The senior national team of Ghana – Black Stars were the toast of fans around the world few years back, particularly at their first appearance at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and South Africa in 2010.
Ghana had since its first appearance to the World Cup, been reliable in their mission to represent the country at the most noticeable football competition in the world apart from 2018.
The FIFA World Cup- Qatar 2022 is practically around the bend, and Ghana is again planning to meet all requirements for this one too, which is anticipated to be one of the best competitions coordinated by the Middle Eastern nation.
The Head Coach of Ghana, Charles Akonnor, has implied that – his essential goal is to qualify Ghana for the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup after the nation passed up a major opportunity in 2018.
Akonnor who was named in January 2020 as the manager of the team, is doing everything he can to qualify the group to both the Africa Cup of Nations and Qatar after a disillusioning 2019 AFCON round of 16 exit in Egypt.
Akonnor now has a huge task on his head to deliver. As per the manager, he wants to have a significant impact by not just qualifying the team to both competitions – AFCON and Qatar 2022, but to ensure they progress nicely and make the nation proud.
Although not a simple undertaking, Akonnor believes he can help end the nation’s AFCON trophy dry spell since 1982 by winning the next AFCON in Cameroon. Ghana has played in the finals of the AFCON competition on several ocassions but always fail to lift the trophy.
Currently, Ghana tops Group C of the Cameroon 2022 AFCON qualifiers with 9 points, followed by South Africa. Meanwhile, the next arrangement of games will fall off in March 2021.