The Black Stars of Ghana gave a valiant effort to the task and turned out tenaciously at their first appearance at the FIFA World Cup in Germany 2006. Fast forward, Ghana again excelled on the African soil in South Africa 2010, when they almost went past the quarter finals.
The Black Stars was suddenly stopped by Uruguay, yet made an imprint at the 2010 World Cup. Yet again, ghana will represent Africa with other African teams at the impending competition in Qatar. Expectations are high for the Black Stars, regardless of the fact that, there were some few challenges in the team during their pre-world cup friendly matches.
Ghana has been labeled as the ‘Brazilians’ of Africa, thus paying little heed to anything, fans actually expect that they should perform well in Qatar. Currently, the coach of the side, Otto Addo has called-up a list of top Ghanaian players all over the world, to represent the country at the mundial.
Taking a look at the team, many have beseeched them to do the needful, and to redeem their name as the ‘Brazilians’ of Africa. Reality of the fact is that, many people have rested hopes in Ghana’s team because of the team called-up by Otto Addo.
Others also have an alternate thought, in that, the list of players are just too quality for the coach to make the right selection for the competition. But coach Otto Addo believes his side can beat any team in the world right now.
At the point when Ghana was going to Germany 2006 tourney, only a couple of fans had hopes in the team, particularly as new entrants in the tournament.
Yet, after the Black Stars’ first match, many fans across the world, had an alternate point of view about the team, and trusted them. And truly, the team proved critics wrong.
We are only couple of days away for the competition to begin in Qatar, and the world will assemble in Qatar to observe a beautiful competition, according to organizers.
Ghana will play Portugal, Korea, and Uruguay in the group matches. Clearly, it’s a tough group, but Ghana can shock the world. Uruguay was a thorn in the flesh of the Black Stars in 2010, thus the expectations are that, Ghana should be able to redeem their image in that game against the Uruguayans.
Of course, that wouldn’t be pretty much as simple as a pie, just like Korea and Ronaldo’s Portugal, yet the team is ready to show the world that ‘they are Ghana’. With such youthful talents, the team can have a colossal influence at the mundial.
At the same time, some pundits have advised the coach of the Stars to ensure his decisions are not influenced by people. He shouldn’t allow anybody to dictate to him who should play and who should not play.
Meanwhile, organizers have promised that the tournament, will obviously accompany harmony and joy, as they have set up all measures and acoustics to make the competition a success and an episode free one. In fact, there will be loads of fun during Qatar 2022.