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Obour’s Lucky Charm=Ghana’s Success

Ghana has been the only African team to make it to the Round of 16 and the way things look right now they may just progress to the quarter finals. Ghana’s journey so far has been quite an interesting one. If you look at the group stages you will notice that they have scored only 1 goal each in both games and both these goals have come from penalties. How lucky are they? Maybe, just maybe, a little luckier than the others at the tournament…. And the reason could be OBOUR! All of you who have watched the first match have definitely seen this man, that is if you were paying attention. I wouldn’t know about you but he certainly fascinated me.

Obour belongs to the Ashanti tribe, the largest tribe in Ghana. This tribe like many others attaches a special importance to herbs and their uses. Now in that pot are some herbs that are mixed together. The herbs are then lit in order to produce smoke and it is this smoke that is said to ward of all evil. Interesting? The words on the poster Awurade Kasa say “God should speak”

That is Ghana’s little story of Big Luck!

*Koodela is a friend of Obour and he was kind enough to give us this information. 
Thanks Koodela!


Ghana v Australia

1st Half Analysis

What a first half it has been… Klumsy Kingston gave Australia the lead at 11’. The Socceroos thought they had something cooking up here… with a win they would be right back into the competition….. but, that did not happen. Kewell was sent off for handling the ball in the penalty area and a spot kick was awarded. Gyan converted it into to a goal which brought the Black Stars right back into the game.

If Australia have to get anything out of this they need to defend well enough so that they do not concede anymore goals. Ghana proving to be the better side in the first half do stand a chance to take away all 3 points from this fixture. With the scores leveled at 1-1 the second half promises to be interesting. (more…)

Serbia v Ghana

1st Half Analysis

Milovan Rajevac a Serbian, manages the Ghana National Football Team. His team played Serbia today. I’m guessing it was a very emotional moment for him when the Serbian National Anthem was played.

Now according to me, Ghana played well. They were more of an attaching team in comparison to Serbia and the only reason why they have not yet scored