Black Stars urged to showcase the Azonto dance at the 2014 World Cup
By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
The Black Stars have been urged to promote the famous Ghanaian dance; the ‘Azonto’ during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The players and coach Akwasi Appiah have been tasked to learn the famous dance very well in order to display its uniqueness during the tournament proper in June.
Several Ghanaian players – in particular Asamoah Gyan – have been using the Azonto dance as means for celebrating whenever a goal is scored.
The entire team is now being urged to produce the dance on a larger scale at the biggest football platform as part of plans of promoting and showcasing the true Ghanaian culture in Brazil.
“It is not only football that you have to go and showcase,” board chairman of GNPC – headline sponsors of the Black Stars – Ato Ahwoi said during the annual Ghana FA sponsorship awards ceremony.
“There is a Ghanaian dance that the Nigerians are looking to take over.
“You must learn the Azonto well so that when you score you can display it for it to become the new World craze.
“So coach, if you don’t know the Azonto you have to start learning so that we can display it well in Brazil.”
The Azonto dance has recently taken a new dimension – which is fast evolving into what is now famously known as the ‘Alkayeeda’.
This had led to the suggestion of planning a combined dance termed the ‘Azonkayeeda’.