As Maxwell Abbey Quaye wheeled away, he ran behind the goal post. Hands crossed on his chest in a Wakanda style celebration and then looking into the crowd at the Accra Sports Stadium in a gesture that suggested that he wanted Hearts fans silent.
The Olympics buildup was good. Michel Otou had been the mastermind for them in midfield in a game their talisman Gladson Awako had gone silent for long stretches. Otou moved the ball to the far side to Kwabena Boateng who fumbled, gave the ball away to Ovouka, the Hearts’ left-back whose mistake gave the ball back to Boateng.
Boateng delivered the cross but, as the ball floated mid-air, it was Abbeyquaye’s movement that made the goal.