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Ex-President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufour says stage freight troubled the Black Stars at the World Cup in 2006.

Ghana made her maiden appearance at the global showpiece in Germany 2006.

 
Ghana qualified from the group of Italy, Czech Republic and the United States of America.
 
Ghana eventually lost to the Selecão of Brazil by 3:0 in the round 16 stage.
 
 
Ghana then made it to the quarter finals of the 2010 World Cup, equalling the best place finish of an African nation at the mundial.
 
Ghana will face Uruguay, South Korea and Portugal in the group stage in Qatar.
 
The then President of Ghana, J.A Kufuor says stage freight caused Ghana a lot in 2006.
 
"I don’t remember being given a strip like this even in 2006, even though I followed the team when we played our first game against Italy," he said as quoted by ghanafa.org.
 
"We performed so well and our only trouble was suffering from stage fright and we could have won against Italy that eventually became champions of the world. We did well by beating the Americans and the Czech Republic," he concluded.
 
By: Abdul Razak Salim