Ghana coach proud of Black Stars World Cup achievement

Published on: 02 July 2010

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac was proud of his side after the Black Stars lost their World Cup quarter-final on penalties to Uruguay on Friday night.

Sulley Muntari put Ghana ahead on the stroke of half-time but Diego Forlan scored 10 minutes after the interval to send the last-eight clash into extra-time.

Luis Suarez was then sent off at the death for deliberating handling Dominic Adiyiah's goalbound header but Asamoah Gyan crashed the subsequent penalty against the crossbar.

In the penalty shoot-out, John Mensah and Adiyiah had their efforts saved as Uruguay won 4-2 to progress to face Holland in the semi-finals.

The defeat meant the Black Stars missed out on becoming the first African team to win through to the semi-finals after Cameroon (1990) and Senegal (2002) had also fallen in the last eight.

Rajevac said: "All I can say is this is football.

"It was a very difficult game for us because in the previous game (against USA) we also played for 120 minutes and in the end we had the historic opportunity to reach the semi-final and we had the penalty.

"We have to be proud of what we have achieved. This is sport and justice. Today Uruguay were the lucky ones."

Comments

  • Kenneth County
    says: 9 years ago
    All well and good. But to say Ghana and Africa is disappointed will be an understatment. I think on the whole the Black Stars performed well. But it is important he teaches them the true value of team work amongst the players when it comes to the final 3rd of the opponents area. Selfishness creeps in. The reality is there is tendency of some players trying to play the hero all the time. I think this tendence also cost us the CAN Cup. They have to learn very hard that if the team is not successful, there will be no opportunity for individual heroism.
  • Philip Agboh
    says: 9 years ago
    sack the coach and bring Sellas Tetteh.Didn't he promise us that we will beat Uruguay.Proud my foot.He cannot win any cup for us.Useless coach Go back to Serbia.
  • Rashid
    says: 9 years ago
    well said Ken..well said!!!
  • Michael Mills
    says: 9 years ago
    HAHAHA I knew this will happen...already cries to sack the coach...who can and has in the past 10 or soo years or at least gotten this close with the men's national side?? It is rush decisions like this(just as Gyan rushing into the pk spot) that costs Ghana a lot of trophies in the long run...
  • access
    says: 9 years ago
    THE COACH WAS USELESS.HE MUST BE FIRED.
  • access
    says: 9 years ago
    MILO DONT UNDERSTAND GHANA FOOTBALL
  • sun shine
    says: 9 years ago
    GHANA DON'T NEED FOREIGN COACH AGAIN
  • keith from germany
    says: 9 years ago
    there thy go again.milo is the best ghana coach so far.
  • candler
    says: 9 years ago
    it is not the foreign coach that missed the penalty that stupid gyan did,so stop blaming the coach,the truth is we dont play shit
  • Jahman
    says: 9 years ago
    We have to blame Mensah for that kick...like a child who is kicking it...i know sunderland will not renew his contract...But even worse was Mensah's kick in the shootout. He took a five-a-side style one-step run-up and sidefooted the ball straight at Fernando Muslera. Dominic Adiyiah missed too, but Mensah's kick was unforgivable.
  • Randy
    says: 9 years ago
    U cowards! How can u be calling 4 this at this hour !
  • Dr. Edusei
    says: 9 years ago
    you dont have to sack him. most countries will be offering him more money. you will be lucky to have him stay
  • Barry
    says: 9 years ago
    Hey, was it the coach that missed the penalty?why are people like Philip Agboh and Access sooo stupid and jealous of what ghana has achieved.Ghana was successful.Lets keep the coach
  • Manu
    says: 9 years ago
    Guys stop calling for the head of the coach. Even England are keeping their coach. The defending champions Italy did not make it to the last sixteen let alone the quarter finals. I am proud of the team. Bravo
  • dave
    says: 9 years ago
    well...it was a game in the end a winner had to be obtained we were on the wrongside.... btu hey cheer up... thumbs up for blackstars...ghana and africa...dnt blame anyone...
  • Brian Ninfaah
    says: 9 years ago
    We Ghanaians, we are never satisfied with anything the good Lord does for us. So soon Ghanains have forgoten that is Gyans goal that saved us from the USA.The whole team did very well and we should learn to appreciate them as heros for africa sees them as so.Ghanaians who have less to say should shatt-up.
  • Kaz
    says: 9 years ago
    God Bless them all, God bless Milo, for they gave us hope, and they made us proud
  • Lipo
    says: 9 years ago
    Some people are very stupid in Ghana Milo is a fantastic coach. Fantastic coach. We have to thank him everything he done. Don't forget it! GO GHANA!
  • BIGOSTON
    says: 9 years ago
    hmmmnnnnn oh WHEN WILL GHANAIAN GROW TO LEARN WHAT IS GOOD FOR US.I WONDER WHY PEOPLE ARE UNFAIR TO THE COACH.HE IS THE BEST COACH THIS DEER COUNTRY HAS EVER HAD.I WISH THE GFA MAINTAIN HIM.
  • texas
    says: 9 years ago
    I don't know the kind of coach basic (now called sunshine) and access want? name your coaches please or hold your peace!
  • yaw2
    says: 9 years ago
    YOU BLAME THE LOSS ON BADLUCK? YOUR MOTHER! HOW ABOUT BLAMING IT ON YOU NOT PREPARING YOUR PLAYERS TO SCORE GOALS? WHO GOES TO WAR WITH 1 GUN AND 10 STICKS, HUH? SILAS TETTEH’S TEAM AT THE U20 WERE BETTER COACHED, SCORED GOALS. INFACT, NONE OF THE STARS OF TETTEH’S TEAM WERE KNOWN PRIOR TO THE TOURNAMENT. YOU, MILO HAD ALL THESE PLAYERS AND MORE, AND STILL DIDNT EVEN KNOW WAT TO DO WITH THEM. YOU MUST BE FIRED ASAP. CHAN2008 NOTHING, ANGOLA NOTHING, WC SAME THING. I WOULD PREFER A MONKEY OVER YOU. MARK MY WORDS. YOU WILL NEVER HAVE THE SUCCESS YOU HAVE CHALKED WITH GH ANYWHERE ELSE. YOU ARE DOOMED FROM HERE ON OUT. GH PPL ARE SO DUMB, ANY BRONI PETE CAN COME AND SELL THE SUN TO THEM. MILO WILL GO DOWN AS THE MOST USELESS COACH, WHO COULDNT EVEN PUT TO GOOD USE THE TALENT OF GH. GIVE MILO TEAM BRASIL AND HE WILL STILL COME UP SHORT….KWASIA, BAD LUCK?