Sunday 25 June 2017

Wish you were here

ANDRE AYEW

(Ghana)

The son of Abedi Pele will be in Soccer City this evening, but he won't be able to play any part in his nation's quarter-final with Uruguay due to suspension. He'll be missed, after emerging as one of the stars of this competition. The captain of Ghana's U-20 World Cup-winning team is a talented winger with a bright future ahead of him. His loss will be keenly felt.

zulu slang of the day

'Laduma'

If you're at a game here with some locals, then you should expect a few cries of 'laduma' during the game. It's generally screamed when a goal has been scored, translating literally to 'it thunders' in Zulu.

bet of the day

Asamoah Gyan to score v Uruguay @ 3/1

Considering the Rennes man is the lone striker for Ghana and takes their penalties, he's sure to have quite a few goalscoring opportunities at Soccer City today.

Irish Independent

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