Ghana’s 2-1 victory over the USA last night was one of the best matches this tournament has produced so far. Not only did it have the goals to show, but, it also did not fail to entertain and excite right from kick-off.
Kudos to the the Americans for putting up such a spirited fight that had me on the edge of my seat for the entire game. Ghana now goes into the history books as being one of only three African nations to have made it to the quarter finals stage of a World Cup the other two being Cameroon in 1990 and Senegal in 2002.
Asamoah Gyan’s thunder strike 3 minutes into extra sent the crowd in Rustenburg’s Royal Bafokeng Stadium and the entire continent into wild celebrations. Bettering their 2006 record, Ghana have proved that they cannot be underestimated anymore.
The only question that bothers me is when and how their fantastic run will end, because it will end. The Black Stars prepare to face Uruguay in the Quarters and although they have not been that impressive, they still get the job done.
Uruguay beat South Korea by a similar goal margin earlier in the day to book themselves a spot in the Quarters. With the likes of Forlan, Suarez, Cavani Max Lugano etc, the South Americans are favourites to progress through to the semis.
Luis Suarez second goal is definitely in the running for the goal of tournament and it is such strikes that Ghana should look out for. I mean that goal came out of nowhere and i mean this literally. After all the pressure the Koreans put, it was reallya shame to see them robbed of a quarter final berth.
That said, i am very confident that Ghana can make it to the semis. Once there, winning the title would not be a long shot. With the support of a billion plus fans, and home advantage, the Black Stars are on course to make history.
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