When Ghana played Uruguay it was a special day in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. The air was filled with a strange feeling of patriotism, strange because the country at the heart of the frenzy was not Namibia. The country that had us all holding our collective breath was the black stars of Ghana. The streets were empty and everyone was infront of a television or radio watching or listening to the game between Ghana and Uruguay.
And somewhere in the dying minutes of overtime the black stars attacked and Suarez was called for a handball and a penalty was given and pandemonium broke loose as we all stared the semi-finals dead in the eyes. But then, probably the best player on the team (at least the one that has been converting from the penalty spot) did the impossible and missed. The hope of all of Africa came crashing down in that pivotal moment.
And ended badly for all Africans. Of course, South Africa is still enjoying the economic benefits from the tournament.