Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Human Relief All Stars
Took a short hop to Tamale
After a long haul flight to Accra
To the aroma of the Kukuo bakery
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First stop is Kpaling
An encounter so very brief
Honoured by the locals
We met the village chief
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The women came out in force
Their happiness was rife
We joined them at gushing wells
Yes, water really is life
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But football was the main force
Behold the beautiful game
We were awestruck by such talent
Back home it’s no way the same
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I yelled, “Over here Marcus!”
Circled by a group of three
Was really hailing our photo wizard
Kids thought ‘mark us’, was my plea
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Football in Bamvom and Moglaa
Pro touch coaching in Nanton Zuo
Matchday in Tolon
Game time in Agona Asafo
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Shaikhs Muhammad, Ali, Adam
Richard, Nizar, Waseem
Abdal, Hannan, Abu, Shaheed
Haruna, Marcus, Emdad, Kassim,
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They welcomed us Akwaaba
Our friends faces shine with gleam
We bid goodbye to Ghana
Nante yie proclaim the team
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© emdad Rahman
A gift to the people of Ghana…
We had a memorable week in Ghana coaching kids. The memories will last forever.
thanks for sharing!
It made me lookup google maps straight away to trace your journey.
for all the coaching, I’m sure you got just as much out of the trip as your hosts did.
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Great lines asnd what a great adventure …any pics Emdad …would love to feature this on the main home page here… please email me any images C
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28th April 2018 at 12:36 pm
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27th April 2018 at 2:07 pm
1st March 2019 at 11:35 am
Thank you, great story.
Thank you and thanks for the share
1st March 2019 at 11:34 am
28th February 2019 at 4:26 pm
Poem & save!
We got our first colour tv for that Mexico World Cup.
The best ever as far as I’m concerned, on so many levels.
27th February 2019 at 11:57 am
So many great lines here Nicholas ..and a big welcome to Football Poets. Keep on and more please.
I’m really interstged to know where you live now…and which period you lived and played in – in S.Africa and where? I lived there during apartheid long before Mandela’s release – running a New Age clothing shop on Claremont Cape Town 1972-1979 (as you do!) Now I still perform poetry live and drum on the terraces with a New Age (Vegan) club in League Two (and the next village) Forest Green . Keep on my friend. C
27th February 2019 at 11:50 am
So many great lines here Nicholas. More please. A big welcome to Football Poets. What period did you live and play in S.Africa and where?. I lived in Joburg and Cape Town during aprtheid 1972-1979. Keep on.
23rd February 2019 at 8:21 am
As Phil Tuffnell would say on Question of Sport :
“Good shout John!”
21st February 2019 at 9:53 am
Great words Geof…..hope life is treating you well in Mallorca.I know you love Wolves but do you ever get to see RCF Deportivo/Mallorca? By the way please tag your poem (Wolves) before you submit it. I’ve done it for you this time time. cheers. C
16th February 2019 at 12:54 pm
Much appreciated Dachlan, even more so from a Toffee 🙂
My Dad was a scouse red through and he married into a family of die- hard blue-noses!