Sports News of 2013-12-12

‘Ghana is one of the best in the world’

Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah believes the current Black Stars team is as strong as some of the best teams in the world and for that reason should not be afraid of facing any side at the World Cup.

Ghana is drawn in Group G for next year’s World Cup in Brazil alongside three time winners Germany, Portugal and USA.

The Black Stars will be coming up against some of the best players in the world when the tournament commences next summer.

Many have raved and ranted against the galaxy of world class players within the ranks of Ghana’s Group G opponents.

But coach Akwasi Appiah also believes with good preparations, his team can match up to any of the best in the world since there is very little to choose between the sides.

“I believe the team that we have at the moment is one of the best teams we have in the whole world,” he said.

“And for that reason, the most important thing is we need all your support to be able to prepare the team very well so that whichever team comes our way, we will be able to face them.”

Ghana will kick off it World Cup campaign for the third successive time against USA on June 16 in Natal.

The Black Stars will then take on Germany on June 20 in Fortaleza before facing Portugal in the final group game four days later in Brasilia.