2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah sees tough group as well balanced
Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah is confident the Black Stars can be competitive at next month’s World Cup despite being placed in the Group of Death.
The Black Stars have been drawn in a tough looking Group G alongside Germany, Portugal and United States, but Appiah insists Ghana won’t fear their illustrious opponents.
“We play Germany, USA and Portugal in our group, but we did get this far and we can’t underrate or overrate any team, the game has come of age and it’s any man’s game,” he said, as reported FIFA.com.
“All teams in our group are strong, but we can’t fear them because our qualification demonstrates our ability and potential.
“If you have qualified for the World Cup and you fear your opponents, then you might as well not go for the competition.”
Ghana open their World Cup campaign against United States on 16 June at the Arena das Dunas.
They then face Germany four days later in Fortaleza’s Castelão, before finishing the group on 26 June with Portugal at the Estádio Nacional de Brasília Mané Garrincha.