In what can be described as the best 2014 World Cup match so far, Ghana’s Black Stars fought tirelessly against the German national team- Die Mannschaft, who were tipped to thrash Ghana with ease.
In fact, I was informed a German magazine evaluated the existing statistics and came to the conclusion that, Germany will beat Ghana by 11 goals to nill—that was based on real mathematics. But as we saw yesterday, when it comes to football, leave the calculations to the Leicester University’s College of Mathematics and let hard work, dedication and composure determine the winner.
The Ghana Black Stars had several good chances to leave the pitch with a win against the group leaders-the Germans, but struggled to make good use of these chances.
On top of all the chances was this single one that Jordan Ayew handled the ball along the side ‘throw’ line straight into a scoring yard, where Asamoah Gyan was patiently waiting for that pass which could have placed Ghana in the winning basket—there isn’t any doubt that Asamoah Gyan could not have scored that goal.
But Jordan Ayew who had the ball in his possession showed once again that he is not a mature football player—and does not care about team work or team glory. He wanted the glory for himself and he wanted to go into record books as having also scored at the World Cup alongside his elder brother—so selfishly, he tried scoring, kicking the ball slowly into the hands of the German goalkeeper.