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
See in context
27th April 2018 at 2:07 pm
18th June 2018 at 3:13 am
what is Robbie like?
You are not alone Kev!
16th June 2018 at 7:11 am
15th June 2018 at 10:01 am
Now that’s what I call ‘fast work’ (ouch) Emdad!
15th June 2018 at 6:55 am
quite some epic here
Willie sprays it on the line
World Cup haiku’s back!
13th June 2018 at 3:40 pm
Good to hersr form you Peter..Not sure what you mean by:
“The images on our TV
In black and white they transfixed me..”
…being a bit dodge Peter? Can you explain ?
We got our first B/W TV in 1957.
The World Cup in 658 was in black and white…but coverage was random. onml;y ayt night except on the weerkdn (!) and it weas basically whatever the Swedish TV company decided to put out live or recorded with sometimes only the second half live. You can check online.Hence the lines further on down….
No choices like we have today
You watched whatever anyway
11th June 2018 at 12:55 pm
At this stage, all we have is hope. Dammit.
10th June 2018 at 1:21 pm
World Cup 1958, what an emotional year for British football. England bereft of Byrne, Edwards and Taylor, lost in the Munich Air Disaster. Wales going out in the quarter finals 1-0 to a Pele goal, with John Charles sitting in the stands because he’s been kicked black and blue by the Hungarians in the previous game. Even his presence at the tournament had been touch and go as Juventus has been reluctant to let him participate. King John, who played centre half for Wales and centre forward for Juventus, and could play in any position on the field. I thank God that in my life I was able to see the Busby Babes, and John Charles’ Wales, play.
9th June 2018 at 5:58 am
have been emailing you (June 2018) but it bounces back… can you email me on email@example.com ta C
8th June 2018 at 7:12 am
The rhyme at Lines 3 and 4 is a bit dodge, Crispin???