It's been a while since a Ghanaian goalkeeper saved penalty kicks in national tournaments. Today fans of Black Stars of Ghana witnessed some and it was breathtaking. The goalkeeper was very fantastic and truly knew what he was doing when the penalties started.
Abdul Manaf Nurudeen found all the directions of the four penalty kicks and that even helped him to save two. You hardly see goalkeepers finding the directions of penalty kicks but Manaf managed to see all these kicks.
Some important sports journalists in Ghana have revealed what the saw about Manaf and what he is capable of doing for the Black Stars. Below are their reactions.
Gary Al-Smith said that, " Ghana beat Chile on penalties, with Manaf Nurudeen the game's hero." Gary practically told Ghanaians that Manaf is a hero.
Thierry Nyann also wrote this, "Abdul Manaf Nurudeen, good Composure, good ball distributions, good sweeping and saved two penalty kicks."
Among these sports Journalists was Juliet Bawuah. She also said that, "Abdul Manaf Nurudeen may have just picked his world Cup ticket."
And finally well known presenter, Owuraku Ampofo also added his voice. He wrote before the game against Chile. Manaf Nurudeen had saved 29% of penalties faced. He has just saved two straight penalties to help Ghana finish third in Karin Cup."
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