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24Hrs Nationwide Fasting And Prayers To Be Held For Black Stars Ahead Of World Cup

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The Ghana Football Association has announced October 21 and 23 as National Days of fasting and prayers for the Black Stars ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. An official artwork shared across all social media platforms mentioned Friday, October 21st as a fasting and prayer day for Muslims while Sunday, October 23rd for … Read more

PHOTO: Fancy Gadam Reacts After Seeing Wakaso In Tears — See

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Uprising Ghanaian Afropop and Reggae/Dancehall musical artiste, Mujahid Ahmed Bello, better known by his stage name Fancy Gadam has left a heartwarming message on his Twitter handle after seeing Black Stars player Mubarak Wakaso cry in a photo. As a dedicated footballer like Mubarak Wakaso who worked extra hard to raise the name of Ghana … Read more

Video- Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan Shares Money In Traffic

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Asamoah Gyan

The captain of the senior national team Black Stars of Ghana Asamoah Gyan has been spotted in a video that has gone viral on social media dishing out money to people on the street.

The captain of the Black Stars is one of the richest footballers in Africa and arguably the richest in Ghana. He lives in a three million dollars mansion in Accra called Basilica De Baby Jet so “money no be problem” as Sarkodie normally says in his music.

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Take a Bow: ‘Local Coach’ James Kwesi Appiah to Debut on the World Stage-World Cup 2014 | ‘The Black Man is Capable Of Managing His Own Affairs’

James Kwesi Appiah
James Kwesi Appiah

When the Black Stars line up late tonight to take on the might of the United States of America, a little bit of history which is being threatened to be overshadowed by all the brouhaha of a world cup is going to take place. For the first time in the history of Ghana, the Black Stars are going to be led by a black man on the world stage, at the senior level.

Admittedly ours is a short romance with the world cup, this just being our 3rd tournament overall, but this does not in any way diminish the significance of the occurrence. Ghana’s first president Dr Nkrumah is amongst other things, famous for his utterance that “the black man is capable of managing his own affairs”. And after trusting in the white man to take us to our first two world cups, Kwesi Appiah was given the chance and has, rather spectacularly, led the team to the world cup in a manner more flamboyant than either of his predecessors could manage.

We have a rather unfortunate tendency in this country to dismiss the value of our own products, and this pertained to our choice of a national team coach for a long time. Which is why the exploits of Kwesi Appiah should not be glossed over, as in being successful he makes a case not only for himself, but for all local coaches and for our ability to perform just as well as the foreigner given the right conditions.

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Kwesi Appiah’s initial appointment was met with incredulity and indifference by a large section of the Ghanaian public. There were those who believed a local coach was the way to go, but Kwesi Appiah himself was largely untested as a manager at the top level. Admittedly, he had been assistant coach of the Black Stars for several years prior; this did not however diminish the calls of his critics who felt he was entirely out of his depth.

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