Ghana winger Albert Adomah rediscovers scoring touch for Middlesbrough

Ghana winger Albert Adomah has rediscovered his scoring form for English side Middlesbrough after playing 20 matches without scoring for the Championship club.

The 27-year-old scored his first goal since October to secure a 1-0 Sky Bet Championship victory over Bolton at the Riverside Stadium.

The winger had gone 20 games without scoring, but showed no signs of nerves as he slotted a calm finish past Amos.

The Ghanaian is played behind strikers last season which resulted in goals, says the change in position might have affected his scoring form

Adomah told the Evening Gazette: “I have played in a very different role this season, but it has definitely, definitely developed me as a player.

Middlesbrough kept up the pressure on Sky Bet Championship leaders Derby as they ground out a scratchy 1-0 victory over Bolton.

Albert Adomah’s first-half strike was enough to secure the Teessiders their first win in three matches, and ensure they remained in an automatic promotion place despite their slight recent wobble.

Tomlin was the architect again, threading a delightful ball between Dervite and David Wheater to release Adomah through the middle.

Rwanda enters two teams for continental events

4For the first time in the history of Rwandan cycling, two teams will compete at two concurrent events on the UCI Africa Tour which are the prestigious Tour of Algeria and Tour of Cameroon next month.

Team Karisimbi including reigning Tour du Rwanda winner Valens Ndayisenga, national team captain Janvier Hadi, Jean Bosco Nsengimana, Bonaventure Uwizeyimana, Joseph Biziyaremye and upcoming rider Jeremie Karegeya will compete at the Tour of Algeria from March 6-30 in a bid to earn points for qualification to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

The other team will comprise of youngster Patrick Byukusenge, his older brother Nathan Byukusenge, veteran Abraham Ruhumuriza, Hakuzimana, Emile Bintunimana and Jean Claude Uwizeye will be competing in the Tour of Cameroon from March 13-22. Coach Felix Sempoma, who will be in charge of the team in Cameroon, revealed that Rwanda is capable of winning this event considering the strong side that will be fielded.

“In Patrick Byukusenge, we have a very strong and experienced young rider who we can protect if he gets the yellow jersey. Abraham and Nathan are very experienced riders who know what to do at this level and will bring massive knowledge to Cameroon,” explained Sempoma.

Team Rwanda Cycling head of marketing and logistics Kimberly Coats, who is also the team manager explained that this is a very big achievement for the young riders like Bintunimana, Uwizeye and Karegeya to gain exposure and experience that comes with competing at many continental tournaments. The last time Team Rwanda competed at the Tour of Algeria was in 2012.

This year’s Tour of Algeria will comprise of stages including Circuit International d’Alger, Tour Internationale d’Oraine, Grand Prix de la Ville d’Oran, Tour International de Blida, Criterium International de Setif, Tour International de Setif, Tour Internationale de d’Annaba, Tour International de Constantine, Circuit Internationale de Constantine and Criterium International de Blida.

Team Rwanda win best African team slot

Team Rwanda Cycling was crowned the best African team at the 10th edition of the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Tour in Gabon.

The Rwandan riders emerged number one ahead of African giants like Eritrea, Morocco, South Africa, Algeria as well as hosts Gabon, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Ivory Coast.

Team Rwanda finished third in the general classification behind two professional teams, winners Skydive Dubai from the United Arab Emirates and Team Europcar from France.

“We are very excited about being the best African team. From the organizers to the teams and fans here in Gabon, everyone is awed by our performance. This is a very big achievement for Rwandan cycling and we are glad we could rewrite history for our country,” explained the excited coach Felix Sempoma.

Sempoma further mentioned that, “We were competing against very tough teams and to think that we finished above four professional teams from Europe is a very big achievement for us.”

Team Rwanda also finished above Bretagne Séché- Environment (France), Bike Aid (Germany), Roth-Skoda (Switzerland) and Wanty-Groupe Gobert (Belgium).

Meanwhile, 22-year-old Uwizeyimana emerged as the best U-23 rider after registering 23:05:17 to finish ahead of Morocco’s Eddine Salah Mraouni who got 23:05:55 with Eritrea’s Elias Afewerki coming in 3rd position after clocking 23:06:00.

Uwizeyimana also finished sixth in the general classification.

Joyce Blessing Wins Award

Joyce Blessing has won the DJ Song of the Year Award at the third edition of the Ghana DJ Awards held on February 21 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) in Accra.

The Ghana DJ Awards, which is one of the biggest events in the entertainment calendar in Ghana, was organised by Mercury Republic Events to reward hardworking radio and mobile DJs who have contributed immensely to the growth of the entertainment industry in Ghana.

The celebrated gospel music icon, who took home the award, beat icons such as Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Daddy Lumba, D Black and Yaa Pono to grab the award.

In 2013, the award-winning gospel musician grabbed five awards including the Gospel Artiste of the Year Award at the Ghana Gospel Industry Awards (GGIA).

Joyce Blessing disclosed that after her seven weeks performance tour in the UK, ‘I have been receiving constant calls from my fans and music lovers to remix my award-winning hit song, ‘Monko Mo Akyi .’

‘I thank God for how far He has brought me, my management, Media Excel Productions, and all DJs who played my songs making it win this category. I thank my fans, everybody and management team for encouraging, and supporting me from the beginning to date,’ she said.

In a chat, her producer and manager, Ernest Ennin, told BEATWAVES that Joyce truly deserves the award because she has played a very important role in the development and promotion of Ghanaian gospel music.

Minister Ike announces 2nd album titled “Onyame Gya”

There is definitely some power in God’s fire and multiple awards winner Minister Ike is back again to demonstrate it with his new album titled “Onyame Gya”. Minister Ike latest’s release is distributed by Shepherd music production.

His first single from the album, “Onyame Gya,”is currently playing and ruling the online sector, radio and TV will follow up intensively soon. With the “Onyame Gya” album, Minister Ike has created something to God’s glory and bless people. Minister Ike further goes on to say that “Every song has a story and came from a place of abiding in Him, a place of loving the Lord and worshiping Him.”

The 12-track CD is executively produced by Minister Ike featuring Anointed Queens singers. The album leads with ‘Onyame Gya’, an inspirational track with a message of fire of God to attack our enemies in both spiritual and physical.

The George Forest produced ‘Onyame Gya’ track arrived just in time for the hardships people are facing in Ghana and the world. “Onyame Gya” means the Fire Of God, the fire of God to burn enemies who are fighting against our progress, work, family, family, finances and marriage issues”, he said.

This album also promotes an intimate time with God. The first released song from the album; This album is for real people who are going through real stuff he encourages people to buy and listen to “Onyame Gya (God’s Fire)” because it will encourage them to pray because this song is a prayerful which will bring break through.

Minister Ike has won twelve awards with his first album titled “Me Nyame A Ne Wo”. He is also a regular contributor gospel music in Ghana, Europe, Canada and USA. Minister Ike has travelled around the world for singing in churches and doing big shows to spread the testimony of how Jesus Christ has saved his life.

He has performed with renowned gospel musicians such as Kwaku Gyasi, Christiana Love, Esther Amoako, Diana Asamoah, OJ and many more.

Minister Ike will embark on a tour alongside some top gospel musicians soon to promote the album.


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