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Ghana maintains Africa's hopes at World Cup

By The Assam Tribune

RUSTENBURG (South Africa), Jun 27 (AP): Africa is still at the World Cup party after Ghana realized the hopes of a success-starved continent by reaching the quarterfinals for the first time.

The poor showing of African nations had cast a pall over South Africa 2010, with the hosts and four others exiting at the group stage of the continent's first World Cup.

"We've made everybody proud - not Ghana alone, but all of Africa," said striker Asamoah Gyan, whose extra-time goal clinched a 2-1 victory over the United States in the second round last night.

The win, which set up a quarterfinal against Uruguay, took Ghana one stage further than at the team's World Cup debut four years ago, when it was also the last African contender.

"Me and my colleagues were very disappointed there were no African teams with us," forward Dede Ayew said.

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Ghana maintains Africa

RUSTENBURG (South Africa), Jun 27 (AP): Africa is still at the World Cup party after Ghana realized the hopes of a success-starved continent by reaching the quarterfinals for the first time.

The poor showing of African nations had cast a pall over South Africa 2010, with the hosts and four others exiting at the group stage of the continent's first World Cup.

"We've made everybody proud - not Ghana alone, but all of Africa," said striker Asamoah Gyan, whose extra-time goal clinched a 2-1 victory over the United States in the second round last night.

The win, which set up a quarterfinal against Uruguay, took Ghana one stage further than at the team's World Cup debut four years ago, when it was also the last African contender.

"Me and my colleagues were very disappointed there were no African teams with us," forward Dede Ayew said.

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