“For the rest of eternity, this will never change, the first African nation to win a game in a World Cup hosted in Africa is & forever will be- Ghana -Raise a fist Black Star…congratulations ..bafana bafana 3 points for Ghana “(Sam Murchison). This was the message I woke up to this morning from my paddy/friend from the Bay Area ( California). This is why I love this man because he has a way of bringing it home! I sat down for a moment & just said WOW! I had been so besides myself & on such an indescribable high for Ghana’s win that I had not even soaked in the historical significance of the win, not just in World Cup history but tied back to Dr. Nkrumah, Ghana’s independence & the Black Star Nation being the ones to lead the way toward the wind of change in Africa to freedom, Independence & forward movements for the entire continent!
As Asmoah Gyan said “Every African is behind us..I salute all you guys. We win this match for you“. The love I received from my global Africans from all over the world via every type of technology possible, let me know that on Sunday most of the world felt the shine of the Black Star in their hearts! There’s just something about the Black Star Nation’s spirit that has always & continues to captivate the world & at the core of that is the people & the love & pride that we have for our nation.
I am proud to be Ghanaian everyday all day, but today there’s a certain type of fire that burns in my soul with pride, one that makes me feel as if I was standing at Black Star Square as Dr. Kwame Nkrumah announced Ghana’s Independence and said “We have awakened. We will not sleep anymore. Today, from now on, there is a new African in the world…We are going to see that we create our own African personality and identity. We again rededicate ourselves in the struggle to emancipate other countries in Africa; for our independence is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of the African continent.”
Ghana’s Independence will always be in the history books as the first sub-Saharan African Nation whose independence led to most of the continent also attaining their independence with a continental push toward a United States of Africa. As Dr. Nkrumah proclaimed “Forward Then To The United States of Africa“. This year alone marks the 50th anniversary of independence for 17 African nations who were led to attaining their individual independence after Ghana had attained hers & served as an example while aiding other African nations to attain their own.
Africa I salute You & Miss you! Ghana I am beyond Proud to be your loyal Black Star daughter! It’s Time For Africa!
Ghana VS. Serbia-Historical World Cup Win
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