‘Heroes Forever’ launched

15 years ago

Entertainment producers who run Ghana’s compact disc outlets with sales from the music and videos are certainly in for a match as the nation’s passion, football, joins in on the shelves for the first time.

‘Heroes Forever’, close to an hour’s well scripted and good staging video documentary on DVD traces one of Ghana Football’s most glorious moments, the qualification and the debut of the Black Stars at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

The documentary, the first archived material on the Black Stars’ journey to the World Cup was made possible by headline sponsor of the Black Stars, Gold Fields Ghana Limited with the support of the Ghana Football Association was launched in Accra on Thursday.

Sports journalist, Michael Oti Adjei introduces the passion-filled documentary which shows how Ghana got off its dream of making it to the World Cup for the first time right from the qualifying round to the round of 16 stages at the World Cup.

It shows the difficult times and the massive cash injection by Gold Fields Ghana Limited, who became the team’s headline sponsor from then, a partnership which became the turning point in the team’s success to Germany 2006.

The documentary has interviews with FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi and Fred Pappoe, Vice President of the Football Association as both men talk about the dream, difficult times, the support from Gold Fields Ghana Limited, the World Cup itself and the role of sponsorship to the development of the game.

Then Ghana captain, Stephen Appiah comes in with some memorable quotes.

“Everything was solid,” the Ghana captain recollects the organisation and the package handed the team by the Ghana Football Association.

“Players need to have a sound mind and when you have a sound mind then you can deliver,” Stephen Appiah says in the documentary.

Teammate, Michael Essien is also featured in the interview about the World Cup.

The documentary which clearly depicts Ghana’s passion, football, and is out on sale.

Anytime you pop into any of the CD outlets, never mind stocking your collection with one of the rare moments in Ghana’s Football history, ‘Heroes Forever’.