By Hakeem Babalola
The god of soccer refused to bless
Africa as Ghanaian Asamoah Gyan missed the last minute penalty kick that could have put the West African nation in a world cup history.
The Uruguay defender, Luis Suarez had held Dominic Adiyiah's header on the line in the final seconds which could have given the Black Stars the 2-1 win to book a place in the Africa's first ever world cup semi-final.
Asamoah last minute miss no doubt will be recorded as the greatest miss of all time, and may probably hunt the young Asamoah till his last day on earth.
If Asamoah had scored the last minute penalty kick,
would have recorded another history as the first African nation to qualify for the world cup semi-final. Ghana
But in anyway
has become the third African nation to ever reach the quarter final of the world cup. Ghana Cameroon did it in 1990 in Italy when they were beaten by . And England did it in 2002 pulling a huge upset by defeating world and European champions France in the opening game. Senegal
Also it could be recorded that
was the first African nation to win the under-20 world cup. Ghana
Africans all over the world including Nelson Mandela appeared to be behind
and had hopefully put their hearts on the former Gold Coast nation who was the first to gain independence among peers from the brutish British. Ghana
was not in any way disgraced as the West African nation could have won the game if not for that another hand of god by Luis Suarez who got a straight red card for his cheat – at the last kick. Ghana
Obviously the so-called god of soccer has led
Africa down - again – just like in every aspect of the latter's endeavour. Otherwise, the bright young Black Stars would have won that match. What a shame…what a shame on the god of soccer who unfairly given it to . Uruguay
Oh yes, the match will be remembered for Asamoah’s miss. Though sad and angry, Africans couldn’t help but console the sobbing Asamoah who had helped beat
with his skillful determination staggering goal. America