PUMA Football News Archive

Ghana

November 2010

August 2010

  • Winners of the PUMA Mascot Design Competition

    Winners of the PUMA Mascot Design Competition

    August 25, 2010

    Ahead of the 2010 tournaments, the PUMA Mascot Design competition invited students at selected universities in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana and Tunisia to create a mascot design symbolizing their national team and the perception of football in their country.  The students were inspired by joy, hope, pride, honor, and glory to produce either a sculpture, picture, or painting.  Selecting winners from so many beautiful and inspiring entries was extremely difficult, and we would like to thank all of the fans who shared with us their vision of what their national team means to them, and how to reflect this in a mascot. We are pleased and proud to present the chosen winners for each participating country.

June 2010

  • La Furia Roja proved to be too tough for the Selecção das Quinas

    La Furia Roja proved to be too tough for the Selecção das Quinas

    June 29, 2010

    It was the battle of Europe. Two of the best teams in the world that just happened to be neighboring countries met in the Iberian Derby, the game deciding who snitches the last spot for the quarterfinals. Some of the best players on the planet knew that a loss meant packing your bags and go home, regardless how talented you are.

  • For a Nation, a Continent and the World & Ghana Won for All

    For a Nation, a Continent and the World & Ghana Won for All

    June 26, 2010

    Hooray Africa! Ghana continues to impress the world and carry Africa forward. Their first test on their path of accomplishing the impossible (bah!) was the mega-hyped USA - a team that has managed to get a usually not-so-football-frenzied nation to go absolute berserk. A team that has been down in every game so far but managed to come back every time.

  • Ghana Carries Africa onto the Final 16!

    Ghana Carries Africa onto the Final 16!

    June 23, 2010

    This was exactly what Africa needed. One of the previously least expected African teams to qualify from the group stages today secured a spot in the knock out stages.

  • The Black Stars Draw and the Heartbreaking Exit of the Indomitable Lions

    The Black Stars Draw and the Heartbreaking Exit of the Indomitable Lions

    June 19, 2010

    Let's begin with our boys from Ghana. They met an avenge-hungry Australia who, after their 0-4 dismal performance against Germany, stepped out on the pitch ready to show everyone that if were only given a fair chance, they'd prove to the world they belong on this stage. And it started well for the Socceroos as they did what they have never done before in a World Cup and scored the first goal. But Ghana were given a gratis opportunity when Australia, for the second game in a row, had a man sent off and Ghana scored the penalty kick for the second game in a row. All the Black Stars had to do now was to win - the stage was set!

  • We Won for Africa!

    We Won for Africa!

    June 13, 2010

    A perfect penalty kick and boom. The first goal from a forward in this World Cup was made. A quite ecstatic game-hero, Asamoah Gyan, tried to sum it up after the game. "It's not just for Ghana, this victory was for Africa, I hope whole Africa is behind us". Pretty sure they are, Gyan.

  • Interview with Nemanja Vidic

    June 12, 2010

    On Serbia's Preparations:

    We didn't have a great result against New Zealand, it was very disappointing and we have thought a lot about the mistakes we made, which is obviously very important to be able to improve our performances. We have been working hard to pick up our fitness, and eliminate these mistakes so we can achieve some good form in the tournament. It's much better for us to lose in the friendlies than in the World Cup!

  • Ghana's Rising Star

    Ghana's Rising Star

    June 02, 2010

    For those in the know, there's no question that Asamoah Gyan is going to be one of the big names to emerge from the World Cup in South Africa. Earlier this year, the striker fired the Black Stars to the African Cup of Nations final and now he intends to blow apart the defences of Serbia, Germany and Australia in Group E. Laid back as ever when we catch up with him at the Puma Unity Experience in Paris. Gyan talks to PUMAFootball about the great expectations of him, dreams of moving to a big club.