GOOD NEWS: Ghanaian youngster Felix Afena-Gyan recovers from COVID-19

Ghana and AS Roma promising forward, Felix Afena-Gyan has recovered from Covid-19.


The 18-year-old has spent the last 10 days in isolation after testing positive for the novel Coronavirus.


However, in a post on Twitter on Friday morning, Afena-Gyan announced that he has tested negative after his latest test.


“Negative at last! Looking forward to training with my teammates again!” he tweeted alongside a smiling photo of himself.

The youngster is now set to team up with his teammates.


The teenager has made a massive impact in the Serie A since making his senior debut for Roma in October.


Afena-Gyan’s stock rose further after he netted a sensational double as Jose Mourinho’s team beat Genoa 2-0 last month.


Afena-Gyan’s return to action is good news for Jose Mourinho and Roma, with the club recently struggling to score goals in Serie A.


Source: Modern Ghana

Manchester United eye move for Tariq Lamptey as replacement for Wan-Bissaka – Reports

Manchester United are ready to sign Tariq Lamptey from Brighton & Hove Albion according to reports.


The Ghanaian has been identified as a potential replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.


The right-back has been subjected to frequent criticisms following his poor outings in the ongoing season.


According to Fichajes, the Premier League giants are contemplating whether to make an approach for Lamptey during one of the upcoming transfer windows.


While a hamstring injury has restricted the 21-year-old to seven appearances this season, the Englishman is first choice in the position when fit.


Although the former Chelsea youngster has a contract at the Amex Stadium until 2025, the Seagulls may give consideration to a sale for the right price.


Lamptey joined Brighton from Chelsea during the 2019/2020 Premier League season.


Lamptey was born to Ghanaian parents in London which makes him eligible to represent either the West African nation or England in future.


Source: Modern Ghana

2021 Afcon: Milovan Rajevac to name Mohammed Salisu in Black Stars squad for tourney – Reports

Ghana head coach, Milovan Rajevac will name Mohammed Salisu in his squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon] scheduled for next year in Cameroon.


The Southampton centre back has been a kingpin for the Premier League side in the ongoing season following his move from Real Valladolid last summer.


Salisu was handed a maiden call up by Kwesi Appiah during the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers but the defender failed to show up due to injury.


CK Akonnor, who was sacked in September this year also made an attempt to include Salisu in his squad for the Afcon qualifiers but his effort proved futile.


However, multiple reports in the local media suggest that the Serbian trainer who has been tasked to end the country’s 39 years trophy drought in Cameroon has named Salisu in his squad for the tournament.


Rajevac, who is on a one-year renewable contract is expected to submit his final squad to the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association before December 30.


Ghana are housed in Group C with Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.


As part of the preparation for the upcoming tournament, the Black Stars of Ghana will open camp in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.


The team will be in Doha for a period of three weeks to prepare for the tournament scheduled to start from January 9 to February 6, 2022.


The Black Stars will play three friendly games in Doha.


The team will wrap up their test matches against African Champions Algeria on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.


The Black Stars will depart Doha for Yaoundé on Friday. The last time the Black Stars won the Afcon was in 1982.


Source: Modern Ghana

Black Stars to play three friendly games in Doha ahead of 2021 Afcon

The Ghana Football Association [GFA] has announced that the senior national team, the Black Stars of Ghana will play three friendly games in Doha ahead of the 2021 AFCON.


According to the country’s football governing body, the Black Stars will play a friendly against African Champions Algeria on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.


The two other friendlies will be against a club side on December 28, 2021, and an AFCON bound country on January 1, 2022.


Coach Milovan and his lads will camp in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, ahead of the 33rd edition to the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations – Cameroon 2022.


Ghana have been paired with Morocco, Gabon, and Comoros in C of the TotalEnergies 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.


The Black Stars are in search of their first Africa Cup of Nations title since 1982.


The 2021 Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled for Cameroon from Sunday, January 9 to Sunday, February 6, 2022.


Source: Modern Ghana

PL: Sterling penalty gives Man City win over 10-man Wolves

Raheem Sterling’s 100th Premier League goal was enough to give Manchester City victory over 10-man Wolves.


City typically dominated possession for most of the game but created few clear-cut opportunities before Raúl Jiménez’s needless two bookings within a minute on the stroke of halftime gave them a clear advantage.


Still, it took until midway through the half and a controversial decision when Bernardo Silva’s cross struck Joao Moutinho, apparently under his raised arm but a very close call, and a penalty was given, then verified by VAR.


Capping a fine performance, Sterling stroked the penalty down the middle of the goal to bring up his personal three-figure milestone encompassing his time at Liverpool and City.


After surviving a phalanx of pressure in the second half – heroic defensive efforts from keeper Jose Sa, defenders Conor Coady and Max Kilman – the latter was close to scoring when Ederson tipped over his header from Daniel Podence’s cross.


The result ensures City will spend at least one more week at the top of the table.


Source: Modern Ghana

Dzifa Gomashie to hold Christmas party for kids in communities hit by tidal waves

Member of Parliament for the Ketu South Constituency, Hon. Dzifa Gomashie will hold a Christmas party for children in the communities affected by the Keta tidal waves.


Hon. Dzifa Gomashie who was a Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts & Culture in the erstwhile National Democratic Congress administration has been organising similar events for kids and adults during Christmas for the past seven years.


Meanwhile, this year’s edition is specifically for kids who who have suffered the effects of the recent tidal waves.


The Minority group in Parliament have compelled the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Attah to make budgetary allocations for the development of a sea defence wall at Keta, specifically to resolve the frequent tidal waves destruction to properties and lives.


Source: Modern Ghana

Nunya Foundation donates Ewe reading books to Keta-Dzelukope EP Basic School

Nunya Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the Volta region has donated reading materials to Keta Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) basic school in the Keta Municipality on Thursday December 9.


The items donated were reading books for primary one to Junior High School. Books untitled “kulexɔme, Amedro étɔlia,Nunyamɔ,Blewu kple Azizawo,Gã le dzeƒe dzim,Akpakpaxe kple Afɔmizi” among others were donated.


The books were Ewe novels to boost reading, writing and proficiency in the Ewe language.


Mr Christian Zogli, the chairman of the NGO told ModernGhana news that the gesture was to strengthen and improve reading, writing and speaking of the Ewe language.


According to him, there was a bigger droped in Ewe speaking even among the real Voltarians who were supposed to promote the language.


“Our main aim is to promote the speaking of Eʋe language, since it is our mother language and we must be proud of it,” he added.


Mr Zogli stated that the novels donated aside helping the students read and speak correct proficiently will help in the promotion and marketing of the language.


Mr William Kodzo, the headmaster of the Keta-Dzelukope basic school who received the items on behalf of the teachers and students thanked the NGO for the kind gesture.


He promised they will use the books judiciously to improve and promote reading, writing and speaking of the Ewe language.


Mr Sekorme Kɔsi Kwawu, a parent who was at the gathering in interaction with ModernGhana news thanked the group for their support in helping push forward the language.


He urged the teachers and students to take good care of the books for others to also benefit.


He expressed worried about how most Voltarians stick to other peoples language whilst refusing to be proud of theirs.


Mr Setor further urged and appealed to all Ewe speaking natives to promote the language through speaking.


“Eʋe is a international language which is been speak abroad, and we must be proud of it,” he stated.


There were poetry recitals, story telling, Ew novels reading among others by students of the school to show how important and precious the language is to them.


Parents, teacher, students and many more others witnessed the occasion.

Source: Modern Ghana

‘Dumsor’ over, power restored to Ashanti Region — GRIDCo announces

The Region in the last few weeks experienced unstable power supply that affected industrial and residential areas.


The power outages came about as a result of a broken telecommunication mast that fell on the GRIDCo transmission line from Aboadzi to Kumasi.


Earlier this month, GRIDCo announced that the ‘dumsor’ will be resolved by December 20, 2021, after deploying officers to fix the problem.


In the past week, works on the lines have been successful leading to an improvement in the supply of power to the homes and workplaces of residents in the Ashanti Region.


Addressing the media in Kumasi on Friday, December 10, 2021, the Northern network managing director of GRIDCo Vincent Boakye said, the company has completed repair works and restoration of all the broken transmission lines by the telecommunication tower.


He confirmed that the 330kv shortfall of energy from the Aboadze-Anwomaso transmission line was restored to serve the region.


This is expected to provide the people in the Ashanti Region with a stable power supply throughout the yuletide period and beyond.


Source: Modern Ghana