So we went to see a game yesterday. Ghana v. Morocco.
There had been controversy in the papers and on the radio lately about one the players on the Ghanaian team. Asamoah Gyan hasn't been playing well even the though the team is 3-0 and at the top of their seed. Evidently someone went to his mother's house and threatened her, saying she will be hurt if her son didn't play better. So she decided to not let either of her sons play in the next game, literally. The president of Ghana had to go talk with the mother and basically beg her to let them play.
There's is so much riding on this Cup in terms of how Ghana is perceived by the rest of the world. it is big.