The Greatest Myth in the history of Ghana Sports : India vs Ghana match that ended 99 goals to 1

One of the greatest myth in Ghana football we were told during our childhood is that of Ghana vs India where the final score ended 99 goals to 1 in favour of Ghana despite conceding the most goals in the fiercely contested match .

I do not think there will be a single child who was born in the early 90s who has not for once heard about this game.

But the truth of the matter is that there was no such match organized neither has the senior national Ghana team faced any Indian side.

The Genesis dates as far back as the early 90s where We were told the Indian national team possessed some form of incredible footballing skills who could not be stopped by no football club in the world.

A short from an Indian striker turned into either a pot on fire or an angry roaring lion or tiger pouncing towards the keeper Ready to devour him.

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The fearsome goalkeeper then exit the pole thereby allowing the ball behind his own net and conceding several goals of such manner.

The Indian side had also won enough trophies and were just playing for fun and taunting players of other teams to score them if they could.

Having scored ninety goals in the World Cup final and conceding none the Indian side gave the blackstars the chance to score a single goal which will crown them the champions.

Luckily for the Ghanaian side they got a penalty and which became the decider of the match .

Odartey who was the captain of the Ghanaian side took it upon himself to score the penalty come the consequences may.

He mastered courage and kicked the ball with all his might into the back of the Indian side net thereby winning the match but loosing his life in the process.

There is no historical fact or written document to back this legitimacy of this match as to whether it had occurred or not .

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Most parents and elderly claim it was but a myth told by an elderly to children around the fireside during one occasions of their storytelling experience.

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