14.06.2010 World Cup

Ghana Goes Gay

By Daily Guide
Ghana Goes Gay
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Ghana went into a jamboree yesterday when referee Héctor Baldassi of Argentina blew his final whistle to bring the Group D match between the Black Stars and Serbia to an end.

The Black Stars silenced their critics winning by a lone goal via Asamoah Gyan's 85th minute penalty strike sending scores of Ghanaians across the nation into ecstasy and wild jubilation.

Ghana was the first African country to win at the tournament after a draw by host South Africa and losses by Nigeria and Algeria.

In Accra, Charles Nixon Yeboah reports that scores of Ghanaians wearing T-shirts, bracelets and other paraphernalia branded in the national colours in parts of Accra especially Nima, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Adabraka, Osu, Dansoman and Abeka Lapaz, trooped onto the streets amid drumming and dancing.

They blew their 'vuvuzela', a fashionable trademark horn immediately proceedings were brought to an end.

The atmosphere was so charged and frenzied that people were elated as they celebrated with the anticipation that all Ghanaians regardless of their differences would unite.  

Commercial drivers including taxis and private vehicle owners were also not left out as they blew their horns to signify their joyous mood and merry making.

From Tamale in the north through Kumasi to Nsawam, Takoradi and Cape Coast in the west, Tema and Ho in the east, the whole of the country was thrown into rapturous jubilation deep into the night.  

The highly elated Samuel Osei Kuffuor who was a panelist on Super Sports said he was happy that the Stars had beaten the Serbians, adding that they would go ahead to kill the Australians and destroy the Germans.

Morgan Owusu also reports from Kumasi that it was a good-looking scene of wild jubilation in the capital of the Ashanti Region when the Black Stars picked the maximum three points in their first match in the ongoing World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

 Jubilant supporters clad in assorted Black Stars and Ghana paraphernalia quickly jumped onto the streets to celebrate Ghana's first ever opening group win in World Cup history.

Singing an assortment of inspiring 'jama' songs, the ecstatic supporters flooded the streets of the Garden City to commemorate Ghana's important victory.

Almost all the major streets in Kumasi were inundated with joyous supporters, who though were not in South Africa, blasted the popular vuvusela horn.

The streets of Bantama, Ash-Town, Asafo, Krofrom, Dichemso, among others had the most patronage as blissful supporters literally captured these suburbs to enjoy the significant win of the senior team.

As expected, drinking bars were filled to capacity, as idyllic supporters stormed various drinking spots to take their favourite drinks as part of the wonderful celebrations.

Commercial drivers touted their horns to take part in the celebrations which are expected to continue until Saturday, June 19, when the Black Stars will take their next opponents.

Meanwhile, in the other Group D match, Germany thrashed Australia by 4 goals at the end of their encounter in Durban yesterday. Germany now leads the group with 3 points and four goals. Ghana has 3 points with a goal while Australia and Serbia have no point.