Connect with us


AFCON Qualifiers: Ghana plays South Africa at 4; starting lineups out



At 4 p.m. today, Ghana’s Black Stars will face South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in an AFCON qualifier.

GTV Sports+ and GTV will broadcast the match live.

This match is crucial for Ghana’s qualification for the 2022 AFCON in Cameroon.

Starting Line-Up South Africa:

GK: Ronwen Williams Thulani Hlatshwayo • Siyanda Xulu • Innocent Maela • Sfiso Hlanti • Rivaldo Coetzee • Andile Jali • Thapelo Morena • Themba Zwane • Percy Tau Ruzaigh Gamildien

Starting Line-Up Ghana

READ ALSO  Ghana FA President Kurt Okraku Receives A Bad News

16. Razak Abalora 2. Benson Annan 17. Baba Abdul Rahman 4. Nicholas Opoku 28. Ismail Ganiyu 6. Afriyie Acquah 16. Kwame Opoku 11. Mubarak Wakaso 13. Caleb Ekuban 20. Mohammed Kudus 25. Emmanuel Gyasi


Ghana starting XI v South Africa:

16. Razak Abalora
2. Benson Annan
17. Baba Abdul Rahman
4. Nicholas Opoku
28. Ismail Ganiyu
6. Afriyie Acquah
16. Kwame Opoku
11. Mubarak Wakaso
13. Caleb Ekuban
20. Mohammed Kudus
25. Emmanuel Gyasi#BlackStars #BringBackTheLove

— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) March 25, 2021

READ ALSO  Kevin Prince-Boateng Picks The Best Between Messi and Ronaldo

Match Officials

The game between South Africa and Ghana at the FNB Stadium will be officiated by Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa.

Tessema will serve as the match’s center referee, with Kindie Mussie and Temesgen Samuel Atango as his assistants.


Biruk Yemanabran Kassaun, the fourth referee, is also from Ethiopia, and Mohau John Sentso, the Match Commissioner, is from Lesotho.

Titus Haimbii Kunamuene of Namibia is the General Coordinator, and Dr. Hergi Diebo of South Africa is the COVID-19 representative.

READ ALSO  'Stay Away From Parliament If You Are Sick Or Else We Will Expose You Publicly' - Alban Bagbin Runs After MPs


Click to comment

Leave a Comment


SIM Card Re-Registration – Blocking Of Unregistered SIM Cards Postponed, Final Decision Next Week



The intended exercise to block all unregistered SIM cards effective tomorrow, Saturday, October 1st 2022, has been postponed.

According to new reports, a final decision on the next steps to be taken by the National Communication Authority (NCA) and the Ministry of Communications will be communicated to the public next week.

According to sources, a roadmap for the intended sim card blocking exercise is being drawn up and would be finalised by next week.

READ ALSO  Beautiful Lady Cursed After Snatching The Husband Of A Deaf And Dumb Woman - Watch Video

Under the new modalities, the punitive measures introduced earlier in September which were later scrapped would be brought back.

According to Graphic Online citing sources close to the decision-makers, subscribers who have done stage one (linked their Ghana Cards to their SIM cards via *404#) will have up to the end of the year to complete stage two of their registration.

READ ALSO  Akufo-Addo’s ‘Luxurious’ Foreign Trips Has Nothing To Do With National Security – Haruna Iddrisu Bares Teeth At Finance Minister

Meanwhile, those who have not registered their SIMs at all, will be blocked from receiving calls, making calls, using data services, among other things.

Those blocked will however, be able to access *404# to start their registration, and also be able to receive their Unique codes via SMS.

Source: theGhanaianVoice.Com

Source link

Continue Reading


$100m Crude Revenue Was Used To Pay GNPC Loan – Samuel Atta-Akyea



The Chairman of the Mines and Energy Commission of Parliament, Samuel Atta Akyea, has debunked claims by the minority that $100m oil revenue has gone missing from the Petroleum Holding Fund (PHF).

According to him, the funds were used to settle upfront, a loan taken from the Ministry of Finance by GNPC Subsidiaries which was used to purchase shares in the TEN and Jubilee oil fields on behalf of the state.

Atta Akyea said there might have been an administrative error in not placing the money in the fund before being used but there can be no doubt that the money was used to engage in activities which will inure to the benefit of the state.

“Well, I think it’s a storm in a teacup because sometimes the impression is being given that the money has been spirited away. There was an opinion from the attorney general to the effect that they needn’t place the money in that account for the simple reason that there’s a seven-per cent equity acquisition in the TEN and Jubilee fields by GNPC Subsidiary and they didn’t have the money so the ministry of finance borrowed them the money so they do this acquisition; they are trying to improve the governmental stakes in these petroleum blocks,” Atta Akyea said.

READ ALSO  Kevin Prince-Boateng Picks The Best Between Messi and Ronaldo

“When they [GNPC Subsidiaries] took the loan, they were unable to pay, so, they used the petroleum receipts due them to settle it, so, the ministry of finance took the money and paid for the loan upfront”, Mr Atta Akyea explained.

“The whole problem is simple: that the sheer fact that the money was not lodged in the PHF does not mean the money has been spirited away or stolen. … It’s all a balancing account but when push it to the political dimension that some money has been spirited away, it leaves much to be desired.

“The sum of money, if you look at it, is equal to the seven per cent equity stake that the government, through GNPC Subsidiary has acquired. Let’s look at it from that perspective. So, when somebody is using his ingenuity to confer advantage and benefit to Ghana, ultimately, how can that be a problem? And if the money was not so lodged in the PHF but it is shown that, indeed, the shares have been acquired, and the shares have been paid for, how can that be anything to undermine this country, financially?” he wondered.

READ ALSO  Ghana To Contest Ban And $100,000 Fine For Age-Cheating At Under-17 Level

The minority in Parliament accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government of engaging in a new clandestine ‘Agyapa deal’.

According to a statement dated September 29th, 2022, the NPP government has failed to account for $100m of oil revenue accruing from Ghana’s Petroleum lifting in the first quarter of 2022.

According to the Minority, the decision by the NPP Government to transfer revenues accruing from about 944,164bbls of crude lifting in the Jubilee and TEN fields to a company established in a haven (outside Ghana) without Parliamentary approval, amounts to a gross violation of the Petroleum Revenue Management Act, 2011 (Act 815) and Public Financial Management Act (Act 921).

READ ALSO  African Players Are Unfairly Overlooked For Ballon D'Or - Sadio Mane

The statement signed by John Abdulai Jinapor, Ranking Member on the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, said that the NPP government has proven over and over again that they cannot be entrusted with the country’s oil revenues.

Source: theGhanaianVoice.Com

Source link

Continue Reading


E-Levy To Be Reviewed As Proceeds Woefully Below Expectations – Ken Ofori-Atta



The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has revealed that the electronic transaction (e) levy is set to be reviewed as the proceeds so far are woefully inadequate.

Speaking during an interview, Ofori-Atta said the levy has so far failed to raise even 10% of Ghc 600m monthly figure that the government projected it to raise.

Ergo, Ken Ofori-Atta said the government will soon review the programme and also take measures to increase the number of Ghanaians who are compliant with the tax.

READ ALSO  African Players Are Unfairly Overlooked For Ballon D'Or - Sadio Mane

He said the review is part of measures to increase domestic revenue mobilisation.

“Such exercises form part of an ongoing drive to ensure we take significant steps forward in remedying long-standing challenges with domestic revenue mobilization, indiscipline, corruption and leakages,” Ofori-Atta said.

“Of course, heightened tax compliance and increased tax audit exercises will continue to be complemented by policy initiatives that allow us to tap into a wider pool of taxpayers in the years ahead. Towards this therefore we are looking at areas around the E-Levy to ensure its efficient implementation,” he added.

READ ALSO  FIFA To Deploy Robot Linesmen For 2022 World Cup In Qatar

Currently, Ghanaians are paying 1.5% of the value of any electronic transaction above Ghc 100 to the government, the controversial e-levy.

Recently, Ghanaians have complained that the tax is being charged even on transactions below Ghc 100.

Source: theGhanainVoice.Com


Source link

Continue Reading


%d bloggers like this: