World Cup success documented

13 years ago

A year after Ghana's 2006 World Cup story, a 120-page book has been launched to celebrate the team's success.

Ghana's sitting Vice-President; Alhaji Aliu Mahama on Thursday unveiled the book titled - "Pride and Glory - The story of the Black Stars in Germany 2006" in Accra.

The book, which recalls the build up to the World Cup and the heroic round-of-16 place by the Black Stars on their debut, was authored by four seasoned Ghanaian sports journalists - Joe Aggrey, Ken Bediako, Ebo Quansah and Felix Abayateye, with editorial work done by journalist and a media consultant, Kwesi Gyan Appenteng.

Alhaji Aliu Mahama revelled in the team’s performance which culminated in a new direction for the country football unified the nation and also brought joy and pride to the ordinary citizenry.

"The spirit among Ghanaians during the World Cup was Ghana first and other things secondary," the vice-president said.

Leader of Ghana’s Local Organising Committee for CAN 2008, Dr. Kofi Amoah, who chaired the gathering, said the performance of the Black Stars at the World Cup was a milestone in changing the fortunes of the country and its people through the game of soccer.

Dr. Amoah congratulated the Ghana Football Association for the feat of the Black Stars while lauding the idea to document the sterling performance of the team.