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Offline RamboandBruno

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Re: Ghana Lions
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2020, 10:03:53 PM »
Watched this earlier today. Just love it. Absolutely brilliant. Imagine these boys over at VP with a packed house as we turn over man Utd. Just got to get them over somehow

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Re: Ghana Lions
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2020, 10:24:56 PM »
Isnít it great. I have to confess to having had slight jealousy in the past as my own efforts in Uganda pale in comparison (Still plotting the SC Villa - AVFC link up if ever I have some spare time, ha, retirement maybe), but this is again lovely coverage of the Ghana Lions. Well done all who have supported.

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Re: Ghana Lions
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2020, 10:26:57 PM »
It's fantastic. I tried similar in The Gambia. Nowhere near as successful as this but still had a great time doing it.

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« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2020, 10:33:10 PM »
Lee Preece was a star with providing 100 flags and the members of H&V at that time were very generous indeed with their shirt donations. Also, Soccerprint (are they still going?) deserve a special mention for the production and donation of a set of t-shirts for the kids. If I remember correctly they were supposed to be for the adults but I messed up with the size request. There is a Blog site somewhere with all the details but no idea where it is or what the url was.

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Re: Ghana Lions
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2020, 11:34:40 PM »
Great stuff Leeg. Iím also forever indebted to members of the parish for short donations my first trip to Ug in 2008. There is a lovely documentary funded by City University of our trip (about user involvement and empowerment in mental health, with a few clips on YouTube) but as there are a lot of inpatients in the full documentary I canít share it unless in a more formal educational setting. It included our big game at the hospital that I think made national TV - in mixed vintage home Vs a very colourful array of mixed vintage away Villa strips). There were a heck of a lot of #7 Taylors running around Butabika National Referral Hospital that day I remember! Ridiculously  things kept getting delayed until the game happened at the hottest time noon, fit in your own Ďmad* Ugandans and Englishman out in the midday suní joke here.

*i resonate with mad pride/was an inpatient myself prior to my career so not being insensitive here around language.

Will have to do it all again, certainly take a load of shirts out for the inpatients.
They have to wear hospital uniforms (which offended me initially but many barely have a thread to we-ar, so were actually appreacistive) but it was amusing someone had managed to keep hold of his villa polo shirt to proudly wear when the minister of health came to our big closing function at the end of the trip.

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Re: Ghana Lions
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2020, 01:21:07 AM »
It would be beyond awesome if the team could go and visit them, maybe even pop up the road to Kumasi and play a friendly against Kotoko.

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« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2020, 09:04:57 AM »
Puts everything into perspective...love it...x

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Re: Ghana Lions
« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2020, 09:47:58 AM »
Lee Preece was a star with providing 100 flags and the members of H&V at that time were very generous indeed with their shirt donations. Also, Soccerprint (are they still going?) deserve a special mention for the production and donation of a set of t-shirts for the kids. If I remember correctly they were supposed to be for the adults but I messed up with the size request. There is a Blog site somewhere with all the details but no idea where it is or what the url was.

I think I donated a few shirts for this, great cause, spreading the word and love of Villa.

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Re: Ghana Lions
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2020, 04:39:25 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/africa/54165293

The thread that keeps on giving!!

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Re: Ghana Lions
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2020, 04:40:02 PM »
"He told me that his dad was Paul McGrath, and I shouted and said 'oh no - how can I believe this?' as he is the man I've been looking for since birth," the 20-year-old told BBC Sport Africa.

"I didn't believe it but he messaged me and told me that he was going to call with his dad in five minutes. I was still doubting until I saw Paul McGrath face to face, and Paul said 'Owusu - hi, how are you doing? I am very happy and honoured about what you are doing and saying about me'.

"I couldn't hold back my tears. They were tears of joy. Because my dream has already come true because I've talked to the greatest defender to ever grace the league. And yet he - Paul McGrath - was asking me about life in my village!"

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Re: Ghana Lions
« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2020, 10:22:00 AM »
https://twitter.com/AvfcGhana/status/1325753992522166272?s=19
I don't know-should be adopted as our club anthem

 


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