The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, was on Wednesday, May 8 caught on tape in a seeming orgasmic celebration when Tottenham Hotspur made a stunning comeback over Ajax to secure a place in UEFA Champions League final.
Lucas Moura scored a dramatic 96th-minute winner to cap an astonishing Tottenham fightback against Ajax and set up an all-English Champions League final against Liverpool.
Known to be a staunch supporter of Tottenham, the president could not hold back his surprise and excitement at the miraculous triumph of his team.
Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Spurs made the worst possible start in Amsterdam when a towering fifth-minute header by 19-year-old Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt doubled the advantage for Erik ten Hag’s exciting young side.
Tottenham hit the post through Son Heung-min before Hakim Ziyech doubled Ajax’s lead on the night with a sweeping finish after an assist by former Southampton winger Dusan Tadic.
That left Spurs 3-0 behind on aggregate, yet in another pulsating semi-final, Mauricio Pochettino’s side scored twice within five minutes in the second half.
Moura reduced the deficit with a composed finish before the Brazilian’s shot on the turn levelled the scores on the night and left Spurs requiring one goal to reach the final in Madrid on 1 June.
In a frantic finish, Vertonghen headed against the bar before Moura completed his hat-trick with a left-foot shot from 16 yards deep into stoppage time on a famous night for Spurs.
The win sent the president in joyous mood as he watched his club make it into the final for the first time in its history.