At first, I was very disappointed with the outcome of the game, but thinking it through, I’m glad. Although better off than most Africans nations, Ghana is a very poor country — more than a quarter of its people live on less than $1.25 a day, and it has lower human development indicators than Cambodia, among others. It is the last African nation in the first African-hosted World Cup, and (like most nations around the world) absolutely stark raving mad about their Black Stars. The United States is the wealthiest country in the world, where we can be and are distracted by just about anything. This just means a whole lot more to a whole lot more Ghanaians than it does to the United States.
Go Black Stars!