Ghana – Ghana should be proud, coach says


Coach Milovan Rajevac of the Black Stars of Ghana.

“All I can say is this is football,” Ghana’s Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac said after his country’s exit from the World Cup in a penalty shoot-out with Uruguay.

Ghana's coach Milovan Rajevac is pictured during the quarter final 2010 World Cup match Uruguay versus Ghana on July 2, 2010 at Soccer City stadium in Soweto, a suburb on Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO.

“It was a very difficult game for us because in the previous game we also played for 120 minutes and in the end we had the historic opportuinity to reach the semi-final and we had the penalty.

“We have to be proud of what we have achieved. This is sport and justice. Today Uruguay were the lucky ones.”

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Uruguay went through after a pulsating 4-2 penalty shootout win over heartbroken Ghana at Soccer City.

Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera saved skipper John Mensah and Dominic Adiyiah’s attempts after the quarter-final had been locked at 1-1 after extra time.

Ghana could have won the match in the last minute of extra-time but leading scorer Asamoah Gyan sent a penalty crashing off the crossbar after Luis Suarez had been sent off for deliberate handball on the goal-line.

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