Ghana winger Osman Bukari has for the first time opened up on how he missed out on getting Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey after the Black Stars defeat to Portugal at the World Cup.
The Red Star Belgrade attacker was part of the BLack Stars team that played in Qatar, exiting the tournament in the Group stage.
The winger was on target in Ghana’s 3-2 loss to Portugal in the World Cup opening game.
Ronaldo opened the scoring after a controversial penalty just over an hour into the thrilling clash in Doha.
However, captain Andre Ayew equalized for Ghana, before Fernando Santos’ side went on to score two more goals.
In an interview with Sompa FM in Kumasi, the former Accra Lions player confirmed that he requested for Ronaldo’s jersey during the warm-up session but unfortunately did not get the jersey.
He said: “It was the first time seeing Ronaldo physically. In fact, I was happy when I saw him because I have always watched him on TV. During the warm-up, the first thing I thought off was to see Ronaldo but he came late, later on, I saw him warming up with the Portugal team. Messi, Mbappe and Neymar are players that I have seen physically so I wanted to see Ronaldo at all cost”
“I approached him and had some talks with him because I needed his jersey but unfortunately for me, I didn’t get it. I went to him after game thinking I will get it but Ronaldo told me one of our players (Black Stars) who requested for his jersey through another Portugal player has taken it so he pleaded” Bukari concluded.