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Ghana goes global

Liliane Landor | 10:05 UK time, Friday, 23 June 2006

Ghana has just made it to the knock-out stages of the World Cup - within minutes Newshour gets the first interview with an elated President Kufuor (listen here).

World Service logoLots of "firsts" here - first time ever Ghana makes it to the World Cup, first African country to get past the group stage, and most important to the Ghanaians - first time Ghana beats the US.

Try reading that out loud and you'll understand the reaction of the Ghanaian president who tells us: "the mighty have fallen before us... we are going global!" He tells Newshour presenter Julian Marshall that he was so nervous he had to lock himself in his office to watch the match on his own!

We've headlined the story - of course. But it's not a lead though, not yet. We'll wait for Ghana to beat Brazil. Then it'll be a world lead!


  • 1.
  • At 11:12 AM on 23 Jun 2006,
  • Pat wrote:

Not the first time an African country has got past the first round - Cameroon Italia 1990, Nigeria USA 1994 and Senegal, S Korea/Japan 2002. So the fourth time.

  • 2.
  • At 11:48 AM on 23 Jun 2006,
  • Frank wrote:

I think she meant first time in this tournament..

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