World Cup 2022: How Black Stars Players Reacted to Their Group Stage Elimination

World Cup 2022: How Black Stars Players Reacted to Their Group Stage Elimination

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:19 PM
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  • Players of the Black Stars have shared their feelings after Ghana's World Cup elimination
  • The Black Stars were booted out of the tournament after a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay on Friday at the Al Janoub stadium
  • The Black Stars will now switch their attention to qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations

Two days after Ghana's elimination from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, players of the national team have taken to various social media platforms to react.

While many shared their pride in representing the country, others were disappointed with the team's performance and have promised to bounce back strongly in future.

The Black Stars were booted out of the tournament after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Uruguay in their final group game at Al Janoub.

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Black Stars players have reacted to Ghana's World Cup elimination. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars Getty Images
Source: Twitter

Two first half goals from Giorgian de Arrasteca for Uruguay was enough to end Ghana's journey at the World Cup in Qatar.

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How the players reacted:

@AbdulSamedSali wrote:

Very sad not to go further. But we will learn from this.

@alex-djiku added:

It’s a huge disappointment but if u knew how grateful we are to have been supported by you our Ghanaian fans. We would have liked to continue the adventure but we have never been more proud to wear the colors of Ghana. It was a dream to play a World Cup for my country.

@AliduSeidu15 tweeted:

I want to give glory to Allah for allowing me to represent the colors of Ghana. One of the greatest Gift football has given me. Sad the goal was not achieved but alhamdulillah. Thanks to everyone who supported me and the team

@gideonmensah_14 added:

First and foremost, huge thanks to the Almighty God for bringing me this far!! To the entire nation of Ghana and those who believed in me from day one and through this journey!! Thank you can't ever be enough. We will surely bounce back. It was a great honour to represent my country in the FIFA World Cup.

Andre Ayew breaks silence after World Cup exit

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Black Stars captain Andre Ayew has revealed that he has been going through a difficult time in his life following Ghana's group stage elimination at the World Cup.

The 32-year-old rushed to the hospital after the game between Ghana and Uruguay following news his daughter had collapsed.

Ayew also lost his godson just before the start of the World Cup in Qatar and in a lengthy message on social media, the forward paid tribute to young Adam.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.