Andre Ayew dedicated his Barclays Premier League August Player of the Month award to his Swansea City team-mates, insisting it was a "collective" effort.

Ayew was picked for the first award of the season ahead of team-mate Bafe Gomis along with David Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov (both Manchester City), Chris Smalling (Manchester United) and Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City).

The Ghanaian winger has made a stunning start to life in the Premier League, with a debut goal against Chelsea among three strikes in four games so far.

He also provided a superb assist for Gomis to slot home the winner against Manchester United at the Liberty last time out.

And Ayew was quick to salute the key role his team-mates have played in allowing him to settle quickly into life at his new club.

“It’s a great feeling, but this award comes from hard work and support by the whole squad,” said Ayew. “It’s more of a collective award rather than an individual award because we’ve worked very hard from pre-season until now.
“It shows there is a lot of quality and determination in this team. The most important thing for me is the unity and team spirit we have shown.

“The guys have really helped me by telling me how the league works and by giving me confidence to do what I can do. I can work even harder and do more.
“If we continue in the same way a lot of our players can pick up awards, but what is important is that Swansea continue to win games.”

The Swans head to newly-promoted Watford on Saturday, with a number of Garry Monk’s players having returned this week from a busy international period.
And Ayew insists the good work of the opening month is firmly at the back of his mind.


All the 180 Judicial Service officials who have been implicated in the bribery scandal that has rocked the Judiciary have been interdicted by the Chief Justice,Graphic Online has gathered.


The officials are captured in videos ostensibly taking money from litigants.


Thirty-four of the suspected culprits are said to be judges at the High, the Circuit and the District courts.


Some of the culprits have also been linked to sex scandals in a three-hour edited video emanating from a two-year investigation into corrupt practices in the Judicial Service by ace investigator, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.


Some of the judges on interdiction have been named as John Ajet-Nasam, Charles Quist (Fast Track), Kofi Essel Mensah (Human Rights), Paul Uuter Dery (Human Rights) and Mustapha Habib Logoh. They are all High Court judges.


Some of the famous cases they have handled are Ajet-Nasam - the criminal aspect of the famous Woyome case.


Ajet-Nasam is said to have tendered in his resignation letter upon learning about the findings of Anas' investigations but the resignation has been rejected, Graphic Online has gathered.


Justice Quist handled the Asamoah Boateng and Tagor cases whilst Logoh on his part handled the recent Johnson Kombian case and the famous Issa Mobila case.


Meanwhile, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice has granted immunity from prosecution and any civil action to Anas Aremeyaw Anas for his latest investigation that has uncovered massive corruption in the judiciary.


The grant of immunity to Anas is per Section 19 of the Whistle-blowers’ Act (Act 720), Graphic Online has gathered.


Jordan Ayew has revealed in a special interview with his English Premier League club, Aston Villa's website, that he and elder brother, Andre do not converse too much about their on-field exploits.

But the younger Ayew does not shy away from the fact that they have the perfect role model when it comes to football matters.

Their father, legendary Ghanaian forward Abedi Pele who also won three consecutive African footballer of the year titles, is a huge inspiration.

"He is a father like every father - always behind his kids. He is doing a father's work.

"He inspires everyone in Africa - not just me and Andre. He is behind us 100%.

"I speak to him often. I don't know when he will come over to see me play - hopefully when we play Swansea!"

Jordan was only two-years-old when his dad helped Marseille overcome a star-studded AC Milan team to win the UEFA Champions' League in 1993, up to this day, France's only victory in the revered competition.

The significance of those achievements, though, are not lost on the young striker.

"I've only really ever seen highlights of that game," Jordan admitted.

"I was two when it happened. As I got older I started to appreciate what a big thing it was for my dad.

"To win the Champions League is a dream for every footballer. You are lucky if it happens once in your life."

Credit: Aston Villa official website

A shocking smartphone scam has been discovered that holds porn users to ransom.

Researchers at security firm Zscaler, have found a malicious porn app that gains access to the owners smartphone camera.

Adult Player appears to offer free pornography, but when the app is launched the front-facing camera snaps a secret picture of the user.

The owners smartphone then displays a lock screen with a message demanding $500 (£320) to release the device.

According to Zscaler, the lock screen was almost impossible to bypass leaving users no option but to pay the fee.

Speaking about the latest attack on a blog post, Zscaler confirmed: 'This ransomware acts as a porn app named "Adult Player" and lures victims who assume it is a pornographic video player.

'When the victim starts using it, the app silently takes a photo of the victim, which is then displayed on the ransomware screen, along with the ransom message.

'The app demands a ransom of 500 USD.'

One security expert said that ransomware was a lucrative and growing area of cybercrime.

And recent research has revealed that ransomware increased 127% since 2014.

Adult Player is an Android-based app that can be downloaded via adult websites – it's not available on Google Play or the Apple Store.

Zscaler recommend that anybody with Adult Player on their device should reboot their handset into "safe mode".

Smartphone users should also avoid downloading apps from unofficial websites and app stores.


 Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldois regarded as one of the best players in football history after becoming the first man to win FIFA Ballon d’Or awards with two different teams in 2008 (Manchester United),  2013 and 2014 (Real Madrid), and also breaking many records in the world of football.

He started his career in the Portuguese side Sporting CP before moving to Manchester United in 2003, where he won the heart of many football fans around the world, even the opponents’.

Cristiano Ronaldo helped the Premier League giants to win everything there is to win in club level including UEFA Champions League in 2008, scoring the header in the final against Chelsea in Moscow.

The Portuguese versatile player was crowned FIFA World Player of the year at the age of 23.

Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 for £80 million (€94 million) becoming the most expensive footballer in history.

The Madiera-born led also the Spanish giants to all available titles in Domestic competition and International level, setting many world records under his belt that will take time to find anyone to break in football.

Let’s see the 10 incredible World records that Crstiano Ronaldo has been able to snare so far.

 10. 40+ goals in two consecutive seasons

The Portuguese became first player to reach 40 league goals in two consecutive seasons when he scored 40 for Real Madrid in 2010–11 and 46 goals in the following campaign (2011–12).


9. First Player to score in every minute of a game

Cristiano Ronaldo made himself the first player to score in every minute of a game when he netted in the seventh minute of Real Madrid’s 2-0 win against rivals Atletico Madrid in February, 2013.


But later in September, 2014, Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the Portuguese on the list of only two players to score in every minute of a football     match after strike that made him Sweden’s all-time top goalscorer.

8.  Only Player to win everything with two different clubs

Ronaldo is the only player to have won the league, domestic cup, League Supercup, Player of the Year Award, Golden Boot, Ballon d’Or, Champions League and Club World Cup with two different clubs (achieved in Manchester United and Real Madrid last year).

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7. Only player in history to score 60+ goals four times in a row  in a year

Three time Ballon d’Or holder set the record of being the only player in history to have scored 60 or more goals in a calendar year four times (consecutively from 2011 to 2014).

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 6. Most appearances in FIFA team of the year

The Portugal International holds the record of the most appearances in the FIFPro World XI(team of the year) : 8 times (2007-2014) (shared with Lionel Messi).


 5. Only player to appear in the FIFPro World XI for two different clubs

First and only player to appear in the FIFPro World XI for two different clubs( Manchester United and Real Madrid)

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4. Only player to  score more than 50 goals in five consecutive seasons

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo reached another milestone last season of becoming first player to score 50 in five straight seasons.


2010-11: 53 goals

2011-12: 60 goals

2012-13: 55 goals

2013-14: 51 goals

2014-15: 61 goals

 3. First player to become European top scorer in two Leagues

Ronaldo is the first and only player to have won the European Golden Shoe in 2 different leagues (Premier League with Manchester United and La Liga with Real Madrid).

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 2. Most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season

Ronaldo holds the record for most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season, having scored 17 goals in the 2013–14 season.


1. First and only player to win European Golden Shoe four times.

Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the European Golden Shoe in the years 2008, 2011 2014 and 2015, and is the only player in history to have won the European Golden Shoe four times.

See the top 20 High Schools in Ghana according to the International High Rankings. These rankings were based on academic excellence, facilities, number of successful graduates among other factors.

The listing is in no particular order:

20. St. Peter's Boys Senior High School


19. Koforidua Secondary Technical School – KSTS

18. Kumasi Anglican Secondary School (Kass)

17. Winneba Senior High School

16. Mawuli School – Ho

15. Accra Academy

14. St. Thomas Aquinas – Accra

13. Opoku Ware School – Kumasi

12. Bishop Herman College (Biheco) – Kpando

11. T.I. Ahymadiyya School – Kumasi

10. Ghana Secondary Technical School – Takoradi

9. Holy Child Senior High School – Cape Coast

8. St. Augustines College (Augusco) – Cape Coast

7. Pope John Senior High School (POJOSS) – Koforidua

6. Achimota School – Accra

5. Prempeh College – Kumasi

4. Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (PRESEC) – Accra

3. Wesley Girls’ High School (Wey Gey Hey) – Cape Coast

2. Mfantsipim Secondary School – Cape Coast

1. Adisadel College (Adisco) – Cape Coast





















The 40th Edition of the MTN/Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards, has been fixed for Saturday, October 3, 2015.
The event, will be held at the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra and is expected to attract all the top notchs in the sports industry as the Association establishes another milestone in its history to honour distinguished sports men and women.
In all 25 sports men and women, drawn from various sporting disciplines will be honoured on the night with trophies, medals and certificates.
This is in recognition of their excellent performance in the 2014 sporting calendar, whilst some will be honoured for their contribution to the development and promotion of sports in Ghana.
The nominees include, athletes, referees and sports administrators who distinguished themselves in the 2014 sporting calendar.
It will be the first event to be organised by the new president-elect of the association; Mr. Kwabena Yeboah and his team of executives.
It will also be one of the significant moments in the history of the Association, as the SWAG Awards maintains its status the longest running sports event in the country.
The event, which has over the years been held in May, had to be shifted to October due to the organisation of elections and other challenges earlier in the year.
Below are the list of nominees for the 40th Edition of the event.
Footballer of The Year
(a) Asamoah Gyan
(b) Andre Dede Ayew
(c) Harrison Afful
Premiership Player of the Year
(a) Abeiku Ainooson
(b) Kwabena Edusei
(c)Augustine Okrah
Discovery of the Year
Martha Bissah
Promising Star of the Year:
Sharon Akwei (Para Tae-kwondo)
Female Footballer of the Year
Jennifer Cudjoe  
Amateur Boxer of the Year
Umar Abdul Walid
Professional Boxer of the Year
Richard Commey
Judoka Of the Year
Razak Abugri
Tae-Kwondo Player of the Year
Sharon Akwei  
Hockey Player of the Year
Elizabeth Opoku  
Athlete of the Year
Martha Bissah
Coach of the Year
Isaac Nii Odartey Lamptey - Trainer of Martha Bissah
Dedication & Valour
Ali Jaarah
Referee of the Year
J.O. Lamptey  
(a) Edmund Zankoh – Contribution to the development and promotion of hockey in Ghana.
(b) Anthony Baffoe- Contribution to the development of football, esp. at the World Cup Brazil 2014.
(c) Magnus Rex Danquah – Contribution to the development of sports in Ghana.
(d)Akolya Pattel – Contribution to the development and promotion of cricket in Ghana.
Corporate Awards.
(e) McDan Ghana Limited – Contribution to the development and promotion of Tennis in Ghana
(f) Dwadifo Adanfo – Contribution to the development of hockey in Ghana.

Hiplife star, Barima Sidney, is not the type to shy away from controversy, often producing hit songs laced with political undertones.


This time, however, he has turned the gun on veteran hiplife star, Reggie Rockstone, debunking the notion that the self-acclaimed Hiplife Grand Papa is the originator of the music genre.


It’s been a long held belief that the 50 something year-old Rockstone, currrently of the group VVIP is the originator of Hiplife, but Sidney has dared to pull the trigger over what he told Showbiz was a “distorted history” and is ready to set the records straight.


Perhaps, we have entered an era of setting records straight concerning the true history of Ghanaian music.


And Sidney’s challenge of what is regarded as Rockstones legacy comes just a week after radio presenter and musician, Quophi Okyeame, of defunct group, Akyeame, engaged in a similar banter with Rockstone over Sarkodie’s History In The Making concert at the Apollo Theatre, in which he challenged claims that Sarkodie is the first Ghanaian to perform in New York’s iconic amphitheatre.


In a no-holds-barred interview with Showbiz, Sidney, whose musical journey commenced with the defunct group, Nananom, says Rockstone must stop holding himself as the originator of Hiplife since he and other musicians had already started a trend the Hiplife Grand Papa helped develop further.


“Yes, the history of hiplife has been distorted and there are many people, especially the new generation, who have been misled for many years.


Some of us have been very quiet for long and it’s time to straighten some of these crooked stories for the benefit of all,” Sidney told Showbiz on Tuesday.


Giving his account of the origin of hiplife, Sidney, who together with Jyoti and Omanhene Pozo formed the trio named, Nananom, said before Rockstone came on the scene, there had been other artistes and groups who had held the forte for many years.


“Before Reggie came down to Ghana, there were groups such as the Native Funk Lords (NFL) which had Eddy Blay Jnr and myself as members and the Taboo group.


Azigiza Jnr. and the likes of General Marcus were all doing rap music before Reggie came down in 1994 during the annual Panafest. “It took Reggie two years to release his Maka Maka album in 1996 which featured Nananom’s Panyin Na Obenye bi da.


“The only good thing Reggie did was to record an album which none of us had done and that is where the whole trouble started. “I want Reggie to come out and tell the whole of Ghana how the name Hiplife came about. Was he the originator?” queried Sidney.


According to the Apuskeleke hitmaker, he has no qualms with his “senior brother and cousin” but the records must be set right for generation yet to come to know the “untold story of Hiplife music”.


He argued that Rockstone could not be credited for inventing Hiplife because his Maka Maka album never had any song that had the style or semblance of Hiplife.


“The evidence is even there for all to testify. Anyone who doubts what I’m saying can get a copy of the Maka Maka album. All the songs were strictly rap or hiphop or ragga and not hiplife.


“Hiplife was just a term we used to brand Ghana’s kind of music and if we say hiplife is a blend of highlife and hiphop, then Reggie can’t take the credit he is enjoying now.


“Reggie even says that after his generation came Obrafour but there were many groups and artistes before Obrafour even came on the scene. After the generation of Nananom and Reggie, came Akyeame and then the likes of Ex-Doe and Lord Kenya came. “Obrafour belonged to a different generation and these are some of the facts being distorted today,” he recounted.


In a chat with Showbiz yesterday morning, Wednesday, August 19, Reggie Rockstone, the Grand Papa of Hiplife said, “I don’t know where this is coming from but I don’t think I have ever said I invented rap music in Ghana.


“ Yes others were already doing rap but I was the first to rap in Twi and the first time Hiplife was coined was in my song, Tsooboi. Hiplife can either be rapping in Twi or rapping in English over a highlife beat, that is the definition.


“ There is so much evidence and those who want the truth can search for it. I don’t need to prove to anyone because this is something I worked hard for and he, Sidney, is a beneficiary.


“I feel very disappointed especially because this is coming from my own cousin who was featured on my first album.

I don’t need to trade words with him in public over something that I had worked for all these years. Ghanaians must be the judge,” he stated.


Ghana international Baba Abdul Rahman has granted his first interview for Chelsea after sealing a dream deal with the London based Premier League club.

He is expected to fill in at left-back for Jose Mourinho's club who are currently struggling to find their feet in the Barclays Premier League after two games.

Below is his first interview with Chelsea:


A 26-year-old domestic worker, Ubong Etu Nbomang, injured his spine while peeping at his female boss while she was having her bath and he has since been hospitalised at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta State, after the accident.

Reports claim that the houseboy allegedly made holes around the bathroom door, through which he peeped at his boss whenever she had a shower.

It is further reported that Nbomang had climbed on a platform to have a better view of his boss who is in her 30s.
A female friend to Nbomang’s boss, was said to have walked into the sitting room but there was no one there,so when she heard the sound of dropping water, she approached her friend’s bathroom out of curiosity, only to find the young man peeping.
The boss’s friend, said as Nbomang was peeping, he held his private organ.
She said she shouted at him: “Nbomang, are you peeping at your madam?”
Nbomang, jumped off where he was and slipped on the wet tiled floor when he heard the visitor’s voice.
The unsuspecting boss, who was shocked by her worker’s groans, was said to have rushed out of the bathroom half-naked.
Her friend said “I said to her: ‘So, you are not aware he has been here watching you as you were busy having your bath? I met him peeping, after asking for who was in the house without any response. I have been here for more than 15 minutes now without him knowing.”’
While she talked to her friend, Nbomang who was still groaning in pains, asked his boss to forgive him and take him to hospital.
“Out of pity, the madam called her driver to take Nbomang to a hospital, while she later joined them at the hospital,” her friend added.
His boss confirmed that she was going to sack him.
She said “Before now, I used to see him looking at me but I didn’t think otherwise because I saw it as nothing. It was when he was confessing that I got to know that he was the one that bore tiny holes on my door, which until this incident I never knew of.”
Nbomang, who spoke from his hospital bed, pleaded: “Help me beg my madam, na devil work. Na my madam beauty deceive me.”

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She was sitting inside her expansive palour, located on a swampy street in Ikotun area of Lagos when this reporter caught her.

Jessica Elvis, the president-elect of the National Association of Nigerian Prostitutes, NANP, just finished having her lunch when the reporter arrived. ‘You are not a farmer. I don wash your back o,” she said jokingly with a warm handshake amid cheerful smile.

In the red light zone, Elvis, whose real name is Oluchi needs no introduction. She was until her election as the new president of NANP, the longest serving secretary, between 2002 to 2015.
In this exclusive interview with DAILY POST’s Ameh Comrade, the mother of one spoke on her victory at the Saturday’s poll, plans for the association and why she would like to make love to Real Madrid and Portuguese soccer star, C Ronaldo as well as Nigerian music sensation, Dayo Balogun, otherwise known as Wizkid before she retires.

You’ve been agitating for the baton of leadership of this association, tell us the plans you have for NANP?

I must really confess, it’s not easy as seen from the stand. But there’s nothing much, I have been the third in command since 2002 (General Secretary) and I have been doing most of the jobs. I don’t see much difference though.

Talking about the plan, like I said during my campaign, I want to let people know that you don’t have to work in NNPC or Central Bank before you make it in life.
As the new president of NANP, I will make sure our members are well taken care of. I will ensure all our offices across the 36 states of the federation start functioning. I will also make sure all registered members get ID card.

As you can see, the world has gone global and we should also follow the trend; in this regard, we have proposed to launch a new website which will have the profile and contacts of all our registered members across the country. If anyone is in need of our service, all you need to do is to go online and make your choice.

Secondly, I will also fight for the freedom and security of our members. We’ve heard of cases of our members being molested and killed. It is callous. We will have to stop all that.

I will also try to approach the new government on how to make life better for us. We supported the president during his campaign. We even declared free sex when he won and we expect him to reciprocate by looking into our plight. We are also part of the society.

You have been the Secretary General of this association since 2002, what do you think the last leader failed to do?

See, I don’t want to rubbish anybody. My joy is that I have won and I am here to work for those who elected me.

Your predecessor, Madam Efoyo claimed you didn’t win the election, how would you react to that?

If she says I didn’t win, let her call the police to come and arrest me na. All I can say is that I won the election and there is no doubt about that.

Why the choice for prostitution while there are other jobs out there?

Point of correction, we are not prostitutes.

Who are you then?

We are friends of the society. Call us peacemakers. National Association of Nigerian Peacemakers.

Do you regret choosing this part of profession?

Why should I regret what puts food on my table; built me houses in Lagos and Abuja and even trained my daughter in school? I have no reason whatsoever to regret.

So you have a daughter?

Yes of course, she went for summer coaching. She is 15 years now.

When and how did you give birth to her?

I gave birth to her fifteen years ago.

Where is the dad?

That is story for another day.

You mean she doesn’t know who her father is?

Must she? I am both the father and mother.

Are you telling us you impregnated yourself?

Maybe or maybe not

…;Laughs (Give me make I marry her na)

If you near her, I go cut you ‘bell’ (laughter). My pikin no go marry Nigerian oo.

Would you allow her to take after you?

When she comes of age, she would decide

How old are you?

I don’t know, my mum didn’t tell me when I was born.

But do you have any plan of leaving this work and getting married some day?

Marriage drove me into this and I hate the word marriage with passion.

You mean you were once married?

Yes, but things fell apart. But I’m glad because it was a blessing in disguise.

When do you plan to retire?

Maybe when I make love to C Ronaldo (laughter)

Do you mean the Portuguese footballer?

(Excitedly) Yes! He is my crush. I love him so much that his pictures even turn me on (laughter). I use to tease my colleagues that I must sleep with him and Wiz Kid before I retire.

Have you met Wiz Kid one on one?

We have met on several occasions but he doesn’t know me. I even have a picture I took with him during a show in Eko Hotel, but he doesn’t know what I do.

So, how do you intend to sleep with him?

God go do am when the time comes.

Talking about God, do you go to church?

Of course, I am a firm believer of Jesus Christ. I don’t miss church activities. Sometimes, I would declare fasting and prayer for business to come. Whenever I’m fasting, I don’t go out or ‘do’ that day.

Where do you worship?

For credibility sake, let’s leave out the name of the church.

Aside the people you sleep with, do you have any special person?

Yes, I have a boyfriend. It would shock you to know that I am very jealous. The day I noticed my guy was cheating on me, I nearly cut off his thing.

Is he aware you are a ‘peacemaker’?

No, he is not based in Lagos.

What if he gets to know?

Na you wan tell am?

Is Jessica Elvis your real name?

No, my real name is Oluchi.

What is you father’s name?

His name is my father

Where did you come from?

I’m a Nigerian.

Which State precisely?

Must you know my state?

Are your parents aware you are a prostitute, sorry, peacemaker?

Not really.

Do you still go out to ‘make peace’?

Well, I have a bigger responsibility now. I now control over 20,000 people. So my movements would have to reduce.

What is your take on the legalization of same sex marriage?

I am neither against nor in support of it, but all I know is that whatever makes you happy, do it.

Do you make love to women?

No, I’m not a lesbian.

Don’t you think you are offending God?

You holy pass me? It’s funny that people have already condemned us to hell. But it would shock you on the last day to see who will be in heaven and hell. As for me, I am going to heaven. I don’t know about you.

What have you achieved from this job?

I have cars. I eat food of my choice. I have been able to put a roof on the head of my parents. I have properties across the country. I have clothing line and several other businesses.

Do you have male members?

You wan join? (General laughter)

The wife of the Pastor in-Charge of the Pentecostal Power and Authority Ministry Worldwide, Lagos, Kayode Oladoyinbo, has slammed a divorse suiton him, claiming she can no longer live with him because he is a thief who stole the church funds.

The woman, Christiana, wants the court to annul the 11-year-old marriage that has produced three children because of the shame her husband puts her through anytime he is arrested.

Aside the theft accusation, Christiana also told the Ojo Customary Court that her husband was cruel to her, lacked care and was fond of beating her at the slightest offence.

Responding, Pastor Oladoyinbo said he has accepted his wife's position as regards the divorce but vehemently denied being a thief.

On his part, he said he was also fed up with the marriage, accusing the wife of wickedness. He narrated how his wife, sometime in 2009, poured kerosene on him with the aim of setting him ablaze, before he managed to escape.

On another occasion, he said, the wife attempted to kill him with a knife, but he managed to overpower her and take the knife from her. He also claimed that she had even threatened to burn down his church and kill him in the process. 

He alleged that the threat prompted him to report the matter at the Morogbo Police Division, and she was subsequently arrested and during interrogation, the wife confessed that she actually threatened to attack the church, but that she was not serious about it.

“I want this divorce. I am tired of my wife, her constant quarrels and lack of respect for me, my ministry and my family,” Pastor Oladoyinbo said.

Senegal and West Ham striker, Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of domestic assault, it has emerged.

The West Ham star was held when officers swooped on his £3million home in Hornchurch, Essex, last Thursday.

The 25-year-old was quizzed at a police station in Tower Hamlets, East London and bailed until September.

Senegalese international Sakho, who joined West Ham for £3.5million last year and scored 12 goals in his first season, is now rated at £15million.

The arrest came just three days before he helped his club to an opening 2-0 win against London rivals Arsenal.

Arrested: Diafra Sakho

Details of the alleged victim have not been disclosed.

A spokesman from Scotland Yard said: “Officers from Tower Hamlets have arrested a man on suspicion of domestic assault.

"The 25-year-old was arrested on Thursday, 6 August at an address in Emerson Park, Hornchurch.

“He was taken to an east London police station and has been bailed to a date in late September.”

Sakho joined West Ham in August last year and has scored 10 goals for the team in 24 appearances.

Former Premier League bad boy El Hadji Diouf could create even more trouble when he leaves football - by going into politics.

Currently plying his trade in Malaysia, the Senegalese Liverpool flop figured in a host of controversies and spitting incidents during his career.

Diouf claimed he snubbed Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona before his £10m move to Anfield from Lens.

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Leeds United v Liverpool October 2002 footballer El Hadji Diouf spits spitting

He career also took him to Leeds, Rangers, Sunderland and Doncaster Rovers.

During his time in the UK, he allegedly spat at players on the pitch a number of times.

In 2002, he was accused of spitting at West Ham fans while warming up for Liverpool FC.

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He was fined two weeks' wages and banned for two matches by UEFA for a a similar incident involving Celtic fans.

The two-time African Player of the Year, 34, plays for Malaysian second division side Sabah Rhinos, reports the Daily Record.

He said: “I plan to become a businessman when I retire and I’m thinking of going into politics.

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El Hadji Diouf of Rangers tackles Scott Brown of Celtic during the Scottish Cup 5th round match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on February 6, 2011

“I want to make changes in African sport, so I don’t see why I shouldn’t become sports minister.”

While at Bolton, Diouf spat at an 11-year-old Middlesbrough fan before spitting in the face of Portsmouth player Arjan de Zeeuw in the same season.

Lastly, Gary Taylor-Fletcher claimed Diouf spat at Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks while at Leeds. Charming. Mind you, this is the guy who saw red for this obscene act a few weeks later

Lionel Messi appeared to headbutt a Roma defender in Barcelona's 3-0 pre-season friendly win at the Nou Camp.

The Argentina forward, 28, was booked for the incident, in which he also grabbed the throat of France international Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

Messi has never been sent off for Barcelona, but seemed to retaliate as the two players went head-to-head.

He went on to score as the Catalan club continued their preparations for their La Liga title defence.

They start the season against Athletic Bilbao on 23 August.

Former Newcastle defender Yanga-Mbiwa was also booked as other players intervened.

Messi's only red card came on his international debut when he retaliated two minutes after coming on as a substitute for Argentina against Hungary.

Lionel Messi

Messi scored from a Neymar assist in the 41st minute - seven minutes after this clash

Lionel Messi

Messi was substituted after 60 minutes of the friendly

1. They Are Quick To Anger When Asked if They Are Virgins

You heard me right.. My research and findings have shown that non virgin ladies are very quick to anger if you inquire about their sexual lives. The virgin ladies will just smile and keep quiet when asked; but to the non virgin ladies, they will flare up and will embarrass you. You will hear something like, is it your business if I’m a virgin or not?

2. They Become Moody

Don’t get me wrong because I’m not trying to say that a lady who suddenly becomes moody has lost her virginity, but all I’m trying to say is that, when a lady just recently lost her virginity, she becomes incessantly quiet for a few days. She may lock herself up in her room probably because she has something up her sleeves.

3. They Pick Quarrel At The Mention Of The Word “Virginity”

You heard me right. I have noticed that many non virgin ladies are usually uncomfortable when you place so much emphasis on virginity. However, it’s either they verbally attack you, or they tell you that you are still immature and really need some maturing to do.

4. She Becomes Outspoken On sex Discussion

Many virgin ladies tend to be quiet when people discuss s*x (though not in all cases). However, she used to be very timid before when she was still a virgin, but when she’s no longer one, she may not be shy to take part and expressly air her views when sex topics arise.

5. She Hovers Around Lecturers’ Offices

I’m a living witness of this. As a student, I have seen female students hovering at lecturers’ offices even when they have been told that people avoid the lecturers because they are known for sleeping with students. These ladies are like will even mingle these lectures, under the cloak of “I only often go to his office see him and nothing more”.


6. They Live a Life Of “Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

Yes it’s true that we should never judge a book by its cover, but it’s paramount to also know that the world is fast evolving into a different thing entirely. Despite the fact that one’s appearance is the first letter of recommendation; virgin ladies mostly tend to maintain their natural look and worry less about perishable parameter they call make-ups ; but the non virgin ladies on the other hand may spend eternity in the cosmetics shops painting their faces just as we used to pain apples and yams on our drawing book when in we were KG classes. However, they wear waist chain and won’t be shy to flash it when on okada. This is done to attract various species of guys. The chances of a virgin lady doing this is very slim.

7. They Mostly Scam Guys

Yes many virgin ladies are usually very proud and tend to hold themselves in dignity. A guy will have to pester her on a date before she finally agrees; but a non virgin ladies on the other hand will not be shy to bring gangs of friends along with her even without even informing you. This is a bid to eat your money.

8. They Upload Boobs/Buttocks Revealing DPs

In my personal belief, I have come to conclusion that the chance of ladies who upload boobs and buttocks revealpictures on social networks is likened to Ayo Fasoye chances of winning a presidential election in Nigeria. However, the non virgin ladies on the other hand will certainly not do that poo.

9. They Will Rain Curses On Me

You heard me right. For a write-up like this, they will storm on this thread and rain curses on me. They will tag me a misogynist and will try give justify their acts.

However, you must know that some girls are some so smart that none of the tricks described above will work for them. For these set of girls, you will need to rely on your instinct, experience, gut and God.

All the best.

Beleaguered Accra Hearts of Oak take on Liberty Professionals at the Carl Reindorf Park at Dansoman today in a make or break clash as the First Capital Plus Premier League enters its 26th week. 

The Phobians are in the worst stage of their over 100 years history as they battle relegation from their 15th position on the league log.

Their situation was made worse at the weekend following a 1-2 loss at home to their bitter rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko and the Phobians seek to extricate themselves from the claws of relegation with a victory in the duel.

In other games, Bechem United host the league leaders, Ashgold, at the Bechem Park in a game which has generated a lot of tension following outbursts by some officials of the hosts on the choice of Referee Amenya for the game. AshGold look to use this game to consolidate their position on top of the league log.

Aduana Stars clash with Sekondi Hasaacas at the Agyeman Badu Park at Dormaa while third placed Berekum Chelsea face Accra Great Olympics at the Berekum Golden City Park.

After losing to Wa AllStars over the weekend, New Edubiase United welcome Inter Allies to the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium while troubled Heart of Lions host Brong Ahafo United at the Kpando Park.

Medeama SC face West Africa Football Academy at the T/A Park while Kotoko engage Wa All Stars at the Baba Yara Stadium.

By: Isaac Asempah

A man who saw his new wife for the first time without make up is reportedly SUING her for trauma, after being shocked at her appearance.

The unnamed couple had just got married in Algeria and after spending the night together, the husband woke up to find his wife bare faced.

But rather than admire her natural beauty, instead the man REFUSED to believe the woman was his wife, believing her to be a thief.

Finally realising that this was in fact the woman he loved, the man is now allegedly suing her for fraud and “psychological suffering”.

A source told Emirates 247: “He said he was deceived by her as she used to fill up her face with make up before their marriage.

“He said she looked very beautiful and attractive before marriage, but when he woke up in the morning and found that she had washed the make-up off her face, he was frightened as he thought she was a thief.”

The price of the husband’s “suffering” is £13,000.

Ghana international, Kevin Prince Boateng is set to join Portuguese giants, Sporting Lisbon in a two-year deal as he looks to get his career back on track after a torrid season last term.

Kevin is expected in Portugal today for his medical and subsequently sign the bumper two-year deal with more than one option available in the contract, according to leading Portuguese newspaper, A BOLA.

The Berlin born Ghanaian was subject of several transfer rumours with others linking him to Al Ittihad and AS Monaco.

The former AC Milan and Portsmouth playmaker was ditched by Schalke 04 later last season.

By: Asempah

Samini hours after Shatta Wale dropped his apologetic letter online took to twitter to highlight his love for his mother.

The award winning act who seems to be still hurt with words Shatta used against his mother in November 2013 in his Sixth Letter to Samini song wrote;

“#BreakingNews ..Careful of the them.They will implicate and stigmatize you with Fabrications and lies in their own interest.#stayfar from them

“I love my mother.

“#mymother raised me to respect myself and everyone around me. "don't insult da elderly no matter what"she told me.She also called me SPECIAL

“#mymother said to me "don't mind dem, keep calm and watch dem fall like rain. They will surely drain for the sun to shine again. #MumsWords."      

Ghana international, Jordan Ayew has chosen to wear the iconic No: 10 jersey at his new club Aston Villa.

The former FC Lorient lynchpin settled on the No: 10 jersey because it was one of the few jerseys left for grabs.

“After signing, the next thing was to pick a jersey number. I asked about the 9 but it was not available so the only available number was 10 so I had to take it.”

“All the other numbers had been taken and the only available ones apart from the 10 were in the 30 and beyond”, Jordan mentioned in an interview. Asempah

The 36-year-old man who was arrested for wielding a loaded and cocked pistol in a church building will be put before court today.


Charles Antwi was picked up at the Ringway Gospel Centre branch of the Assemblies of God Church in Accra and is currently being detained by the National Security Secretariat.


National Security sources told the Daily Graphic that investigations were ongoing to establish Antwi’s motive, as well as how he got access to the weapon.


“Although we are still investigating, we intend to arraign him in order not to violate the rules which require us not to hold persons beyond 48 hours without a court warrant,” the source said.


“We are investigating the matter to establish the suspect’s motive for sending a loaded and cocked pistol to a packed church usually attended by the President and the Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana,” it said


Antwi was apprehended when a member of the congregation noticed his nervous and suspicious behaviour during the church service last Sunday.


According to the security source, a policeman and a member of the church escorted Antwi outside.


The loaded and cocked pistol was found following a search on him.


It was not immediately clear why he had carried the fully loaded gun into the church.


President John Dramani Mahama and his family worship regularly at the Ringway Gospel Centre but were not present in church last Sunday.


The richest people in Ghana have been revealed after extensive research by Ghanaian management and consulting firm, Goodman AMC.


Unlike their Nigerian counter-parts, wealthy Ghanaians are thought to be conservative in stating their actual wealth ostensibly due to tax obligations and other personal misgivings, but Goodman AMC appears to have gone behind the scene to extract that information and come out with the ‘Ghana Wealth Report’.


The report follows Goodman AMC tracking of successful entrepreneurs and investors in Ghana who have $100 million or more in assets and investments.


The findings reveal that the top 80 richest people in Ghana have a combined wealth of $29.3 billion and employ over 150,000 Ghanaians directly.

Goodman AMC's Ghana Wealth Report discovered 3 billionaires and 77 multimillionaires who all form part of a group of individuals called the Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals (UHNWI). 


The report identified Charles Ampofo as the richest man in Ghana with a net worth of $1.46 billion. Ampofo is said to have made his fortune through Kampac Oil, an oil and gas firm based in the business hub of Dubai.


The second richest man in Ghana, according to the report, is $1.3 billion rich Ernesto Taricone, who is said to have interests in real estate, aluminum, agriculture, construction and forestry. Taricone is the owner of Trassaco Valley.


The report also identified Patricia Poku-Diaby as the richest woman in Ghana with a net worth of $720 million. She is into the export of cocoa and cotton. Four other women - Theresa Oppong-Beeko, Kate Quartey-Papafio and Gifty Lamptey and Grace Amey-Obeng – also made the list of 80 Richest Ghanaians. Together, the five richest women in Ghana control $1.62 billion.


The report does not cover politicians who acquired their wealth by virtue of them being in active politics and monarchs who acquired their wealth through their royal status. Ownership of closely-held assets which could not be substantiated were also left out of the calculation.

How Net Worth Was Calculated


Goodman AMC says it calculated net worth by using some degree of estimation to value each person’s assets and properties as well as stakes in public and private firms, and performance on the Ghana Stock Exchange.  Read more about that here:

While Goodman AMC’s Ghana Wealth Report is comprehensive and compelling,Happyghana.comhas not independently authenticated the findings.


Indeed Good man AMC issues a caveat that: “The Ghana Wealth Report is for information purposes only. It is not investment advice…”


Find the list of the top 80 richest Ghanaians below:


#1 CHARLES AMPOFO                     
Est. Net Worth: $1.46 Billion            
Source: OIL & GAS        

#2 ERNESTO TARRICONE              
Est. Net Worth: $1.3 Billion             

#3 SAM ESSON JONAH                 
Est. Net Worth: $1.2 Billion          

#4 NABIL EDMOND MOURKAZEL                   
Est. Net Worth: $900 Million            

Est. Net Worth: $860 Million          
Source: MINING

Est. Net Worth: $850 Million           

#7 THE IRANI FAMILY                      
Est. Net Worth: $800 Million           
Source: FLOUR

Est. Net Worth: $720 Million            

#9 THE KALMONI FAMILY            
Est. Net Worth: $700 Million            


#10 KWABENA DUFFUOR              
Est. Net Worth: $680 Million           

Est. Net Worth: $650 Million          

#12 MILAD MILLET & FAMILY         
Est. Net Worth: $620 Million 

Est. Net Worth: $600 Million          

Est. Net Worth: $580 Million           

#15 ADAMU IDDRISU                     
Est. Net Worth: $550 Million           

#16 THE HITTI FAMILY                 
Est. Net Worth: $540 Million              

#17 THE AZAR FAMILY                  
Est. Net Worth: $520 Million               
Source: PAINTS

Est. Net Worth: $500 Million               

#19 GHASSAN YARED                   
Est. Net Worth: $480 Million               

#20 SERGE BAKALIAN                 
Est. Net Worth: $460 Million                
Source: FLOUR

#21 THE BITAR FAMILY               
Est. Net Worth: $450 Million               
Source: LUMBER

#22 THOMAS SVANIKIER              
Est. Net Worth: $435 Million               

#23 SAIED FAKHRY                        
Est. Net Worth: $430 Million             

Est. Net Worth: $420 Million           

#25 PAPA KWESI NDOUM              
Est. Net Worth: $410 Million            

#26 KWABENA ADJEI                      
Est. Net Worth: $400 Million           

#27 ENRICO DE SIMONE                 
Est. Net Worth: $400 Million          

#28 B.K. AMANDI                              
Est. Net Worth: $400 Million            

Est. Net Worth: $380 Million       
Source: RETAIL

#30 MACDONALD VASNANI              
Est. Net Worth: $360 Million       

#31 JOHN TAYLOR                                 
Est. Net Worth: $355 Million         

Est. Net Worth: $350 Million       

#33 KWAKU BEDIAKO                           
Est. Net Worth: $350 Million      

#34 KOFI AMOAH                                    
Est. Net Worth: $341 Million       

#35 CHRIS CHINEBUAH                       
Est. Net Worth: $330 Million        
Source: OIL & GAS

#36 OKO-NIKOI DZANI                         
Est. Net Worth: $324 Million       

Est. Net Worth: $300 Million         

#38 TONY OTENG-GYASI                    
Est. Net Worth: $300 Million         
Source: CABLES

#39 TOGBE AFEDE XIV                         
Est. Net Worth: $280 Million         

#40 GEORGE OWUSU                             
Est. Net Worth: $278 Million        

#41 ERNEST BEDIAKO SAMPONG                  
Est. Net Worth: $276 Million          

#42 FAWZI WOLLEY                                 
Est. Net Worth: $275 Million         
Source: RETAIL

#43 FRANK ACHAMPONG                     
Est. Net Worth: $275 Million        

#44 MICHAEL AGYEKUM ADDO                            
Est. Net Worth: $270 Million          

#45 KEN OFORI-ATTA                                   
Est. Net Worth: $260 Million         

#46 YUSIF IBRAHIM                                 
Est. Net Worth: $255 Million         

#47 THE ADDISON FAMILY                    
Est. Net Worth: $250 Million         
Source: CEMENT

#48 KATE QUARTEY-PAPAFIO              
Est. Net Worth: $250 Million          
Source: CABLES

#49 KELI GADZEKPO                                           
Est. Net Worth: $235 Million          

Est. Net Worth: $233 Million           

#51 PAK-WO SHUM                                    
Est. Net Worth: $227 Million           

#52 WILLIAM ATO ESSIEN                     
Est. Net Worth: $220 Million        

#53 FRANK OWUSU SEKYERE                
Est. Net Worth: $213 Million        

#54 TANAL GHANDOUR                            
Est. Net Worth: $200 Million      

Est. Net Worth: $200 Million          

#56 THE PEPERA FAMILY                              
Est. Net Worth: $180 Million         

#57 PRINCE KOFI AMOABENG               
Est. Net Worth: $170 Million         

#58 KWAME OFOSU BAMFO                   
Est. Net Worth: $170 Million         
Source: PAINTS

#59 VICTOR ALHASSAN                              
Est. Net Worth: $167 Million           
Source: OIL & GA

#60 NIK AMARTEIFIO                                      
Est. Net Worth: $163 Million           

#61 KOFI NSIAH POKU                          
Est. Net Worth: $160 Million        

#62 ERNEST OFORI SARPONG            
Est. Net Worth: $160 Million          

#63 JOSEPH NSONAMOAH                   
Est. Net Worth: $155 Million            

#64 EMMANUEL ABLEDU                       
Est. Net Worth: $152 Million           
Source: OIL & GAS

#65 QUINCY SINTIM-ABOAGYE               
Est. Net Worth: $150 Million           

#66 YAW ADU-GYAMFI                   
Est. Net Worth: $144 Million         

#67 OSEI KWAME   (Despite)                                       
Est. Net Worth: $142 Million          
Source: MEDIA

#68 SETH KWASI DEI                                      
Est. Net Worth: $140 Million          

#69 GIFTY LAMPTEY                                        
Est. Net Worth: $135 Million          

Est. Net Worth: $130 Million    

#71 JOHN SACKAH ADDO                             
Est. Net Worth: $128 Million           

#72 MIKE NYINAKU                                         
Est. Net Worth: $125 Million            

#73 JUSTICE TAYLOR                                      
Est. Net Worth: $125 Million           

#74 TORGBOR MENSAH                                
Est. Net Worth: $120 Million           

#75 EDWARD BOATENG                         
Est. Net Worth: $118 Million         
Source: MEDIA

#76 SAMIR KALMONI                 
Est. Net Worth: $115 Million           
Source: FAST FOOD  

#77 TUTU AGYARE                      
Est. Net Worth:  $110 Million          

#78 KWASI TWUM                       
Est. Net Worth: $110 Million            
Source: MEDIA

#79 GRACE AMEY-OBENG         
Est. Net Worth: $100 Million          

Est. Net Worth: $100 Million          

Data Credit: Goodman AMC


An injunction has been placed on the Ghana Football Association presidential elections slated for August 18.

The application was granted by Justice Mustapha Loggo at the Fast Track High Court 3.

A legal practitioner, Lawyer John Quayson filed an ex-parte injunction application which was granted Thursday morning.

He is seeking an interpretation as to why the district level elections and the regional level elections wouldn't be held before the main FA presidential elections.

Among the exhibits presented to support the injunction application was the calendar of the Football Association.

The Ghana Football Association has ten days to make an appearance.


More to follow soon…

By: Asempah

The Newcastle midfielder Cheik Tioté is training back on Tyneside after being refused a visa to join the rest of the squad in the US.

The Ivory Coast international was not among the party that flew out at the weekend and the Newcastle head coach, Steve McClaren, has since confirmed the player did not travel because of an administrative issue.

McClaren told the Chronicle: “He has had visa complications and trying to get him over the visa issue has been difficult but it wasn’t successful. He is training back home.”

People with criminal convictions sometimes have problems in securing a visa for the US. Tioté was given a seven-month jail sentence suspended for 18 months and 180 hours community service in October 2013 after admitting possession of a fake driving licence.

Then Newcastle players Joey Barton and Nile Ranger, who both had criminal convictions, were refused entry during the summer of 2011, as was Yohan Cabaye, although the Frenchman’s issue was an unpaid dentist’s bill.

Meanwhile, McClaren has also confirmed that the midfielder Sylvain Marveaux will miss the start of the new season after undergoing surgery to repair a hernia. McClaren said: “He is in for a hernia operation, if not he’s had it already. It’s four to six weeks, I think.”

The new signing Georginio Wijnaldum is due to join his team-mates on the other side of the Atlantic on Wednesday after completing his move to St James’ Park from PSV Eindhoven on Saturday.

Black Stars captain and talismanAsamoah Gyanis set to become one of the highest paid players in world football.

The 29-year-old Ghanaian, who spent just one full season in the Premier League on the back of the 2010 World Cup, is on the brink of signing with Chinese side Shanghai SIPG, who are managed by ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.

The deal will see him earn $350,000-a-week (£227,000), a weekly amount only bettered by a handful of the planet's best players.

Gyan already earns $250,000-a-week at current side Al Ain, but where will his new deal place him alongside the sport's top earners?

Read on to find out (all reported salaries are before tax)....


1. Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

Reported salary: £650,000-a-week

Denis Doyle

The reigning World Player of the Year is the highest paid footballer on the planet.

With an unbelievable goal record of 313 goals in 300 games since moving to Madrid in 2009, it's difficult to argue against him deserving it.

2. Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona

Reported salary: £645,000-a-week

The Argentine maestro earns over £600,000-a-week, but, like Ronaldo, sacrifices 52% of it in tax, ending up with just under £300,000 each week.

He and Ronaldo are streaks ahead of the rest of the field in terms of their club salary.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, PSG

Reported salary: £410,000-a-week

ReutersParis St Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ibra has made a career out of big money transfers - and he can play a bit too.

The 33-year-old Swede has Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG on his CV.

He's been a revelation in France since moving to the Parc des Princes in 2012, scoring 106 goals in 126 games.

4. Gareth Bale, Real Madrid

Reported salary: £320,000-a-week

Reuters / Rebecca NadenWales V Belgium

You might well be celebrating given the size of your bank balance, Gareth.

Bale endured a poor season in Madrid last term but will undoubtedly be back to his best next term

5. James Rodriguez, Real Madrid

Reported salary: £305,000-a-week


GettyColombia's midfielder James Rodriguez passes the ball during the 2015 Copa America football championship match against Peru, in Temuco, Chile, on June 21, 2015

That is one valuable left boot. Rodriguez was handed a bumper salary by Los Blancos following his move from Monaco.

6. Wayne Rooney, Manchester United

Reported salary: £250,000-a-week

Reuters / Darren StaplesManchester United's Wayne Rooney in action with Manchester City's Martin Demichelis

The England captain isn't doing too badly for himself.

Critics would say he's held United to ransom for his last two contracts, but he remains a talisman for the Red Devils on the pitch and is a marketer's dream off it.

7. Robin van Persie, Manchester United

Reported salary: £250,000-a-week

Action ImagesManchester United's Robin Van Persie misses a penalty

The Dutchman moved to Old Trafford from Arsenal in 2013, penning a bumper deal.

He could be on his way out of Manchester this summer though, with Dutch side Fenerbahce interested in his services.

8. Sergio Aguero, Manchester City

Reported salary: £220,000-a-week

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game

City fans will tell you he's worth every penny - and they'll be right.

He's bagged 107 goals for the Citizens in 162 games since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

9. Yaya Toure, Manchester City

Reported salary: £210,000-a-week

Stu Forster

Toure didn't enjoy his best season last time out, as rumours surrounding his future at the Etihad refused to go away.

He has two years left to run on the four-year deal he signed in 2013, and has vowed to see them out.

10. Luis Suarez, FC Barcelona

Reported salary: £205,000-a-week

ReutersLuis Suarez celebrates scoring the second goal for Barcelona

Barcelona supporters already adore him, and it's easy to understand why.

He was hugely influential in the Blaugrana's treble triumph last season and has so far been worth every penny of the £75m Barca paid Liverpool for him last summer.

And so concludes our countdown of the top 10 highest earning footballers in the world.

However, this list is set to change soon. Gyan's move to China could see him bumped up to No 8 on the list, remarkably replacing Sergio Aguero and dumping his 2010 World Cup nemesis Luis Suarez out of the top 10.

Is he good value for it? We're not so sure...

Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari's contract with Italian club AC Milan has been ended by mutual consent.

The 30-year old joined the Rossoneri permanently in 2012 following a loan spell while he was at Inter Milan.
Muntari had one more year left on his contract that he signed in 2014.

"AC Milan and Sulley Muntari would like to announce they have reached agreement to dissolve the player's contract with the club as of today," a club statement read.

He fell out of favour after former boss Filippo Inzaghi replaced Clarence Seedorf as coach of the seven-time European champions, making just 16 Serie A appearances last season, scoring twice.

His future at the club has been in doubt since May when he asked to be left of the Milan squad for a Serie A match away to Palermo.

Milan paid tribute to the battling midfielder, adding: "AC Milan would like to thank Muntari for the commitment and professional attitude shown during his time playing in the Milan shirt and wish him all the very best for the future."

He has not played for Ghana since being sent home from the World Cup in Brazil last year for indiscipline.

The 2015 BET Awards ceremony came off at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

In a very diverse field of winners, it was Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce who really stood out with their wins on the night.
Performers on the night included Diddy, Chris Brown, K.Dot, and Detroit’s Big Sean. The cast of Fox’s hit show Empire also made an appearance.

Below is the full list of winners at the 2015 BET Awards…

Best Actor                             - Terrence Howard

Best Actress                          - Taraji P. Henson

Best International Act UK       - Stormzy

Best International Act Africa    - Stonebwoy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist      -Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist         -  Kendrick Lamar

Best New Artist                        - Sam Smith

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist        - Chris Brown

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist    - Beyoncé

Viewer’s Choice Award             - Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown “Only”

Best Group                                - Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration                     - Common and John Legend “Glory”

Video Of The Year                     - Beyoncé “7/11″

Video Director Of The Year        - Beyoncé, Ed Burke and Todd Tourso

YoungStars Award:                    - Mo’ne Davis

Best Movie                                  - “Selma”

Centric Award                             - The Weeknd

Best Gospel Artist                        - Lecrae

Fandemoniam Award                  - Beyoncè

Ghana international, Andre Ayew has rallied massive support for beleaguered captain and talisman of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, after the Justice Dzamefe led Presidential Commission of Inquiry recommended that Gyan should be taken for a leadership course because they deduce some leadership crisis erupted in Ghana’s camp during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Andre, who is the deputy captain of the Black Stars, expressed utmost surprise at the decision of the Commission and intimated that Gyan is doing well as captain of the team and the players are solidly behind him.

“I didn’t really know about it and I’m a bit shocked but I think we are in the football side and other people are in the other side so I think they have their way of seeing things. But as for me, from what I have seen internally- I have met different captains in the Black Stars and now there is Asamoah - I think he is doing well and we need to support him and not that when there’s any delays in the team then we go straight to him. He has the support of the players and we will do everything for him. I don’t really know the ins and outs of what they are saying but this is what I know and this is what I think. We are behind him and we will support him.” Andre told

Andre Ayew will be featuring for English Premier League side, Swansea in the coming season and will be playing his first game against champions Chelsea.

By: Asempah

Talented Ghana youth attacker, Yaw Yeboah has revealed exclusively to that he is on the verge of playing on loan for FC Basel in Switzerland.

According to the silky, nimble-footed Manchester City playmaker, he has had several offers from some clubs in Europe including Lille in France and some other clubs in Spain.

“I have signed my professional contract with Manchester City so I’m now preparing to join them in pre-season. However, I have received offers from FC Basel, Lille and some other clubs in Spain but I’m keen on joining FC Basel because I trained with them for a week and they are really bent on snatching me. I want to join them because they will be playing in the UEFA Champions League.” Yaw Yeboah told

Yaw Yeboah won the Player of the Tournament in the 2015 Africa Youth Championship in Senegal and was also part of the Black Satellites squad who were bundled out of the FIFA World Under-20 Championship which was staged in New Zealand.

By: Asempah

The Secretary General of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwabena Agyepong has resigned.

In a statement to the media, the beleagured general secretary said: "It is extremely heart-breaking and deterring to learn that my own colleagues take to the media to belittle the General Secretary of their own Party. I do not regret any decision I have taken since I was elected as General Secretary as all decisions have been in the interest of the Party. However, I cannot continue to serve the Party in my capacity as General Secretary."

Below is his full statement:


The past few days have been very tumultuous and I have taken some time to think about my political career and the fortunes of the New Patriotic Party, a party I have dedicated my life to serving. My campaign to be General Secretary of this great Party was built on togetherness and selfless service to the Party. I sought to encourage the spirit of volunteerism, which was very much alive during my days as a young patriot. Many will recall that my campaign resorted to pertinent slogans such as “Think Victory, Think Kwabena” and “Together, We Shall Rise Again.”

Indeed, when the delegates of my Party confirmed the trust they had in me at the Congress held in Tamale in April 2014, I was motivated that a day had arrived in the Party. I was confident that the general elections in 2016 will be won by the New Patriotic Party, and I still hold that conviction. I was determined to rally, together, those who supported me and those who did not support me. To that end, I organized a thanksgiving service and lunch, and invited all members in the Party. I believed that my colleagues shared the same passion for victory that I did.

I therefore hit the ground running and restructured the administration of the Party’s Headquarters. I instilled professionalism in the way we conducted our politics and encouraged our communicators to speak in a decorous manner when addressing the public. I successfully organized the most peaceful presidential primaries that our Party has seen, and under my leadership, the Party retained the best candidate to win the general elections in 2016.

I met our newly elected presidential candidate shortly after the presidential primaries and assured him of my unflinching support and commitment to the 2016 project. We shared ideas on how best to unite the Party for the imminent victory. Sadly, members of the Party have continuously sought to undermine each and every step I have taken in furtherance of the 2016 project. I have been humiliated, insulted, vilified and painted in a very unappealing light in the eyes of the public.

It is extremely heart-breaking and deterring to learn that my own colleagues take to the media to belittle the General Secretary of their own Party. I do not regret any decision I have taken since I was elected as General Secretary as all decisions have been in the interest of the Party. However, I cannot continue to serve the Party in my capacity as General Secretary.

By this statement, I hereby inform the Party and the general public that I have resigned as the General Secretary of the Party. This morning, I sent my formal resignation letter to the National Council of the Party. I, however, remain committed to serving the Party in my individual capacity as a member and it is my hope and prayer that we win the 2016 general elections to alleviate the economic hardship inflicted on Ghanaians by the incompetent and corrupt John Mahama Administration.

Thank you!

God bless the NPP. God bless Ghana.


Kwabena Agyei Agyepong
Former General Secretary
New Patriotic Party

Chelsea are considering whether to rival Arsenal for the signing of Morgan Schneiderlin after making a check on the Southampton midfielder last weekend.

Chelsea sent scouts to watch Southampton’s defeat at Everton, with Schneiderlin and Manchester United target Nathaniel Clyne understood to be the two players they were primarily watching.

Jose Mourinho has highlighted his midfield as an area to strengthen this summer and has already identified Paul Pogba and Koke as two of his top targets.

Schneiderlin impressed during Southampton's game against Chelsea

But Chelsea face stern competition for £74million-rated Juventus star Pogbafrom all of Europe’s biggest clubs, while Atletico Madrid’s Koke, who the Blues enquired about last summer, has told friends that his preference would be to stay in Spain.

Arsenal have been confident of landing Schneiderlin in the summer and are sure to make a bid for the Frenchman at the end of the season.

But having watched the 25-year-old in action at Goodison Park, Chelsea are weighing up whether to make a rival offer and leave Schneiderlin with a difficult decision to make.

Ronald Koeman can expect bids for many of his best players this summer

Schneiderlin had an excellent game in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Southampton at Stamford Bridge in March.

Having rejected a £10million bid for Schneiderlin from Tottenham Hotspur last summer, Southampton are aware that they are unlikely to hang on to him this time around with Champions League qualification now looking unlikely.

Southampton are likely to demand around £25m for Schneiderlin, who last month reiterated his desire to play in the Champions League by saying: “In August, I wanted to take a move but the club had lost too many players to agree to sell me.

“Since then I have had discussions with the leaders and I want to play at the highest level: it is important at 25 years old to finally know the Champions League.

“Given that, late in the season, Southampton may qualify for the Champions League and I can stay, who knows. I have no desire to be in front of my TV on Tuesday and Wednesday.”

Other than looking at his midfield, Mourinho also wants to sign at least one new defender with Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane at the top of his list.

Chelsea are also interested in England right-back Clyne, which would allow Branislav Ivanovic to move inside and play more as a central defender.

Clyne’s current Southampton contract only has just over a year to run, which has sparked interest from United, Liverpool and now Chelsea.

Mourinho has made it clear that he is looking for a few key additions this summer, rather than any major overhaul. One big player who could leave is Oscar, who, together with Ramires, is attracting interest from Juventus.

“Everything starts with the squad we have and the players we want to keep,” said Mourinho. “And in that regard there is not a big space for new faces. The new faces will be a couple and will be a consequence of what the market can dictate.

“The team is good, the players are good, basically good. I try to be loyal to players. They deserve that loyalty for what they're giving. Even if direct competitors come in with huge amounts to buy top players, if my squad gives everything and gives us the Premier League title, loyalty will be stronger than a desire to buy new players. I would think the squad would be very, very similar to this one.”

SOURCE: Telegraph

After a barrage of criticisms and invectives cast on players of Kumasi Asante kotoko following their 2-1 home loss to El-Eulma of Algeria in their CAF Champions league second leg tie, famous football witch-doctor, Malam Wenchi has ascribed Asante Kotoko’s loss to Alhaji Lamin’s reluctance to heed to directions he gave the Kotoko financier.

According to Malam Wenchi, he told some supporters of Kotoko about what he had seen in the realms of the spirits concerning their game against Eulma and he was told to contact Alhaji Lamin but when he did, the staunch Kotoko supporter played down his requests and demanded that he, the Malam, should properly introduce himself, among others.

“I spoke to some supporters of Kotoko about what I had seen concerning their game and one guy told me he will speak to Alhaji Lamin about it. I then called Alhaji and told him the things I would need to exorcise the looming defeat but he was reluctant to assist me to perform the rites. He asked me to come and introduce myself to him and things like that. He showed no urgency in what I told him so they took no action and that led to their defeat,” Malam Wenchi told

He further spoke about how he called Togbe Afede of Hearts of Oak before their game against Ngor in Senegal and even gave him the score-line of the game. He indicated that Togbe Afede later called to thank him after Hearts had won the game in Senegal.

“I called Hearts of Oak’s Board Chairman, Togbe Afede and told him that they were going to lose against Inter-Allies but they will win their game against Olympique De Ngor. After the game, he called to thank me.” Malam Wenchi bragged.

He concluded that it will be wrong for anyone to blame the players of Kotoko for their loss against El-Eulma but they should rather channel their grievances towards the hierarchy of the club and vent their spleen on them for not acting on the information he gave them.

The players of Asante Kotoko have been the target of attritions after Kotoko were bundled out of the CAF Champions League, with some accusing them of watching too much pornography when they were supposed to rest.

By: Asempah



Despite losing their CAF Champions League second leg tie to Algerian side El-Eulma in Kumasi, Asante Kotoko is reported to have bagged a whooping two hundred and sixty thousand cedis as proceeds from the gate.

This amount is the gross and several deductions would have to be made before Kotoko can lay hands on what is due them as the net.

Thousands of fans thronged the Baba Yara Stadium to offer their unflinching support to the Porcupine Warriors but they went home disappointed as their beloved club got bundled out of the competition after losing to their Algerian counterparts by two goals to one.

The management of the club have however offered an unqualified apology to the supporters of the club. Asempah



The Tema police have arrested three persons suspected to have stolen dried cocoa beans valued at GH¢72,100. The suspects — Frederick Baako, 30, a security guard working at the Cocoa Marketing Company; Moses Amoah, 35, a driver, and John Essiaw, 43, also a driver — are assisting the police in their investigations.


The Tema Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police Ms Juliana Obeng, told the Daily Graphic that about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015, a police patrol team intercepted a KIA truck, with registration number GC 7088-11, carrying cocoa beans in the Tema Heavy Industrial Area.

She said the police patrol team requested for the waybill covering the cocoa beans and when it was produced, the police detected that it had no date on it.

The waybill also indicated that the cocoa had been despatched from Oda and its destination was the Takoradi Port.

Initial investigations 

Ms Obeng said initial investigations revealed that the truck was carrying 206 bags of dried cocoa beans belonging to the Cocoa Marketing Company, valued at GH¢72,100.

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For about 10 years, Kiki Banson has acted in multiple capacities as far as Ghanaian musician-Becca is concerned—and apart from famously being Becca’s manager, it was alleged at a point that they had more than an ordinary working relationship going on.

GhanaCelebrities has learnt Kiki Banson and Becca have ended their working relationship and whatever there was to it in the minds of people. We reached out to Kiki Banson who confirmed the split; saying, everything that has a beginning must come to an end—and it is one of those things.

Kiki Banson and his EKB records had a 10 year contract with Becca; an agreement which ignited a controversy about two years ago when Becca’s father claimed Kiki fraudulently signed that contract with his daughter when she was a minor.
It seems like the 10 year contract has ended—and Becca has decided not to renew. We are told she is shopping for a new manager and a new record label to align her musical brand with.
Becca and Kiki made headlines a few years ago when Becca’s father alleged that Kiki had express a ‘weird’ intention to make the singer his wife—at the back of speculations that Kiki was messing with Becca while married and he ditched his wife so to be able to marry Becca.
Becca’s father even disowned her for this and he was reported to have said ; “Becca is no more my child and she can do whatever she pleases with her life. She is of no importance to me anymore. She is grown so if she thinks Kiki is the one she really wants to marry, she can go ahead and marry him. I have already disowned her.
I don’t care if the mother supports her or not. Looking at my health condition now, I wouldn’t want to do anything that will affect me and the rest of the family. Everything I gave her has been taken back. She is no more my child and will never be my child, not even when I’m dead.”
It became a media war with Kiki writing a long open letter to Becca’s father-Mr. Acheapong. 
For now, we can say what Kiki Banson and Becca never had just ended—officially!