2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Appiah tips Black Stars to reach at least semi-final
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is confident the Black Stars will improve on their quarter-final showing at the previous World Cup which means he is tipping his side to make the last four of the tournament in Brazil in June.
Appiah, who is wrapping up an ideas-sharing tour of England, was the assistant coach when the Black Stars reached the quarter-final of the competition in South Africa four years ago.
The former international is confident they will progress what they did in South Africa despite being placed in the ‘Group of Death’ involving Germany, Portugal and the USA.
“I don’t believe there’s any country that are just going to Brazil to make up the numbers,” Appiah told the English FA website.
“We want to have the ambition and determination of going there thinking that we can do well. The last time in 2010 we got to the quarter-finals and we think this time we can do much better than that.
“It’s a tough group but if you’re going out there for a competition then you have to have the ultimate ambition, which is to win it and be prepared for any time you come up against.”
“For me once you’ve gone through the first games and qualified then the confidence levels increase and for that reason you have to have the mentality that you cannot be afraid of anyone you meet.” he added.
Ghana will open their campaign against the United States before playing Germany and Portugal.