Published April 20, 2014
Hot , Insight , sports
Tags: africa, Football, ghana, juju, Malawi, soccer, superstition, tanzania, vodoo
The stadium is packed. Tension grips the air. The atmosphere tingles with excitement. The camera turns to one side of the arena and there is a huge man with a protruding belly fully dressed in African regalia. Both hands are aloft with live fowls. He looks to be in a trance as he paces back and forth, left and right and keeps chanting silently, words no one can understand. Continue reading ‘The gods of African football – Do they listen to prayers?’
Anas Aremeyaw Anas
One of the most decorated investigative journalists in Africa, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, looks very athletic, but apparently what he hates is the most followed game on earth, football. The Ghanaian, who operates incognito, at least for the past 11 years, opened his doors to Goal.com to share with the public why he sees the beautiful game as ugly. Continue reading ‘GHANA: I hate football – Anas Aremeyaw Anas’
In Ghana it is very common to see the name of God, Allah and Jesus conspicuously in the naming of small wayside businesses – cosmetic, lotto, salon, barbering shops and drinking spots – and even in inscriptions on vehicles in town.
Continue reading ‘Ghana: God takes over shops’