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'Bad luck for Black Stars'

2010-07-05 12:09
Dear Editor,

The Black Stars had everything necessary to win the game against Uruguay, but luck. Soccer gods turned their backs on us, allowing the ill-behaved Suarez to rob the Black Stars of their final glory. The glory they so richly deserved.

Forlan, the heat breaker, broke our hearts before and he did it again last Friday. As a forgiving people we have forgiven him, but we haven’t forgotten. The Black Stars did put out a world class show and managed to contain him. He will NOT break our hearts again in 2014.

Although I initially believed that Gyan deserved time in a dungeon for missing the last minute penalty, I do appreciate that based on his performance in this World Cup he truly was the best man to take it. However, the weight of over 80 000 fans filling up the grandiose Soccer City would prove too much for him. His body betrayed him and just collapsed from within. His excitement went sky high, and the controversial Jabulani followed suit.

The mood at Soccer City was just out of this world. The Black Stars felt as if they were playing in their home country. We did the Mexican wave a couple of times. But it wasn’t meant to be. After a short moment of disbelief at the end of the game, we all stood up, clapped our hands, blew our vuvuzelas and congratulated Ghana for their sterling job.

The World Cup truly is the best thing that ever happened to us after 1994. You just have to go to the stadium to believe it. The money spent on infrastructure and logistics was well spent!

The World Cup is going to South America (Brazil) in 2014. With our governments working so hard to build South-South relations and improve trade, we can only hope that the soccer gods are doing the same with the intention of trading soccer luck in 2014 between the South regions.


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