Home Sports Redskin The lasting pain and pride of Ghana’s 2010 World Cup run SportsRedskin The lasting pain and pride of Ghana’s 2010 World Cup run November 4, 2020 3 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp From the book From the Jaws of Victory: A History of Football’s Nearly Men compiled and edited by Adam Bushby and Rob MacDonald. Copyright © 2020. Published by Halcyon Publishing. All rights reserved. A month before the 2010 World Cup began, FIFA announced the different slogans that would adorn the team buses for each of the 32 participating nations. They ranged from the charmingly cheesy (New Zealand’s “Kickin’ it Kiwi style”) to the vaguely morbid (Slovenia’s “With eleven brave hearts to the end”), but Ghana’s transport rallying cry was particularly unique. “The hope of Africa.” It was the only one that invoked the spirit of not just a single country, but an entire continent. It was the only one that carried as much expectation as it did optimism. By the time the tournament kicked off in South Africa, Ghana’s bus slogan felt more like a cruel joke. Then 32nd in… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Eagles are broken: Little reason for hope after deflating loss to Seahawks [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – All aTwitter: 1 December 2020 Jeffrey Lurie’s 7 options for Eagles: Kapadia on Pederson, Roseman, what’s next Seahawks beat Eagles to keep pace with NFC’s top teams Elias Sorensen interview: I didn’t want to play football any more to be honest [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – Washington Pittsburgh game rescheduled to Monday [The Washington Times] – Washington has 2-game streak but Steelers up next (probably) Jon Gruden and the Raiders turn the page after getting their ‘teeth pulled out’ [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – NFL Week 12: Monday Night Football Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles Washington-Steelers Week 13 game moved to Monday [NFL: Washington Redskins] – Washington's Week 13 Game Vs. Steelers Moved To Monday How Will Fuller’s suspension impacts the Texans and his impending free agency LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.