Ghana celebrate win over Serbia

Black Stars notch first win for African country at first World Cup on continent.

    Ghana achieved the victory despite the absence of the nation's best player, Michael Essien [AFP]

    Ghana were backed by local South Africans, sounding vuvuzela trumpets in a coordinated rhythmic fashion, rather than the drone that has been heard at some of the earlier games.

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    Ghana's John Pantsil, who caused controversy at the last World Cup by celebrating a win by waving the Israeli flag, was the first to race to the crowd at the final whistle and grab a giant Ghana flag.

    He sprinted around the field while the crowd in the stands tumbled around in delight and his team mates danced in the centre circle.

    The memorable victory celebration came after a largely dull game which only came alive after Serbia were reduced to 10 men by the dismissal of Alekasandar Lukovic for a second yellow card in the 74th minute.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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