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The Unified Theory of Ghana

The Unified Theory of Ghana

The name Ghana reflects the new nations. There are 79 different languages but official language is English for government affairs and also in schools for education. Christianity is the most practiced religion in the region but Islam is also growing very fast in a few northern regions.

After 2010, FIFA world cup Ghana gains a lot of tourist attention and the tourism of Ghana is increase due to this event. Book a cheap flight to Ghana and experience the life of this African country.

There are two main seasons in Ghana the wet and dry seasons northern Ghana experience its rainy season from march to November while the south Flights to Ghana include the capital city Accra experience the season from April to mid November.

A Trot ride away from Accra is Kakum National Park, where you can walk the wood and rope bridges though the rainforest canopy. A wonderful experience, albeit a bit touristy. Prices have skyrocketed in recent years, but nonetheless it is a great opportunity to see some flora and fauna (if there are not too many tourists, you have a good chance of seeing some monkeys in the tree)

There several safari opportunities in Ghana, the cheapest being Mole National Park, where you can have a chance to see an elephant while enjoying a beer from your motel room patio. You can organize a multi day camping trip at reception.

Kakum national park, mole park, nzulero, paga or shai hills reserves are the places to visit in Ghana. To experience wildlife monkeys, elephants and antelopes are said to live in this region kakum national park is the right place. To see birds shai hills are the best place a great day trip near Accra home to baboons. Parrots and antelopes you can tour the reserve on the horseback.

Netherlands v Uruguay Preview

Netherlands v Uruguay Preview

Both teams reached this semi final after coming from behind in their quarter final matches. The Netherlands did it against Brazil and Uruguay broke African hearts by winning a penalty shoot out against Ghana. Now they meet on Tuesday 6 July 2010 at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town.

Netherlands So Far in the FIFA World CupThe Netherlands came from a goal behind to the mighty Brazil in the quarter finals to win 2 1, and a deserved victory it was. The first half was a tightly fought affair with only Robinho’s goal to separate them. Felipe Melo had played a perfectly weighted pass to Robinho who took advantage of a strangely absent central defence to put the ball in the net.

The Dutch equaliser early in the second half was an odd goal. Wesley Sneijder’s cross into the box looked like it would be easy pickings for goalkeeper Julio Cesar until Melo got in his way. The ball flicked off Melo’s head into his own net. Sneijder headed in the winner with just over twenty minutes to go during which time’s Melo’s afternoon got worse when he was sent off for stomping on Arjen Robben.

The bad news for the Dutch was that the yellow cards picked up by Gregory van der Wiel and Nigel de Jong mean they will miss the semi final.

The Dutch had an easier Round of 16 match when they beat Slovakia 2 1 and were the first team to qualify from the group stage when they won their first two matches. Adding a third win gave them a 100 per cent record.

Uruguay So Far in the FIFA World CupThe phrase “the drama of the World Cup” was made for games such as Uruguay’s quarter final victory over Ghana. Ghana were the last African team left in the World Cup and took a deserved lead just before half time with a wonder strike from Sulley Muntari. Diego Forlan equalised from a free kick shortly into the second half and the score stayed 1 1 until the last minute of extra time.

Ghana were pressing and as the clock ran down the ball was whizzing around the penalty area until substitute Dominic Adiyah headed the ball goalwards. Luis Suarez stopped it going in the net with his hand giving Ghana a last second penalty and earning himself a sending off that means he misses this semi final. Asamoah Gyan stepped up to take it and smashed it against the crossbar. The game was over and a penalty shoot out followed.

The courage it must have taken for Asamoah Gyan to wipe the tears from his eyes and take the first penalty in the shoot out is not measurable, but he did and scored but sadly some of his colleagues didn’t and Uruguay won the shoot out 4 2. The yellow card that Jorge Fucile picked up in this game means he will also miss the semi final.

Luis Suarez was also the Uruguay hero in the Round of 16, scoring twice to give them a 2 1 win over South Korea. Uruguay got to the knockout stage as group winners with victories against Mexico and South Africa following a nervous goalless draw with France.

Football Betting Odds For Netherlands vs UruguayFootball betting tips: The bookmakers have made Netherlands favourites to win this semi final with 7/10 the best on offer though 4/6 and 8/13 are more popular for a victory within ninety minutes. The most common odds for Uruguay to do the same are 9/2 though 5/1 is available from a couple of bookies. The odds for a draw include 5/2 and 12/5 but 13/5 can be found for those who shop around.