On countless occasions at major sporting events, Ghana has emerged as the team of choice for the neutrals.
Our ability to bond with strangers, open mindedness, fun loving nature and general excitement at being with foreigners appeals to people who love the game of soccer just for the fun of it.
In South Africa 2010, “The whole world” was behind us except Luiz Suarez and his “satanic” hand.
Unfortunately, for the very first time, we risk going into a major tournament as black sheep and to some extent public enemy number one.
All this is the doing of one evil and selfish glory hunter- Kweku Bonsam. Perhap worse than his boss- satan, the self acclaimed Ghana’s most powerful witch doctor had the effrontery to brag about causing harm to the World’s most popular footballer heading into the world cup.
This assertion has been very highly publicized and is currently one of the most viewed news items on a number of international news sites the past week. Goal.com, arguably the most popular soccer news site in the world is just an example.
The comments underneath this news confirm how the world has taken the news. http://www.goal.com/en/news/89/africa/2014/06/04/4860608/i-am-behind-ronaldo-injury-problems-claims-witch-doctor?ICID=SP
Kweku Bossam may have done his trade the trick it needs to attract more “ignorant” clients both domestically and internationally but if he has an iota of pride in being a Ghanaian, then he should be ashamed of what he said and regret its impact on the nation’s image.
Our overly zealous and unreasonably sensational media houses should also share the blame. Serious discerning media house give the right people the platform to contribute to what is trending.
How on earth would a serious media house give Kweku Bonsam a platform on a sports program when we have credible voices and brains of the game?
The hard truth is Ronaldo means more money to FIFA than the entire Black Stars Team put together. Singularly, he sells more jerseys than our whole national team players put together.
His over Fifty Million fans on facebook alone is nearly twice the population of Ghana. FIFA would rather have him at Brazil than Ghana as a nation.
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