Ghanaian defender John Boye has achieved a perhaps unwanted milestone after he was named in a list of the ten most incredible own goals ever scored at the World Cup.
Boye’s own goal against Portugal in the 2014 Fifa World Cup was good enough to earn him second place on the list of “10 most incredible World Cup own goals”, as compiled by Four Four Two Magazine.
Today is the fourth anniversary of the hiring of our Managing Editor, Godwin Nii-Armah Okine.
In exactly a week’s time the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia. Four years ago to the day, also with just about a week to go before the commencement of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a young, fresh faced journalist just out of school was hired to write about Ghana’s participation in the mundial for this portal, GhanaCelebrities.Com.
It appears Luis Suarez has a BIG problem with his teeth as the just ended Uruguay vrs Italy match was shadowed by what seems like another bite—-Suarez was seen biting Giorgio Chiellini as the pair tussled in the box.
Though Uruguay won the match to send Italy home, Suarez has become the dirty man of the game for his biting and now faces a lengthy ban – if FIFA decide to act upon the incident.
This is not the first time Suarez has been accused of intentionally using his teeth during a football match, he’s already been involved in two biting rows during his career so far…
Check below for the video of the bite…
Ghana’s world cup Group G opponents Portugal received a timely boost to their preparations with the announcement that Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul Meireles are set to join the team in training having recovered from separate knocks.
The issue of the availability or otherwise of Ronaldo has resonated around the world since his injury came to light, but the Portuguese Football Association has put the issue to bed with a statement indicating his return to training.
This news follows on the heels of claims by Ghanaian witch doctor Kwaku Bonsam that he orchestrated Ronaldo’s injury to keep him from playing against Ghana. It now seems like the obvious attempt for publicity and fame might have been made by the Ghanaian witch doctor a little too soon.
Either way, Ghana’s coach Kwesi Appiah must conduct Ghana’s preparations with the glaring threat of this season’s UEFA Champion’s league top scorer in mind.
Remaining in the Black Stars camp, coach-Kwesi Appiah has announced that his lack of depth in defence would be covered by the presence of versatile midfielders like Michael Essien and Kwadwo Asamoah.
The injury to Jerry Akaminko and exclusion of left back Jeffrey Schlupp means the Ghanaian squad is a little thin at the back, but in defiant tones Kwesi Appiah told the press at the team’s base in Miami that he had other options.