Oh Ghana, Ghana! wherefore art thou Ghana?
Deny thy goal by penalty in the last minute of extra time and refuse thy destiny;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn to do better in the shoot out,
And we’ll no longer be denied an African team in the semi-finals.
.... and so a continent mourned in noble defeat.
.... And to address my own earlier question (not answer it, please note):
It has given a continent hope, albeit briefly & albeit on a football field in Johannesburg.
It may not be Romeo & Juliet, but there was something of a Shakespearean tragedy about this football match.
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