I cried before penalty shootout – Mukarama

Mukarama Abdulai

Mukarama Abdulai

Black Maidens captain and the eventual golden boot winner, Mukarama Abdulai, has opened up about how she was overwhelmed with emotions and burst into tears even before the decisive penalty shootout.

The lottery of the penalty shootout is something most football teams love to avoid, and the desire is especially intensified when the said team has dominated the particular match in question.

Ghana’s Black Maidens painfully exited the just ended FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in the quarterfinals at the hands of eventual finalists Mexico on penalties.

The Maidens took the lead twice in the game, but were unable to close out the match, after a poor mistake from the goalkeeper handed Mexico a late equalizer.

“I started crying before the penalties. I really don’t know why,” she said.

”The tears were just flowing and I was very nervous.” -citinewsroom

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