Sports News Tue, 20 Aug 2013

Le Roy tips Zambia to progress ahead of Ghana

Ex Ghana coach Claude Le Roy believes Zambia stand a better chance to qualify ahead of the Black Stars to the final round of the FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Ghana need just a draw to qualify to the next stage as they lie on top of Group D with a one point advantage.

Zambia are now coached by Claude Le Roy’s protégée Renard Herve who was a member of the Frenchman’s coaching staff when he was in-charge of the Black Stars in 2008.

According to Le Roy, pressure will be on Ghana at the Baba Yara Stadium. "Ghana have to draw at home and qualify for the next round and Zambia have to win, but it will be more difficult for Ghana than Zambia," said Le Roy.

"I spoke to Herve Renard , they have everything to win in this game, but it is also important for Ghana who wants to make a third appearance at the tournament after playing at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.

"Ghana wants to be in Brazil to show that they are indeed the Black Stars, but I think it will be difficult."

Source: Joy Online