Previous Ghana Black Stars captain and lauded African footballer, Asamoah Gyan, has emphasized that he gravely disappointed his nation, and the entire African landmass by failing to score a penalty during the 94th moment of their quarterfinal match clash against opposing contenders, Uruguay at the 2010 South African World Cup tournament.
The still haunted Ghanaian football legend, stated on the record via a FIFA.com documentary piece in South Africa, that, “I had to weep because I felt like I went from hero to nothing.”
Over 10 years prior, when the Black Stars played the South Americans, the accomplished striker went through the most exceedingly terrible round of field play experience of his profession.
After a 1-1 stalemate score and additional time, Ghana was on course to turn into the prime African country to ever get to the World Cup semi-final rounds before conceding to Uruguay on penalty shoot outs.
At the point when Luis Suarez utilized his hand to redirect Dominic Adiyiah’s header away from the goal post area at the last possible second in additional time, Ghana earned a penalty kick, but Asamoah Gyan, to the disappointment of Ghanaians as well as himself, failed to deliver the shot successfully.
While talking with FIFA.com. Asamoah Gyan expressed that he could never move past the fact that he was unable to get the ball at the back of the net, hence, disgracing his nation, as well as the entire African continent.
The Black Stars, in the mean time, will have a clash with Uruguay in the soon to be kick-started World Cup tournament in Qatar 2022, subsequent to being grouped in category H with Portugal and South Korea, at the impending tournament.