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#EIBQATAR2022: Love brought the cup home in 2006- Laryea Kingston

The former player of the Blackstars Laryea Kingston at the official anthem launch inside Skybar says love and unity is what caused them to win World Cup 2006.

According to him, they had good solidarity and great teamwork. They shared a bond that could only push them to go far and not quit.

“We always made ourselves happy, practised more, always ready to learn from each other and never had hatred for anyone. We were united in everything we did both in the camp and on the field so we were always positive to win. We always made sure we were happy and we normally had a routine of promising ourselves a win for the match in the dressing room even before we move to the field and with that determination, we won the World Cup 2006 for Ghana”, he said.

He beseeched the Blackstars that they can win if only they have good solidarity with each other and exhibit great teamwork as they are going to compete in Qatar and bring the trophy home as they did in 2006.
He also pleaded with Ghanaians to show the Blackstars massive love like they did show them during their time of play.

This comes at the launch of the official anthem ‘Osey’ for the Black Stars of Ghana in the bid to win the much-coveted World Cup Trophy. This anthem was beautifully composed by the Popular Ghanaian music band, Kentos Band, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

The song comes out with a simple and catchy melody that will remain on the lips of Ghanaians as they cheer on the Black Stars at the World Cup.

The song, dubbed the official song for the Black Stars during the entire tournament, is to drum up support for the Stars ahead of the games in Qatar, which commence on November 20.

The launch which was held at the Sky Bar 25, Villagio Vista, Accra was attended by some former Black Star players; John Paintsil, Sulley Muntari, John Mensah, Stephen Appiah, Derek Boateng, Laryea Kingston, Joseph Paintsil, John Mensah the minister for Youth and sports, Mustafa Yussif, Media Mogul, Bola Ray,William Asare, South Africa High Commissioner, Madam Grace Janet Mason and host of renowned personalities.

The Kentos Live Band, known for its electrifying live performances, reveals that this project gave them the opportunity to explore much more and contribute to a national cause.
The song, which comes with a colorful and captivating video that features legendary former Black Stars players like Asamoah Cyan, Laryea Kingston, John Paintsil, and Derrick Boateng, is sponsored by Torrid Global Limited.
According to the band, the support from Torrid Global Limited reflects the organization’s commitment to corporate social activities that contribute to national unity and patriotism. “As an oil marketing company operating in Ghana, this was a great opportunity for the company to support a worthy social cause.” Equally, the contribution of the former Black Stars is a strong factor in reiterating the purpose of the project, which is aimed at supporting the team they used to play for.

Kentos Band believes that “Osey” would indeed be the sound with which fans cheer the stars on in this World Cup season. With the uniqueness of the composition. Osey will catch on quickly with fans across the country. The band also wishes the Stars the very best in the tournament and hopes that this will be the season they bring the trophy home.

Source: Bernice Mensah

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