Ghana's Mubarak Wakaso has a love-hate relationship with Ghanaian football fans but a video of his tears in the aftermath of Ghana's exit at AFCON 2019 has endeared him to the millions who were at times frustrated with his performance.
A video of a painfully teary Mubarak Wakaso has surfaced and if his performances at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) did not make many happy, his mourning of Ghana's loss has won him many hearts.
In an interview after he was awarded the man of the match for his performance even in defeat, a sobbing Wakaso said, “We knew we were going to face a difficult opponent and I think what happened is part of the game."
He continued, barely able to hold back tears: “Still, I am proud of my guys. I am proud of Ghanaians. And I am proud of my family. I can’t say much.”
Wakaso has been with the Black Stars of Ghana since 2010 and at 29, he is one of the senior players any idea of reconstruction would include.
In some of the games at Egypt, Wakaso's passing over any other thing, has frustrated and angered many. Sentiments on social media held that he was not the best quality.
But the Alaves midfielder was grateful to everyone.
“I want to thank anyone who came here (to Egypt) to support us and I know in my heart that without them, we will not be where we are.
I will keep thanking them and we will doing the best for our nation,” he said.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that the Black Stars of Ghana were kicked out of AFCON 2019 by Tunisia on a 4-5 penalty shootout result but this recent spot kick misfortune is just one of many the former African champions have suffered in the quest to bring glory.
Prior to the game, Tunisia had never beaten Ghana in an AFCON game. This time, they needed a penalty but for Ghana, it was a throwback to a very abysmal history about shootouts.
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