitive actions against its personnel over their actions.


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Takoradi woman wasn't forced to confess to fake pregnancy and kidnapping
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Takoradi woman wasn't forced to confess to fake pregnancy and kidnapping


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The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori, says Josephine Panyin Mensah was not coerced to confess to faking her kidnapping and pregnancy.

Josephine has been in the news for weeks after it emerged that she was supposedly kidnapped during a dawn walk with a nine month-old pregnancy.

Claims that she delivered on the same day she was allegedly kidnapped and the baby taken away by the kidnappers have been put under scrutiny with the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah stating on Wednesday, September 22 that the said pregnancy was fake.


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Takoradi: Residents express shock over fake pregnancy; demand public confession
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Takoradi: Residents express shock over fake pregnancy; demand public confession


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Some residents of Takoradi, particularly neighbours to the woman at the centre of the alleged fake pregnancy and kidnapping saga, have expressed shock over her alleged confession.

Some of the residents who gathered at the Takoradi Central Police Station on Friday where Josephine had been kept in cells maintain that, how the story has so far unfolded, raises questions about the believability of the fake pregnancy claims.

Speaking on Citi TV/Citi FM's The Big Issue, ACP Ofori said the woman's decision to fake the pregnancy and kidnapping was purely based on issues relating to her marriage.


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Ban on recruitment to Gulf States still in force
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Ban on recruitment to Gulf States still in force


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The ban on the recruitment of Ghanaians to work in the Gulf States is still in force, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.

The Ministry has however clarified that the ban does not affect lawful recruitment of skilled workers to the Gulf States.

The many reported cases of abuse against Ghanaians working in the Gulf countries compelled the Employment Ministry to impose the ban.


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Takoradi woman faked pregnancy to please her husband
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Takoradi woman faked pregnancy to please her husband


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The Acting Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori, says Josephine Panyin Mensah faked her pregnancy to court her husband's admiration and acceptance.

Speaking on Citi TV/Citi FM's The Big Issue, ACP Ofori said the woman's decision to fake the pregnancy and kidnapping was purely based on issues relating to her marriage.

Many have wondered why the woman will fake a pregnancy and put herself through so much stress when she already has one child for the husband.


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EPL: Manchester City end Chelsea's unbeaten start in impressive display – Citi Sports Online


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In the meeting between two sides fully expected to fight it out for this season's Premier League title, the reigning champions dominated against a strangely passive and conservative Chelsea.

Gabriel Jesus settled a tight affair when his 53rd-minute effort took a touch off Jorginho to beat Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy - but few could question City's right to the win against the team who beat them in last May's Champions League final, and the victory margin should have been far more emphatic.

It was the perfect start to a crucial week for City and manager Pep Guardiola as they prepare to visit Paris St-Germain in the Champions League this week then take on Liverpool at Anfield next Sunday.


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Gabriel Jesus gives Man City stunning 1- 0 win over Chelsea
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Gabriel Jesus gives Man City stunning 1- 0 win over Chelsea


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Gabriel Jesus settled a tight affair when his 53rd-minute effort took a touch off Jorginho to beat Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy - but few could question City's right to win against the team who beat them in last May's Champions League final, and the victory margin should have been far more emphatic.

Guardiola cut an increasingly agitated figure as the minutes ticked down, presumably because City had failed to finish off Chelsea despite controlling all aspects of the game.

The chances came and went, Mendy made saves to keep Chelsea alive, but in the end all was well that ended well for City.


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Awutu Senya East: One injured as supporters of outgoing and new MCE nominee clash
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Awutu Senya East: One injured as supporters of outgoing and new MCE nominee clash


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There was a scuffle among New Patriotic Party members in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region, after supporters of the acting MCE , Michael Essuman Mensah, clashed with supporters of the newly nominated MCE, Anita Love Obo Amissah at CP Abeasi.

Supporters of the NPP in parts of the country have embarked on several protests since the President's nomination of various MMDCEs across the country.

Some aggrieved supporters of the Tema Central constituency recently locked up the party's office, demanding that their preferred candidate, Charles Boateng, should have been nominated as MCE. Some residents who were opposed to the nomination of Zuwera Mada Nashiru as MCE in Chereponi also vandalized property in the district, leading to the arrest of twelve persons.


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Man Utd beaten by Aston Villa as Fernandes misses 93rd-minute penalty
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Man Utd beaten by Aston Villa as Fernandes misses 93rd-minute penalty


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Bruno Fernandes missed a 93rd-minute penalty as Aston Villa won at Old Trafford for the first time in 12 years in a pulsating match.

Kortney Hause had put Villa ahead with a powerful header two minutes from the end of normal time before the defender handled inside the box to present United with a lifeline.

Fernandes ballooned his attempt high over Martinez's crossbar leaving Villa to celebrate a famous win.


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EPL: Fernandes misses penalty as Aston Villa win at Manchester United – Citi Sports Online


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Kortney Hause had put Villa ahead with a powerful header two minutes from the end of normal time before the defender handled inside the box to present Manchester United with a lifeline.

Fernandes blazed high over the bar in front of the Stretford End as United's unbeaten start to the Premier League season came to an end.

After Matt Targett blazed over inside the six-yard area, Ollie Watkins could only fire at David de Gea after the United keeper had passed straight to the Villa forward following Harry Maguire's backpass.


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Black Stars could've won the World Cup if Suarez hadn't 'cheated'
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Black Stars could've won the World Cup if Suarez hadn't 'cheated'


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New Black Stars head coach, Milovan Rajevac has suggested that the Black Stars might have gone all the way at the 2010 World Cup had Luis Suarez not stopped a goal-bound header with his hands in the quarter-final.

The Black Stars were on the verge of a historic semi-final place at the World Cup when Dominic Adiyiah's header seemed destined for the back of the net in the final minutes of the match.

Rajevac, who was in charge of the Black Stars in South Africa believes the Black Stars could have been world champions had the Uruguayan not cheated.


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Ablakwa gifts hardworking midwife at Battor Catholic Hospital new car
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Ablakwa gifts hardworking midwife at Battor Catholic Hospital new car


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The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has rewarded a midwife at the Battor Catholic Hospital with a new car in recognition of her hard work and diligence.

The nurse, Beatrice Blessing Obidieh, is the longest serving midwife at the facility.

In the past he has donated vehicles and equipment to the facility including incubators, baby cots, theatre beds, a suction machine, an autoclave machine and a phototherapy machine all valued at GHC100,000 to the hospital.


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Qualification for 2022 World Cup will earn Black Stars boss Milovan Rajevac extra $300,000 – Citi Sports Online


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Milovan Rajevac will earn $300,000 if he guides the Black Stars to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Ghana Football Association has revealed.

Aside from his $30,000 monthly salary, Rajevac is in line to make an extra $300,000 should the Black Stars make it to Qatar 2022.

This, of course, means Rajevac will get $600,000 if the Black Stars qualify for the 2022 World Cup and win the AFCON, with the Serbian also guaranteed a $300,000 payday if his side ends the nation's 40-year drought.


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Milovan Rajevac to earn $300,000 if Black Stars win next year's AFCON – Citi Sports Online


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Milovan Rajevac is set for a huge payday should he guide the Black Stars to AFCON glory next year.

The GFA, in revealing the financial aspects of their one-year deal with the Serbian stated that in addition to his $30,000 monthly salary, he stands to earn an extra $300,000 if the Black Stars win next year's AFCON. He'll also earn $300,000 if he qualifies Ghana to the World Cup in 2022.

Rajevac led Ghana to the final of the 2010 AFCON, where the Black Stars lost painfully to Egypt.


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Nigerian traders open shops locked by GUTA at Opera Square
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Nigerian traders open shops locked by GUTA at Opera Square


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Some Nigerian traders who deal in electrical wares at Opera Square have opened their shops after they were locked up by some members of the Ghana Union of Traders Association.

Some traders were seen on Friday using mallets and chisels to pry open the doors of their locked shops.

Tensions between GUTA and foreign traders have been flaring up because of restrictions on foreigners engaging in retail trade in Ghana.


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Takoradi woman allegedly confesses to police
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Takoradi woman allegedly confesses to police


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Police say, Josephine Panyin Mensah, the woman currently being detained in the Western Region for alleged kidnapping, has confessed that she was neither kidnapped nor pregnant.

According to the sources, she spent the night in police cells in Takoradi.

The husband of the woman, Michael Simmons, was also interrogated on Thursday and again called on Friday morning to the Takoradi Central Police Command for further interrogation to determine his involvement in the alleged fake pregnancy and kidnapping.


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Sawla-Tuna-Kalba DCE nominee calls for unity and acceptance of her nomination
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Sawla-Tuna-Kalba DCE nominee calls for unity and acceptance of her nomination


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The District Chief Executive nominee for Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District, Barikisu Losina, is calling for unity and support for her administration.

Her nomination was therefore met with joy when she visited Sawla to pay a courtesy call on the chiefs and elders of the district to seek their support.

She repeated her call to her colleagues who contested for the DCE position as well as assembly members to support her to deliver on her mandate.


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