56 Days to Go

 

Jerome Valcke and Danny Jordaan outdoor ticket design

 

So I am not sure how we got to this point but it appears time flies when you’re waiting for the World Cup to start. By now, most fans who were thinking of going to the world cup know whether they have been allocated tickets. I have a few friends who already have their plane tickets and accommodation set. Me? Not so much. No tickets for games or to fly, even though starting the journey now on foot or by boat is still an option I am seriously considering. 

A lot has happened in the last 44 days as South Africa works round the clock to be ready but my focus has largely been on injuries.  The Black Stars will go as far as the injury situation in the squad takes them at the World Cup. We have already lost the energy and determination of Opoku-Agyemang and if Coach Rajevac’s recent prediction comes true, it will be because our key players like Asamoah Gyan, Michael Essien, Kwadwo Asamoah and John Mensah are in good health. So whenever I check the news especially after weekend matches in Europe and I see “Gyan to Undergo Test Over Thigh Injury,” or “Mensah Faces Long Spell on the Bench,” or “Essien not Ready to Return,” my heart literally sinks and I wish I had Prof. Frimpong-Boateng’s number on speed dial on my phone!

Of course, you wake up on a day like today and see “Gyan’s Injury Fears Ease” or  “Massive Boost for Ghana as Essien Starts Training” and you can be forgiven for doing a little hop scotch or jig. 

It’s like a yo-yo, these emotions.

I am curious what kinds of plans fans are making for the world cup though. The fans that can afford to make it and those that can’t. Post your comments on blackstarsfan.wordpress.com

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