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Opinions of Saturday, 26 June 2010

Columnist: Arthur, Eddie

Black Stars Beware of spilled balls

When a goalkeeper spills the ball, it creates a vulnerable situation within a split of a second. The European and Americans have thoroughly studied and exploited this situation while their African counterparts do not notice this. IT IS A GOAL GOLD MINE

For instance, the first goal in the Ghana Netherlands friendly test match; Richard Kingston spilled the ball and another Netherlands player FOLLOWED UP the strike to finish it off. A similar thing happened in the Ghana Australia 2010 World Cup group match when Richard Kingston spilled the ball in a free-kick set piece. The Ghanaian players were still lined up in the free-kick wall looking on as the Australian player actually dashed away from the free-kick wall to score the Australian goal. In all the cases, there was no Ghanaian player to challenge or save the situation. The USA team used this spilled ball situation to BEAT our African Brothers ALGERIA in their final group match when DONAVAN finished it off during the stoppage time.

PLEASE TELL THE BLACK STARS and Their Technical team that

WHEN ATTACKING THEY SHOULD NOT LEAVE SPILLED BALLS TO GO WASTE WHEN THEY ARE ATTACKING. ANOTHER PLAYER SHOULD BE ALERT AND FINISH IT OFF

WHEN DEFENDING SOMEONE SHOULD BE THERE TO KICK OUR GOALKEEPER’S SPILLED BALL TO SAFETY.

Rev. Eddie Arthur