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February 9, 2018 10:36 AM Coutinho off the mark as Barcelona reach Copa final

Philippe Coutinho scored his first Barcelona goal as the Spanish side beat Valencia to reach a record fifth successive Copa del Rey final. Coutinho, making his fifth appearance since a £142m move from Liverpool, came on in the second half and acrobatically steered home from Luis Suarez’s cross. That put Barca, cup winners in the past three years, 2-0 up on aggregate 87

February 7, 2018 4:04 PM Sarfo completes Saipa FC switch until 2019

However, the centre-back opted to sign for the Iranian giants on Tuesday after being offered $150,000, according to reports. “It’s true that I am in Iran and has joined Saipa FC. I believe I took the right decision for my career and life regardless the criticisms from a section of Ghanaians,” Sarfo said. “At the end of the day, your end will justify 67

February 5, 2018 5:12 PM Two Kenyan TV stations back on air

Two private Kenyan TV stations are now back on air after being shut down for seven days. “Government switches NTV and KTN News back on after seven days,” privately-owned NTV said on its live feed on YouTube. But the stations are only available on pay TV platforms. Two other stations – Citizen TV and Kikuyu-language station Inooro TV – remain off air. Earlier 84

February 4, 2018 7:19 AM 12-year-old debutant wins 2018 National Spelling Bee

A 12-year-old first-time contestant from the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi, rose above 196 others to emerge as the winner of the 2018 National Spelling Bee held at the Accra Digital Centre yesterday [Saturday]. The winner, Shifa Amankwah-Gabbey from Nagie’s Angels Educational Centre burst into tears upon the realisation she had correctly spelt the championship 317

February 3, 2018 7:35 AM Two-time PDC world champion Adrian Lewis suspended

Adrian Lewis has been suspended by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) with immediate effect following an incident at the UK Open Qualifiers. The 33-year-old had to be led away by security at the end of Friday’s quarter-final against Jose Justicia. Lewis remonstrated with and pushed the Spaniard over perceived gamesmanship following his 6-5 win. The two-time 45

January 15, 2018 4:42 PM EC’s Opoku Amankwah ‘fights’ EOCO, refuses to vacate office

Officials of the Economic and Organised Crimes Office, EOCO, led by the Director, ACP K.K. Amoah, today [Monday], stormed the offices of the Electoral Commission to forcefully remove a Deputy Chairperson of the Commission in charge of Corporate Services, Georgina Opoku Amankwah, who resumed full official duties in defiance of a directive that asked 94

January 4, 2018 10:10 PM Mohammed Salah named African Player of the Year

Egypt and Liverpool star Mohammed Salah has been named African Footballer of the Year 2017 at the AITEO CAF Awards Ceremony held in Accra on Thursday night. The 25-year old fended off competition from Liverpool teammate and Senegal international Sadio Mane who finished 2nd and Gabon and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who finished 3rd. He succeeds 92

December 21, 2017 12:25 PM Ghana moves up in latest FIFA rankings

Ghana has moved up one place and is now 50th on the latest and final FIFA rankings for the year 2017 released on Thursday. The Black Stars also moved up one place to 8th on the continent overtaking rivals Nigeria in the process. Senegal remain the top ranked team in Africa above Tunisia, with Egypt (31), Congo DR (39) and Herve Renard’s Morocco (40) completing 62

December 15, 2017 1:39 PM Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will be held on Saturday 19 May 2018, Kensington Palace has announced. The couple confirmed their engagement last month and said the ceremony would take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding, including the service, music, flowers and reception. Kensington Palace 95

December 15, 2017 7:24 AM Minister, AG sued over alleged creation of traditional councils in Anlo state

The Awoamefia of Anlo Traditional Area, Togbui Sri III, has filed a suit against the Attorney General and the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, over attempts to create two other Traditional Councils in the Anlo State. According to Togbui Sri, the move amounts to an attempt to usurp the authority of the Anlo Traditional Council. In the suit, sighted 70