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July 2008

SORRY STORY

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As a former BBC correspondent in Ghana for 13 years, I’ve been ambushed countless times about how negative the international media’s coverage of Africa is.  At one point I thought
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Gerald Asamoah on Kwaku One-on-One on Sunday, 22nd June, 2008

Gerald Asamoah a Ghanaian striker who plays for the German National Team was on Kwaku One-on-One on Sunday 22nd June 2008

Ghana has been searching for a world class football striker. It could have had one —  Gerald Asamoah, except we lost him to Germany.  Born at Asante Mampong, he made history as the first black person to play for the Germans (except for two others before him who each had one white parent.)
He scored on his debut, and has since played ………….. Times for Germany, including in two world cups.
He’s missing the action at the current European championships due to a multiple leg fracture.
But if he were ever to play against Ghana, would he celebrate a German victory?

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