GhanaWeb News Summaries from October 22, 2020
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André Ayew gratified over Swansea City draw at Coventry City


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Swansea City remains unbeaten on the road in the Championship this term after 6 round of matches.
The Welsh-based side nearly lost that record during their 1-1 draw with Coventry City at the St Andrew's Stadium.
Jordan Shipley put Coventry ahead in the 19th minute but the Jack Army rallied to pick a point from the game courtesy a 41st-minute goal by André Ayew.


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Prince Opoku Agyemang to wear No.9 for Cape Town City FC
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Prince Opoku Agyemang to wear No.9 for Cape Town City FC


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The former Medeama SC striker completed his transfer to the South African side on Thursday, October, 22.
Agyemang signed a one-year deal with the club with the option to extend to June 2024.
Prince Opoku Agyemang scored 11 goals and provided three assists in 14 games for Medeama SC in the truncated 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season.


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GFA announces deadline for Transfer Matching System
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GFA announces deadline for Transfer Matching System


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Clubs are entreated to note that they have till the deadline to conclude the transfer of players from other football federations using the TMS. According to the GFA, clubs are to use the Domestic Transfer Matching System to transfer their local players before the deadline.
Whereas Player registrations are done through the FIFA Connect, the transfer of players domestically and transfer agreements will be done through the DTMS. The Ghana Premier League is set to start on November 14, 2020, with the Division one and Women Premier League scheduled for December and January 2021 respectively.


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Freight forwarders, others taken through new ICUMS update at refresher training
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Freight forwarders, others taken through new ICUMS update at refresher training


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The training which kick started on Monday October 19, 2020 at the Tamale collection of the Customs Division of GRA office is to cover all regimes within customs and after the Northern part of Ghana will be taken to all other customs collections and Freight forwarders operational areas in Ghana.
The Chairman of the ICUMS implementation team and also the Sector Commander of James Town Collections of Customs Division of GRA, AC Emmanuel Ohene, who spoke to the media disclosed that, the refresher training has become necessary to help update and also bring users of the ICUMS up to speed with new developments in the system.


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Ghana U-20 beat Division 2 side Asekem FC in friendly ahead of WAFU Cup
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Ghana U-20 beat Division 2 side Asekem FC in friendly ahead of WAFU Cup


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Captain Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Precious Boah scored for the U-20 team with Benjamin Awuah grabbing a consolation for the Division 2 team.
This was their second preparatory game in four days, after dispatching Premier League side Karela United over the weekend.
Ghana has been grouped alongside Nigeria and the Ivory Coast at the WAFU Championship which serves as a qualifying tournament for the Africa Youth Championship next year.


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COCOBOD to roll-out Cocoa Management System
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COCOBOD to roll-out Cocoa Management System


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Mr Aidoo was also honored for his leadership in securing the historic Cocoa floor price and Living Income Differential levy for Cocoa farmers in Ghana and Ivory Coast.
He commended the Board, Management and staff of COCOBOD for their support in implementing the interventions introduced by the government to support farmers to increase Cocoa yields.


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Trade Ministry signs framework for grant disbursement with AfCFTA Secretariat
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Trade Ministry signs framework for grant disbursement with AfCFTA Secretariat


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The conference which was held on the theme "Empowering Ghanaian Businesses to harness the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement under the framework of the National Export Development Strategy" was organised by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ghana Export Promotion Authority and the National AfCFTA Coordination Office, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission.
Mr Kyerematen touched on the comprehensive scope of AfCFTA, namely its four key Components - The Framework Agreement which establishes the African Continental Free Trade Area; the Protocol on Trade in Goods; the Protocol on Trade in Services; and the Protocol on Rules and Procedures for Settlement of Disputes.


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GFA to start coronavirus testing of Ghana Premier League clubs today
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GFA to start coronavirus testing of Ghana Premier League clubs today


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"The testing of players, coaching staff and officials of the 18 Premier League clubs will begin on Thursday, October 22, 2020," a statement on the FA website read. "This is part of preparations towards the 2020/2021 football season that is expected to commence on November 13, 2020. The first club to undergo the tests is Dawu based Dreams FC.".
"The testing of players and officials, an alliance between the Ghana Football Association and the government covid-19 task force is part of efforts being made to ensure that football is played in the safest possible way."
"The GFA is also working hard to put forward measures to ensure that games are played under strict covid-19 protocols for a successful 2020/2021 season."


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Thomas Partey is ready to start against Rapid Vienna
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Thomas Partey is ready to start against Rapid Vienna


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Partey joined the Gunners from Atlético Madrid for €50 million this summer.
The 27-year-old made his bow over the weekend in the 1-0 loss against Manchester City when he replaced Granit Xhaka in the 83rd minute.
Arsenal will take on Austrian giants Rapid Vienna in the opening day of the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League on Thursday.


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Over GH¢310 million from Mineral Royalties received and disbursed to beneficiaries
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Over GH¢310 million from Mineral Royalties received and disbursed to beneficiaries


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He said from 2017 to date, an amount of over GH¢240 million has been mobilized and disbursed for the development of various projects.
"The portion of royalties from Timber received and disbursed by the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands from 2017 to date amounts to GH¢27 million".


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Torric Jebrin completes move to Al-Arabi Sports Club
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Torric Jebrin completes move to Al-Arabi Sports Club


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Torric Jebrin was available on a free transfer after leaving DR Congo outfit TP Mazembe.
He is making a return to Saudi Arabia after playing for Pro League side Al Wahda in 2007.
Al-Arabi becomes the 11th club Torric has played for since he left Hearts of Oak in 2009.


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Election 2020: There can't be rigging; stop disturbing EC!
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Election 2020: There can't be rigging; stop disturbing EC!


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James Kwabena Bomfeh, former General Secretary of the CPP. The rigging allegation has resurfaced following an altercation by the Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Peter Boamah Otukonor at EC headquarters during a ceremony for the political parties to select the positions of their Presidential candidates on the ballot paper.
The Ghana Union Movement came third, Convention People's Party chose fourth, Ghana Freedom Party is fifth, Great Consolidated People's Party is sixth, All People's Congress selected seventh position, the Liberal Party Ghana, People's National Congress, Progressive Peoples Party, National Democratic Party and independent candidate Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker will come eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth respectively on the ballot paper.
Peter Boamah Otukonor is reportedly said to have contended the position of his party's candidate, John Dramani Mahama saying it goes to prove that there is a collusion between the EC and the government to rig the election in favour of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who is number 1 on the ballot paper.


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Position on ballot paper does not win an election
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Position on ballot paper does not win an election


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New Patriotic Party is number 1 on the ballot followed by the NDC at number 2.
Speaking on NEAT FM's morning show 'Ghana Montie', Dr. Kobby said, "They have to be more creative than the noise on numbers. That will not win them the election."
The governing New Patriotic Party will be the number one on the ballot followed by the main opposition National Democratic Congress with number two on the ballot paper.


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Akufo-Addo deserves second term
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Akufo-Addo deserves second term


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The Paramount Chief of Afife made this known on Tuesday, 20th October 2020, when he held a durbar in honour of President Akufo-Addo, at Afife, as part of the latter's working visit to the Volta Region.
Thanking President Akufo-Addo for the ensuring that "Afife Traditional Area is receiving a fair share of the national cake under your presidency", Torgbui Adrakpanya VI stated that farmers in the town are benefitting from the programme for Planting for Food and Jobs, evidenced in the availability of subsidized fertilisers and other farm implements.
"The 12-classroom started by the previous government in each of the Senior High Schools are at now at the stage of completion. Another 12-classroom block has been awarded ultra-modern water closet toilet facility," the Afife Chief said.


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I will fix Manso roads


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He said he would use 150 days to fix the Manso road networks in the Constituency.
On security, Mr Agyei said when the roads were built, criminals would no longer get the advantage to commit more serious crimes and he would ensure five more police stations were built to check hardened criminals.
A-21-campaign team, including; two women were commissioned to support the candidate.


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Assistant coaches collapse teams in Ghana
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Assistant coaches collapse teams in Ghana


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Since Matchday 2 of the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League season, the Phobians have been without an assistant coach.
Advising the management of Accra Hearts of Oak, Charles Taylor urged the club to allow coach Odoom to choose his preferred assistant.
"In ghana here, Most assistant coaches collapse teams in ghana so I will advise Accra hearts of oak to allow coach Nii Odoom to appoint his own assistant coach to assist him. But to go in for foreigner as assistant coach will be something else", he told Hot FM..


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'Be discerning about what you consume'
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'Be discerning about what you consume'


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Mrs. Terlabie said the public needs to be abreast of the conditions of an approved product, to enable them identify unapproved and suspicious products.
"The FDA exists not only to regulate Food, Drugs, Herbal and Homeopathic Medicines, Veterinary Medicines, Cosmetics, Medical Devices, Household Chemical Substances, Tobacco and Tobacco Products, Blood and Blood Products as well as the conduct of Clinical Trials but also to serve as an advisory body to those who aspire to either sell or produce any FDA regulated products," she added.


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Being a captain comes with challenges; stay and fight for your place
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Being a captain comes with challenges; stay and fight for your place


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For reasons not explained, Felix Annan played second fiddle to Kwame Baah for the most part of the 2019/2020 football season.
Making matters much difficult, the club has recently signed highly-rated goalkeeper Razak Abalora after the goalkeeper ended his stay at Azam FC. Despite the tough competition, Charles Taylor insists that Felix Annan must stay and fight for his place in the Asante Kotoko team.
"Felix Annan should stay in the club and fight for his position he should know that if you are a captain you will face all these challenges. He should stay at Kotoko", the retired footballer said in an interview with Hot FM..


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Leicester City boss Rodgers explains Daniel Amartey's exclusion from Europa League squad
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Leicester City boss Rodgers explains Daniel Amartey's exclusion from Europa League squad


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"Daniel was purely [excluded] because of injury. He's going to be out for a long period," Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers said, Leicester Mercury, has reported.
Amartey could join Leicester's Europa League roster in January should he regain fitness and the club progress to the knock-out stage of the competition.
"Obviously, Daniel Amartey is out with his hamstring for a number of weeks, so the international break hasn't been too kind for us," Rodgers said in his team news on Friday ahead of Sunday's league tie against Aston Villa, his club's official website reports.


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Frank Acheampong's sterling performance saves Tianjin Teda from relegation


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Teda who went into the game at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre with a 2-0 advantage courtesy Acheampong's brace in the first leg.
Frank Acheampong after the game said: "I'm so happy we escaped relegation, I have had incredible seasons with Teda and if the team will be relegated, not at a time I'm the captain of this great club. I told my teammates we could do it and I'm glad we saved our dear club. The fans, management, and everyone is happy and we're grateful to God".
Tianjin Teda is now awaiting their opponents for the Semifinals of the playoffs.


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