A continent collectively held their breath, awaiting a kick that would re-write the history books.
No African country had ever reached the quarterfinals of a FIFA World Cup, but Ghana was moments away from changing that narrative.
A last minute penalty had been awarded to Ghana in extra time, and Asamoah Gyan, who has scored two previous spot kicks in the group stages, was the man behind the ball.
He stepped up and missed. The ball hit the crossbar and sailed over. Ghana went on to lose the subsequent penalty shoot and crashed out.
Africa’s dream was shattered, at the first ever tournament hosted in Africa. The date? 2nd July, 2010 – exactly 10 years ago.
Time has passed, but it seems football fans have still not gotten over that incident.
A number of fans have taken to social media to express their displeasure, 10 years on.
Mtseeeew. Stop reminding us of that pain pls
— KJ (@kojotweets) July 2, 2020
— ❤️StubbornPrince🤴🖤 (@NiiLarbie_) July 2, 2020
What a sad day!!
— Daphne (@DaphneAcheam) July 2, 2020
Complete heartbreak 💔
— Mandy! (@AkuaMandy_) July 2, 2020
Suarez we still day wait you. Boys never forgive you.
— Africa Man (@justifiedkwame) July 2, 2020
Sth worth forgotten but hard to forget
— K (@Iam_ofChrist) July 2, 2020
Anytime I watch this i get furious
— SAM TUGA🎶 (@BoatengAboagye2) July 2, 2020
Make u people delete this.
We dey beg
— Francis Tagnuyesark➕ (@Tagnuyesark) July 2, 2020
I can't even watch this till the end.. That's how bad it is.
— THE Bannerman. (@frank_bannerman) July 2, 2020
— Kwarteng Roland (@KwartengRoland3) July 2, 2020
My heart, oh Lord 🥺. Hmmm B.jet
— Nana Amoako-hene ✡ (@Larry1_Official) July 2, 2020