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2022 World Cup: Ghana will qualify for the next round, says optimistic Augustine Ahinful

Former Ghana international, Augustine Ahinful has tipped the Black Stars to qualify for the next round of the 2022 World Cup.

The West African country having secured a qualification for the Mundial that will be hosted in Qatar later this year have been pitched in Group H alongside Portugal, Uruguay with South Korea in the mix.

Despite the group being described as the group of death, the former AshantiGold SC striker believes the four-time African champions will make it to the next round.

“Ghanaians are always quick to arrive at a decision when it comes to football, but these are technical things that we need to do and so on the day, on the pitch, if you are able to put your hands together, the sky would always be your limit,” Ahinful told GNA Sports.

He further made reference to the 2006 World Cup, where the Black Stars of Ghana managed to make it out of a tough group that had Italy, the Czech Republic and the USA even though they were debutants.   

“I would not look at Portugal having Ronaldo and the likes, Uruguay having Suarez and the likes, and South Korea having Son and the rest, I will also want to have Ghana because they are also thinking of Ghana”, he said.

The former Black Stars player urged the Head Coach of the Black Stars, Otto Addo to make the best out of his squad in order to get a positive result against the eighth-best team in the world Portugal, Uruguay ranked 13th and South Korea in 29th position to sail through to the next stage of the tourney.

Ghana will open their campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.

Four days later, the Black Stars return to action with a clash with South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Ghana will wrap up their group stage adventure with their much-anticipated encounter with Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

Source: Modern Ghana


February 2024