Wednesday Oct 23, 2019. 08:00
Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has revealed he is still haunted by his penalty miss at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The 33-year-old marksman missed a penalty in the quarter-finals of the global tournament against Uruguay.
Gyan’s effort hit the crossbar and Uruguay went on to win 4-2 on post-match penalties.
“In the 2010 World Cup, we were knocked out in the quarter-finals in controversial circumstances,” Gyan said on Ghana Soccer Net.
“It was against Uruguay, and I missed a crucial match-winning penalty towards the end of extra time, after a Luis Suarez handball.
“The penalty miss is something that I will never forget. It’s part of my life now. I am not the only player, who missed a crucial penalty,” he added.
“We could have become the first African team to reach the World Cup semifinals.”
The Ghana all-time top scorer admitted he will never forget about the penalty miss.
“Sometimes when I am alone, I think about it and it still hurts. I feel, ‘Oh! Maybe we can play the penalty again so that I can redeem myself,” he said.
“Life goes on, I need to forget about it and live my life.”