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“Ghana should have just called me”, Kevin-Prince Boateng reacts to Black Stars’ Poor AFCON 21 Start



“Ghana should have just called me”, Kevin-Prince Boateng reacts to Black Stars’ Poor AFCON 21 Start, Glitz Empire

Ghanaian forward Kevin-Prince Boateng reiterated his desire to don the colours of the Black Stars again on Monday following the team’s defeat against Morocco at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

Boateng, 34, indicated his readiness to play again for the team by tweeting that current head coach Milovan Rajevac should have invited him.

Boateng wrote that “Ghana should have just called me” after learning of the disappointing result in the Black Stars first game at the ongoing in Cameroon.

The Hertha Berlin man hasn’t been called up for senior national duty after burst-up with coach Kwesi Appiah in 2014.

Former coach Charles Akonnor, who qualified the team to the tournament, was asked about Boateng in 2020 and he said, “If Kevin Prince Boateng is available, why not?”

“He has played before, he is experienced [and good for consideration] but for his issues with the Black Stars.

“I will have to take it up with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) before any such decision will be taken if need be.

“We all know his exit was with many issues and this must be clarified before we consider his return.”

Since then, there has been no discussion relating to Boateng’s return to the Black Stars.

The former AC Milan and Barcelona forward in the same tweet, however, wished the Black Stars well in subsequent games at the tournament.

Ghana are desperate to win the Afcon for the first time in 1982 but they must improve after failing to impress on Monday evening against one of the favourites.


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Ghanaian Olympic medalist, Samuel Takyi, to receive a car and USD 10,000 from Prez. Akufo-Addo



Ghanaian Olympic medalist, Samuel Takyi, to receive a car and USD 10,000 from Prez. Akufo-Addo, Glitz Empire

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has charged the Ghana Olympic Committee and all stakeholders to ensure that the successes chalked at the Tokyo Olympic Games will be a springboard towards greater achievements.

This, according to the President, will allow the country “to regain its place of pride in sports on the continent and in the world.”  

With the 2022 Commonwealth games in Birmingham just around the corner, President Akufo-Addo charged the “Ministry of Youth and Sports and all stakeholders to put in the necessary measures to ensure that we improve on our performance over the Australia 2018 Commonwealth Games.”    

The President made this known when the Ghana Olympic team at the 2020 Tokyo Games called on him on Friday, August 20, 2021, to present the historic bronze medal, the first time the nation has won a medal in the history of this Fourth Republic, to him at the Jubilee House in Accra.   

Touting the country’s achievements at the Tokyo games, President Akufo-Addo said “despite being represented by 14 athletes, the individual performances you put up at the Tokyo Olympics have been one of the best in the nation’s history.”

“Our last medal was in 1992 when the Under-23 football team, the Black Meteors, won bronze at the Barcelona games. For the first time in 49 years, Ghana won a medal in boxing, with the last one won by Prince Amartey in the 1972 games in Munich”, he added. 

Continuing he disclosed further that, “for the first time in 25 years, our 4 by 100 relay team qualified for the finals at the Olympics. Four national records were broken at the games, that’s Joseph Amoah in the 200 metres race, the 4 by 100 team in the semi-finals, Abeiku Jackson in the 100 meters freestyle race in swimming, and Christian Amoah in weightlifting.”

He indicated that, “out of the 52 countries in the Olympic Games, Ghana placed 10th on the African standings and for the first time ever in the history of the Olympic Games, a Ghanaian athlete, Samuel Takyi, was selected to represent Africa at the closing ceremony of the Olympics.” 

Portraying a country that honours its heroes, the President noted that as a “show of modesty and our gratitude, and on the basis of your individual performances, I’m happy to announce that each member of the team will receive a reward of 5,000 Dollars.” 

“The medalist Samuel Takyi will receive a car, 10,000 Dollars plus an additional 20,000 Dollars put in a Career Development Fund. Aside these, the total in bonuses for the team amounting to a total of 150,000 Dollars,” he concluded.

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Absa Bank joins forces with Michael Essien for the EPL Ultimate Assist Challenge



Absa Bank joins forces with Michael Essien for the EPL Ultimate Assist Challenge, Glitz Empire

The new English Premier League season is here. Already, the heat is building up with the big teams finding their spots on the league log. Long way to go right?

As we wait for more surprises, Absa has announced a pan-African reward campaign with English Premier League Legend and former Black Stars midfielder, Michael Essien, to connect Ghanaians to the game they are most passionate and excited about.

Known as the Absa Ultimate Assist, the campaign is aimed at engaging customers and potential customers with light-hearted Premier League content and rewarding them with exciting prizes.

The campaign which has a social media challenge “Give Michael Essien The Ultimate Assist” encourages Ghanaians to participate by demonstrating their skills to win special package. To participate, you must take the following steps:

Record yourself receiving the ball from (an imaginary) Michael Essien.
Show off your football skills and pass the ball back to him.
Upload your video using #TheUltimateAssist and tag Absa Bank Ghana.

Commenting on the campaign, Benjamin Dwummah-Adu, Marketing Manager at Absa Bank Ghana said beyond connecting people’s dreams to financial solution, services and opportunities, Absa is also committed to connecting the Ghanaians to things they love.

“Football is a game that excites, thrills, stirs up hope and sometimes disappoints but always unites us. It’s a game that thrives on assisting each other to win. Through the Absa Ultimate Assist, we are demonstrating our commitment to supporting Ghanaians with financial solutions to get things done as well as connecting their passion to the beautiful game.”

In a twitter post on the campaign, Michael Essien wrote “I am excited to be partnering with Absa, the Official African Banking Partner of the Premier League, on their #AbsaAssist campaign. Keep a look out for exciting content coming to you this season.”

During his time at the English premiership, Michael Essien helped Chelsea to win the Premier League in 2006 and 2010, as well as three FA Cups and one League Cup. He won the UEFA Champions League in 2012. He has won the Chelsea Goal of the Season award twice, in the 2006-2007 and 2008–2009 seasons.

Absa Bank has been a long-standing banking partner of the English Premier League.

, Absa Bank joins forces with Michael Essien for the EPL Ultimate Assist Challenge, Glitz Empire

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