Ghana’s ride to the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals in 2010, remains one of the greatest performances in the continent’s sporting history.
African teams have reached the World Cup quarterfinals only three times, and no team has gotten closer to the final four than the Black stars of Ghana, who were eliminated on penalties by Uruguay after a 1-1 draw and on a controversial night in Johannesburg.
Though history cannot erase the heroic exploits of the 2010 squad, nevertheless, they were a few moments Richard Kingson has inked in his heart.
The former Black Stars goalie and now goal keepers’ trainer says his inability to prevent two free kicks in the 2010 world cup against Australia and Uruguay remains one of his saddest moments.
“My inability to deal with Australia and Uruguay free kicks are my worst regrets, And l totally accept responsibility. It’s always a gamble”
The former Blackpool shot-stopper went on to say, it was really a hard feeling when Asamoah Gyan missed the penalty against Uruguay.
“It was a mixed feeling, our dreams were shattered when Gyan missed from the penalty spot but most importantly we were at the center of history, missing a penalty is part of the game”
“l was also really happy when Sulley Muntari scored that long-distance goal against Uruguay. It was special for me because of the things that went on at camp, Coach Milo didn’t want to see his face and we begged for him, I’m sure you’ve all heard about it. I was really relieved, when struck the ball from such a distance because he was just focused on the match, he didn’t want to talk to anybody,” said Richard Kingson.
The Black Stars of Ghana will be looking forward to an amazing World Cup campaign in Qatar later this year after failing to show up for Russia 2018. The Stars are handed group H alongside Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.
Watch his interview with Phil John Quartey here:
Source: Victor Kwawu//Metro Sports