2022 World Cup: Honestly speaking the way Black Stars played broke my heart – Derek Boateng

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Former Ghana international Derek Boateng is shocked how the Black Stars failed to progress to the knockout stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana fell short when it matters must, having amassed win over South Korea and standing better chance of qualifying ahead of Uruguay who had just a point prior to Ghana game against Uruguay.

The four-time African champions needed just a draw to make it to the round of 16 but lost 2-0 to the South American side after skipper Andre Ayew missed a glorious opportunity from a spot-kick in the 21st minute.

Boateng who featured for Ghana in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, is dumbfounded with the surprise performance of Ghana.

“It is about time we start building the team around Kudus Mohammed because all the players those players we thought they can do something for us are not stepping up in big moments”

“So I think Kudus is the players we have to start building the team around”

“We lost against Uruguay and couldn’t qualify, I think this is the time that we have to come back and ensure the right things are done at the right time”

“Honestly speaking, the way the team played broke my heart, I have been in such situation before with the national team, it really breaks my heart, I’m speechless and even forcing myself to talk at the moment”

The Black Stars will now turn focus to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Ghana currently sit top of Group D with four points from the first two games of the qualifiers.

Story Kolog Bonaventure

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