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Israel on Wednesday said the time was not right for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and stepped up preparations for a possible ground offensive after Hamas's long-range rockets hit another major population centre. "If conditions will ripen and we think there will be a diplomatic solution that will ensure a better security...
The electoral commissioner of Ghana has delayed the final result of Sunday's presidential run-off until Friday. Results in the Ashanti and Volta areas have been disputed, and the Tain region, where the poll was delayed, will now vote on Friday. Officials said the contest between the opposition's John Atta Mills and ruling party's Nana Akufo-Addo was so close one...

Ghana snub Nigeria friendly

The Ghana Football Association has snubbed a proposed friendly against Nigeria, opting to play Egypt instead. The Super Eagles were keen on playing the Black Stars in Lagos on 11 February next year but Egypt have also put in a bid to host Ghana on the same day.The Black Stars have played Nigeria in two times over the past...

Review: Ghana soccer in 2008

There is no gainsaying the fact that the year 2008 has been quite a good year for Ghana sports, especially in soccer, boxing and table tennis among others, according to Kofi Owusu Aduonum of the Chronicle. Below are highlights of some of the sporting activities in the year under review; FOOTBALL After many fruitless attempts to portray soccer as...

Satellies start AYC training

Final preparations for next year?s Africa Youth Championship begun on Monday in Accra as Sellas Tetteh, coach of Ghana?s Under-20 side, the Black Satellites resumed training with his called up squad. Sellas Tetteh has named a 25-member playing squad for the next phase of preparation as he seeks to announce his team for the Championship before the January 8...

Nyantakyi praises Glo boss

The president of the Ghana Football Asociation Kwasi Nyantakyi has praised the chairman of mobile phone giants Glo Dr Mike Adengua for his support for soccer in Africa. The GFA President made the pledge during the formal signing of a five-year US$15 million contract for the title sponsorship of the Ghana Premier League by Glo Mobile Ghana in Accra...

Blatter Sees Satellites

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will be among the many continental and international football dignitaries who will be visiting Rwanda during the African Youth Championship (AYC) in Kigali next month.The tournament, scheduled to take place from January 18 to February 1, 2009, involves Ghanas U-20 team Black Satellites.According to the Rwandan Federation’s chief executive officer Jules Kalisa, Blatter (72) wrote...

Yartey Signs Benfica Deal

Ghanaian youngster Ishmael Yartey has earned a four-year deal with Portuguese outfit Benefica after impressing on loan.   The 18-year-old moved to Portugal from local side Gamba All Blacks on an 18-month loan deal last year. The winger was promoted from the youth team and has been training with the senior side for the past one-and-a-half months. Yartey said: "It's...

Liverpool Offered Gerrard Support

Liverpool Football Club has issued a statement saying it would offer Gerrard "all the support he needs”. The 28-year-old was arrested along with five other men near the Lounge Inn in Southport in the early hours of Monday.A 34-year-old man was taken to hospital with facial injuries after the alleged incident.The football club said: “Steven has been an outstanding...

Citi FM Thrills Music Fans

The Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) was the venue for an unforgettable show in the history of hiplife music in Ghana! The auditorium of the Conference Centre was full to capacity with patrons of Ghana’s modern music genre - hiplife - storming the venue to witness ‘Decemba 2 Rememba’.Virtually every available space in the huge conference hall and its...