Qatar 2022: I almost fainted during Ghana against South Korea game – Afua Ampofo

Qatar 2022: I almost fainted during Ghana against South Korea game – Afua Ampofo

A regular sit-in host of the Good Morning Ghana show on Metro TV has given a chilling narration of a horrifying experience during the crucial Black Stars match with South Korea at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Annie Afua Ampofo said watching the game at a cafeteria she nearly passed out when the going got tough for the Black Stars.

“For me, I didn’t know what was happening to me yesterday. I was… I almost fainted,” Afua Ampofo said amidst laughter while reviewing the match on the Tuesday edition of the show.

In a tense and action-packed game at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, the Black Stars of Ghana defeated the South Korean national team to keep their hopes alive of progressing to the next round of the 2022 World Cup.

South Korea came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game, but Ghana thrills the crowd by taking the lead in the 68th minute and keeping it.

However, before the whistle would be blown for the game over, during the additional time of 10 minutes the South Korean players piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser, but they couldn’t find a way through the Black Stars’ defence, with another good Ati-Zigi save and a goal-line clearance helping them over the finish line.

Although the Black Stars won several Ghanaians were subjected to traumatisation and upset at the tail end of the game.

Annie Afua Ampofo is not different.

While reviewing the match on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the broadcaster said, “I’m not the type who screams when watching football. I sit quietly and as people are screaming ‘hey hey hey I’m just quiet and kind of focused.”

And, she said, “I think what was happening to me as I was …the pain was inside so it was eating me up [literally] and I was eating while watching the football. As a matter of fact, I was watching at the AH Cafeteria and there were these two ladies who were watching with the guys. And this two ladies one will scream ‘Jesus’ – I said please take that lady out.”

She, however, urged the head coach Otto Addo and the technical team to fix the lapses in the Black Stars to prevent a reoccurrence.

“I felt really bad. The last 10 minutes also really exposed us. We’ve done well – thank you but there’s some weakness we need to check. If that is what we are going into this tournament with I’d be difficult to,” she asserted.


By: Bernard Ralph Adams | | Ghana

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