Having been entertained by Asamoah Gyan’s dance moves and touched by his heart-breaking display of emotion during the World Cup when Ghana crashed out against Uruguay, I felt entitled to become an honorary Ghanaian for the evening.
The Ghanaian fans were in jubilant spirits throughout the match, wheeling flags over their heads, rousing each other to join in with uplifting chants and vociferously showing their disdain for any refereeing decisions that punished the Black Stars.
Even at 1-0 down in the final minutes of the match, the vibe remained optimistic, and it was this unwavering show of love and support which helped to spur the Black Stars on to a dramatic equaliser, engineered by my favourite Sunderland player, Gyan, in the dying minutes of the match.
It ended 1-1, but if you hadn’t watched it, the vocal exuberance of Ghana fans spilling out of Wembley Stadium would have led you to believe the team had won.
Amidst the thrilling atmosphere, I noticed the Kente cloth worn by a number of the Black Star’s supporters and was reminded of the Madras fabric worn traditionally across several islands in the Caribbean (St Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe). I couldn’t help but wonder what they would look like in earring form? Hmmm...
I leave you with a video clip I call: 'How to celebrate a draw'!