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World Cup 2010: “Black Stars semi final miss still hurts me” – Stephen Ahorlu

by Lesley Ngwa
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Former Ghana goalkeeper, Stephen Ahorlu says he remembers with a lot of pain the 2010 World Cup semifinal miss.

The Black Stars were on the verge of qualifying for the semifinal at the global showpiece in South Africa until Asamoah Gyan’s penalty miss against Uruguay.

The four time African champions exited the tournament after the penalty shoot pouts following the mandatory 120 minutes.

Ahorlu was a member of the Black Stars squad at the World Cup and he spoke to Radio Gold Sports.

“What I can remember is, I know the last two World Cup tournaments, we got to the knock-out stage and we were eliminated.

“So what I can remember is, the knock stage penalty we had with Uruguay.

“I thought we were definitely going to qualify for the semifinal but unfortunately we couldn’t reach there.

“So if I remember that, it pains me very much,” Ahorlu told Radio Gold Sports.

Ahorlu after his retirement from football became the goalkeepers’ trainer of Hearts of Lions which he guided to their premier league return.

The 34-year-old previously played for Medeama SC upon return from Israeli club, Hapoel Ashkelon.

Prior to his first premier league experience with Hearts of Lions, he played for Togo Premier League club, Dynamic Togolais also known as Dyto FC

This article was written by Adamu Muftawu for Africa-foot.com and relayed by kick442.com as an official media partner.

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