Lionel Messi: Barcelona striker will ‘end his career’ at club – Bartomeu

Lionel Messi: Barcelona striker will ‘end his career’ at club – Bartomeu

Lionel Messi will “end his working and footballing life at Barcelona”, the club’s president has said. Josep Maria Bartomeu dismissed reports the Argentina international, 33, was unwilling to renew his current contract when it expires in 2021. “We are negotiating with many players but Messi has explained to us he wants to stay,” Bartomeu told Spanish network Movistar. “And so we’re going to enjoy him for much longer.” Bartomeu was speaking following the Catalan club’s 4-1 La Liga win at Villarreal on Sunday evening, which saw them close the gap to leaders Real Madrid…

Former Ghana defender John Painstil believes AFCON is tougher than the World Cup

Former Ghana defender John Painstil believes AFCON is tougher than the World Cup

Former Ghana defender John Painstil believes the Africa Cup of Nations is tougher than the FIFA World Cup.  According to Painstil, who played in two World Cups and five Nations Cup, the biennial continental competition is strongly contested for because of the rivalries among African countries. “I think the Africa Cup of Nations is stronger than the World Cup,” he told Goal, “because Africans, we know ourselves, and the competition is very high. “I’m not going to talk about the officiating side [of things], because the officiating is fantastic, but…

Liverpool win first Premier League title since 1990

Liverpool win first Premier League title since 1990

Fans across the world celebrate the title, with thousands gathering outside the club’s home ground in Anfield. Liverpool football fans are celebrating after the club won the English Premier League title for the first time in 30 years. Jurgen Klopp’s side secured the title after second-placed Manchester City lost 2-1 to Chelsea in London, meaning Liverpool could not be caught with a 23-point lead over City with seven games remaining. Despite social-distancing rules and restrictions on public gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool supporters flocked to Anfield to show their joy at…

Nigeria condemns High Commission property demolition

Nigeria condemns High Commission property demolition

The government of Nigeria has condemned the demolition of a property belonging to her High Commission in Ghana at the Osu Ringway. The Foreign Affairs Minister of Africa’s most populous country, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said in a series of tweets that: “We strongly condemn two outrageous criminal attacks in Accra, Ghana, on a residential building in our diplomatic premises by unknown persons in which a bulldozer was used to demolish the building”.  “We are engaging the Ghanaian government and demand urgent action to find the perpetrators and provide adequate protection…

“Stay at Atletico Madrid” – Thomas Partey told

“Stay at Atletico Madrid” – Thomas Partey told

Head Coach of Techiman Eleven Wonders, Ignatius Osei-Fosu, has advised Black Stars midfielder Thomas Teye Partey to extend his time at Atletico Madrid amid the interest expressed in him by Arsenal. Partey’s future at Atletico this summer has come under huge scrutiny with Arsenal very keen on him, though the Spaniards are also trying to extend his contract in Madrid. Reports from England claim the Gunners have offered the 27-year-old a tempting contract which will triple his Atletico Madrid salary. However, Fosu-Osei told YFM Kumasi that it is in the…

Kente cloth is beloved in Ghana. Why did US Democrats wear it?

Kente cloth is beloved in Ghana. Why did US Democrats wear it?

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and other top Democrats took a knee Monday on Capitol Hill to honour the life of George Floyd, the Internet’s eyes jumped to the colourful fabric draped around their shoulders. Kente cloth — woven with vibrant strips of silk and cotton — comes from Ghana, where people wear it to show patriotism or celebrate a special occasion. It is associated with royalty, pride and black identity. Why did the Democrats sport it while unveiling a broad police reform bill?…

103-year-old woman celebrates beating Covid-19 with a cold beer

103-year-old woman celebrates beating Covid-19 with a cold beer

A 103-year-old Massachusetts woman who recovered from Covid-19 celebrated with a favorite drink — a cold beer, her family told CNN.When Jennie Stejna tested positive for coronavirus in late April, her family began preparing for the worst, granddaughter Shelley Gunn said.At one point, her family was told that Stejna had stopped eating and drinking and might not make it through the night. They called her for one last goodbye, Gunn said.When Gunn’s husband, a Navy retiree, asked Stejna if she was ready to pass away, she responded “Hell yeah,” according…

Don’t expect debt relief, United States warns Africa

Don’t expect debt relief, United States warns Africa

African countries running up debt they won’t be able to pay back, including to China, should not expect to be bailed out by western-sponsored debt relief, the United States’ top Africa diplomat warned. The International Monetary Fund and World Bank began the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative in 1996 to help the world’s poorest countries clear billions of dollars worth of unsustainable debt. But Africa is facing another potential debt crisis today, with around 40 percent of low-income countries in the region now in debt distress or at high…

$500,000 bail set for George Floyd’s murderer

0,000 bail set for George Floyd’s murderer

A $500,000 bail has reportedly been set for Derek Michael Chauvin, the white police officer who killed George Floyd, a Blackman who was unarmed when he was arrested. Chauvin was charged on Friday, May 29, 2020, with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Floyd was accused of using a fake $20 note to buy cigarette in Minneapolis. After his arrest, Chauvin was seen in videos that have since gone viral, kneeling on his neck for more than eight minutes, leading to his death. “I can’t breathe, man,” Floyd can be heard…

Asamoah Gyan’s biggest mistake was leaving the English Premier League – Avram Grant

Asamoah Gyan’s biggest mistake was leaving the English Premier League – Avram Grant

Former Ghana and Chelsea coach Avram Grant reckons Asamoah Gyan’s famous 2011 transfer from English Premier League side Sunderland to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates greatly hampered the striker’s progress. After hitting 10 league goals in his first season with The Black Cats, Gyan promptly pursued a move away, originally joining the Arabian club on loan which was later made permanent. The mouthwatering transfer was reportedly worth up to £6 million, with the striker receiving up to four times his previous salary. “Asamoah Gyan had one of the…