Yes! We lost to America on Monday but all is certainly not lost and Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah is making sure of that and to leave a lasting impression of Ghana in Brazil.
The ‘Ghana Village’ which was set up on Monday, June 16 ahead of the Ghana-USA fixture is keeping all Ghanaians in Brazil together to be hopeful and keep their hope alive for the rest of our group stage matches.
The ‘Ghana Village’ is a trade and culture hub, which will be active in Natal where the Black Stars are based for a period of the World Cup, aims to project the investment potential of the country to Brazil and all participating countries in the world cup.
The hub can boast of an exhibition Centre for Ghanaian world cup merchandise, arts and crafts as well as a musical stage which has become not only a hot spot for everyone in Natal to enjoy Ghanaian music but African music at large.
On Monday, the Ghana Village opened with performances by Amanzeba and Gyedu Blay Ambolley. On Tuesday, it pulled thousands of patrons with live performances from Ambolley and the Shabo Crew Band. Natal also went alive and partying with one of Ghana’s finest, DJ Nii Ayi Tagoe, as he hit the deck with some of the biggest tunes out of Ghana for the listening and dancing pleasure of the multicultural audience.
Present at the centre was the Minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, who used the occasion to inspire Ghanaians not to give up but continue to support and pray for victory for the Ghana black Stars in the world cup. Other guests included world cup ambassador, John Dumelo, actress Nana Ama McBrown, 4Syte TV CEO Ignace Hego, the Ahwoi brothers, Dr Kojo Bonsu and many others.
Checkout video footage of what is going on at “Ghana Village” so far: