Former President, John Dramani Mahama has disclosed that he has still not forgiven Luis Suarez for his handball incident against Ghana in the 2010 World Cup.
Ghana was on the verge of becoming the first African country to reach the semifinals of the World Cup only for Luis Suarez to become a stumbling block.
The Black Stars were about to beat Uruguay in the quarterfinals of the World Cup when Dominic Adiyiah gave in a goal-bound header but Luis Suarez deliberately stopped the ball from entering the net with his hands.
Ghana was awarded a penalty which was the last kick during the extra time only for Asamoah Gyan to blow that chance away.
Ghana went ahead to lose 4:2 on shootouts after extra time with Gyan scoring in the shootouts.
Twelve years since the handball incident, John Dramani Mahama believes Luis Suarez broke the heart of Ghanaians and Africans and has not forgiven the Atletico Madrid superstar for the incident.
“2010 was our opportunity but you know what Suarez did. We know that sometimes legends miss penalties,” Mahama said.
“It broke the heart of all of Africa and I’ve never forgiven Suarez for what he did but we put it behind us. We’ve done quite well”, the former President of the republic of Ghana said this when Asamoah Gyan and his team paid him a visit to inform him about the launch of his autobiography titled ‘Legyandary’.