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2014 World Cup: Harrison Afful ready for battle against Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal clash

Harrison Afful ready for Cristiano Ronaldo clash

Harrison Afful ready for Cristiano Ronaldo clash

By Ameenu Shardow

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Defender Harrison Afful says he is ready for a potential battles against Cristiano Ronaldo when Ghana faces Portugal in the final group game at the 2014 World Cup on Thursday.

The Black Stars must win comprehensively to have any chance of advancing to the next stage of the competition in Brazil.

Ghana must however hope that Germany also does the business on Germany in the other Group G clash which will be played simultaneously in Manaus.

Afful is likely to start once more again for Ghana having impressed on his World Cup debut in the thrilling 2-2 draw with Germany.

The Esperance defender will be deployed at the right-back position, setting him up for a tantalizing clash against Cristiano Ronaldo who has so far struggled to glitter in the tournament do to his fitness issues.

“I am very prepared. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best in the world but on the field of play, there is no world no.1 or anything like that,” he said.

“I am there to do a particular work but I can’t do it all alone, it is a [collective] team effort.

“But I am ready and if I play, I believe I will do well.”

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Unknown says:

    Great mentality! I have nothing but faith in Afful as well as in the team! GO BLACK STARSSSS

  2. papa says:

    just make sure he doesnt tower over your head. he will punish u if u repeat the same mistake from germany match. he cuts in all the time. in basketball we defend using the principle of Ball-you-man. if all footballers used this , we would have much better defenders..

    SEE THE BALL , SEE THE MAN, AND YOU ALWAYS STAY BETWEEN THE BALL AND THE MAN.

  3. papa says:

    JUST MAKE SURE HE DOESNT TOWER OVER YOUR HEAD. DO NOT ALLOW HIM TO CUT IN LIKE THE GERMANY GAME.

    SEE THE BALL, SEE THE MAN, ALWAYS STAY BETWEEN THE BALL AND THE MAN. SIMPLE.