African World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana Eliminates Zambia from Brazil 2014

Ghana beat Zambia 2-1 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi

Ghana beat Zambia 2-1 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi to reach the playoff of Brazil 2014 World Cup

Ghana beat Zambia 2-1 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in the second capital, Kumasi on Friday evening, which provided one of the best entertainments in football.

The victory secured by the Black Stars ensures that they have booked their place in the playoff of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Africa.

An 18th-minute controversial header by Abdul Majeed Waris of Spartak Moscow gave the hosts an early lead before Juventus’ Kwadwo Asamoah doubled the lead  just after the hour mark to give Ghana a precious home win over Zambia, who were in a must-win situation to advance to the final round.

Zambia pulled one back in the 72nd-minute through a carpet shot by Nathan Sinkala of TP Mazembe but the visitors could not go any further.

Ghana’s squad witnessed the return of stars Michael Essien and Andre Ayew, who returned after a long absence to help the team avoid any upset against the 2012 African Cup of Nations winners.

Ghana won their group D with 15 points while Zambia finished second with 11 points. Sudan is set to host Lesotho in the final of the Group D game on Sunday. Both sides have two points.

The rest of the final face of the group stages will be decided on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Group A: Saturday: Central African Republic v Ethiopia (Brazzaville), South Africa v Botswana (Durban)

Group B: Saturday: Sierra Leone v Equatorial Guinea (Freetown), Tunisia v Cape Verde (Rades)

Group C: Saturday: Gambia v Tanzania (Bakau), Ivory Coast v Morocco (Abidjan)

Group D: Ghana 2-1 Zambia (Kumasi, played), Sunday: Sudan v Lesotho (Omdurman)

Group E: Saturday: Burkina Faso v Gabon (Ouagadougou), Niger v Congo-Brazzaville (Niamey)

Group F: Saturday: Kenya v Namibia (Nairobi), Nigeria v Malawi (Calabar)

Group G: Sunday: Zimbabwe v Mozambique (Harare), Tuesday: Egypt v Guinea (Alexandria)

Group H: Sunday: Benin v Rwanda (Porto Novo), Tuesday: Algeria v Mali (Blida)

Group I: Sunday: Cameroon v Libya (Yaounde), Togo v DR Congo (Lome)

Group J: Saturday: Angola v Liberia (Lubango), Senegal v Uganda (Marrakesh)

Issaka Adam / NationalTurk Africa Sports




A story of a dying woman in our society….Let’s show love and compassion

Najat Jibiril has been battling this ailment for 3 years and now need your help

Najat Jibiril has been battling this ailment for 3 years and now need your help

The agonies of this woman called Najat Jibiril are one that need sympathy and help from our society being it from an organization or a philanthropist.

Najat comes from the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi and she is married with four lovely kids but has been battling a strange ailment for the past three years.

As a results of this strange disease, she has spent a lot of money on drugs both herbal and hospital but to no avail.

Her situation is getting worse day in and day out as she is now in serious financial need making it a grave concern for her health.

She however found the blogger of African News Update by the help of somebody and narrated to him how she has suffered for the past three years.

She has found one private doctor who can cure the ailment but is demanding for 3 thousand Ghana Cedis before treating her.

She is now in serious financial crisis and appealing to NGOs, individuals, philanthropist and organization for help.

Let’s show love and compassion to one another in our society to be able to get the everlasting blessing our creator.

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