Avila Naturalle targets 5,000 jobs for Ghanaians

Accra, Sept 25, GNA – The President of Avila Naturalle Limited, a natural body care company, Mrs Temitope Mayegun, says the company aims to create 5,000 sustainable jobs in a year for Ghanaians.

The company will offer employment to Ghanaians as distributors and retailers as well as administrative staff while providing skincare solutions to people.

Mrs Mayegun said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Saturday at the launch of Avila Naturalle Ghana.

THE company is expanding its operations in West Africa with the goal of setting up a manufacturing company in Ghana over the next two years.

Avilla Naturalle Ltd produces soaps and moisturisers, which have antibacterial and antifungal properties, meant for treating skin disorders, including eczema, acne, rashes and allergies.

Mrs Mayegun said the company’s presence in Ghana was not only to introduce products into the market, but to also help people live healthy lives, and enrich people and contribute to reducing unemployment in the country.

She said: “In the next year, we’ll create 5,000 jobs in Ghana, with our long-term goal, which will not be more than two years, being to expand and establish a factory here.”

“We want to enrich lives by creating jobs for people who will distribute our products and make profit and earn commission. We’re not here [in Ghana] only to sell products, but to also help solve a lot of skin issues and enrich the lives of many Ghanaians,” she emphasised.

The President said to make the employment sustainable, they would sponsor workers abroad periodically for training in addition to a series of capacity building programmes for all workers to help them standout in the market.

She said: “The essence of Avila is to right the wrong in society by helping people use safe and natural skin care products and address the skin concerns that people have been nursing for years.”

Having received approval from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Mrs Mayegun pledged the company’s commitment to complying with all laws of the country in their operations in Ghana.

Mrs Esther Dogbe, a distributor, said: “I started using Avila products in 2019 and after finding it useful, I decided to be a distributor to help others solve their skin and bleaching issues.”

The company has set up an “experience centre” in Accra, the first in their regional operations to make people access skin care consultation services and for skin testing for solutions.



Source: Ghana News Agency

Faith Ladies beat Ampem Darkoa to win the 2022 Women’s Super Cup

Accra, Sept. 25, GNA – Accra based Women’s Premier League side, Faith Ladies have been crowned champions of the 2022 Women’s Super Cup after thrashing Ampem Darkoa ladies 3-1 at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.

A brace from Maafia Nyame and a superb goal from Jennifer Kankam were enough to overcome Mary Amponsah’s only goal for Ampem Darkoa Ladies.

The first half looked very exciting as both sides seemed very strong in their halfs giving no chance for the forwards to make their way through.

Ampem Darkoa Ladies, who were seen to be the favourites in the final clash kept the ball to themselves, releasing it like it was nobody’s business to widen up the midfield of their opponents to grab an early goal.

Their efforts finally paid off in the 15th minute with a beautiful goal as Amponsah managed to grab an opener to put her side in the lead.

Faith Ladies began finding their way into the game right after Ampem Darkoa took the lead, creating some impressive chances to announce their presence to their opponents, but their efforts were not enough as the Centre Referee brought the first half of the game to a close.

Both sides came into the second half looking very strong having received some pep talks from their coaches.

Ampem Darkoa Ladies were still in control of the game until a solid finish from Faith Ladies’ Nyame was all the team needed to begin their comeback campaign.

Faith Ladies kept on mounting the pressure onto the Women’s Premier league champions, using the wings as an easy route to break the defense of their opponents.

Their mission could not be accomplished after they were held by Ampem Darkoa Ladies to end the 90 minutes on a 1-1.

The extra time was really an intense one as both teams were more physical on the pitch than being tactical with their play, as the defenders of the two sides kept their lines clean in the early minutes of the game.

Nyame once again got her name on the scoresheet 20 minutes into the second half with a beautiful goal to beat the Ampem Darkoa wall.

Faith Ladies’ Kankam found the net to inflict more pain in the wounds of their opponents in the dying minutes of the game to put the game to bed.

The match ended 3-1 as Faith Ladies defeated Women’s Premier League and FA Cup champions, Ampem Darkoa Ladies.

Faith Ladies having won the Super Cup bagged home a whopping GHc15,000 whiles runners-up Ampem Darkoa Ladies received GHc8,000.

Nyame and Beauty Abena Julius of Faith Ladies won the most Valuable player and best defender award respectively.

Fabulous Ladies’ Princess Owusu proved to be the best again after winning the highest goal scorer of the tournament with eight goals to her credit.The forward finished the 2021/2022 Women’s Premier League season as the top goal scorer and has proved her point in this tournament again.

Mary Neequaye of Faith Ladies also emerged as the best goalkeeper of the season after winning the Super Cup with her club.

The Coach of the season award went to Faith Ladies gaffer, Raymond Fenny.



Source: Ghana News Agency

Betpawa Ghana Premier League: Kotoko, Hearts share spoils at Baba Yara Stadium

Kumasi, Sept. 25, GNA – The match week three super clash encounter between Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak ended one goal apiece at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

It was a match the Porcupine Warriors could have won but for their wastefulness upfront with Ugandan import, Steven Dese Mukwala being the worst culprit.

With an improved performance over their shambolic display at the same venue in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League last week, Kotoko dominated their archrivals in both halves of the match but failed to make their dominance count as they settled for 1-1 draw.

Yussif Mubaric fetched the opener in the 57th minute after Hearts failed to deal with a free kick from he right side of their penalty box.

The Phobians also equalised from a similar situation when Caleb Amankwah nodded home with a powerful header from another free kick by Denis Nkrumah-Korsah.

Kotoko game started the match on a high intensity as they created the first decent chance in less than one minute, but penalty appeal by Mukwala would not receive the approval referee Selorm Yao Bless.

They sustained the pressure in search of an early goal and came close on two occasions but both efforts missed target narrowly.

Against the run of play, Kwadwo Obeng Junior almost broke the deadlock on the 14th minute when he delivered a thunderbolt in the penalty area, but his effort hit the side of the net.

Hearts of Oak at this warmed themselves into the game as they created half chances through the midfield but poor finishing robbed them of any chance of taking the lead.

On the 37th minute, the home fans thought the opener had arrived when goalkeeper Richmond Ayi made double saves during a goalmouth melee.

As Asante Kotoko stepped up their game with sustained pressure on the visitors, forcing Coach Samuel Boadu to make two quick substitutions, bringing on Fatao Mohammed and Enock Asubonteng for Yakubu Zakari and Isaac Mensah respectively.

The first 45 minutes however ended goalless as both teams went into the break without a deficit.

Another penalty appeal by Kotoko was again ignored by the referee two minutes after the break as he waved play on when Isaac Oppong was brought down ì the box

Kotoko continued to ask the backline of Hearts of Oak questions with series of dangerous incursions into their half, but Caleb Amankwah and Konadu Yiadom repelled all the threats.

Mukwala could have fetched the opener after he went round Konadu Yiadom, but the Ugandan import blasted wide with only goalkeeper Richmond Ayi at his mercy.

The Porcupines would however make amends three minutes later through their defender, Yussif Mubarik who pounced on a rebound in the 18 yard box.

It was a free kick taken by Augustine Agyapong on the right side of the penalty box which was  punched away by Ayi, but the ball went only as far as Mubarik who found the back of the net with a shot from close range.

The goal saw Hearts of Oak lifting their  game in search of the equaliser as they pushed more men forward but failed to pose any threat to the Kotoko defence.

However, with three minutes to end proceedings, Caleb Amankwah connected home a free kick by Denis Nkrumah Korsah to cancel Kotoko’s one goal advantage.



Source: Ghana News Agency


UEW Management issues directives to resolve exams results

Winneba (C/R), Sept. 25, GNA – The Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), following a crunch meeting on campus, has put measures in place to resolve discrepancies in the examination results of Level 400 students.

A directive from the Office of the Registrar of Academic Affairs to deans, heads of department, examination officers and course coordinators has called for urgent resolution of the issue.

The measures are that all stakeholders must, within two weeks, resolve outstanding level 400 student-related issues so they could receive updates to their online transcripts starting from Monday, September 26, 2022.

The result submitted by various departments should be collated and uploaded for students to view online.

All outstanding, supplementary or resit examinations for the affected students as a result of trailing from level 100-300 should take the form of take-home examinations.

The directive said heads of departments and examination officers were to ensure that all outstanding results related corrections yet to be submitted must reach the Senior Registrar Officer by 12 noon, Sunday, September 25.

“Management will also want to inform all students that their graduation is very dear to our heart and all students who are legitimately supposed to graduate could do so provided they follow the laid down guidelines”, it said.

Some final year students at the university on Friday, September 23, demonstrated at the North Campus in protest of discrepancies in their results posted on the notice board and what appeared on the online portal.

They vandalised school property including electrical gadgets and furniture in some of the Lecture Halls and some vehicles packed on the compound.

The early intervention of the Effutu Divisional Police Command dispersed the protesters and brought the situation under control.




Source: Ghana News Agency


Global Citizen Festival: Historic moments as global music stars rock Black Star Square

Accra, Sept. 25, GNA – It was an enthralling musical spectacle at the Global Citizen Festival which came off Saturday night at the Black Star Square in Accra for the first time.

American RNB legend Usher Raymond delivered a masterclass in music and dance performance together with his crew.

It was an action-packed music night and British rapper Stormzy brought energy to the stage and was joined by Ghanaian artistes Yaw Tog and Kwesi Arthur as they performed the remix of “Sore” hit single.

Ghanaian top artistes, including Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, and Gyakie, put up some memorable performances with fans jamming to their hit songs.

The night was full of thrills as Nigerian artistes Tiwa Savage, Oxlade, and Pheelz made surprise appearances at the festival as they performed together with Usher.

The music festival, which lasted for six hours, witnessed performances from Nigerian Afrobeat star Tems and American singer SZA, who brought moments of reflection to the crowd as she performed her global hit song “Broken Clocks”.

This year’s concert was aimed at calling on world leaders to step up investment in the future of women and girls, respond to the global food crisis and also put in measures to end extreme poverty.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who graced the festival, welcomed all participants from around the world to Accra as they witnessed these historical moments.

President Akufo-Addo announced the launch of the African Prosperity Fund that would fund strategic and transformational projects on the continent in the areas of infrastructure development, education, health care, and technology, among others.

This, he said, would help ensure that no country was left behind in this developmental agenda.

There was a corresponding festival held at Central Park in New York with the likes of Mariah Carey, Katie Holmes, and others also performing.



Source: Ghana News Agency


Super Clash: Coach Seydou Zerbo Asante Kotoko start line-up against Hearts of Oak

Asante Kotoko head coach, Seydou Zerbo has confirmed his starting lineup for the Super Clash against Hearts of Oak.

The Porcupine Warriors due to their participation in the CAF Champions League opened their season against their sworn rivals at the Baba Yara Stadium in the matchday 3 games.

Kotoko have two games outstanding against Nsoatreman FC and Bechem United.

The defending champions of the Premier League are entering the fixture after an embarrassing campaign in the CAF Champions League where they got eliminated at home by RC Kadiogo of Burkina Faso.

Seydou Zerbo will be hoping to secure their first win against Samuel Boadu’s side in front of their home fans.

Trio Stephen Amankona, Augustine Agyapong, and Eric Serge Zeze have been handed starting berth for this afternoon game.

Below is Asante Kotoko line up

  • Ibrahim Danlad
  • John Tedeku
  • Augustine Agyapong
  • Sheriff Mohammed
  • Yussif Mubarik
  • Richard Boadu
  • Eric Serge Zeze
  • Isaac Oppong
  • Enoch Morrison
  • Stephen Amankona
  • Steven Mukwala



Source: Modern Ghana

Match Report: Hearts of Oak fight to draw 1-1 against Asante Kotoko in Kumasi

A late strike from defender Caleb Amankwah saved Hearts of Oak from a defeat to Asante Kotoko on Sunday in the Ghana Premier League.

The Phobians travelled to Kumasi this weekend for the first Super Clash of the 2022/23 Ghanaian top-flight league season.

Prior to the clash today, the capital-based club had failed to win a game in the first two matches of the new campaign.

Despite fielding a strong team for the game against Asante Kotoko, Coach Samuel Boadu’s team was dominated by the opponent today.

Hearts of Oak luckily did not concede in the first half after the attackers of the home team wasted a number of chances.

Early in the second half, Asante Kotoko finally got the breakthrough when Yussif Mubarik scored with a fine strike to shoot the hosts into a deserved lead.

Although the team would continue to play well, Hearts of Oak put up a resilient display in the final 10 minutes of the game.

The away team scored through Caleb Amankwah in the 88th minute to secure a 1-1 draw from the away game.


Source: Modern Ghana

Awako’s injury destroyed our plan – Hearts of Oak coach Samuel Boadu insists after draw against Kotoko

Hearts of Oak head coach, Samuel Boadu has indicated that the plans of his team to beat Asante Kotoko were destroyed when the opponent injured midfielder Gladson Awako.

The former Great Olympics poster started for the Phobians today when the team locked horns with the Porcupine Warriors in the first Super Clash of the 2022/23 Ghana Premier League season.

Unfortunately, Gladson Awako sustained an injury in the second half and could not finish the match.

Speaking in a post-match interview after the game ended 1-1, Coach Samuel Boadu stressed that the injury destroyed the plans of his team.

“I wanted to outplay them because I know Hearts of Oak is better than Kotoko. They injured Awako and that destroyed our plan,” the Hearts of Oak coach said.

Coach Samuel Boadu continued, “As for Kotoko I know their weakness so I told my boys to keep their composure because we will bounce back.”

In today’s match, Yussif Mubarik equalized for Asante Kotoko before a late strike from Caleb Amankwah in the 88th minute restored parity for Hearst of Oak.



Source: Modern Ghana