Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Ghana 2, Morocco 0--a Resounding Trounce!
I could hardly believe my ears when I came out of the kitchen to hear that no less than Michael Essien, Chelsea superstar, had maximised the opportunity provided by a free kick to lop a goal into the Moroccan goal, securing our first goal in the match.
Essien has always confused the family: there's alot of international hype about him, but rarely had we seen him perform like yesterday. Oftentimes, we've heard how he manages the battle well in the mid-field, but then it's like he fades into dyspeptic significance. Yesterday was truly an exception--the man reputed to be the highest paid in the world of football really showed his style and skill--and teamwork.
Teamwork,because the second goal was delivered by Portsmouth-based Sulley Muntari, who executed a swift finish thanks to the cunning pass by Essien.
Many column inches will be written about this historic day, when some of the colleagues left the office a tad earlier to go the stadium to watch the match at the Ohene- Djan stadium, and the day when just pasisng GOIL on the Spintex Road, we would hear Ghana's scoring of the first goal, and be greeted by tooting horns, flashing lights from passing cars draped with the Ghana flag; and general hysteria for what would prove to be a resounding trounce of the Morocco.
[picture shows a digital camera capture of a member of the Black Stars team on television]