Black Stars coach Otto Addo

Black Stars coach, Otto Addo has insisted that he and his players’ minds are not fixed on exacting revenge on Uruguay who they face in their final Qatar 2022 World Cup group game.

Luis Suarez handled on the line to deny Dominic Adiyiah a goal in extra-time of a World Cup quarter-final tie more than twelve years which was precisely in South Africa in 2010.

Suarez was sent off for the incident, but Asamoah Gyan hit the crossbar from the resulting spot-kick with Uruguay going on to progress to the semi-finals by winning the penalty shoot-out.

And now, the game at the Al Janoub Stadium on Friday is something of a grudge match which is at least from the point of view of Ghanaian fans but Black Stars coach, Addo thinks otherwise.

Addo reiterated Ghana’s minds are not fixed on revenge. “This is what I wish from every player, to do all they can to get to the semi-final of a World Cup. Maybe sacrifice themselves,” he said.

“This is my perspective. It was very sad what happened in 2010 but we can’t change it. In general, it is about perspective,” Addo said.

“If the same incident had happened the other way round people would have talked about it, so for me it is not a big topic. We are going into the match like any other.”

Ghana’s clash against Uruguay was always going to be a grudge match but now, it is set to be a knockout decider.

The African nation need a point to go through while the South Americans must win.


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