Ghana confirms first cases of deadly Marburg virus

It says both patients died recently in hospital in the southern Ashanti region.

Their samples came back positive earlier this month and have now been verified by a laboratory in Senegal.

Health officials in the West African nation say 98 people are now under quarantine as suspected contact cases.

No treatment yet exists for Marburg - but doctors say drinking plenty of water and treating specific symptoms improves a patient's chances of survival.

Covax vaccine-sharing scheme delivers first doses to Ghana

A delivery of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Accra on Wednesday. The first recipients are due to be healthcare workers.

The Covax scheme aims to reduce the divide between rich countries and poorer nations unable to buy doses.

The programme is planning to deliver about two billion vaccine doses globally by the end of the year.

Ghana, which has a population of over 30m, was chosen as the first recipient of the free vaccines after promising quick distribution and meeting the criteria set by Covax.

Many dead in freak waterfall accident

The students were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened, local police chief Owusu Boampong told the BBC.

Twenty-two others were injured and are being treated at local hospitals.

Rescue teams used chainsaws to cut through the fallen tree and free those trapped underneath, local media report.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has tweeted his condolences to the families of the victims.

USA sends Ghana home

The Americans are now undefeated, heading into the quarterfinals to be played in Port Moresby on Thursday.

It was a scoreless second half of football in front of 3,076 spectators at the Sir John Guise Stadium this afternoon.

USA midfielder Katie Cousin was awarded the player of the match after another strong performance.  

The first goal of the match was scored within 20 minutes by Ghana striker Ernestina Abambila.

The striker hit a highball from the 18 metre out, which US keeper Cassey Murphy fumbled, resulting in a shock goal.

USA tie Ghana 1-1 at half time

Ghana, who is three points behind the Group C leaders, hopes for a chance to qualify for the quarterfinals.

With the stake high, the Africans dominated the first 10 minutes of this afternoon's match at Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.

Ghana striker Jane Ayieyam caused havoc for the Americans at the left flank with her runs.

Pressure turned into points in the 20 minutes from the boot of Ernestina Abambila.

The striker hit a highball 18 metres out, resulting in a shock goal due to fumbles by the US keeper Cassey Murphy.

France in must-win match against New Zealand

The European team will take on New Zealand at 4pm local time at Bava Park in the last match of the Group C round.

France is behind New Zealand by one point on the group ladder sitting in third place with two points.

New Zealand is second on three points behind leaders the United States on four points.

France is yet to register a win in the tournament with two draw matches against USA nil all in the first match and 2-2 against Ghana in the second match.

New Zealand has one win, against Ghana 1-0 in the first match, and a loss to USA 3-1 in its second match.

France substitute Mateo breaks Ghana’s hearts

Ghana coach Mas-Ud Dramani sumed up the final score as a defeat for his team after leading throughout the match.

The second match of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Group C matches sets the pace for three time champions, USA and group leaders, New Zealand who will start play at 7pm at the PNG Football Stadium. 

Meanwhile, France striker Delphine Cascarino hit a perfectly calculated ball into the goal mouth and Mateo did not made a mistake to place it into the side of the net with well timed precision for the draw.   

Germany maintain winning streak after win over Mexico

Mexico's tight defence and possession  of the ball in the first half saw them holding off the champions to a nil-all scoreline. This nil-all deadlock  did not last after the break when Germany penetrated Mexico’s defence with an open style of footy.

The champions return with just  three minutes into the second half when Anna Gerhardt powered a right foot from the corner that slipped off the Goal Keepers hands as she moved forward and thrust the ball swiftly across for Stefanie Sanders to placed  into the net for a 1-0 lead.

Olla’s glove work brings New Zealand home defeating Ghana 1-0


New Zealand defeated Ghana 1-0 at the PNG Football Stadium in Papua New Guinea’s capital.

 In the first pool match, United States of America and France drew scoreless at the same venue.

The match between Ghana and New Zealand was physical and divided the vocal crowd of 2, 877 people.

However, the Oceania champions humbled the African zone country with a heartbreaking loss when substitute striker Tayla Christensen scored at the stroke of normal time.