World Cup 2014: More Cheers, No Tears

Ghana may have lost her opening match to the USA last Monday, but the country is winning something with the Ghana Village which was set ahead of the Ghana-USA fixture.

According to a report by Ameyaw Debrah, the trade and culture hub, which is expected to be active in Natal throughout the 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 Ghana Village boosts of an exhibition centre for Ghanaian World Cup merchandise, art and crafts as well as a music stage which has become a hotspot for everyone in Natal to enjoy Ghanaian music and African music.

On Monday, the Ghana Village opened with performances by Amandeba And Gyedu Blay Ambolley. On Tuesday, it drew thousands of patrons with live performances from Ambolley and the Shabo Crew Band.

Natal also went 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 center was the Minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, who used the occasion to inspire Ghanaians not 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, Mr. Kwasi Ahwoi and Mr. Kojo Bonsu, mayor of Kumasi.