Tuesday, June 02, 2009

OFFICIAL: Everton's coming to Ghana.

I had earlier on announced that the Premier League side would be descending on Ghana soon but I awaited official confirmation before sticking my neck out.

This is the way it was put on the team's site:

"Everton has announced they will travel to the African territory of Ghana as part of their 2009 pre-season schedule.

The trip will see the Club break new ground as it will be the first time in the 131 year history that an Everton side has travelled to Western Africa.

David Moyes will travel without the majority of his international players as they will be on an extended summer break due to the fact they have been representing their various countries.

The opposition is yet to be confirmed but will either be Asante Kotoko or Hearts of Oak. The decision about which team the Blues will face is to be made through an African public vote. The game will be played on the evening of July 12 with the kick off time to be confirmed.

The Club is currently looking into travel options for supporters and will advise at the earliest possible opportunity"

They describe Ghana as what....'African territory'...and the vote would be decided through a what?....'African public vote'.

I wonder if South Africa would be described as such. Or Nigeria. Or Egypt.

Ignorance, indeed, is bliss.