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Reports from Tatale in the Northern Region indicate that armed men have attacked some residents and traders there.

A resident, Prosper Napari told Citi News that the men were on motorbikes and shot into the air, while robbing people on their way.

One person is said to have been wounded and is currently receiving treatment at the Yendi government hospital.

“We heard gunshots and when we traced the whole issue, we realized that there were some intrusion of armed robbers that had come into town.  The people entered through the Togo-Ghana border town and they stopped at the bus stop where people usually exchanged the Ghana and CFA currencies.”

He said the guys numbering about eight on motorbikes fired shots indiscriminately hence scaring the residents.

“As we speak now a majority of the people in the town are currently at the Police station to seek shelter. Information we’ve received suggests that the armed robbers had moved to some other outskirts of the Tatale town,” he added.

Former President, John Dramani Mahama is in India to attend the 52nd Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group.

The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has requested for an extra 15 working days to respond to the queries of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in the matter of whether or not he contravened provisions of the 1992 Constitution in the public offer of the $2.25 billion bond.

It seems the graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology (KNUST) who was scorned by actor, John Dumelo

The US Embassy‘s claim that the Electricity Company of Ghana is inefficient in the processing and collection of bills is merely to hasten the process for the concessionary sale of the ECG to an entity the Embassy has an interest in.

Chelsea lifted the Premier League trophy at Stamford Bridge after a 5-1 victory over Sunderland on Sunday.

The Blues, who won the league after their 1-0 win at West Brom earlier in May, overcame a spirited Sunderland display to secure a record-breaking 30th Premier League victory in a single campaign.

It is the club's second title in three seasons and the fifth lifted by captain John Terry, who played his final home game for the Blues before his summer departure.

 

Javier Manquillo gave the visitors a surprise early lead but Chelsea hit back through Willian, Eden Hazard, Pedro and a late Michy Batshuayi double.

They will now turn their attention to Wembley on Saturday, where they face Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

Real Madrid won their first La Liga title for five years after beating Malaga 2-0 at La Rosaleda on the final day of the season on Sunday.

Zinedine Zidane's side made the perfect start when Cristiano Ronaldo fired them ahead after only two minutes, the Portugal i

Liverpool secured fourth place in the Premier League and qualification to the Champions League with a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana meant that Jurgen Klopp - in his second season in charge - guided the Reds into the top four for just the second time in the last seven seasons.

The result saw Arsenal miss out on Champions League football for the first in 20 years by finishing fifth, while Manchester City will join Liverpool in playing Europe's elite after they finished third.

 

Klopp's men will face a two-legged play-off in August to make the Champions League group stage and they could face the likes of Hoffenheim, Napoli or Sevilla.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates opening the scoring
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates opening the scoring

For already-relegated Middlesbrough, who had a strong appeal for a penalty for a foul on Patrick Bamford turned down at 0-0, this defeat was their 18th consecutive away game without a win - the club's longest run since 1980.

 

Klopp welcomed back Roberto Firmino in place of Divock Origi and there was another start for Daniel Sturridge, who was making back-to-back starts for the first time since November.

In a very nervy opening half, Middlesbrough sat deep and soaked up Liverpool's possession game with only Coutinho looking likely of unlocking the visitors' defence.

He tested Brad Guzan's gloves with a few long distance crosses and shots but the Boro goalkeeper was equal to the test.

With Arsenal winning at home to Everton, nerves started to grow around the ground as Liverpool continued to struggle in the final third.

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring his team's second goal
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring his team's second goal

The anxiety levels would've been turned up another notch had referee Martin Atkinson awarded Boro a penalty after 22 minutes. Patrick Bamford burst in behind Dejan Lovren and the defender, who was the last man, seemed to bundle the striker to the ground inside the penalty.

Atkinson waved away the appeals and it was a decision Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville labelled "terrible".

With half-time approaching and Klopp looking frustrated on the touchline, Wijnaldum changed the complexion of the game with the opening goal.

He latched onto a clever flick from Firmino, strode into the area and fired a powerful effort past Guzan at his near post.

Liverpool players celebrate Adam Lallana's goal
Liverpool players celebrate Adam Lallana's goal

After half-time, Liverpool were much more comfortable in possession in the final third and Sturridge showed a quick change of direction after 50 minutes to win a free-kick about 25 yards out.

Coutinho stepped up and whipped a clever low effort into the far corner - the third time he has scored directly from a free-kick this season.

Liverpool made it 3-0 after 56 minutes with Lallana netting his first goal of 2017 after a swift counter attack following a Boro corner.

The lead was an unassailable one for Boro to chase as Coutinho volleyed just wide of the post from another quick break before picking out Firmino on his own in the area only for his strike partner to fluff his lines.

Player Ratings

Liverpool: Mignolet (7), Clyne (6), Lovren (6), Matip (6), Milner (7), Can (7), Wijnaldum (8), Lallana (7), Coutinho (8), Firmino (7), Sturridge (7).

Subs: Moreno (6), Lucas (6), Origi (6)

Middlesbrough: Guzan (4), Fabio (5), Chambers (6), Gibson (6), Friend (6), Clayton (6), Leadbitter (6), Forshaw (5), Downing (6), Bamford (6), Gestede (6)

Subs: Ayala (6), Negredo (6)

Man of the match: Philippe Coutinho

 
 

As John Terry's Chelsea career comes to an end, where does the ex-England captain rank?

In assessing Chelsea's title win it's customary to rank it against the club's previous successes. But as Gary Neville pointed out on Monday Night

Chelsea are the Premier League champions but the race to oust them next season has already begun among the heavyweight clubs as they look to close the gap next term.

As a result, it's set to be a very busy summer in the transfer market for Premier League clubs. But how will the riches be spent? Who should be the main targets?

Here are 10 of the biggest stars who could be lighting up English football next season…

 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)

Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had his best ever season in front of goal having found the net 29 times in the Bundesliga. The Gabon international has spoken of a move to Real Madrid in the past but Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are interested and Aubameyang has worked with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp before too.

PSG 2/1 favourites, Manchester City top Premier League contender at 10/1

Could Pep Guardila lure Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
Could Pep Guardila lure Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

Real Madrid have found some good form in Gareth Bale's absence during the run to the Champions League final and this has increased the belief that Isco could replace the Welshman next season. Florentino Perez remains a big fan but there will be clubs on alert - Manchester United among them - if Bale feels compelled to move on in the summer.

Manchester United 7/1 favourites

Guillem Balague focuses on the growing importance of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid
 
Guillem Balague focuses on the growing importance of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid

Andrea Belotti (Torino)

Torino forward Andrea Belotti has enjoyed a breakthrough season in Serie A and also made his Italy debut in the autumn. With 25 league goals, he is attracting Premier League interest and while team-mate Joe Hart is well-positioned to recommend Belotti to parent-club Manchester City, it's neighbours Manchester United most strongly linked to the striker.

Andrea Belotti has emerged as a top-class striker at Torino this season
Andrea Belotti has emerged as a top-class striker at Torino this season

Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)

Manchester United's first-choice target in the bid to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic is Atletico Madrid frontman Antoine Griezmann. The outstanding talent in Diego Simeone's side, the France international has scored 25 goals in each of the past three seasons and, having come third in last year's Balon d'Or voting, could command a big fee in the summer.

Manchester United want to sign Antoine Griezmann  this summer, according to the Atletico Madrid forward's adviser.
 
Manchester United want to sign Antoine Griezmann this summer, according to the Atletico Madrid forward's adviser.

United are understood to be willing to meet an £85m release clause but Griezmann may need some persuading about the merits of Manchester. 

Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)

Atletico Madrid are seen as best placed to acquire Alexandre Lacazette, particularly if Griezmann moves on, but the Lyon striker has been linked with Premier League moves before and there will be interest again if Atletico's transfer ban is not lifted. Arsenal are believed to be after a new striker and Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas admits that Lacazette can leave if the right bid comes in.

Atletico Madrid odds-on favourites at 8/15, Arsenal and Liverpool top Premier League contenders at 10/1

Kylian Mbappe (Monaco)

Prising Kylian Mbappe away from Monaco could be somewhat trickier given the teenager's heroics in helping the club from the principality to the Champions League semi-finals. Mbappe is now widely regarded as the best young talent on the planet and Manchester City got a close look at what he can do in their last-16 defeat. They won't be the only suitors.

Monaco's French forward Kylian Mbappe has had a breakthrough season
Monaco's French forward Kylian Mbappe has had a breakthrough season

Monaco, for now, are standing firm. "It is our intention he stays," said vice-president Vadim Vasilyev. "We will do everything we can to keep him."

Real Madrid 5/2 favourites, Manchester United top Premier League contender at 7/1

Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid)

Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata has scored 20 goals this season but is being made to wait for a regular first-team spot and his patience may be wearing thin. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte worked with the Spain international at Juventus and is expected to be in the hunt for a new striker regardless of what happens with Diego Costa.

Watch Alvaro Morata score after 53 seconds against Deportivo La Coruna
 
Watch Alvaro Morata score after 53 seconds against Deportivo La Coruna

Morata has already spoken about his hope to move to the Premier League and said he is confident of working with Conte "sooner or later".

Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus has had his injury problems over the years but he remains a much-sought after player with a number of Premier League clubs likely to have the German on their radar. Klopp worked with Reus at Dortmund, while Arsenal will need to bolster their attacking options regardless of what Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez decide.

James Rodriguez (Real Madrid)

The World Cup top scorer in 2014, James Rodriguez established his world-class credentials early in his career but the move to Real Madrid has not been an unqualified success. He was an unused substitute in last year's Champions League final and still cannot count on regular starts.

We look at James Rodriguez's La Liga goals this season
 
We look at James Rodriguez's La Liga goals this season

A move to Manchester United would surely appeal to the Colombian and Sky sources understand he has indeed been offered to the Old Trafford club, with a figure of around £50m understood to be the asking price.

Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao)

The first black player to score for Athletic Bilbao, Inaki Williams is already an icon as well as his club's most prized asset. Liverpool have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old forward but any transfer would depend upon his determination to move given Athletic's Basque-only policy means they look to hang on to top talent for as long as possible.