‘Proud Ghanaian’: Mario Balotelli proud of Black Stars performance

Mario Balotelli has heaped praise on the Black Stars for their outstanding game on Sunday despite losing to Ivory Coast at the finals of the AFCON 2015.

The Elephants ended a 23-year Africa Cup of Nations title drought by winning 9-8 on penalties thanks goalkeeper Boubacar Barry decisive goal after the final ended 0-0 following extra time.

Balotelli who was born to Ghanaian parents but chose to represent the Azzurri instead, took to Twitter and Instagram to congratulate the Black Stars for reaching the final but expressed his disappointment that his ‘original country’ was unable to emerge victorious.

The Ghanaian-born striker said he was ‘proud of my original country”

Proud of my original country.. Unlucky but you guys gave everything and deserve a win. But football… http://t.co/9yyyqsmLRe — Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) 2013-07-22 14:22:09.0

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