A Rediscovered Soccer Might

Okyere Bonna tells of a team to watch out for in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Tournament Waxhaw , NC – (Release Date TBD) – The Ghana national team for soccer was founded in 1957, the year of Ghana’s independence from the British imperial regime. Since then, the Ghana Black Stars have won African Cup of Nation four times, and CSSA Nations Cup four times – a remarkable achievement for African soccer. Yet Ghana has never claimed a place at the finals of a FIFA World Cup tournament despite its nine attempts to date. How do we explain this wind of change, originating in the west of the continent that has swept C Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Angola past their more celebrated peers like South Africa, Nigeria and Cameroon? Find out by reading Ghana, the Rediscovered Soccer Might. Watch Out World! by author Okyere Bonna, MBA. Ghana made its debut in the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualifiers but they were narrowly knocked out by Morocco. For Ghana, a place on the world football’s greatest stage is long overdue. They have won four CAF African Cup of Nations titles – in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982 and twice captured the FIFA Under-17 World Championship. However in subsequent years, they found victory to be illusive. Ghana has however produced some of Africa’s most talented footballers down the years including ace player Abedi Ayew Pele of world fame. Ghana , the Rediscovered Soccer Might: Watch Out World! does not only contain the history and performance of the Ghana team but also all teams Ghana played against in the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament. It contains insights on what needs to be done before an African football team like Ghana can win the FIFA World Cup championship tournament. Readers will find this an entertaining and informative read that will prove beneficial to soccer players. This book reveals how an African team from nowhere upset the big names in World Soccer. Ghana Black Stars is definitely a team to watch out for in the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament.

About The Author

Okyere Bonna combines investigative writing with the heart of an experienced and caring teacher. Okyere is a soccer fan and has also played amateur soccer at the secondary and college levels. He earned his BA (with honors) in Political Science and Religions from the University of Ghana where he served as SRC Secretary and as executive committee member of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in 1989/90. His graduate level training is from the prestigious Franciscan (Catholic) University of Steubenville in Ohio in the United States where he earned his MBA and MS in Education. Okyere Bonna has published various articles on social and political issues concerning Ghana. He is also well known for his Vocabulary Trailblazers For Christian Youth Series, a line of books written to enhance Christian education. Okyere Bonna currently serves as the Secretary of the Ghana Leadership Union, Inc. and Vice- President of Ghana Investment Club. He is married to Dr. Magdalene Marfo. They have two children, Petra and Patrick.

Ghana , the Rediscovered Soccer Might * by Okyere Bonna, MBA

Watch Out World!
Publication Date: August 22, 2006
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A Reinvigorated Ghana Can lead the Way

New Book discusses nation’s potential and the need for comprehensive reform Waxhaw , NC – (Release Date TBD) – When corruption abounds, then political independence can not solve the problem of poverty. This is the problem that Africa is suffering under corrupt leaders. Author Okyere Bonna stresses in his book, A New Agenda for Ghana, the need for Africa to have genuine and honest leaders with the Mind and Will to liberate its people from abject poverty. No amount of aid can substitute for the rule of law and vigorous enforcement of the laws of the land. For Bonna, Ghana needs to break away from the Establishment and the status quo that are impeding Ghana’s potential to grow into a first-world status as a result of their reluctance to make a paradigm shift. Although it has experienced profound peace under the leadership of J.A. Kufour, the growth of the economy and the sharing of national wealth has yet to be seen among the citizenry. Except for the peace and freedom of speech that Ghanians experience today, not much change has occurred since independence. The author proposes a new Ghana that seeks to build a large middle class and improved standard of living.A Ghana that will not depend on foreign aid but able to manage her own rich natural resources to generate the needed capital. A New Agenda for Ghana must begin with change in our attitudes, which slow down progress. As Africans, we need to understand God’s reasons for endowing us with rich natural resources. Now is the time for us to wake up from our slumber put on the hat of management to improve lives in the continent. Students pursuing International politics, political science, social science, economics, international business, or graduate students doing research studies on Africa and Third World countries will find this an interesting read, full of insights. As this book is a collection of first hand information, written by an African, it brings up ideas and opinions contrary by popular views that need further research and debate. Readers will find this fascinating as the author goes straight to the point to confront corruption at the same time giving a positive message of hope for Africa to move forward.

About The Author

Okyere Bonna combines investigative writing with the heart of an experienced and caring teacher. Okyere is a soccer fan and has also played amateur soccer at the secondary and college levels. He earned his BA (with honors) in Political Science and Religions from the University of Ghana where he served as SRC Secretary and as executive committee member of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in 1989/90. His graduate level training is from the prestigious Franciscan (Catholic) University of Steubenville in Ohio in the United States where he earned his MBA and MS in Education. Okyere Bonna has published various articles on social and political issues concerning Ghana. He is also well known for his Vocabulary Trailblazers For Christian Youth Series, a line of books written to enhance Christian education. Okyere Bonna currently serves as the Secretary of the Ghana Leadership Union, Inc. and Vice- President of Ghana Investment Club. He is married to Dr. Magdalene Marfo. They have two children, Petra and Patrick. A New Agenda for Ghana * by Okyere Bonna

Building Bridges for Positive Change
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