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Thomas Partey might play in 2023 AFCON – Arsenal coach

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Arteta announced that Partey and Japanese international Tomiyasu are both out of their Premier League London Derby showdown later tonight. "We're not going to have those two (Partey and Tomiyasu), then we have Kai [Havertz's] suspension, so I think we're going to have five out," the former Manchester City assistant coach explained. When asked if Partey and Tomiyasu will return before international service, Arteta stated both players may play for their respective countries. "There is a possibility. We'll have to wait and see. They haven't trained yet, but perhaps they can grow in the proper direction," he continued.

Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, has stated that Thomas Partey will miss the game against West Ham United but may return before the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Ghana international has been out of action for the past two months after injuring his hamstring ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League match against Sevilla.

Partey was anticipated to remain sidelined for the rest of the year, but he began working out in the gym and returned to grass training this week.

Arteta announced that Partey and Japanese international Tomiyasu are both out of their Premier League London Derby showdown later tonight.

“We’re not going to have those two (Partey and Tomiyasu), then we have Kai [Havertz’s] suspension, so I think we’re going to have five out,” the former Manchester City assistant coach explained.

When asked if Partey and Tomiyasu would return before international service, Arteta stated both players may play for their respective countries.

“There is a possibility. We’ll have to wait and see. They haven’t trained yet, but perhaps they can grow in the proper direction,” he continued.

The 29-year-old midfielder has only made five appearances for Arsenal, the most recent of which came against Manchester City.

The Black Stars’ deputy captain, Thomas Partey, has been chosen to Ghana’s 55-man preliminary squad for the event, which will take place in Ivory Coast from January 13 to February 11.

Ghana will compete in Group B, alongside Cape Verde, Egypt, and Mozambique.

The Black Stars of Ghana will meet Cape Verde at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on January 14, 2024, Egypt four days later, and Mozambique at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium on January 22, 2024.

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Jordan Ayew scores as Crystal Palace defeat Burnley

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Despite their numerical disadvantage, Burnley held on until the 68th minute, when Ayew sent a pinpoint precise cross that defender Chris Richards met with a thumping header into the bottom corner. Just three minutes later, replacement Matheus Franca linked nicely with Tyrick Mitchell down the left wing, and Ayew tapped in his low cross from close range to make it 2-0. After Vitinho fouled Franca, Jean-Philippe Mateta comfortably took a penalty to secure the win.

Crystal Palace secured a crucial victory in their relegation struggle by overcoming 10-man Burnley 3-0 in new manager Oliver Glasner’s first game.

Ghana forward Jordan Ayew scored one of the goals, extending his impressive record in front of goal. He also assisted, bringing his total goal contributions to ten this season.

Palace controlled possession in the first half but were unable to produce clear-cut chances against a determined Burnley defence. The visitors were reduced to ten men just before halftime when Josh Brownhill was awarded a straight red card for taking down Jefferson Lerma when in on goal.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Burnley held on until the 68th minute, when Ayew sent a precise cross that defender Chris Richards met with a thumping header into the bottom corner.

Just three minutes later, replacement Matheus Franca linked nicely with Tyrick Mitchell down the left wing, and Ayew tapped in his low cross from close range to make it 2-0. After Vitinho fouled Franca, Jean-Philippe Mateta comfortably took a penalty to secure the win.

As Palace grabbed a critical three points, Burnley striker David Datro Fofana had a late goal ruled out for offside. The victory lifts Palace eight points clear of the relegation zone and marks a successful debut for new boss Glasner, who becomes only the second Palace manager to win his first Premier League game in charge.

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Tough test awaits Black Queens against Zambia in Olympics second-leg qualifier

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Notable efforts by players such as Doris Boaduwaa and Evelyn were inadequate to change the tide in favour of the Black Queens. With a 1-0 disadvantage, Ghana have a difficult mountain to climb in the return leg in Ndola if they are to keep their Olympic hopes alive. The vital second leg will take place on Tuesday.

Black Queens suffered a blow in their Olympic qualification campaign, losing 1-0 to Zambia at the Accra Sports Stadium.

In the highly anticipated match, Zambia’s Kundananji delivered the deciding strike with a brilliant chip in the 18th minute, giving the Copper Queens the lead.

Despite Ghana’s outstanding run, which included winning 10 of their past 11 matches, they were unable to overcome Zambia’s early lead.

Notable efforts by players such as Doris Boaduwaa and Evelyn were inadequate to change the tide in favour of the Black Queens.

With a 1-0 disadvantage, Ghana have a difficult mountain to climb in the return leg in Ndola if they are to keep their Olympic hopes alive. The vital second leg will take place on Tuesday.

To overcome the result and go to the next round of qualification for the forthcoming Olympic Games in Paris 2024, the squad must put up a stunning performance.

The winner of the Ghana-Zambia match will play the winner of Tunisia-Morocco in a vital duel for the coveted Olympic place.

As the stakes remain high, the Black Queens must get together and give an outstanding performance in Lusaka to keep their ambitions alive on the path to Paris 2024.

The game against Zambia proved to be the most difficult test for Nora Hauptle, who is credited for reshaping the squad to play entertaining football. Under the Swiss tactician, the squad has lost twice in 12 games.

The Black Queens lost only one other game, the final leg of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) versus Zambia. They lost 1-0 after defeating their opponents 3-1 in Accra.

With the unfortunate result, Hauptle is likely to reorganise the team for a comeback on Tuesday.

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Fire destroys portions of the Youth Resource Center in Navrongo

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The source of the fire has yet to be determined, but gatekeepers believe it devoured the facility through a damaged section of the fence wall. Ngosiwine Gideon, the project manager, provided further facts about the event to 3news.com.

Parts of the unfinished Youth Resource Centre in Navrongo, Kassena-Nankana municipality, Upper East Region, have been damaged by fire.

Several glass panes, PVC pipes, chairs, doors, and electric poles were among the items destroyed in the Sunday morning conflagration at the massive sports centre.

It needed the involvement of the Ghana National Fire Service to put out what could have been a terrible fire.

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The source of the fire has yet to be determined, but gatekeepers believe it devoured the facility through a damaged section of the fence wall.

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Ngosiwine Gideon, the project manager, provided further facts about the event to 3news.com.

“So, it was Monday in the morning, around 10:20 am thereabouts. Because it started from down there, we didn’t get to know it quickly. it was later that I realised it was from down there. Initially, we called the Fire Service, they came, and they put off the fire. When they left, about an hour or 30 minutes later, it started again. That was when we called them, and they said their car got stuck so they couldn’t come. so we had to watch helplessly for the fire to burn,” he recalled.

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