English Football Commentator Peter Drury said the 2010 world cup to him is the best world cup tournament ever.
It was the first time an African country had the chance to host the most decorated football tournament in the world.
In the end it Spain that won the tournament, but the performance of the Black Stars of Ghana was exceptional.
Peter Drury is quoted saying “The best FIFA World Cup Tournament to date, it’s the 2010 FIFA World South Africa. That FIFA campaign had the best to offer to the world. We had a young Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Iniesta and a great statesman Nelson Mandela.I witnessed very different cultures and lifestyle. From the Hotels, passing by the uniquely built Townships to the stadiums. The food was very interesting as well.
Coming back on the field, I think 2010 World Cup was blessed with World Football Superstars. It was football galaxy. Looking at Spanish 2010 FIFA world cup squad, Germany squad, Argentina squad, England squad.
The passion of African people in General was amazing, they came together particularly when Ghana was the only hope, they almost pushed the Ghanaian over the line but unfortunately Luis Suarez was a big difference between Ghana and Glory. I have worked in FIFA World Cups for some time now, but I keep on commemorating the South Africa and African World Cup whenever one have adequate time. I don’t get enough repeating those memories”
Peter Drury is very well known for his poetic style of given commentary, for many call him the poet of modern football.
One of his favorite commentary was when Roma mounted a comeback against FC Barcelona. “Roma have risen from their ruins Manolas, the Greek God in Rome. The unthinkable unfolds before our eyes. This was not meant to happen, this could not happen, this is happening! Barcelona, extraordinarily, are eight minutes from elimination. (Roma boss Eusebio) Di Francesco does not know where to go, (Andres) Iniesta does not know where to look. It’s a Greek from Mount Olympus, who has come to the Seven Hills of Rome and pulled off miracle!”
By Saaka Yakubu Issah