Asamoah Gyan is disappointed Ghana will be the only African side competing in the second round of the 2010 World Cup.
Ghana will play the United States of America in the last 16 after finishing second in Group D following the 1-0 defeat by Germany.
Striker Gyan, who has struck twice at this summer's tournament, is eagerly anticipating the encounter but is saddened to see Ghana as the only nation flying the flag for Africa.
Gyan, who has been linked with a move to West Ham, said: "I am disappointed we are the only African team here.
"African teams had chances to qualify, like Nigeria who could have qualified if only they put the ball in the net.
"Ivory Coast were unlucky because Portugal scored a lot of goals against Korea, but we will give our all to make Africa proud against USA.
"We will be ready, we will have all the support here on Saturday, we can't wait for that."