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Ghana Rules Out FIFA Public Holiday

Source: JOY (Accra)
Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ghana's President, John Atta Mills, has announced that despite the win of Ghana's national football team in yesterday's final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt, he would not declare a one-off public holiday to mark the occasion.

This laid to rest rumours that started immediately after the game, as public holidays to celebrate football victories are common in Africa (2006-06-19, 2005-10-09, and 2008-10-12) and other parts of the world (2009-04-03, 2009-09-10, and 2009-10-14).

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