2014 World Cup: Ghana can 'go all the way' to the finals - Ex-Kotoko coach Telat Uzum

Telat Uzum

Telat Uzum

Ex-Kotoko coach Telat Uzum insists Ghana have the ‘quality to go all the way’ at this summer’s World Cup.

The Africans head to Brazil with the weight of expectations of both the supporters and the media very high.

Despite witch doctors from both Ghana and Portugal dominating the headlines recently for their various predictions, that has not dampened enthusiasm within the camp, and the Black Stars seem to be reveling in the fact that they are underdogs.

The Turkish trainer speaks positively about the emergence of new talents within Kwesi Appiah’s 23-man party and he’s bullish about their prospect in the South American country.

“I have no doubt in my mind that Ghana can go all the way to the finals,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com

“They have experienced and quality players who have played at this level before. In any case in football, there is also the opportunity for others to showcase their talents.

“Michael Essien, Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari in particular should carry the team on their shoulders.

“They have the experience and quality to motivate the younger ones in the group.

“I stay in Germany and have followed the team for a very long time. Ghana has what it takes to do well against them as well as Portugal.

“It’s all about self-belief and the ability to put themselves together to surprise the world. They can do it if they put their mind to it.

“This is the biggest stage of football and anything can happen.”

The Black Stars will play against old foes USA and Germany as well as Portugal in group G.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Adamu says:

    I doesn’t trust the coach that is my number one target because he play the yawa players. The next coach maxwell must be the top coach because he have good Ideas with the local black stars. Shit coach

  2. benny says:

    Germany may not qualify. GHANA IS SURE BET. l am hoping AA select the right players.We have the quality to beat any team.

  3. Emma says:

    All Ghana has to do is beat the US . Germany and Portugal will draw at their own expense and all that Ghana will require are two draws and we are in round two.

  4. sslfmade says:

    Germany has beaten Portugal in their last three encounters!! GERMANY always reserved their best for TOURNAMENT and they are called TOURANMENT TEAM! Do t be deceived by them!

  5. GHANSON says:

    Ghana has a tournament team too.. ppl were furious when we lost against Netherlands in friendly.. but they’ve forgotten that was our team D actually.. of course we weren’t gonna put our best marbles out there to be injured before the real deal.. so ppl need to calm down and watch wonders unfold… me honestly I know for sure Ghana is marching straight to the Grand Finale itself.. I will reveal reasons later on…
    KUM FaYYa KUM!!

  6. Kwame Asante says:

    Ghana and Germany to qualify from group G ahead of Portugal and the united state of America to the round 16 at this year’s world cup in Brazil.And I am confident Ghana can reach the semi-finals.Take it or leave it

  7. Kwame Asante says:

    Ghana and Germany to qualify from group G ahead of Portugal and the united state of America to the round 16 at this year’s world cup in Brazil.And I am confident Ghana can reach the semi-finals.Take it or leave it.This is not a joke

  8. Carlos says:

    The false hope your giving me doesn’t surprise me considering you have forgot what group we are in, I’m not saying we won’t make out the group but I’m saying we could make to 1/4 finals again only if everything goes our way in terms of draws I’m realest we have a strong squad but our Defense is the weakness we lack a left back and solid centre back sadly jerry ak. Is injured but not choosing baba or Addy was a huge mistake aa made