It is Ghana’s chance to send Uruguay packing

Andre Ayew of Ghana celebrates with teammates after scoring the 1-1 goal during the FIFA World Cup 2022 group H soccer match between Portugal and Ghana at Stadium 947 in Doha, Qatar, 24 November 2022. EPA/Abir Sultan

Tomorrow is a critical day for the African continent because two countries will compete to remain in the World Cup. Ghana and Cameroon are two of these countries. What’s more intriguing is that Ghana will have the opportunity to exact revenge on Uruguay, who eliminated them from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

When the ball was about to enter the net, Luis Suarez caught it with his hand, and Ghana’s penalty was missed by Asamoah Gyan.

Ghana’s coach, Otto Addo, said he is more concerned with winning the game than with avenging what happened in 2010. Ghana is on the verge of progressing to the next round, but they must first defeat Uruguay.

Ghana defeated South Korea 3-2 earlier this week at the Education City Stadium. Mohammed Kudus, who scored a brace, and Mohammed Salisu scored for the team.

“The game will be difficult, but I am confident that we will win. I have no desire for vengeance. This has been going on for a long time.

“I believe we can receive blessings if we don’t seek vengeance for such things. Uruguay has powerful forwards, making the game extremely difficult. We must be determined to defeat it,” said Addo.

Even though Ghanaians face a difficult and important game, it is critical that they enter the game with confidence. Uruguay coach Diego Alonso said what happened in South Africa in 2010 is no longer relevant. His team is on the verge of leaving Qatar without a victory.

“Both teams are playing a different game. Both teams are hoping to advance to the next round. Tomorrow is important but different from what happened twelve years ago. To win, we must play like heroes,” Alonso stated.