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Sports News Thu, 23 Jan 2020

World Cup qualifiers: Sam Johnson backs 'advantage' Ghana to qualify

Ex-Ghana international Sam Johnson says Black Stars have an advantage over other countries in Group G ahead of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in October later this year.

Ghana are in the same group as South Africa, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe for the preliminary round of the draw that was held in Cairo- Egypt on Tuesday.

The Black Stars and Bafana Bafana have been tipped to fight for a top place finish in the group, but the former the former Kayserispor ace believes Ghana's fear factor will help them qualify for the global showpiece in Qatar.

"We (Black Stars) have advantage over all the countries in our group considering our past glories in world football, the fear factor is there but that doesn’t mean the other countries are not good.

"Football has really changed, each country has improved massively so we should work very hard and avoid underrating the other countries in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup," said the former Ghana star in an interview with Light FM in Kumasi.

"C.K Akonnor has done a great job in coaching in Ghana football. I think he is very capable of succeeding.He needs to take advice from the gurus in coaching concerning where he will be lacking which I think will really help him. This is National affair, so all and sundry is included."

Source: footballghana.com
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