Early exit: Ghanaian duo, Boateng and Muntari, sent home from World Cup

by Toyosi Yusuff

Ghanaian Forward Kevin Prince Boateng and Midfielder Sulley Muntari, have been asked to leave Brazil, the venue for the World Cup, due to indiscipline.

According to reports, Muntari slapped Moses Armah Parker, a management committee member, after a slight misunderstanding.

Also, reports from the camp say that Boateng and coach Kwasi Appiah had a clash during a training session.

Following this, the duo will miss the final group game tonight against Portugal, with Ghana needing all three points in this encounter in order to join Nigeria in the second round.

 

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Pidgin English: Nigeria’s unofficial lingua franca

by Toyosi Yusuff

Abeg, How far? How you dey? Na wa for you o! These are commonly used phrases, in pidgin English – a language most Nigerians are familiar with. In many parts of the country, Pidgin English already functions as the unofficial means of spoken correspondence. For instance, my friend walks up to me and says, “how you dey, hope you are fine, Abeg can you give me this pen?” (Do you notice the transition from Pidgin English to English?) Read more about Pidgin English: Nigeria’s unofficial lingua franca