Ghana captain Richard Kingson has revealed that he was prepared to play through the pain barrier and send the Black Stars to the Africa Cup of Nations final.
The Wigan player, who was suffering from a thigh strain, was at his agility as he denied Nigeria from equalizing Asamoah Gyan's goal with some superb saves.
He passed a late fitness test was betweeen the sticks to catapult Ghana to her first Nations Cup final in 18 years.
The 32-year-old was named the Orange Man-of-the-Match and admitted he put up a heart-on-the-sleeves performance.
"During the first half I was having some thigh injury I sustained during the match against Angola and not totally fit but I promised my boys that I will do anything for them even if today will be the end of my career, I will do for them to go to the final even if I cannot be there. So today I sacrifice myself for the guys," Kingson said.
"I have a problem with my left foot and I haven't used my left foot before but today I did my best."
Kingson is playing in his fifth Africa Nations Cup finals.
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