Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on Thursday said he was “in negotiations” to face British fighter Amir Khan, after weeks of conflicting reports over his next bout.
“My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight. Further announcements coming soon,” Pacquiao, 38, said on his official Twitter feed.
Spokesmen for Pacquiao could not be contacted for comment.
Pacquiao’s Tweet follows various accounts from different sources over who he will be facing next and where the fight might be held.
Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank’s Bob Arum, told ESPN sports network that he was sceptical about a Khan fight.
“Manny seems to ...
The claim that China is the world’s leading market and capable of producing literally everything is beginning to gain some credence.
A soap produced in China with the propensity of washing away one’s sins has found its way onto the Ghanaian market.
Officials of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) told mynewshgh.com that they are unaware of such a product and have not certified it for sale to unsuspecting consumers.
But the box “Jesus Soap “is in town with [a] captivating description of its properties stated on the package.
A careful look at the package confirms it was produced in China and distributed exclusively ...
Ghana’s former President, Mr John Mahama has denied he is worth about $900million.
“I am not anywhere near even $2million to talk about $900 million,” Mr Mahama, who lost his country’s December 2016 polls to Nana Akufo-Addo, told South Africa’s Power98.7FM, where he is on a talking engagement and to also receive an award for African leadership.
“I am absolutely nowhere near that,” Mr Mahama stressed, explaining: “Often my brother [Ibrahim] is confused with me. My brother is a businessman, he has his assets and I have no interest in his business and I don’t own shares in his business.
“I am a ...
The current Commonwealth Bantamweight Champion, Duke “The Baby Face Terminator” Micah, is confident of defeating his Mexican boxer Jonathan Aguilar at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra on March 11.
In an interview with the media, the highly rated youngster stated, that his prime objective was to win a world title for the country and make Ghana boxing great again.
“I am the new face of Ghana boxing, I refuse to lose as a boxer, and I am always going to be a champion, that’s my job. I am promising all Ghanaians that a world title is coming to Ghana soon very ...
Starting line ups for Bechem United; Osei Lawrence, Asante Agyemang, Daniel Egyin, Akwasi Acheampong, Alfred Nelson, Sadiq Haji, Solomon Mensah, Joseph Amoah, Amed Toure, Abdul Bashiru, Yaw Annor
Starting line ups for Asante Kotoko; Felix Annan, Abeiku Ainooson, Adams Ahmed, Frank Sarfo Gyamfi, Awudu Nafiu, Seth Opare, Prince Acquah, Kwame Boahene, Gyamfi Emmanuel, Yakubu Mohammed, Haderu A. Ollenu
Hearts striker Isaac Mensah remains a doubt for Ebusua Dwarfs clash
We want to remain unbeaten in the league- Kotoko boss Zdravko Lugarusic
FEATURE: Aduana Stars must win the 2017 Ghana premier league
Medeama winger Bennett Ofori ruled out of clash against ...
Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale did not pay any fine to the Oguaa Traditional Council as has been speculated in the media, his spokesperson Chris Koney has said.
Shatta Wale was fined GHS10, 000 for appearing late to a meeting scheduled between himself and the traditional council in Cape Coast prior to his musical concert at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Saturday 18 February 2017.
Reports in the media suggested that the Oguaa Traditional Council felt disrespected after sitting for almost three hours waiting for the dancehall artiste hence slapped him with a GHS10,000 fine which, according to them, would serve as ...
The decision by the Ghana Oil Company (GOIL) Limited to establish GO Energy about two years ago to procure and distribute petroleum products to its retail outlets has increased the company’s market share to 23 per cent.
According to GOIL officials, increased investment in the company’s operations through the setting up of GO Energy, coupled with the building of the capacity of its human resource, had ensured operational efficiency.
That move had given GOIL leverage over major competing oil marketing companies (OMCs) in the downstream petroleum sector.
“Product procurement, distribution and sales and ensuring security of supply have seen GOIL controlling about 23 ...
Mr Kofi Adams of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sued three members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for defamation in connection with claims that he stole state vehicles.
The defendants are Nana Obiri Boahen (Deputy General Secretary), Kwame Baffoe, alias Abronye DC (Brong Ahafo Youth Organiser) and David Asante (Member of the NPP’s Communication team).
Mr Adams said in his statement of claim that the three NPP officials made separate comments suggesting he stole five cars that were seized from his residence a few weeks ago.
Among the eight reliefs being jointly and severally sought by Mr Adams ...
A cameraman believed to be with the state broadcaster, Ghana Television (GTV) was heckled by a policeman when he tried to capture President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo singing the National anthem.
He was interrupted just when he thought he had perfectly positioned himself to capture the president singing the anthem before he enters parliament to present his first State of the Nation Address on Tuesday.
A scuffle ensued when the police officer tried to gently asked that the cameraman move from his ‘perfect position’.
Not ready to move, the cameraman wrestled the police officer in front of the President, who was stiff, while ...
The Food and Agriculture Ministry has scaled up the effort to substantially increase cassava production in the Kwahu South District.
It has through the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP), supplied improved planting materials to farmers in the area.
Mr. Daniel Mantey, the Officer in charge of the Project, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that 195 farmers had so far benefitted.
They are in Bepong, Kwahu-Praso, Kwahu-Tafo, Asakraka and a number of other farming communities.
He mentioned the cassava varieties distributed to them as “Sika bankye,” “Bankye hemaa” and “Ampong”.
He said the planting materials supplied could cover a total of 67.96 hectares and ...
Ghana’s hunt to find a replacement for outgoing coach Avram Grant could soon be at an end, with French media reports suggesting that ex-France defender Willy Sagnol is close to being appointed as Black Stars boss. The former full-back, who last managed Girondins de Bordeaux until his dismissal in March, is in “advanced” with the Ghana Football Association according to a report by respected sports newspaper L’Equipe.
The French source suggest that the retired international has visited Ghana within the last couple of days in order to visit one of the nation’s academies.
They report that negotiations between Sagnol and the federation ...
Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu steered the opener for Italian Serie A side Udinese as they defeated Russian side Terek Grozny in a midweek friendly on Thursday afternoon.
The 26-year-old powered home the opener in the 21st minute after dashing to latch on to a ball and smashing past the keeper at the Estadio Communale Fruili.
Badu, who played for Ghana at the 2017 AFCON, lasted just the opening 45 minutes as the Udinese manager made wholesome changes to his squad after the break.
He is expected to feature for the Little Zebras when they face Sassuolo on Sunday in the Serie A.
The Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen, is outraged that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), released the five vehicles it confiscated from the National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams.
Mr. Obiri Boahen believes the police were not thorough enough in their investigations of the true ownership of the vehicles. The vehicles; two land cruisers and three pickups, were confiscated in the wake of allegations some officials of the previous government were in possession of state assets.
The CID, however, confirmed it had released vehicles on Thursday after investigations indicated they did not ...
UK’S Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson has assured that the United Kingdom will maintain its £130m annual aid package to Ghana to enhance the bilateral trade relationship between both countries.
According to Boris Johnson, the decision forms part of the UK’s global vision to spend 9.7% of its GDP on aid.
The United Kingdom government had earlier threatened to cut aid to countries that discriminated against gays. Ghana and Uganda were among a list of countries in Africa with reported cases of abuse of the rights of gay persons.
In 2011, the UK government cut aid worth about £19 million to Malawi after two ...
South African farmers are battling an alien armyworm invasion that has already caused devastation on their crops.
The maize-destroying caterpillars have destroyed eight per cent of this farm.
According to experts chemicals can be used to deal with the pest in its early stages, but after that it becomes much harder, and some populations of the fall armyworm have developed resistance.
The industry is going to struggle because these worms are eating everything that they touch
So, there’s not going to be enough maize for all the people to eat, like we usually do each year.
I think we’re going to have a problem in ...
A couple who allegedly murdered and buried their three months old baby girl at Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra, have been arrested by the police at Glefe, near Dansoman, in Accra.
Prince Kennedy, 32, self-employed and Rita Kporgbe, 40, unemployed were reported to have conspired and buried the baby, Princess Naana Kennedy after her death.
The Dansoman District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Victor Kwakye, who disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, said that the two were in the custody of the police assisting in investigations.
He said on February 6, a relative (name withheld) of Rita living ...
British consumer prices rose last month at the fastest pace since June 2014 and are set to rise further, propelled by higher global oil prices and the Brexit-fuelled fall in the pound, official data showed on Tuesday.
Consumer prices increased by 1.8 percent compared with a year earlier, picking up from 1.6 percent in December, and prices paid by factories jumped by more than 20 percent.
The Bank of England expects inflation to approach 2.7 percent by the end of the year while many economists say it will go above 3 percent, putting to the test the BoE's decision to keep interest ...
Ghana’s immediate past President, John Dramani Mahama, has yet given the strongest indication he may not be a candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress for the next presidential polls.
Since his recent advice to members of the NDC to stop arguing over whether he will make a comeback and rather, focus on reorganizing the party; it seem its now obvious, the ex-president may have reasoned with his immediate family and the advice of his late father, Mr Emmanuel Adamah Mahama, to quit “when the applause is loudest”
Short of confirming he firmed up on decision not to make a comeback in ...
The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Afghanistan died on Wednesday of wounds sustained in a bomb attack in Kandahar last month that also killed five Emirati aid workers, the UAE's foreign ministry announced.
"With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn the martyr of the nation and his duty, the righteous son Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi, who gave his pure soul for the sake of humanity," the ministry said in a statement quoted by official news agency WAM.
The diplomats were expected to open a number of UAE-backed projects as part of an aid programme in Afghanistan.
The Taliban denied carrying out ...
Zaya Yeebo Writes.. In 1982, Ghana shocked the football world, when the Black Stars won the African Football Confederation Cup. We had no resources, no training and no hope, here’s how we triumphed. Over 30 years later, we have lots of money, international superstars and a world-class coach, and yet we’ve failed. Zaya Yeebo tells the story of Ghana’s last victory, and how it changed the nation.
In 1982, I was in a hotel lobby in the Libyan capital Tripoli when I was approached by a white man I later learned was the coach for Cameroon. I was Africa Cup of ...
Nii Ayikoi Otoo, the man who chaired the Executive Assets sub-committee of the Transition Team has explained that questions regarding the said missing state vehicles should be directed at the “appointing authority.”
Former Deputy Minister of Communications in the NDC administration, Mr Felix Kwakye Ofosu had suggested that Nii Ayikoi Otoo held the key to unraveling the mystery surrounding the "missing" cars since he took physical inventory of all the vehicles handed over to the new government.
Mr Kwakye Ofosu had told Accra based Class FM that Nii Ayikoi Otoo and a gentleman called Elvis Omane Agyei, should be speaking on the ...
The Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr. Boakye Agyarko, has disclosed that the immediate past National Democratic Congress (NDC) government bedeviled his ministry with a whopping $2.4 billion in debt.
According to him, this is a huge challenge, and in order to tackle it head on, he needed civil servants who are not politically biased to work with.
Mr. Boakye Agyarko has, therefore, suggested to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, of which is he is part, to retire civil servants who are found to have affinity towards the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Those who are below their retirement age, he suggested, should ...