Last night, I was at a concert at Accra's Independence Square, when I heard that Burkina Faso had defeated South Africa 3-1 in the African World Cup Qualifier Group 2. This meant that Ghana could qualify to the World Cup 2006 with a victory against Uganda at home in Kumasi.
I had been hoping for this moment for a while, and had been eagerly awaiting the moment Ghana would surely make it to their first World Cup ever. And this afternoon, the dream came true. Ghana defeated Uganda after a golden start, scoring 2 goals in the first twenty minutes of the match. It was obvious that the Black Stars did not want to leave anything to chance.
Ghana is now going to its first World Cup ever, and I am sure they will do well. They certainly have a team that anyone should fear.
In other groups of the African World Cup Qualifiers, things have become more tense: Ivory Coast surprisingly lost at home in Abidjan to a stubborn Cameroon team, who showed they want to qualify again. At the same time, Togo defeated Liberia, and is only a step away from qualifying. The same happens with Angola, who is being trailed by a desperate Nigerian side on second spot.
But the best is the Black Stars! I have been drinking Star beer to celebrate, and it will surely not be the last time the Ghanaians make the whole country proud!