Posts Tagged 'Angola 2010'

$250, 000 bonus for Ghana Black Stars

Black Stars during training session

Telecommunication sponsor of the Black Stars Glo Ghana presented $250, 000 (€184,582) bonus to the Black Stars for finishing second at the recent African Nations Cup in Angola. Ghana lost in a 1-0 final against Egypt for the latter to lift the cup for the seventh time and three times in a row. Continue reading ‘$250, 000 bonus for Ghana Black Stars’

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Ghana limp to AFCON final

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana's key striker

Ghana became the first country to qualify for the finals of the African Cup of Nations after beating traditional rivals Nigeria 1-0 in a hard fought semi-final on Thursday in Luanda. Continue reading ‘Ghana limp to AFCON final’

Ghana – Nigeria clash flood social media

The heat is on as two West African rivals Ghana and Nigeria face off in a potentially tense semi-final in Luanda, Angola. The highly anticipated match which has been dubbed “El Classico West Africana” by some media has flooded conversations on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading ‘Ghana – Nigeria clash flood social media’

African football rivals in cliffhanger

Northern African bitter rivals – Egypt and Algeria – and West African football giants Ghana and Nigeria are expected to showcase the finest African football today in the two semi-finals that have heightened tension.  It is repeat or revenge in both games that would decide who goes to the finals of the African Cup of Nations in Angola. Continue reading ‘African football rivals in cliffhanger’

Black Stars prove critics wrong in a nervy game

The Black Stars of Ghana slip through to the quarter finals of the African Cup of Nations after racing over the Stallions of Burkina Faso in a 1-0 game. It was a nervy game that saw the Stallions taking over the midfield in most parts of the game but Ghana’s youngster Dede Ayew was too much for the experience opponents. Continue reading ‘Black Stars prove critics wrong in a nervy game’

Angola 2010: Row over office TV ban in Ghana

Ghanaian civil servants have received a directive from President John Atta-Mills to switch off all television sets during working hours to ensure productivity. However, this has not gone down well with the government workers some of whom enjoy watching local movies even at the expense of work.
Continue reading ‘Angola 2010: Row over office TV ban in Ghana’

Angola 2010: My Heart Goes To…

Black Stars of Ghana celebrate World Cup berth

Black Stars of Ghana celebrate World Cup berth

All too soon another African Cup of Nations is here with us again. I love football and it is the passion of most Africans. Next to religion is football in most African countries.

“We love football. We eat football and eat football. We can even commit suicide if our club loses a crucial league game,” I remember Mohammed Mould, a Zamalek fan telling me when I was doing a sports piece in Egypt last year. Continue reading ‘Angola 2010: My Heart Goes To…’


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