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Nanama Keita is a Gambian journalist who has written articles for a number of Africa publications including the The Daily Observer and a range of online websites including Gambia Now.
In this article Nanama talks about the Ghanaian national team being the first team to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Here is a snippet of the text article. You can purchase the full article the Twenty Ten Project’s Africa Media Online Website
Nanama Keita/Daily Observer/Twenty Ten
When Ghana became the first African country to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, the cash register started ringing in the West African nation.
The Black Stars over-came visiting Sudan 2-0 in the Group D joint qualifiers in Accra on September 6, to earn themselves a second successive appearance in the 79-year-old World Cup tournament.
The World’s most prestigious football event, which is played once every four years, will come with its usual tears, controversy and the triumphs and millions of us will be bound to our seats for four action-packed weeks.
Although the tournament will be over in just four weeks, the economic legacy of the 32-team tournament may be felt longer in the cocoa-rich nation of Ghana.
With qualification now in the bag, the Black Stars and their faithful, now believe huge financial opportunities will come pouring into the country.
Projections, based on the team’s first-ever appearance in Germany 2006, suggest the gold-rich West African nation could benefit from up to US$15m.
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