The United States delivered an emphatic defeat to Ghana in an international friendly played in Nashville on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. The Black Stars team was dismantled in the first half by the Americans who hit four unanswered goals before going into the break.
The rout started with Giovanni Reyna’s strike on the 10th-minute mark after a poor clearance by the Black Stars. Nine minutes later Christian Pulisic made it two from the penalty spot before Folarin Balogun struck a third on the 22nd-minute mark. It meant the Americans had hit three goals in 12 minutes.
The final goal came three minutes from the break through an indirect freekick converted by Giovanni Reyna for his second goal on the night. The result means Chris Hughton’s side has conceded six goals in less than a week after an earlier 2-0 defeat to Mexico in Charlotte.
The final goal came three minutes from the break through an indirect freekick converted by Giovanni Reyna for his second goal on the night.
Akufo-Addo’s ‘Kalyppo’ in 2016 was GH¢1.20 but now GH¢6 – Beverage manufacturers
Mr Samuel Aggrey, the Executive Secretary of the Food and Beverages Association of Ghana, has called out the president for doing little to save the fortunes of the beverage manufacturers in the country after using ‘Kalyppo’ to enhance his campaign to win power in 2016.
According to Mr Aggrey, when the president in opposition used the product of a local manufacturing company to push his ambition of becoming the president, many of the members were of the view that the president was coming for the local manufacturing companies.
He said this action on the part of the president in opposition emboldened members to help his campaign to win power, only for the president to assume office and slap all manner of taxes on the local beverage industry.
He bemoaned the high levels of taxes on the industry under the current administration
He said when the president was campaigning in 2016 ‘Kalypo’ was sold at GHS1.20 pesewas.
Dishonest Godfred Dame should resign – NDC’s Bismark Aborbi
Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Bismark Ayitey Aborbi has accused the Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame of being dishonest in his recent statement on the issue of illegal small-scale mining (galamsey).
According to Aborbi, the only way the Attorney General can redeem himself is to resign.
“So we are calling out the Attorney General because he has been dishonest. He has not been truthful to Ghanaians. Upon all the evidence available, he was not able to help Prof Frimpong-Boateng’s goodwill for Ghana in the fight against galamsey.
“We, as a party believe that Godred Dame has not been fair to Ghanaians if he truly believes he has the interest of the nation at heart and must therefore resign. That is the call we expect the media to support because dishonesty is a crime,” he stated on the Tuesday, October 17, 2023.
May God forgive all those who say Ghana is ripe for a coup – Former Methodist Bishop
Bishop Bosomtwe Ayensu, former Methodist Bishop of Obuasi, has asked God to forgive those who claimed Ghana was ripe for a coup.
Such comments, according to the man of God, are reckless and irresponsible and will disrupt our democracy.
He stated that Ghana is a democratic country where people have the right to express their opinions on issues, but to suggest that we are ripe for a coup is reckless and irresponsible.
“As a result, I pray to God to forgive such people. We can only suggest and criticise when necessary. I’m praying to God to forgive such people. We are not hoping for the country to be destabilised.
“We do not want democracy to be jeopardised. Insults and violent comments should not be tolerated in our media. As someone who has witnessed previous coups, I will not support it. Ghana would have transformed better if coups had not occurred.
“We should not entertain people who make such reckless remarks,” he added.
Coach Kwesi Appiah secures first victory with Sudan
Ghanaian coach James Kwesi Appiah celebrated his first win as the head coach of Sudan when they narrowly defeated Chad in an international friendly on Tuesday.
Sudan had been struggling in recent matches, with a four-game winless streak, but they managed to secure a 1-0 victory over Chad at the King Fahd Stadium in Saudi Arabia.
The Desert Hawks secured the match-winning goal in the 30th minute, marking a significant victory for Appiah’s team after his first match had ended 1-1 against Tanzania.
The former Black Stars coach was appointed as Sudan’s head coach earlier this month and has committed to a three-year contract with the primary goal of revitalizing football in the Northeast African nation.
We know our level but we need time to improve – Jordan Ayew after defeat to USA
Black Stars striker, Jordan Ayew has pleaded for patience following the team’s latest defeat against the US Men’s national team.
Ghana was humiliated 4-0 at the Geodis Park in Nashville, Tennessee in an international friendly on Wednesday dawn.
In a post-match conference, the Crystal Palace striker who started the game said the team will need a bit of time to come good.
According to him, there are currently inexperienced players in the team who will need time to gel and play collectively.
“First of all, I feel like we need a bit of time because it is a new group with a lot of new players and most of the players are inexperienced so it is not easy but we are working on it because we know we don’t have time and this type of game is a reality check,” he said.
“We know our level but we have to keep working hard to get this equation together and learn how to play together but it will come with time but we also know that football does not need time so we are pushing hard and trying our best to better our performance as a team and with time, it will come,” he added.
I’ll quit music for blogging because Zionfelix has bought a house in London – DJ Azonto
Multiple award-winning musician Kwesi Arthur popularly known as DJ Azonto has said that he would want to quit music for blogging because of its lucrative nature.
He disclosed that popular Ghanaian blogger Zionfelix has purchased a house in London through the money he makes from blogging while his music income cannot afford to do the same if he wants to.
The musician also claimed that the income bloggers generate in this era far outweighs that of musicians due to the prominence of their work in recent times.
Speaking in an interview with Asempa FM which GhanaWeb monitored, DJ Azonto disclosed that Zionfelix has been able to procure a house in London in the United Kingdom (UK) through his earnings from blogging.
“I want to become a blogger, and next year I’m going to quit music and become a blogger. Because bloggers are making money more than musicians. I can boldly say that Zionfelix is richer than all artistes in Ghana. I’m sorry to release this secret but Zionfelix has bought a house in London,” he said.
Wanlov the Kubolor gives reasons he will not vote for Kennedy Agyapong
Ghanaian artiste Wanlov the Kubolor has stated some reasons why he would not be voting for presidential aspirant and MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.
This was in response to a Twitter poll by GhanaWeb on October 16 asking social media users for their reasons why they would not vote for Kennedy Agyapong as president.
The responses varied, with many highlighting his outspoken and controversial nature, as well as his association with the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Others, however, offered their support for the aspirant, declaring him a formidable candidate for the presidency.
Adding his voice to the conversation, Wanlov the Kubolor shared some of his reasons for not supporting Kennedy Agyapong. In his post on Twitter replying to GhanaWeb’s post, he cited some actions he believed the aspirant was responsible for as his reasons.
Wanlov’s post read, “said to kill Ewes / said Ghanaians from the north cannot lead the country / put a target on a journalist that got him murdered/behaves idiotic & petty / tribalist / threatened judges / will be as bad as Akufu Addo if not worse.”