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Comfort Yeboah’s prideful display of culture in CAF Women’s Champions League interview sparks excitement among Ghanaians


Ampem Darkoa Ladies’ Comfort Yeboah made headlines on Monday night after scoring a stunning goal to help his team and culminating it with an interesting interview in Twi-a Ghanaian Language on an international platform.

In a thrilling match that saw Ghana’s Apem Dorkoa Ladies face off against Morocco’s AS FAR Rabat in the CAF Women’s Champions League, Comfort Yeboah emerged as the star of the game. Her remarkable performance on the field wasn’t the only thing that captured the hearts of Ghanaians; it was her choice to express herself in her native Twi language during a post-match interview that has left the nation beaming with pride.

The match, which was part of the ongoing CAF Women’s Champions League, saw AS FAR Rabat take an early lead with a goal in the first half.

However, the turning point of the game arrived in the 57th minute when Yeboah delivered a stunning strike after a perfectly timed ball from a corner landed at her feet. Her goal leveled the score, igniting the hopes of her team and her nation.

She further fueled the excitement by scoring a second goal for Ampem Darkoa Ladies in the 62nd minute through a deflection, securing a victory for the Ghanaian side.

Yeboah’s exceptional performance on the field earned her the well-deserved title of Woman of the Match.

As is customary, Yeboah was expected to grant an interview to CAF TV. However, the young footballer faced a language barrier as she wasn’t very fluent in English. Instead of shying away from the situation, Yeboah boldly chose to express herself in her native language, Twi, during the interview. To bridge the linguistic gap, an interpreter was present to facilitate translation between Twi and English.

“It wasn’t an easy game, very difficult, but we fought and we were able to win the game. The coach spoke to us and assured us we can do it, and it really helped us” she said through an interpreter.

Ghanaians have since flooded social media with messages of support and admiration for Comfort Yeboah’s decision to embrace her cultural roots in a global sporting event.

Many have commended her for demonstrating pride in her heritage and showing that it’s essential to stay connected to one’s roots, even in the face of international media attention. Others have also commended the authorities and organisers of the competition, CAF for providing the option to express oneself at their convenience.

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