Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bronze for the Black Maidens of Ghana at the U-17 FIFA Women's World Cup

When Fatima Alhassan was booked with a yellow card for the second time in the 32nd minute of the first half, the Ghanians became one Black Maiden short.

Priscilla Okyere of Ghana (2nd L) celebrates her goal with her team mates during the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2012 3/4 Place Playoff Match between Ghana and Germany at the Tofig Bahramov Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Steve Bardens - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
In spite of that, they played with the power of 11 and shortly after their loss of one player, they scored their only winning goal against Germany, in the 38th minute thanks to Priscilla Okyere.

The Black Maidens are now bronze medallists of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, Azerbaijan 2012.

Well done Black Maidens!!! Africa is proud of you!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Tonight, two of Nigeria's biggest hiphop acts will headline the finale of the Hennessy Artistry Club Tour, at the Octopus Reloaded in Lagos.

Rising acts, Rayce and Ms Jaie will join the iconic rappers to deliver another historic Hennessy Artistry party.

On September 28th, M.I and Naeto C treated fans to an epic performance at Deuces, Lagos, and anticipation levels are on the high for tonight's entertainment.

Since the beginning of this year’s project, Hennessy Artistry has taken over the entertainment industry; proving again, why it is the biggest music platform in Nigeria – a country whose music industry is regarded as the most vibrant in Africa.

Since Hennessy Artistry was first unveiled in Nigeria in 2007, Hennessy Cognac has maintained its position as Nigeria’s, and the world’s leading cognac brand. The platform has since evolved from a cocktail-mixing contest between renowned bartenders, to a DJ battle, and is now an important
platform for experimental collaborations between multi-talented artistes.

Naeto C and M.I (photo: Reze Bonna)
Past headliners include Ice Prince, Nneka, Sir Shina Peters, Banky W, Eldee, Tiwa Savage, Jesse Jagz, Bez, Mo’Cheddah among others.

 PANA Television will bring you more pictures from the event. Stay logged on.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A play for 3rd place

Maybe it was nervousness, or panic, or  just the way it was meant to be, but the Black Maidens of Ghana lost to France on Tuesday, October 9th by two goals to nothing at the semifinal match of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan.

France controlled the game for the most part, and it got even tougher for Ghana, after attacker Jane Ayieyam was booked with a yellow card for the second time.

Kadidiatou Diani of France battles with Rasheda Abdul Rahman of Ghana (
The Ghanians will meet Germany on the 13th of October where they will be playing for third place.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Two African countries stood a chance...and then there was one

Dejection for Sarah Nnodim and Oluchi Ofoegbu of Nigeria during the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2012 Quater-Final match between Nigeria and France at 8KM Stadium on October 4, 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Jamie McDonald - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
It was a VERY tough match - the only match to make it to a penalty shoot-out so far in the tournament. Nigeria's Flamingoes made their exit from the U-17 Women's World Cup after a 3:5 loss to France.

Celebration for Ghana's Black Maidens (

In the other quarter, though Japan had more possession of the game, the Black Maidens of Ghana made it to the semifinals after their 1:0 victory, thanks to Sherifatu Sumaila's goal in the 53rd minute.

Ghana will now face Nigeria's conquerors, France. Does anyone see revenge in sight?

Monday, October 1, 2012

What Do Flamingoes and Black Maidens Have In Common?

....A place in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

Yetunde Adeboyejo of Nigeria celebrates the third goal during the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2012 Group A match between Columbia and Nigeria(photo:
Nigeria nailed it with a 3:0 victory over Colombia, courtesy Halimatu Ayinde's two goals in the 32' and 75', and an own goal from Diane Duarte in the 80th minute.

Colombia's Coach, Felipe Taborda, had this to say about Nigeria's Flamingoes: "...Nigeria are a very fast and dynamic team and we knew it wouldn’t be easy..."

Though Nigeria and Canada had a tie of 7 points in Group A, Nigeria headed the group by virtue of their superior goal aggregate of 15.

Nigeria will meet France on the 4th of October.

In Group D, The Black Maidens of Ghana slammed a 2:0 victory over China PR, courtesy Jane Ayieyam. Ghana placed second in their group with a total of 6 points behind the Germans.

Jane Ayieyam of Ghana celebrates her goal during the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2012 Group D match (photo:
Ghana will play against Japan on the 5th of October.