Sep
05

C K GYAMFI WAS THE MOST INTELLIGENT PLAYER/COACH GHANA EVER HAD

  C K GYAMFI WAS GHANA’S MOST INTELLIGENT PLAYER/COACH  EVER By CAMERON DUODU Some footballers are good at the game but not too intelligent as persons. Others are intelligent human beings but not too good at the game itself. To be an intelligent footballer is thus a very rare combination. Except in one case –… Continue reading »

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Jul
11

FROM ‘SHABO-SHABO’ TO ‘TEARY-TEARY’: THE GREAT HISTORY OF GHANA FOOTBALL, FEATURING ‘MAGICIAN’ EDWARD ACQUAH

 FROM ‘SHABO-SHABO’ TO ‘TEARY-TEARY’: THE GREAT HISTORY OF GHANA FOOTBALL, FEATURING ‘MAGICIAN’ EDWARD ACQUAH By CAMERON DUODU May,1960.Ghana Black Stars 5  Blackpool Of England 1 How Edward Acquah Nearly Got Me Into Trouble By CAMERON DUODU A great footballer died in poverty on 5 October 2011; but during his heyday 50 years ago, Edward Acquah… Continue reading »

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May
26

REAL MADRID ANAAAAA!

REAL MADRID ANAAAAAA! By CAMERON DUODU Ever since a cantankerous Spanish consular official in London inexplicably refused  to grant me a visa to attend a conference on “The Short Story” at the University of Madrid, I have observed  Spain with glasses tinted with pain. When I see Lionel Messi scoring goals that remind me of… Continue reading »

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Mar
30

Asamoah Gyan Anaaaaaaa!

Asamoah Gyan’s goal, which brought the scoreline to England 1, Ghana 1, was one of the most intricate goals I have ever seen scored. Asamoah Gyan was well and truly surrounded, and challenged at every turn. But he kept weaving and tapping the ball along and just melting his way through the crowd. And then… Continue reading »

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Jun
30

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WAS ROBERT MENSAH AFRICA’S GREATEST-EVER GOALKEEPER? 1.  The Ghanaian Times 27th October, 2011 HOW ROBERT MENSAH ‘INVADED’ MY HOUSE 40 YEARS AGO! By Cameron Duodu Goalkeeper Robert Mensah I heard the news that Ghana’s leading goalkeeper, Robert Mensah, was dead, before my two boys woke up that morning of 2 November 1971.  The previous 24 hours had… Continue reading »

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