Uruguay forward, Luis Suarez, says he owes Ghanaians no apology following his involvement in the Black Stars’ quarterfinal exit at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Suarez stopped a goal-bound opportunity from the Black Stars with his hand in the dying embers of the extra time of the quarterfinal fixture 12 years ago at the Soccer City Stadium.

Ghana was awarded a penalty late in the game but Asamoah Gyan failed to convert the spot kick with the Black Stars going on to lose the tie on penalties.

That incident has stood in the memories of Ghanaians for a long time with some demanding an apology from the former Barcelona star.

However, Suarez says he owes no one apology as he didn’t force Gyan to miss his kick.

“The first time, I don’t apologise about that,” he told the media at a press conference ahead of Uruguay’s final group game against Ghana at the 2022 World Cup.

“I take the handball – but the Ghana player missed a penalty, not me. Maybe I apologise if I injure a player but in this situation, I take a red card, the referee says penalty, it’s not my fault.”

The Black Stars will go up against the South Americans in the final group game as they seek to qualify to the Round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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