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Ethiopia vs Ghana – prediction, team news, lineups



Having seen their chances of reaching the 2022 FIFA World Cup disappear into thin air, Ethiopia welcome Ghana to the Orlando Stadium on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Ghana go in search of a third consecutive win in order to keep their qualification hopes alive.

Milovan Rajevac says he will be the happiest man on earth if the Black Stars qualify for the World Cup. Ghana will need two wins in their last two games against Ethiopia and South Africa to qualify for the playoff round.

Match preview
Ghana claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win over Zimbabwe in matchday four of the World Cup qualifiers on October 12.

A 31st-minute strike from Thomas Partey was enough to get the job done for Milovan Rajevac’s at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.

Consequently, the Black Stars remain second in Group G, a point behind South Africa with two games left to play.

Awaiting the west Africans next is the challenge of an opposing side who have lost each of the five previous meetings between the teams by a combined score of 11-0.

With a crunch clash against the group leaders to follow, Thursday’s visitors will be keen to remain within touching distance ahead of what is set to be an enthralling finale.

Ethiopia were narrowly beaten 1-0 by South Africa when the sides faced off at the First National Bank Stadium on October 12.

Getaneh Kebede’s first-half own goal was enough to settle what was otherwise a nervy and cagey contest in Johannesburg.

That defeat sees Wubetu Abate’s men trail their most recent opponents by seven points, which is an unassailable lead with just two games remaining.

However, the Walias will be looking to put on a show to finish the qualifiers on an inspiring note.

Zimbabwe form: W-L-W-L-L
Ghana form: D-W-L-W-W
Team News
Andre Ayew is in line to win his 99th cap, and the 31-year-old is closing in on becoming just the second player in history to reach a century of appearances for Ghana.

Thomas Partey missed Arsenal’s win over Watford due to a slight groin injury an didn’t make the trip to South Africa.

Jonathan Mensah (injury), Felix Afena-Gyan (unavailable) and Benjamin Tetteh (injury) were not included in Rajevac’s 24-man squad.

Alexander Djiku will also miss the Ethiopia game after accumulating yellow cards.

After finding the back of the wrong net last time out, forward Getaneh Kebede will be looking to redeem himself with an impressive performance in this one.

Kebede, who is the hosts’ all-time leading goalscorer, is also seven games away from becoming his nation’s most-capped player of all time.

Ethiopia possible starting lineup (4-3-3): F. Gebremichael; Yesuf, Tamene, Baye, Hamid; Dagnechew, Yohannes, Mohammed; Nassir, Kebede, A. Gebremichael

Ghana possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Wollacott; Yiadom, Aidoo, Amartey, Rahman; Iddrisu, Kudus, Andre; Sulemana, Issahaku, Jordan

Public View
Speaking to football fanatics ahead of the encounter in South Africa, Ghanaians are confident of victory for the Black Stars despite the absence some key players.

Here are some expectations of some Ghanaians who spoke to the Joy Sports teams ahead of the game.

“The absence of Thonas Partey is going to be a little bit challenging, but the addition of Boakye-Yiadom to the squad is great. I tip the Black Stars to win 2-0” – Godfred Amponsah Aryee.

This is an important game for the Stars if they want to go to Qatar 2022. It is important they pick up the three points today and match on to Sunday. I will predict a 3-1 win” – Kuzo Prosper.

“I expect Ghana to be dominant and stamp their authority in this game with the addition of some players. I think we will win 3-0” – Jude Tackie.

“I pray we win by just one goal and then we face South Africa. I can’t predict the score because I need just the three points” – Mr. Adade

“To be frank, Ghana will lose by two goals to nil because of the dismissal of C.K Akonnor and the absence of some players in the team. Ghana will lose 2-0” – Beeb3

“I know the Stars are playing today against Ethiopia and I know they will score for us. I think Jordan Ayew can give us a goal. I just need one goal”

Ethiopia vs Ghana prediction
Ethiopia’s qualification hopes have already been shattered whilst Ghana’s remains very alive. The sole objective of the Black Stars is to win and playing at a neutral venue could play to their advantage.

Prediction: Ethiopia 0-2 Ghana

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National: 2023 Budget: TUC to reject government’s salary projection of ₵44.9m





After several attempts to reach an agreement with government over an increment in their base pay, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is expected to meet government on Wednesday to finalise a deal.

But before that meeting gets underway, the Trades Union Congress is warning that it will not accept government’s projections in the 2023 Budget.

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, reading the 2023 Budget in Parliament projected compensation of employees at GH¢44,990 million (5.6% of GDP).

Earlier, government also proposed a 12% salary increment during the last negotiation with Organised Labour but it was turned down.


Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express on Tuesday, Deputy General Secretary of TUC, Joshua Ansah stated that they would not agree to the projected figure.

According to Mr Ansah, government must expect a fight if they turn up at the meeting with the same proposal.

JoyNews/AdomNews · TUC to reject government’s salary projection in 2023 Budget
“There is no way Organised Labour is also going to accept what has been put in the budget. Well, if the government has made up its mind that it is the way it thinks that he can actually force down the throat of workers, then we are in for a big fight, because there is no way government can pay anything below what we are expecting,” he said.

He noted that Organised Labour will not compromise on their demand for 60% increment in their base pay.

Meanwhile, the President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Justice Yankson says government has created a problem by not reaching an agreement with the labour unions earlier.

JoyNews/AdomNews · Dr Yankson on organised labour and government’s negotiations
He believes the current mess could have been prevented.

“These are some of the problems that sometimes we create for ourselves. We had a whole period in which we could have sorted these things, we waited to the last end. Now we can see that we are on a collition course, it is clear,” he said.

Source: Myjoyonline


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Politics: Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory




A Wenchi High Court has thrown out a petition against New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator in the Techiman South 2020 election.

The petitioner was seeking the nullification of the poll which saw the NPP candidate, Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah, emerge victorious.

But at the hearing Wednesday, the court explained that the NDC 2020 Parliamentary candidate, Christopher Bayere, who was pursuing the matter, failed to prove the burden of petitioning.

The court was attended by some leaders of the NDC including General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
He was sighted leaving the court premises a few minutes before the judgement.

The NDC Parliamentary candidate had contested the EC’s verdict which gave the NPP’s candidate victory with 49,682 votes representing 50.2 percent of the total valid votes cast, whilst the NDC’s candidate had 49,205 votes representing 49.8 percent of the total valid votes cast.

The NDC Parliamentary candidate insisted that the figures were not a true reflection of the election.

According to him, per the pink sheets of the NDC agents at each of the 267 polling stations, he garnered 50,306 votes in the Parliamentary election whilst the 1st Respondent polled 50,013 votes.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
Electoral Commission fined in 2021

In August 2021, the Electoral Commission of Ghana was fined GH¢4,000 by the court after the Court refused to grant the EC’s request for a stay of proceedings in the dispute on July 30, 2021.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
The EC’s application for a stay of proceedings was to enable it to file a motion to challenge the ruling of the Court at its previous sitting, when it granted the petitioner a motion to amend the title of the writ.

TCounsel for the EC, Emmanuel Addae said the stay of proceedings was to enable him to file supplementary statements in support of the application filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Mr Christopher Beyere Baasongti.

However, reacting to the EC’s stay of proceedings, the Counsel for the petitioner, Justin Teriwajah argued that the motion was frivolous and unnecessarily geared towards delaying the adjudication of the case.

Source: Myjoyonline


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Football: Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style




It was the much-needed win for Ghanaians who were largely sitting on tenterhooks for the final quarter of the game.

And from the reactions, after the South Koreans netted a quickfire double between the 58th and 61st minutes, something had to definitely happen.

Kudus rose to the occasion, found himself at the end of a Gideon Mensah cross and curled the ball past the goalkeeper to restore Ghana’s lead and eventually sealed the game for Black Stars.

Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style
The 68th-minute winner triggered a thunderous celebration across the country and on social media.

Despite late attempts from the Koreans, the game ended 3-2 with Ghana earning a vital win in Group H.

Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style
Alban Bagbin

The jubilation started right from Ghana’s legislative arm where the Speaker, Alban Bagbin was caught on camera dancing to one of the goals on the day from his office.

The ecstatic Speaker punched the air while clad in his Black Star jersey in the company of other officials of the House.

Asamoah Gyan runs

Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan was on punditry duty at SuperSports TV.

However, the ethics of being on a live set could not suppress his excitement when the deciding goal was scored.

Filled with elation, the former skipper run out of the set in jubilation shouting atop his voice.

His iconic goal celebration was his response when asked about his reaction to some moments of the game.

Fans in clean-up mode

Now, supporters of Japan’s national team have been earning praise in Qatar for their zeal toward cleanliness after each game.

This win seems to have presented Ghanaian fans with the opportunity to emulate this off-pitch tradition.

While many celebrated the win at full-time, other fans were seen moving boxes around to collect the waste left by their colleagues.

South Korea’s Son not in selfie mood

Another interesting sight came from an official from the Ghana dressing room posing for a selfie.

The subject Son Heung-min was almost in tears after his team lost at full-time.

Otto Addo’s side will now face Uruguay in their last game looking to secure qualification to the next stage of the competition.

Source: Myjoyonline


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