Akua Nyame-Mensah was a Growth and Structure of Cities major and three season D III athlete at Bryn Mawr College. While at BMC Akua was co-captain of the varsity soccer, indoor/outdoor track team and vice-president of the BMC Athletic Association. She currently has a slight injury that is similar to Michael Essien's issues with his meniscus in the same left knee. In addition to sports, Akua has a strong interest in new/social media, planning and development. This summer, she will be a 2010 FIFA World Cup Volunteer based out of Johannesburg.
During the Knock Out Phase of the cup I had the opportunity to visit restricted parts of Soccer City. The tour began in the Stadium’s Media Center and ended in a broadcasting set in the Cup’s International Broadcasting Center. The Media Center had computers for journalists and included a McCafe. Though we were not allowed [...]
Kingston and the Black Star Defenders should have been the men of the match as they stopped all advances by the American team. The goal awarded to the U.S from the penalty kick was unfortunately unavoidable.
Sights and sounds of fans celebrating all around South Africa.
Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina speaks about the challenges of overcoming the fear of ‘rocking the boat’ through writing.
Authors Binyavanga Wainaina & Chimamanda Adichie discuss the rapid increase in nationalism during football tournaments and then the impact of technology on relationships.
Ghana has made it through the first round! Footage of Ghanaians arriving in South Africa and of the Black Star’s win against Serbia
Boateng vs Boateng. Both bothers went to sleep late last night happy as their respective teams made it to the second round of the 2010 World Cup.
Left. Left. Straight. Those were the directions that a parking attendant at the Loftus stadium told the car I was in, on the way to the Cameroon vs Denmark game. Those directions were incorrect and as a result our we missed the first goal of Match 26.
Day 17: Working 8 to 8
Day 7 -13: Busy Busy Busy
Day 7 – Bafana Bafana Fever
Day 5 – Soweto * 2
Day 4 – Extremes – Show ‘Em. Show ‘Em.
Hit the Ground Running – Day 2
Day 3 – Schoolin’ & Clubin’
Day 1 -Just Arrived in Jo’Burg
A Muslim Cleric plans to ban showings of the World Cup in Northern Kenya.
Unlike the FIFA World Cup the Hope Festival games will have no referees. Disputes will be handled by teams together through dialogue.
What Would Drogba Do if Cote D’Ivoire Won the 2010 Cup?
“FIFA needs to make this the mandatory ball playing gear. They would sell out on tickets in less than 2 days” – Anonymous
While South Africans and other nationals around the world are struggling to pay for expensive FIFA World Cup tickets, Gaza is currently hosting its own Football World Cup. All the matches are free and any donations given by spectators are used to support youth sports and conflict resolution in the Gaza area.
Didier Drogba is powerful both on and off the pitch according to a recent article in Time Magazine.