World Cup 2022: Video of Otto Addo’s Classy Answer on Why Ghana Is Not Seeking Revenge Against Uruguay Emerges

World Cup 2022: Video of Otto Addo’s Classy Answer on Why Ghana Is Not Seeking Revenge Against Uruguay Emerges

  • Otto Addo says Ghana will be targeting qualification instead of channelling energy towards revenge in Friday's final Group H clash against Uruguay
  • Ghana and Uruguay have a storied past with many football fans in the West African country looking for revenge following their 2010 quarterfinal match-up
  • A draw or win over the two-time world champions will ensure Ghana advances to the last 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Ghana manager Otto Addo insists his side will not be seeking revenge against Uruguay in the final Group H clash on Friday, December 2 at the Al Janoub Stadium.

Friday's make-or-break tie for both teams is a repeat of the 2010 quarterfinal clash which Uruguay won on controversial circumstances aided by a Luis Suarez handball.

A Suarez deliberate handball denied a goal-bound effort from Dominic Adiyiah with the resultant penalty crashing against the crossbar as Uruguay rode on to win on penalty shootouts.

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Otto Addo says Ghana wants qualification against Uruguay and not revenge. Photo credit: @GhanaBlackstars @FIFAWorldCup
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The defeat remains one of Ghana's most heart wrenching sporting moments with many football fanatics in the West African nation desirous of revenge.

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However, head coach Otto Addo says revenge is not the main target on Friday.

"It will be very difficult but I am confident to know that we can win this game," Addo said as quoted by Graphic Online after Ghana defeated South Korea 3-2 on Monday.
"I'm not a guy that thinks much of revenge," he added.
"It was a really, really long time ago that this incident happened and I am a strong believer that if you don't seek too much revenge on these kinds of things sometimes you get the blessings."

Suarez plots Ghana's downfall

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Veteran Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has sent a strong warning to Ghana, ahead of their final Group H fixture on Friday, December 2.

The two-time world champions have failed to live up to expectations at the 2022 World Cup, picking up just one point out of a possible six from two games, and failing to find the back of the net in as many games played.

Currently perched at the foot of the group and staring at an exit from the Mundial, Suarez's nation will have to beat second-placed Ghana in their ultimate group game.