Stunning victory for Africa

2010-06-26 21:13

Ghana reached the 2010 Fifa World Cup quarter-finals for the first time by beating the United States 2-1 in extra time at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium tonight.

A stunning goal from Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan earned the Black Stars a win, keeping Africa’s World Cup dream alive.

It was going to take something special to break the deadlock and the Rennes striker did just that with a classic goal in the 93rd minute to send Ghana, the last remaining African side in the global showpiece, into the next round.

The Black Stars will meet Uruguay at Soccer City in the quarter-finals next Friday at 8.30pm.

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