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Rampant Death

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A Dead Thief

Lately, there have been rampant deaths here there. If its not caused by road accident, then its arm robber(s) or a thief caught and beaten to death by aggressive angry youth. Just about two weeks ago, I witness with my own two naked eyes, two thieves beaten to death and each tired against an electric pole for the police to come and pick them up. Just a week after, I heard on the radio another thief also beaten to death.

Not only it was sad to see two naked bodies lying dead but disheartening as well as these young guys could easily get something better doing with their lives if they could just sit, be patient and think about doing something better to gain a better source of living than stealing people’s hard earn properties and belongings.


Districts Of Accra, Osu

Osu is a district in central of Accra, well known when it comes to entertainment, African goodies, best restaurants, expensive goods and services,where tourist usually hang outs and its night life. The two most popular restaurants in Osu are papaye( experts with fried rice ) and Frankies ( best place to buy ice creams or have your dessert ). For authentic Ghanaian Cuisine head for the Osu night market where local dishes like banku and kenkey (Made from corn meal) are cooked freshly and served with assorted grilled fish and prawns (all prepared while you wait) at a fraction of the price one would pay in restaurants.

There is a popular street in Osu called Oxford Street, If you’re a tourist in you ever visited Ghana and had the chance to be in Accra then its likely you went to Oxford Street. Well known for hosting street carnivals in Osu especially every 31st of December.

The Ohene Ddjane Sports Stadium, the main sports stadium in Ghana which currently hosted the just ended CAN2008 finals is located in Osu. Osu also habours the Osu Castel ( a colonial fort ) which host Ghana’s governments.

If you’re visiting Ghana and need entertainment, then head off to Osu anytime you touch down.

The Disappointment

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The match ended 1:0 in favour of Ghana. Even though they won, much people where very disappointed because, they were expecting so much from them. They were expecting them to beat their Namibian counterparts by a slew of goals.

In the early minutes of the game, Ghana played so fast and aggressively, creating many changes but couldn’t make a good finish. The only goal of the game, came in the 41st minute by the golden leg of Junior Agogo who swiftly tap a long cross to the back of the net.

Ghana could have scored more goals, but they wasted all the chances that came their way.They where fortunate the Namibians didn’t couldn’t utilize the chances they had, they could have equalize or otherwise won the game.

With the highly disappointments from the black stars, you couldn’t hear jubilation all over like it was after the first Ghana match. This time, almost everyone was talking about the poor performance they exhibited especially with the inability to score more goals.

All bad words were on Asamoah Gyan because he had all the chances but couldn’t put the ball at the back of the net. He just plainly wasted them. The night is dull and everyone has gone to bed. Everywhere is quiet.

CAN2008 Round Down

Photo By: Akua-Frema Domfeh

This is just a quick round down of the first round of what has happened so far during the CAN2008. A just a basic statistics.

Total Goals For

Group A : 9

Group B : 2

Group C : 9

Group D : 6

Total in all : 26 goals

Total Goals and points for individual teams.

Group A
Name Goals Points
Morocco 5 3
Ghana 2 3
Guinea 1 0
Namibia 1 0

Group B
Name Goals Points
Ivory Coast 1 3
Mali 1 3
Benin 0 0
Nigeria 0 0

Group C
Name Goals Points
Egypt 4 3
Zambia 3 3
Cameroon 2 0
Sudan 0 0

Group D
Name Goals Points
Senegal 2 1
Tunisia 2 1
Angola 1 1
South Africa 1 1

Goals from individual players

Name Country Goals
Alloudi Soufiane(Top scorer) Morocco 3
Abdel Moteleb Abdrabou Egypt 2
Zidan Egypt 2
Samuel Etoo Cameroon 2
James Chamanga Zambia 1
Kennedy Nketani Zambia 1
Katongo Zambia 1
Salomon Kalou Ivory Coast 1
Sektioui Tarik Morocco 1
Zarka Monsef Morocco 1
Asamoah Gyan Ghana 1
Sulley Muntari Ghana 1
Oumar Kalabane Guinea 1
Fredrick Kanoute Mali 1
I. Jemaa Tunisia 1
M. Traui Tunisia 1
M.B. Sall Senegal 1
D. Kamara Senegal 1
M.A. Manucho Angola 1
E.V. Heerden South Africa 1

Thanks Anthony for compiling the names of the scorers.

Total number of penalties : 4

Photo By: Akua-Frema Domfeh

The Jubilation

There were jubilation all over just right when the match was about to start.
The streets parked with people. Nowhere to put your leg to have a comfort stand.
The football fever was just in the air.

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Photo By: David Niinoi

After the match the jubilation continues and this time worsen. Cars blowing their
horns till the driver fills tired. Non stop noise the whole night.
People have to cancel their dates and movements because there was no space to move.

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The Ghana Map

Map Of Ghana
This is Ghana Map. It contains the 10 regions of Ghana. You can see them all on the map image above. Some of the interesting regions includes, Great Accra, Ashanti region, Central region, Nothern region( up north can be very dry ), Brong Ahafo, Eastern region etc.

As you can see from the map, we share border with Togo on East, Ivory Coast on the West, Burkina Faso upper north.