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Sep 13

CAN YOU HAVE DEMOCRACY WITHOUT DEMOCRATS?

Can You Have Democracy Without Democrats? By Cameron Duodu   Democracy is not a concept that is too difficult to understand. It allows for what can be put in the Ghanaian language, Twi, as ‘ka-bi-ma-me-nka bi’: (literally, “You say your piece — and let me too say mine”.) But “saying one’s piece” throws up several …

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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 – …

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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 …

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Jun 14

BS WILL WIN THE WC!

‘‘BS’ WILL WIN THE WORLD CUP”! By CAMERON DUODU I am not a betting man. I was cured of that vice when one morning, instead of buying myself a delicious breakfast before I went to school (hmm — it was some “breakfast” – kokonte plus cow-tail-and-cow-entrails-soup: the sort whose ‘fragrance’ never leaves your hands, even …

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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 …

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Nov 24

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN NOT ONE BUT TWO FOOTBALLERS COURT DELIBERATE RED CARDS?

There are worse things in football than getting deliberately sent off After Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos’s red cards for Real Madrid, Uefa might do better to ignore the fuss Not much seems to be going smoothly for Scottish referees at the moment, but whatever your take on the rights and wrongs of the escalating …

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Jun 08

Why we Africans love football so much By CAMERON DUODU

There is a joke making the rounds of the Internet. It shows a pregnant woman lying on a bed in a labour ward, trying to give birth. The doctor sitting near her is wearing his white overalls. And he is staring at a computer screen. But the screen isn’t showing anything in connection with the …

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