Chris Hughton spotted at Accra Sports Stadium for Great Olympics and Tano Bofoakwa clash

Head Coach of the Black Stars, Chris Hughton was spotted on Saturday, September 16 at the Accra Sports Stadium to watch Great Olympics play against Tano Bofoakwa in match day one of the 2023/24 betPawa Premier League.

Hughton had admitted during his unveiling that he would be staying in the country to keep an eye on the domestic top-flight.

During the 2023/23 Ghana Premier League, Chris Hughton made time to watch some Division One and Premier League games, when he was first spotted at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to watch Asante Kotoko play out a goalless draw with King Faisal.

Hughton again was at the Accra Sports Stadium to watch Great Olympics beat Berekum 2-1 in April before catching the entire game between Aduana Stars narrow 1-0 win over Dreams FC at the Nana Agyeman Badu I Park in Dormaa.

However, in September 2023, Hughton invited two local players, Jonathan Sowah and Abdul Fatawu Hamidu to join his 25-man squad for the 20223 AFCON qualifier against the Central African Republic and Liberia in an international friendly respectively.

Sowah was a second half substitute and assisted Ghana’s second goal scored by Jordan Ayew when Ghana defeated Liberia 3-1 while Fatawu Hamidu also lasted the entire duration in the same game on Tuesday, September 12.

The game between Great Olympics and Tano Bofoakwa ended in a goalless draw.

Source: Ghana Web

2023/24 CAF Champions League: Horoya AC land in Cape Coast ahead of Medeama SC showdown

Guinea giants Horoya AC have safely arrived in Ghana for the CAF Champions League second preliminary round encounter with Ghana champions Medeama SC on Sunday.

The Matamkas touched down at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Friday evening and immediately continued the journey to Cape Coast, where the first leg of the tie will take place.

Horoya are presently lodging at the Elmina Beach Resort. They will train at the Cape Coast Stadium at 3:00 pm as mandated by the competition’s regulations.

The team arrived in Ghana with a 20-man squad, which includes experienced players like Salif Coulibaly, Mohamed Djibo Wonkoye, Ibrahima Aminata Conde, and Dramane Nikiema.

Horoya will be without their captain, Ocansey Mandela, who didn’t travel with the team.

Mandela was born and bred in Ghana but represents Burkina Faso internationally.

Source: Ghana Web

Dancers push hit songs for artistes, we deserve to be awarded as well – Incredible Zigi

Ghanaian dance artiste and choreographer, Amofa Michael, also known as Incredible Zigi has called for dancers to be recognized at music award ceremonies as they are crucial to the popularity of songs.

Disclosing this via a social media post, Incredible Zigi indicated that many hit songs owe their success to the hard work of dancers who promote the music on social media as many artistes themselves are not as active in promoting their songs.

Thus, he believes dancers deserve to be given the needed recognition as well.

“Most of the songs that hit are tailored by us. It’s like the artists are sleeping somewhere, while we push the songs on social media. Therefore, we [dancers] deserve to be awarded in music award schemes.

“We don’t have to be in the shadows while the musicians are praised. What happens to us who push or blow the songs? We deserve to be recognized,” he said.

This call for recognition comes as part of a broader conversation about the music industry and the different roles that contribute to a song’s success.

While artists are usually the faces of songs, there are many behind-the-scenes individuals, including dancers, who work tirelessly to ensure the music reaches a wider audience.

Source: Ghana Web

All about Ghana’s first woman lawyer and first woman High Court judge in a commonwealth nation

Evident in the history of Ghana’s judiciary is the illustrious and remarkable role of distinguished women who through their accomplishments broke the glass ceiling and became a point of inspiration for female lawyers and judges who came after their generation.

If Ghana can boast of great and astute female legal practitioners, then it is due to the strides by women like Justice Anne Jiagge who shattered the glass and opened the door of opportunity for young Ghanaian girls to dream of becoming lawyers and judges.

In an era where the law profession was reserved for men, Anne Jiagge embarked on a mission to do the unthinkable, and her determination paid off as her record is decorated with achievements like first Ghanaian female lawyer, first Ghanaian female judge, the first Ghanaian High Court judge and most profoundly first woman in any Commonwealth Country to be appointed a High Court judge.

For context, Ghana had a female High Court judge before countries like England, Australia, and Canada. Such is the magnitude of achievement of Anne Jiagge who clearly deserves much more recognition than she is given.

A publication by UK-based law portal gatehouselaw.co.uk in celebration of her marvelous works details that Anne Jiagge was born as Anne Ruth Baeta in French Togoland on October 7, 1918.

According to braperucci.africa, Anne Jiagge’s father was a Presbyterian priest by name of Robert Baeta who had eight children with his wife.

She attended Achimota College where she obtained a teaching certificate in 1937. From 1940 to 1946, she was headmistress and schoolteacher at the Evangelical Presbyterian Girls School.

Her successful foray into the legal profession commenced in 1946 when she enrolled at the London School of Economics and Political Science to study law.

She graduated from the school with flying colors and received her LLB in 1949, she was subsequently called to the UK Bar.

She returned to Ghana (then Gold Coast) in 1950 and set up her private firm which she operated for three years.

She dropped the bar for the bench in 1953 and began as a magistrate. From there, she worked up her way and became Ghana’s first female High Court judge in September 1961.

Annie was the first female judge of the Court of Appeal. She later became president of the Court of Appeal in 1980 until her retirement in 1983.

She played a great role in the drafting of Ghana’s 3rd and 4th Republican constitutions, serving on the committee of experts who put together the documents.

Until her demise in 1996, She was a member of the Council of State.

Source: Ghana Web

Cape Coast Teaching Hospital embarks on health walk against non-communicable diseases

The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) on Saturday went for a health walk to sensitise the public on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the need to exercise regularly to prevent their occurence.

Survivors of various conditions joined the staff, management and community members with placards informing the public on a raft of medical conditions including cancer, eye diseases, and osteogenesis imperfecta (a group of inherited disorders caused by defective genes).

The three-hour exercise, the penultimate of activities marking the Hospital’s 25th Anniversary celebration, took participants through some major streets of Cape Coast; Abura, Pedu, Aquarium, and Starlet 91.

Dr Eric Kofi Ngedu, the Chief Executive Officer, CCTH, noted that NCDs were becoming a big global health concern, which needed to be tackled through preventive means instead of curative.

He maintained that frequent exercises were the surest way to mitigating the risk of many NCDs and urged the public to make exercising part of their daily lives.

‘When you exercise your body regularly, you have very active circulatory system and a potent immune system to fight many diseases,’ he noted.

‘It is not palatable to get sick and come to the hospital. It is our expectation that Ghanaians will not get sick so that health personnel will visit people in their homes to do health promotion instead of the curative medicine that we are practicing.’

Touching on the growth of the Hospital, Dr Ngedu said management was satisfied with the progress made over the years in spite of all the challenges.

However, efforts were still on course to improve infrastructure, technology and human resources to enhance service delivery and make the facility the greatest in Ghana, he said.

‘I have no doubt that we are on the path to becoming a world class leader in tertiary health care, medical education and research,’ Dr Ngedu said.

He expressed gratitude to the Government for its continuous support to infrastructure development and financial clearance to augment staff strength.

He also commended the management, past and present leadership, as well as staff for their dedication towards achieving the mandate and ensuring progress of the facility.

‘Management has lobbied for various projects, many of which are ongoing. The President visited the monumental Infectious Disease Centre last year, which is now 100 per cent complete and only awaiting handing over,’ he stated.

Dr Robert Incoom, the Director of Pharmacy, and Chairman of the Operations Committee of the Anniversary, said the health walk was a demonstration of how the Hospital was repositioning itself to deliver excellence in quality health care delivery.

The CCTH now had a fully-fledged clinical pharmacy unit, which took admitted patients through medication therapy review to optimise drug therapy and ensure patients received the best treatment.

‘We are poised to expand the pharmaceutical and clinical pharmacy services in the hospital to ensure patients receive the best health care and also improve universal health coverage to people of the Central Region and Ghana at large,’ he said.

The foundation stone for the hospital was laid in 1996 and was completed and commissioned in 1998 as a referral hospital but has now been upgraded to a teaching hospital.

The year-long anniversary is on the theme: ’25 years of Quality Health Care: Repositioning for Excellence.’

It will be climaxed with a grand durbar on Wednesday, September 20, with the guest of honour being Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

Source: Ghana News Agency