Football is SO IMPORTANT to Ghana and Ghanaians. We love our Black Stars, and we love our Black Stars succeeding, even more. It’s no surprise, then that someone took this and turned it into a documentary. :)
In Football Fables, the director Baff Akoto takes us on into the world of Essien, Muntari and Mensah, and how they all end on the other side of the world playing in the English Premier League. One clip that blew my mind was Carlos Alberto Parreira talking about how he got his start in Ghanaian football, leading the national team to victory at the African Cup of Nations in the 60’s. There is SO MUCH history to uncover and there needs to so much more focus on archiving the history of Ghanaian football. Many of these golden nuggets come from personal stories and without someone recording them, they fall into the cracks of the past.
P.S. Click on the video to look up more FF Extra clips.
P.S.S. Check out the soundtrack for the movie, because it is fantassstic! High-life on form..