Saturday, June 26, 2010
AMERICA TAKEN OUT BY GHANA IN SOUTH AFRICA 2010, IT SUCKS MEN!
Landon Donovan summarised it thus, "it sucks men!" That was his reaction to the sudden death of TeamUSA, which was sent home from South Africa 2010 World Cup by the Black Stars of Ghana. They severally missed golden opportunities to outscore the Black Stars of Ghana but mother-luck had traveled out of their camp; and they lost 2-1 to Ghana in the 16-nation rounder of the competition. Those boys played their hearts out but Altidore and Donovan were not in their best killer-mode; and Team-USA number 15 Jay Demerit was practically on a sleeping-mode as the two Ghanaian goals came through his frank. Ghanaians Asamoah Gyan and Kevin Prince Boateng twice breached his defenses to score their two goals and thereby made him the weakest link in TeamUSA! Icheoku was conflicted with our support between homeland and motherland; and in as much as we wanted TeamUSA to win in order to still keep South Africa 2010 in the prime-time of America and the world attention, and also keep all those well spending American fans glued in South Africa; inside of us we longed for the only African team, Ghana Black Stars, still standing in the first African hosted world cup competition. However the deed is done and the loser went down fighting and the winner worked harder to secure their victory. It is South Africa 2010 that is the real loser as they will not only lose the millions of dollars from American fans, but also will lose the corporate world's interest in the competition as the all buying-power of Americans who will now tune out from the competition might affect sponsorship interest. But it is a game and Icheoku wishes Ghana goodluck with their pursuit of soccer glory as they clash with Uruguay in the quarter-finals game. To Team-USA, well done and always remember there is always another time!