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Asmoah Gyan Built an Astroturf Football Pitch for His Alma Mater

Amid rumors that Ghanian football star Asamoah Gyan is joining Reading FC, new photos of his football pitch for Accra Academy emerge.

Maybe it's the hyper-real glow of the astroturf, but we can't stop looking at these images of the new football pitch Asamoah Gyan built for his alma mater, Accra Academy. The Ghanaian football star and Black Stars captain promised last year to fund the new facilities at a price of $200,000—an amount that should come easy for one of football's highest paid athletes.


At the same time rumors are swirling that the Shanghai SIPG striker will be joining a British team this year on a loan deal. While Fulham and Sunderland have been mentioned as possible new homes for the prolific scorer, it's looking more and more likely to be Reading, where Gyan confirmed he's scheduled to do a medical evaluation.

We can't wait to see the field get some use. See the original tweet from Juliet Bawuah below:

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Interview: Adekunle Gold Channels Refreshing Truths Into Afropop

Adekunle Gold achieves an artistic freedom that most mainstream artists don't have through a smooth balance of introspection and club bangers.

A few years ago, Adekunle Gold broke out into the scene with a refreshing way of carrying himself, presenting his art and speaking his truth with music. His debut single "Sade" started this journey of chart topping releases, sold out shows, and the constantly evolving sound that graces African airwaves. Gold's self assurance made him stand out from the very beginning, as his sound was delivered with intent, compassion, and stuffed with personal truths.

Not many artists are willing to try new things with their music, and in order to maintain mainstream success, some cling to one sound, one image and direction often crafted from fragments of their first hit. These artists get stuck trying to recreate a capsule in time, while true artists are open to the dynamic of change, and the necessity of renewal.

Adekunle Gold is one of a handful in his profession who draws on a spectrum of experiences to make honest music which is consistent with the self-revelations of a growing man. This has become his biggest strength, allowing him to craft contemplative songs like "Sade" and "Oreke" and still create afropop magic like "Something Different"

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