Today marks a exactly 10 years since Africa hearts got broken in South Africa. Having lost all the African contingent in the World Cup finals, Ghana had the chance to make up for the abysmal performance of their fellow African countries and go on to make a history.
Those who were fortunate enough to witness the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and Ghana were treated to unprecedented drama at the Soccer City Stadium
It was a fine Friday afternoon, everything is set for Ghana to face South American giant Uruguay in the quarterfinals of 2010 World Cup on African soil.
The moment for the Africans came when Sulley Muntari powers a thunderbolt past the Uruguay goalkeeper to put the Black stars up before the break.
Diego Forlan got the equalizer in the 55th minute to even the match at 1-1.
Neither team to find the winner in the extra time, as tireless legs led to both teams missing chances
The real exciting moment came in the last minute of the extra-time, Ghana’s players unleashed a flurry of shots within the box, but were twice cleared off the line by Uruguay’s defenders. Luis Suárez gave himself up for the team and was sent off for swatting the ball down to save his team from what would have surely been a losing goal.
Gyan stepped up to take the responsibility of taking the penalty, The former Liberty striker drilled the shot, but struck the crossbar as the inconsolable Suárez was suddenly given a second life as he celebrated with his teammates. The whistle blew and the unjust drama that is the penalty shootout got underway.
Ghana eventually lost the penalty-shoot 4-2 in favor of Uruguay.
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