Ghana forward Osman Bukari has replied critics who claimed he was disrespectful with his goal celebration against Portugal.
The Red Star Belgrade attacker scored Ghana’s second goal in the 89th minute to hand the Black Stars a lifeline in the Group H fixture on Thursday.
Bukari, after scoring, did the Siuuu celebration famous to Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I have noticed my celebration today has generated comments claiming I was disrespectful towards Ronaldo,” Bukari said.
“This is incorrect. I was overcome by the emotion of the moment of scoring for my country on my World Cup debut leading to my celebration. My upbringing doesn’t permit me to be disrespectful to elders let alone one of my idols.
“Thanks for your support and we focus on our next game!