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‘Leave the past in the past’ – Milovan Rajevac tells Black Stars ahead of Uruguay clash

Former Black Stars Head Coach, Milovan Rejavac has entreated Ghana to move on from their defeat to Uruguay in 2010 and fully focus on Friday’s showdown with the South Americans in Qatar.

The Serbian trainer was in the dugout for the Black Stars when the two sides met in the quarter-final of the World Cup.

In that match, the Black Stars were denied the chance to make history by becoming the first African team to advance to the semi-finals when Luis Suarez purposefully blocked Dominic Adiyah’s effort at the goal line with his hands, depriving Ghana of a dramatic victory in the quarterfinal.

Asamoah Gyan missed the subsequent kick after Suarez received a straight red card for conceding a penalty. Ghana eventually lost on penalty shootouts.

The 68-year-old thinks it is not a good idea to think about previous situations before the match on Friday.

“I believe Ghana should leave the past in the past regarding the Uruguay game and take the match against Uruguay tomorrow as any other match.

“It was a tragic memory for all of us but anyway, we made all of Africa proud at that time, so we should learn from that experience and use it for the future challenges

“They should stay focused and determined to win, because every next match is the most important match.” He told Akoma FM.

With a round of 16 place at stake, Ghana takes on Uruguay at the Al Janoub Stadium while South Korea also seeks a win against Portugal in the other Group H encounter. With Portugal already through to the next round, all three other teams are capable of making it out of the group.

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Source: Akoma Sports