Monday, September 7, 2009

How Ghana Beat Sudan and Lost

I think the average Ghanaian solemnly swears that they are honest and benevolent; religious even. You all eyed the unified support on TV, as Ghana walked over Sudan to qualify for South Africa 2010. Many good citizens bled GHC 20 for a VIP ticket, but couldn’t get a place to sit. Many more vermin did not pay at all, but sat on other people’s GHC-20 perches. So, we stood throughout the game. I bet the usurpers would have ‘surrendered seat’ if the claimant were a foreigner (so they could lather the legend of Ghanaian hospitality!) Fools!

18 comments:

  1. Eish NY!
    This surely stinks.
    Was it a problem of counterfeit tickets or an invasion of the peeving hitchhikers?
    I feel your pain.

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  2. Strong words....but true!

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  3. Hmm, I had actually wanted to go and watch the match Nana but given my experinces the last time decided TV was good enough - sorry you had such a raw deal.

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  4. See how you feel my pain, antye504.

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  5. I think, Posekyere, that it was a combination of both - fraudulent, counterfeiting officials, as well as common thieves.

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  6. My regret, Edward, is that I could not use stronger!

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  7. Yeah, Denise, I should have stuck to TV.

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  8. I'm grateful i did not got to the stadium as planned.

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  9. Hahaha...spot on. But I watched it on T.V.

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  10. Not to talk of the policeman who exclaimed that nothing could be done about it. And he didn't even know the section he had been detailed to espy.

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  11. Gameli, the stadium had its highs too. I saw each goal a couple of seconds before you, no? If you think that's nothing, please ask Usain Bolt's competitors :)

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  12. Yes, Kiz, I remember that cop. I left him out because I thought his mediocrity did not deserve a mention at all on an otherwise glorious day, overall.

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  13. Nana, I feel your pain. Sorry. I was a bit more fortunate since I had a seat which thankfully, made me spectator to an event that goes against the Ghanaian hospitality you describe. 3 young men had taken seats in front of me when they were approached by a white woman with daughter and a beaming grateful Ghana boy in tow to demand that they 'surrender their seats'. Oh my, did they give it to the white folk. The constant blasting and taunting was mixed with threats 'to brush' the white woman's face with one of those little flags. The Ghana boy was not spared for succumbing to white people in lieu of his Ghana boys (whose tickets bore the same seat numbers by the way). He was told to 'travel and see' and if he knew what was done to Ghana people abroad, he would quickly rubbish the idea of Ghanaian hospitality to foreigners. It was a rather interesting sight. So if it is any consolation at all, foreigners were treated no differently than you. Sorry again!

    But GO BLACK STARS!!! Now let's go get the cup. Who said I am not allowed to dream :-)

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  14. Well, then, Bio, no harm done, or bones broken.

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