Ghana were defeated on penalties by Burkina Faso
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan last night insisted that the Black Stars are heartbroken to miss out of playing in the finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Black Stars lost 3-2 on penalties to Burkina Faso in the semi-finals after drawing 1-1 in 120 minutes of football at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Wednesday night.
The missed opportunity prolongs Ghana’s long wait to ending their Nations Cup trophy drought, spanning over three decades.
Ghana were keen on making it to the finals but the Stallions got the better of the Black Stars during the lottery of penalties.
“We came here to win but it is rather unfortunate we lost this game. I think the better side won and we lost by penalty shoot-outs. I would say the luckiest side won,” Gyan said as he reflected on the defeat.
“We are really sad at the moment. It’s normal.
“There is a third-place coming on and definitely we would be down but we would psyche ourselves up and make su...