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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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Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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Meet Nigeria’s All-Female Bikers Club, Featured In Darey's Latest Video

Darey collaborates with all-female bike riders to reimagine a pandemic-free world in the new video for "Jojo."