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Future Black Stars

Thierry Gouegnon/Twenty Ten

A feature from the Soccer World Cup 2010: Ghana

Location: New Takoradi, Ghana

Young boys play football on the beach.

With the Ghanaian Black Stars making it further than any other African team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, young boys throughout Ghana have been inspired by the game of football.

In the fishing district of New Takoradi, children can often be found at the seaside practising their soccer skills. Young boys give themselves the names of their idols in the national team and mark the goal posts with their country’s flag, small indicators of the pride they feel to be Ghanaian.

For these children, football is not only a way to pass hot afternoons at the beach, it is preparation for a dream that they nurture of one day being able to represent their country as soccer heroes like those who made it to the World Cup quarter finals.

Un enfant pose, pour une photo avec son ballon a la main le 3 juin 2010 a newTakoradi, au Ghana. New Takoradi est un quartier de pecheurs de la ville de Takoradi ou les jeunes enfants jouent au foot sur la plage. Twenty Ten/ Thierry Gouegnon.

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