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
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!
15th February 2019 at 8:53 am
What s superb poet you are Sharon! This from a Toffee.
13th February 2019 at 4:21 pm
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13th February 2019 at 4:13 pm
I’m somewhat envious that you have this ahead of you! Crispin made my son’s first game special beyond compare when he arranged for the Forest Green Rovers stadium announcer to welcome him to the New Lawn at half time. For as long as I live I’ll remember the look on my son’s face as he heard his name echoing around the ground. Thanks for reminding me just how important these events are.
13th February 2019 at 4:04 pm
I’m 110% with you on this. Spot on.
12th February 2019 at 1:52 pm
such a beautiful poem – one I wish I’d written. Thanks for sharing.
12th February 2019 at 11:23 am
It is a beautiful poem indeed.
11th February 2019 at 12:19 pm
This is such a beautiful poem Simon and incredibly moving. Thanks for posting this.
30th January 2019 at 7:44 pm
Well in Crispin.
27th January 2019 at 2:54 pm
I went to see Cefn Druids play in a cup game back in 2007. What a lovely club they are. There are a group of lads who went to Exeter Uni years ago and one day they decided to find a football club where the ground was the hardest to get to from Exeter, Cefn Druids it was, and they have a reunion once a year since that first game many moons ago!