When Ghana plays Uruguay at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, some of the team’s players as well as Africans will be thinking about a Black Stars revenge, Otto Addo has hinted.
During the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the Black Stars were ousted by the two-time champions on penalties after Asamoah Gyan missed a spot-kick in extra-time after Luis Suarez was dismissed for handball.
The tournament’s lowest-ranked squad, Ghana, will play Portugal in their opening matchup on November 24 in Group H before going up against South Korea and Uruguay on November 28 and December 2, respectively.
“I’m sure that’ll be in the back of the minds of some players because it was a decisive game, not just for Ghana but for Africa as a whole,” Addo told FIFA.
“If Ghana had won they would have made history as the first African team to reach a World Cup semi-final.
“It was very painful but now a new generation of players is out on the pitch. We need to take it one game at a time in Qatar.”
The Black Stars opened camping on Monday, November 14 in Abu Dhabi where they will play an International friendly against Switzerland at the Baniyas club stadium on Thursday, November 17, 2022.