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Associated features on Ghana: Daily living to a fan (Photo feature), First African Win (Photo and text feature), Ghana's Black Queens (Photo feature), Second hand goods (Photo feature), Ghana's future stars (Photo feature), A female football fan (Photo feature) and Sports commentators (Photo feature)

Location: Accra, Ghana

As the bustle of Accra gives way to the palm-lined beaches leading to the village of Teshie, the nationwide love for the game of football becomes evident. Ghana’s qualification for the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa has only emphasized the role the sport plays in the area. Soccer pitches, formal and informal - dusty courtyards, sandy beaches, deserted buildings and empty rooftops – are either the scene of diligent preparation or frenzied action.

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