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Finsbury Park Mosque: ‘Several hurt’ as van hits pedestrians

Several people have been injured after a van struck a crowd of pedestrians near a north London mosque in what police have called a “major incident”. One person was arrested following the collision near Finsbury Park Mosque in Seven Sisters Road. Officers were called at 00.20 BST and remain at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said. The Muslim Council of …

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Nigeria apologises to Saudi Arabia over Ramadan dates

Nigeria has apologised to Saudi Arabia after 200 tonnes of dates the kingdom sent as a Ramadan gift were found on sale in local markets. Dates are traditionally the first things Muslims eat when they break the Ramadan fast each evening. The dates were intended for people who had fled their homes because of the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency. Nigeria’s …

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Tributes pour in for Zimbabwean musician Dickson Chingaira

Tributes are pouring in for prominent Zimbabwean musician Dickson Chingaira following his death at the age of 61 after a battle with leukemia. Fellow musician Thomas Mapfumo said that Zimbabwe had lost a giant, a true patriot and revolutionary whose music had inspired the black majority, the privately owned New Zimbabwe news site reports. . “We do hope he will …

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Nigeria food aid ‘stolen’

Officials in Nigeria say half of government food aid sent to people displaced by an Islamist insurgency never reached them. Nearly three-million people have been displaced during the eight-year uprising by Boko Haram militants. The spokesman for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said a new system, launched earlier this month, had drastically reduced the diversion of aid – a polite word …

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Ronaldo wants agent to force through return to Manchester United

Ronaldo has told Real Madrid he wants to leave the Bernabeu due to the state allegations of tax fraud. Manchester United, understandably given they have had their fingers burned in recent dealings with Real, are saying nothing, whilst, at the same time, investigating the reality of the situation behind the scenes. Amid all this, they still need a striker, so …

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Abedi Pele warns Black Stars against complacency after blistering start

Ghana legend Abedi Ayew Pele has cautioned the senior national team against complacency after a blistering start to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Black Stars brushed Ethiopia aside with five goals without reply last week and the former African Player of the Year is urging the team not to drop the momentum in subsequent games. “For now, …

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Asamoah Gyan consults Mallams and Pastors to enhance his playing career

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has sparked a huge debate and unending debate in football be revealing that he consults Mallams as well as Pastors to fortify himself for matches. The Black Stars skipper stated that football game itself is spiritual in nature and seeking prayers from Mallam and Pastors is the right path for success. Gyan indicated that the public …

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Ghana’s 2019 AFCON opponents Kenya ‘cursed’

A man and a woman wearing old designs of the Harambee Stars jerseys are sitting in a restaurant sofa, head in hands. In front of them is a half drunk bottle of soda and their eyes are fixed on the television high above the spot in front of their table. Just then, the image of Julius Wobay scoring Sierra Leone’s …

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Black Stars resume training today ahead of Mexico, USA friendlies

The Black Stars will start training today ahead of their double-header friendly games against Mexico and USA. The two friendlies games will come off on June 28th and July 1st respectively. The non-residential training will be held at the Accra Sports Stadium at exactly 3:30pm. The four-time African champions last week after thrashed Ethiopia 5-0 at the Baba Yara Sports …

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BAG prepares for Commonwealth Mixed Team and Junior Olympic qualifiers

The Badminton Association of Ghana (BAG) has invited 16 national senior and junior players to camp. The camping fixed for Cape Coast on Saturday, 17th June, 2017, would begin preparations for Commonwealth mixed team and Junior Olympic qualifiers. Whilst in Cape Coast, the team will be taken through their paces by coaches, Frank Shamo and Ocansey Ahumah with a clear …

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