African Sports Figures: A shining light in the world.
African sports figures have gradually brought worldwide recognition to Africa. One of the stand out athletes over the past year in Africa, have been the Black Stars, the Ghanian soccer/football national team.
The Black Stars represented Africa admirably in the 2010 World Cup, and were unlucky to get out to Uruguay in the quarter-finals. One of their brightest moments was when they beat USA in the round of 16. A truly memorable moment for the Africans.
Ghana vs USA
The unity the sports figures from Ghana showed to reach the quarterfinals can be a lesson to African nations. They were one of the youngest teams but they had a wonderful tournament. When a unified team comes together a lot can be achieved.
If Africa could unite as a team, where by individuals have their roles, the hidden potential of Africa can be revealed. There is a lot of disunity in Africa, that is why issues like tribal wars are prevalent.
The Ghana team of the 2010 World Cup will be remembered for their good team spirit and unity, ingredients Africa needs for its hidden treasurers to be unveiled.
A notable stand out player for the Black Stars in the World Cup was Kevin- Price Boateng.
His rise in the 2010 World Cup led to a transfer to Italian giants, AC Milan. In the 2010/2011 season, Boateng helped Milan win the Italian Championship, after a long seven year wait. This meteoric progress has made him one of the most popular sports figures in Africa.
Below are Kevin-Prince Boateng's best moments from the successful 2010/2011 season.
Kevin-Prince Boateng 2010/2011 Season AC Milan
Boateng also helped AC Milan win the Super Cup by scoring the winner against rivals, Inter Milan. The Super Cup is between the Italian League Champions and Italian Cup winners.
Kevin-Prince Boateng goal vs Inter
Boateng's first hat-trick for AC Milan
Another stand out member of the Black Stars was Asamoah Gyan, who scored the winner against USA, and had a sparkling tournament. His good performances earned him a big transfer to the best league in the world, the English Premier League. His first season was good for Sunderland, but he decided to move and play in the Emirates after a year.
Asamoah might have missed a decisive penalty that gave Uruguay, a quarter-final win, but his performances in the 2010 World Cup will always be remembered. His determination and will to win during the tournament was contagious, and his team-mates were inspired by these traits.
Asamoah Gyan's World Cup Movie
is a stalwart for Chelsea Football Club, and has served the club for almost decade. He has helped Chelsea FC win three English Premier League Championships, and other numerous titles.
Drogba is the all-time top scorer of the Ivorian national team. After Ivory Coast qualified for the World Cup in 2006, his appeals to combatants led to a ceasefire after 5 years of civil war. Not only is Drogba a talented football/soccer player, but also a peacemaker.
Drogba is a great Ambassador for Africa, and many Africans can look up to him, especially aspiring football players, to do great works off and on the field.
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