Ghana midfielder, Mubarak Wakaso, has explained why he cried in front of the press after his side was defeated by Tunisia at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, round of 16 on Monday.
The Black Stars’ hopes of lifting a fifth continental title ended, following a 5-4 loss on penalties to Taha Yassine Khenissi’s men, after the game ended 1-1.
Wakaso said he could not hold back his tears in front of the press during his receipt of the Man of the Match award because he thought Ghana would win this year’s AFCON after working hard in all the matches they had played.
“I can’t even describe how we are feeling but the only thing I have is I need to thank my colleagues the whole time for their support,” Wakaso said at the post-match press conference.
“It’s part of the game. I think we need to think about our future – that’s the only thing we can do.
“My reason [for being so emotional and weeping in the press conference] was that I thought this tournament was for us due to the hard work we’ve been putting in, in every match.
“That is the reason why I’m like this right now but still we have a future so we need to think ahead.”
Ghana will now have to wait until Cameroon 2021 AFCON to possibly end a 39-year trophy drought.