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World Cup: Africa’s pride brewed in Ghana’s pot

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The AFRICA UNITED campaigner in the ongoing 2010 FIFA World Cup, MTN which is also the official mobile operator of the tournament has poured immeasurable accolades on the Black Stars for their deathless spirit in keeping the African spirit in the World Cup still alive.

MTN believes that the current status of the Black Stars in the tournament should never be mistaken as an accident as the whole world is yet to see why the black star which is the fourth colour in the Ghana Flag colour spectrum represents the Hope of Africa.

Indeed, Pele’s predictions that an African team will win the World Cup before the turn of the century should be given more than just a passing consideration. Even though Pele might have been a decade off, his namesake, the Ghanaian legendary, Abedi Pele has also made a similar prediction and surely that shall come to pass.

Having won the U-17 World Championship playing 10 men against Brazilians’ at the finals, Ghanaians have already proven enough to the whole world that the top height in world soccer should never be mistaken as the exclusive preserve of any section of the football society. At the moment, Ghana has the world best U-17 player (Dominic Adiyiah) and the current 2nd best player in terms of ball control in the ongoing FIFA 2010 World Cup (Asamoah Gyan). In three of their games, the Black Stars have consistently won the “man of the match” award.

Above all, the Black Stars are enjoying a strong home-continent advantage because the entire continent of Africa is solidly behind them. The Black Stars entered the World Cup tournament in a very glitzy form. They safely secured their qualification before conceding the first goal since the start of their qualification matches. They are said to be the youngest and inexperienced side in the entire tournament, but nevertheless, they are the best side.

It can be recalled that when MTN secured the GH₵65million mobile operatorship right of the FIFA 2010 World Cup, one ambition was heralded – galvanizing an unprecedented support for the “Africa’s 6 Pack” namely; South Africa, Cameroun, Nigeria, Cote D’ivoire, Algeria and the almighty Ghana. It was bizarre to see 5 of the 6 countries sent out at the Group stage of the tournament. However, it is heartwarming to see Ghana still blazing in the Can-Do spirit they possess. As Ghanaians, let us keep this spirit alive.

The Black Stars will log horns with the Uruguans on Friday 2nd July 2010 and nothing short of victory is expected.

Coincidently, 2nd July, is just a day after Ghana gained her republican status on 1st July 1960, and the spirit therein will definitely catapult the Stars to another height in global football. MTN is beaming with confidence that before the end of this year’s world cup tournament, a new Pride in Africa’s football will be experienced.

As we all tout for victory for the Black Stars come Friday, MTN is proud to be leading in creating excitement unparalleled anywhere else in Ghana. At the MTN FIFA 2010 viewing centers football fans across the country can enjoy the fullest World Cup Soccer fever. These centers offer the needed euphoria you desire. Treat yourself with astounding football renditions accompanied with sounds of Vuvuzelas blaring deafeningly amid the glitz and glamour at the Int’l Conference Center, Accra Mall, Air force Officers Mess, Aviation Social Center, Royal Larmetta Hotel (Kumasi), Jackson’s Park (Takoradi), etc.

Source: MTN

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