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2014 World Cup: Ex-Ghana star Sammy Kuffuor says Africa's hopes rest ONLY on Black Stars

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Ex-Ghana defender Sammy Kuffuor says Africa’s hopes rest on the Black Stars and no one else ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Ghana is among five African countries which have secured qualification to the global showpiece in Brazil.

Many have touted the Black Stars to be the shining example of the African quintet following progressive performances at the last two editions.

The Black Stars reached the quarter-final at the last World Cup in South Africa 2010 with a late Luiz Suarez handball denying the team of becoming the first African country to reach the last four.

The former Bayern Munich iconic figure believes his native country stands tall among the African representatives.

“The hopes of Africa is not on anybody but us (Ghana),” he said

“Look because of what we have done in the past, the real chance of any African country getting close to the title will be Ghana.

“We have the experience, quality and energy to fight for the cup. We have a young and budding team and I believe they will excel in Brazil.

“I know Kwesi Appiah knows his work and knows what to do to ensure we achieve the ultimate.”

Ghana have drawn old foes USA and Germany as well as Portugal in group G.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Benny says:

    Well said Sammy Tuga.

  2. samva says:

    I believe that is why they put us in a very tough group to prevent us from any advancing to the knockout stages.But they lie bad,who jah bless no one curse.we shall excel insha allah

  3. kwame says:

    Easier said than done.Sammy stop being tribalistic. Any team can sping surprise in a tournament of this nature, so expect any of the 4 Africa representative to do so too, and not to think that only the black star have experience.After all what have we won in 32 years?

  4. kwame says:

    Easier said than done.Sammy stop being tribalistic. Any team can spring surprise in a tournament of this nature, so expect any of the 4 Africa representative to do so too, and not to think that only the black star have experience.After all what have we won in 32 years?

    • richie says:

      we have won more knowledge in the game than your backward reasoning. what’s wrong with being patriotic n excited about your country. masa if u have problem with his assessment of our chances, then 3yno imebg. (reverse ur head)

  5. ginger says:

    Lols…. Ghanians has a way of deceiving themselves

  6. Kuukuphilly says:

    @Kwame,stop being in the dark and open ur eyes.we have to remain positive no matter our past records.

  7. benny says:

    Kwame, Sammy Kuffour is being Nationalistic not tribalistic.He has to be, why not.

  8. Papa Nkrumah says:

    I hope our players are listening to wise words from Sammy Kuffour. He played with many of the current crop of players and know many of our opponent players. He knows what he has seen and what he is talking about. Hopefully, the players will see that we believe we can get past C. Ronaldo and Portugal as well as Germany and the USA. We know what we are bringing; they don’t know what we have. Bring it on!