Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC first choice goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad is relishing his time with the senior national team of Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar.
The young goalkeeper is full of excitement and gratitude after making it to the final 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar for Ghana’s Black Stars.
He has promised to use the experience he has acquired well and serve his Motherland, Ghana very well in the coming future tournaments in goal for the nation.
“A very big THANK YOU to the management and technical team for giving me the opportunity to join the Ghana Black Stars team to Qatar.
“I hope that I will be able to fully utilize the World Cup experience in the future for my Country Ghana”, he wrote on social media after Ghana’s FIFA World Cup exit.
A 2-0 win for Uruguay in their Group H decider with Ghana prevented the Black Stars from enacting any sort of revenge for their quarter-final loss at the 2010 World Cup, but this pulsating victory for La Celeste at the 2022 edition came with a heavy price.
South Korea’s 2-1 win over Portugal in the corresponding group stage decider saw them leapfrog both Uruguay and Ghana late on, meaning they’ll progress to the last 16, and send both of these sides home despite Uruguay’s victory.
The build-up to the match had been dominated by Luis Suarez’s handball right at the end of extra-time in their 2010 knockout match. Asamoah Gyan’s miss proved fatal for Ghana 12 years ago, but captain Andre Ayew, the only remaining player from the 2010 squad, couldn’t avenge.