CitiNewsRoom News Summaries from January 19, 2021
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Samuel Tetteh completes loan switch to St. Pölten – Citi Sports Online
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Samuel Tetteh completes loan switch to St. Pölten – Citi Sports Online


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Ghana international, Samuel Tetteh, has completed a move to Austrian side St. Pölten on loan from RB Salzburg.
Tetteh's move to St. Pölten is set to last six months, with the forward expected to return to RB Salzburg at the end of the 2020/2021 season.
Samuel Tetteh, expressed his delight at the move, with a post on his official Twitter page saying, "Happy to be here".


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COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan to be ready in a week's time
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COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan to be ready in a week's time


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The President's Representative at the Information Ministry, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed that a vaccine roll-out plan for Ghana is expected to be ready within a week.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said among other things, the plan will include a decision on those to be considered as priority for the vaccination.
"The President, following a task force meeting has instructed that this week, the sub-committee working on the vaccine has to complete its entire vaccine plane which includes who qualifies as priority, whether or not a private sector complement may be allowed, which of the vaccines should be screened and licensed to be utilized in the country and the expectation is that when they are done with the putting together of all of these things, they will be able to roll out a full vaccine plan within the country," he said.


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The Hearts of Oak Resurgence: An analysis of the Kosta Papic's impact – Citi Sports Online
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The Hearts of Oak Resurgence: An analysis of the Kosta Papic's impact – Citi Sports Online


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Kosta Papic assembled the last Accra Hearts of Oak title-winning squad in 2008 and has already stamped his authority on this squad. An assessment of the Phobians' tactical approach, Papic's Coaching and playing styles, as well as the morale within the Hearts of Oak camp, will be discussed to ascertain what really has brought this wind of change.
Hearts have an abundance of them and Papic has set his team up very well to make the most of it as 64% of Hearts goals under him in this second tenure have been from the midfield department.
The man donning the famous 3 jersey for Hearts of Oak is proving his mettle as he has contributed a staggering 29% of Hearts of Oak's goals since Papic's arrival.


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#Donkomi: WAFA talisman Daniel Lomotey leaves for Tunisian outfit AS Soliman – Citi Sports Online
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#Donkomi: WAFA talisman Daniel Lomotey leaves for Tunisian outfit AS Soliman – Citi Sports Online


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WAFA SC striker Daniel Lomotey has arrived safely in Tunisia ahead his move to AS Soliman.
Lomotey left Ghana for Tunisia on Monday night and arrived on Tuesday morning upon the invitation from Soliman, ghanasoccernet has reported.
Lomotey's contract with WAFA was set to expire in June 2021.


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My transfer to Red Star Belgrade was revealed through a Prophecy – Boakye-Yiadom – Citi Sports Online
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My transfer to Red Star Belgrade was revealed through a Prophecy – Boakye-Yiadom – Citi Sports Online


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Former Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom has disclosed that his move to the Serbian club was revealed to him through his pastor.
According to the 27-year old, the decision to move to Serbia was based on instructions from his pastor as he had never heard of the club prior to the transfer.
"After my agent told me they had a red and white jersey, I remembered what my pastor had told me, so I called him and he told me to go to Serbia." He concluded.


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VIDEO: Thomas Partey's first assist for Arsenal is BRILLIANT – Citi Sports Online
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VIDEO: Thomas Partey's first assist for Arsenal is BRILLIANT – Citi Sports Online


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Ghana midfielder, Thomas Partey, capped off his start for Arsenal in the Premier League in three months with a fabulous assist for Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to set the gunners on their way to a 3-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday night.
Partey, who had been nursing an injury since October, was handed a start in midfield against the Newcastle and he did not disappoint.
Following a goalless first half, Partey set things rolling when he picked a pass from the center circle, changed direction and picked out Aubameyang with a diagonal and the Gabonese international finished off brilliantly with his left foot.


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#Donkomi: David Atanga switches to Austrian side Flyeralarm Admira on loan – Citi Sports Online
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#Donkomi: David Atanga switches to Austrian side Flyeralarm Admira on loan – Citi Sports Online


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Ghanaian midfielder, David Atanga has joined Austrian top-tier side FC Flyeralarm Admira on loan until the end of the season.
"David Atanga was and is our dream player. As a club, we have done everything we can to get David from Holstein Kiel. We would like to thank the people in charge at Holstein Kiel who made this loan possible and who met us," said Franz Wohlfahrt, Managing Director Sport.
Atanga played under Admira manager Damir Buric during their time together at SpVgg Greuther Fürth, and has also featured for Austrian giants RB Salzburg as well as SV Mattersburg and SKN St. Pölten.


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Supreme Court dismisses Mahama's motion for leave to serve interrogatories on EC
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Supreme Court dismisses Mahama's motion for leave to serve interrogatories on EC


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The Supreme Court has dismissed an application for leave filed by the lawyers for John Dramani Mahama in the election petition case to serve interrogatories on the Electoral Commission.
The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision dismissed the application.
Mahama is in court after he and his party -the National Democratic Congress- rejected the results of the 2020 presidential polls.


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Stationery retailers enjoying gradual sales boom following schools reopening [Video] – Citi Business News
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Stationery retailers enjoying gradual sales boom following schools reopening [Video] – Citi Business News


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After experiencing lacklustre sales for close to a year, businesses in the stationery value chain have begun witnessing a slow rise in patronage following the ongoing reopening of schools across the country.
The businesses however insist it will take time before they are able to record pre-COVID level of sales.
Citi Businesses News hit the Central Business District to ascertain the dynamics of the marketplace following the reopening of schools from kindergarten to the Junior High School level on Friday, January 15, 2021.


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GFA to hold emergency meeting with club officials over COVID-19 safety protocols – Citi Sports Online
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GFA to hold emergency meeting with club officials over COVID-19 safety protocols – Citi Sports Online


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The Ghana Football Association is set for an emergency meeting with Club Safety and Security Officers on Wednesday January 20,2021.
The meeting is in line with the GFA's continuous efforts to enhance and enforce the existing Covid - 19 Match Day Protocol at various match venues across the country.
The Ghana government recently gave the green light for the various stadia to admit 25% of fans for sporting activities, while strictly adhering to Covid-19 safety protocols.


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Suspend basic school reopening until protective kits are distributed
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Suspend basic school reopening until protective kits are distributed


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The Institute for Education Studies is calling on the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to suspend the reopening of basic schools till personal protective equipment are distributed to all schools in the country.
Due to this development, the PRO of the Education Ministry, Kwasi Obeng-Fosu, instructed school authorities who are yet to take delivery of government Personal Protection Equipment to reach out to their district education offices.
The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 21st address announced the reopening of basic and tertiary levels of education in the country after a COVID-19 induced closure.


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Asante Kotoko announce groundbreaking partnership with Southampton FC – Citi Sports Online
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Asante Kotoko announce groundbreaking partnership with Southampton FC – Citi Sports Online


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Southampton will share their industry-leading coaching expertise to help Asante Kotoko realise their ambition of building a sustainable Academy and pathway to the first team, with year-round remote support supplemented by regular visits to Ghana throughout the partnership from the club's International Football Partnership team.
TURNING POTENTIAL INTO EXCELLENCE. Asante Kotoko is elated to announce a partnership with Southampton FC. This groundbreaking partnership seeks to plug Kotoko into Southampton and ensure a sustainable development.
"Asante Kotoko's CEO, Nana Yaw Amponsah commented:"This partnership enables us to plug Asante Kotoko into Southampton in such a way that Kotoko functions like Southampton.


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Companies must help curb spread of COVID-19 amongst employees – Bureau of Public Safety – Citi Business News
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Companies must help curb spread of COVID-19 amongst employees – Bureau of Public Safety – Citi Business News


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As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge in the country, the Bureau of Public Safety is calling on the business owners to put in place measures to help control the spread of the virus in their workplaces.
Speaking to Citi Business News, Executive Director of the Bureau of Public Safety, Nana Yaw Akwada, indicated that as a lot of people spend significant hours of their day in their offices, systems have to be put in place to prevent a spread of the virus in such areas.
The Bureau of Public Safety is a non-profit organization working together with Government agencies, Businesses and Civil Society Organizations towards improving the quality of public safety through advocacy, education and development of programs for sustainable development of the environment and public health to improve the quality of life of the citizenry across the country and the West African sub-region.


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Kyrie Irving buys house for family of George Floyd – Citi Sports Online
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Kyrie Irving buys house for family of George Floyd – Citi Sports Online


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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving bought a house for the family of George Floyd, according to former NBA player Stephen Jackson.
"Kyrie Irving bought them a house. Lil Wayne's manager bought them a Mercedes-Benz. Barbra Streisand gave them stock in Disney," Jackson said.
Sources told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated that Irving gave the family the money for the house about five or six months ago.


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Retailers of school uniforms cash in on mad rush for school uniforms [Video] – Citi Business News
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Retailers of school uniforms cash in on mad rush for school uniforms [Video] – Citi Business News


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The reopening of schools for students from Kindergarten to Junior High School across the country from January has brought excitement to some categories of businesses.
These include those that retail and sew materials used as school uniforms.
A visit to the Makola market in the Central Business District revealed a scene of brisk business for school uniform retailers.


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Asante Kotoko join the miniature trend with some hilarious images featuring Fabio Gama [PHOTOS] – Citi Sports Online
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Asante Kotoko join the miniature trend with some hilarious images featuring Fabio Gama [PHOTOS] – Citi Sports Online


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Ghana Premier League giants, Asante Kotoko have jumped on that trend, and released altered photos of some of their stars, during their 2-0 win over Liberty Professionals.
The photos include Kotoko's Brazilian star, Fabio 'El Carpentano' Gama, as well as in form forward, Kwame Opoku.
Kotoko have seen a resurgence, since Johnson-Smith took over as interim Head Coach, and currently lie in 7th place on the Ghana Premier League table, 4 points behind leaders, Karela United, with a game in hand.


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WAFA vow to bounce back from disappointing draw with Kotoko – Citi Sports Online
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WAFA vow to bounce back from disappointing draw with Kotoko – Citi Sports Online


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Head coach of WAFA,Prosper Nartey has expressed confidence in his team to bounce back from their disappointing draw against Asante Kotoko at home.
The Sogakope based side took the lead against Kotoko in the first half but conceded an equalizer in the second half, forcing them to split points.
"We have been able to win away at Techiman so we can win in Cape - Coast," he stated after their draw.


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Reopening of basic schools amidst COVID-19 necessary though challenging
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Reopening of basic schools amidst COVID-19 necessary though challenging


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After close to ten months of closure, President Akufo-Addo in his 21st address announced the opening of schools for basic schools on 15th January 2021.
The General Secretary of GNAT, Thomas Musah believes that reopening of schools, even for basic school pupils, though tough, was a decision that had to be taken sooner than later.
Don't give me a reason to close down schools again - Akufo-Addo to students The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked students not to give him a reason to shut down schools a second time.


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EPA, Zeal collaborate to operationalize Petroleum Laboratory
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EPA, Zeal collaborate to operationalize Petroleum Laboratory


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The Environmental Protection Agency is to collaborate with Zeal Environmental Technologies to help efficiently operationalize EPA's established Laboratory in Takoradi to serve the petroleum industry.
"I'm quite impressed to be here having seen at first hand. I have read a bit about Zeal but having come down myself and then witnessing what is being done, I'm very much impressed. All is not lost on Ghana's quest to have a resilient well-protected environment. We have shared some ideas and identified some gray areas where Zeal is already on top of issues. We have asked for collaborations with EPA office in Takoradi and the headquarters. So going forward we have arranged for a more technical meeting that we will operationalize all that we have and will agree on. First on the agenda will be the Laboratory setup of EPA that was set-up for the Hydrocarbons/petrochemicals."
"Zeal has expressed the interest to collaborate with EPA to help operationalize it and make good use of it. I think it is a good step because it is underutilized and Zeal has identified ways to help us make the Laboratory work efficiently. To add to it, Laboratory work is so key and at the centre of waste management issues particularly such a highly technical area of oil waste," he added.


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African Games: Cricket could make debut at Ghana 2023 – Citi Sports Online
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African Games: Cricket could make debut at Ghana 2023 – Citi Sports Online


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Cricket could make its debut in the African Games when it is hosted by Ghana in 2023, it has been reported.
Ghana was awarded the African Games for the first time in October 2018, but an announcement still must be made on which sports will appear.
Since the African Games were first held at Brazzaville in the Congo in 1965 medals have been awarded in a total of 35 sports and two demonstrations have also featured.


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