Africa's Football Legends

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Xlibris Corporation, 8 set 2009 - 250 pagine

There is no shortage of African talent in European Football. In fact, a definitive list of the continent´s finest players in England´s top flight alone, for example, is extremely difficult to compile. Considering that talents such as Michael Essien, Didier Drogba, Kolo Toure, Benni McCarthy, El-Hadji Diouf and Yakubu are all regularly on display week-in, week-out, African football fans have a multitude of riches to admire. Notwithstanding, Africa’s main concern must be towards capturing the coveted FIFA World Cup.

THE BIG QUESTION IS: If Africa were that good in football why are they not showing it at the FIFA World Cup? So far no African team (country) has gone beyond the FIFA World Cup quarter final. Ghana and Cameroon have shown class at one time and once made it to the 8th stage though. Senegal and Nigeria have also once made it past the first 16th stage.

No doubt, Africa has the football talents; let’s pray and hope her officials live up to the challenge in shaping their national team’s spirit to tangible results. Just getting to the 16th stage is not good enough for the euphoria. Africa can do better than merely showing up. I predict a great showing in South Africa 2010, at least to 8th stage, (the semi-finals) and winning in Brazil in 2014. The question then is: Which African country is ready to meet this challenge? The truth of the matter is any of the African teams is capable.
This book looks at the history of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and goes on to feature Africa’s great footballers Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.




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Informazioni sull'autore (2009)

Okyere Bonna combines investigative writing with the heart of an experienced and caring teacher. His graduate level training is from the prestigious Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio in the United States where he earned his MBA and MS in Education.

He earned his BA (with honors) in Political Science and Religions from the University of Ghana where he served as SRC Secretary and as executive committee member of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in 1989/90.

Okyere is a soccer fan and has also played amateur soccer at the secondary and college levels. He attended Opoku Ware School and St Louis Secondary School for his “O” level and “A” Level certification respectively. He is also affiliated with Konongo Odumasi and Asanteman Secondary Schools as well as Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he completed a year studies of sociology in 1986.

Okyere Bonna has published various books and articles on social and political issues concerning Ghana. He is also known for his Vocabulary Trailblazers For Christian Youth Series, a line of books written to enhance Christian education. He is a former Vice- President of Ghana Investment Club. Okyere Bonna currently serves as the Secretary of the Ghana Leadership Union, Inc. and a business executive in the United States.



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