Accra, 30th April 2012
Deborah Vanessa (e.tv Ghana), Afia Schwarzenegger (Happy FM), Caroline Sampson (YFM & e.tv), DJ Kess (YFM & e.tv) and Jeremie (YFM) are best known for their ability to pull in crowds on air, but this May Day these leading ladies are set to pull in crowds for an entirely different reason. They have been selected to swap their studios for the sports stadium and participate in the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation’s Celebrity Soccer Match, to be held at 1400h at the El Wak Sports Stadium.
This presents a unique opportunity to see some of these household names, accompanied by a host of other female celebrities, perform in an arena that is way out of their comfort zones.
Although these ladies have made their names in the entertainment industry, questions are being asked as to whether they will entertain the public for all the wrong reasons.
DJ Kess, one of Ghana's most prominent female DJs and presenter of Airtel Magic Moments on e.tv Ghana, however, begs to differ. She has pledged to do something even Lionel Messi has yet to do – score three hat-tricks in one match! That will take a whole lot of effort (we wonder whether she is aware that one hat-trick equals three goals!)
She tweeted her masterplan to walk away with nine goals earlier this week:
Deborah Vanessa is also confident she will end up on the score sheet, despite playing a midfield role, as she already has her goal celebration sorted out. She will dance the Amanda not if but when she scores. However this pledge came before she picked up a slight injury to her left big toe. Whether this will impact on her ability to deliver this promised goal and dance remains to be seen:
Caroline Sampson however, was feeling slightly more charitable. In her typically tongue-in-cheek style, she said that she only wanted two goals because she wanted to “leave some goals for the rest”. She said that her slender frame would give her an advantage over the “big-hipped” and that she was ready to lead the line and play up-front for her team. Speaking of her shooting ability she did not mince her words saying “once I hit the ball, trust me, there is no turning back”. Although in typically confident mood, Caroline didn’t want to overhype herself but she did reveal that as a teenager she used to play football with the boys. Her game plan will be defend from the front and press the opposing defenders, pressuring them into making mistakes. She sure did talk a good game.
Out of DJ Kess, Caroline Sampson, Deborah Vanessa, Jeremy and Afia Scharzenegger, who will score the most goals?
ABOUT THE JIF
Juliet Ibrahim Foundation (JIF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focus on creating awareness about kidney cancer and providing cost effective treatment for individuals suffering from kidney related diseases. We understand that cancer, especially kidney cancer is preventable and curable, and we aim to help those in need of treatment to have access to them in Africa. We offer education, treatment and other social needs that would help individuals deal with kidney cancer.