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Holby City Actor: Hugh Quarshie Supports GUBA 100%



Popular Holby City actor Hugh Quarshie has proudly become the new patron of the Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA), the award running on success annually, proudly recognising Ghanaian UK achievers/ as well as worldwide who have positively impacted or contributed to the Ghanaian community.

Sir Quarshie stated in his own words;

“I must say that I have been impressed with the efficiency of GUBA. Others could learn from you. Thank you for honouring me with this invitation,” the actor remarked.

The well-known Founder and CEO of the GUBA, Dentaa stated,

“We are thrilled to have Hugh as our new patron. I am convinced that his quest for excellence will come to bear during the 2012 Awards. The Awards are essentially about honouring our people and highlighting their contribution to both the British and African communities. To have Hugh Quarshie as a supporter is indeed my pleasure and honour.”

Hugh joins our existing GUBA Ambassadors Jeanette Kwakye – best British female sprinter and John Paintsil – Ghanaian international footballer and Leicester city playmaker, to support GUBA’s effort in encouraging excellence and professionalism among Ghanaians living in the UK.”

GUBA proudly now is 3rd year and running, following a spectacular GUBA 2011 ceremony, preparations are firmly underway for GUBA in November 2012.

GUBA Awards 2011 is a fabulous organisation indeed. I have experienced GUBA at its finest, and I must say the event is a must event; such a glorious event, and honourable, if witnessed will make you proud indeed as seeing all the nominees, and speeches and much more will  fill you with pride.

This year’s awards will recognize those who are excelling professionally in Media, Charity work, Business and many other areas. Do you have anyone in mind that you think is worthy of a nomination for GUBA 2012?

If so, please send through any nominations using the below link.


A massive thank you from MeFiRi GHANA to both Sir Quarshie as well as the GUBA team for creating a beautiful platform to raise awareness to the Ghanaian community of all our achievers and successors.

Remember some unnoticed and unnamed achievers are out there, who have contributed to our community positively however have yet to be recognized. However GUBA has been proudly created to help our community for the better, in gracing our successors and achievers.

By Trey’C

Ghana V Brazil Press Conference Review…

Media had their say, now you have yours!

The press conference for the Ghana versus Brazil International friendly match took place on the evening of Wednesday 24 August 2011 at the Ghana High Commission. It was an opportunity for the media/journalists put their questions to a panel to clarify anything they wanted to know in regards to the match at Craven Cottage, Fulham FC on 05 September 2011.

In the firing line of the waiting media were; His Excellency Professor Kwaku Danso-Boafo, High Commissioner of Ghana to the UK, Ghana International player John Pantsil & Tina Sabouti, a representative from Kentaro sports agency (who have organised this match as part of Brazilian football teams world tour).

As ever Me FiRi GHANA were in the house to witness the proceedings and as me and Joseph Aninkwa (Me FiRi GHANA) took our seats just after 6pm the press conference was ready to commence. The three panellists were invited to say a few words on the match with the High commissioner assuring  the media Ghana would be victorious and claiming he had assurance from John Pantsil (who looked nervous as this was said) himself !. Tina Sabouti said a few words about the game and why Brazil had selected Ghana as their opponents (we are one the best teams in the world according to Brazilian FA). Whilst John Pantsill promised a committed display from the Black stars as well as urging fans to come in their numbers.

By Ernest Simons

Then it was the turn of the media to ask the questions; and this where you the reader come in.  As the question and answer session raised some interesting questions I thought would bring to a wider forum here is a selection of the main issues covered;

“ The publicity for the Brazil versus Ghana match has not been as good as previous matches”. Do you agree with this statement and do you think the match could have been publicised better ? How and when did you first hear about the match ?

Is Craven cottage a viable venue for a match of this magnitude, Brazil played their last friendly match in London at the Emirates in North London. Surely this would have been a better alternative as it’s a bigger stadium”. Do you think Craven cottage is a suitable venue for this match or would you have preferred it to be played elsewhere in London?

“The black Stars friendlies always seem to be played in London of late, is there any chance for some games to take place in Accra”. Do you think Accra or any other city in Ghana deserve a piece of the action?

“Due to the success of the England versus Ghana game at Wembley, is there any plans for a return game ”. Do you think England and Ghana should play again and if so maybe the game should be played in Accra?

So we want to hear your thoughts on the above. What do you think? Get in touch via @ www.mefirighana.com ,Facebook or Twitter and have your say on the Game and the Black stars friendly games in general.

Ps. I could not go without mentioning the the refreshments that were on offer after the conference. Provided by Serenity Catering the selection of food was of a high quality especially the Chicken! God knows how much pieces of chicken I had J

Brazil Vs Ghana at Fulham FC, Craven cottage Monday 5th September 2011, K.O 7.45pm. For ticket info go to; www.fulhamfc.com/tickets or call 0843 2081 234

By Ben JK Anim-Antwi

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