2014 World Cup: Portuguese FA president wary of Ghana threat
The president of the Portuguese Football Association (PFA) Fernando Gomes says they will not underestimate Ghana at the 2014 World Cup finals.
Ghana will be seeking to continue her impressive feet at the world stage, after being the beacon of Africa in the two previous editions.
An impressive round of 16 finish in the maiden edition was swiftly followed by a quarter-final birth four years later in South Africa equallying Africa’s best-ever finish.
The Black Stars however will face their stiffest test at the World Cup after being paired with pre-tournaments favorite Germany, a Portuguese side who boost of Ballon d’or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and a very strong U.S national team.
Gomes says he has been monitoring Ghana’s progress at the world stage and his nation will have to arr at the side of caution if they are to avoid an upset.
“Ghana is a very strong team with World class players, who play with the best teams across world”, the president told Televisão de Portugal
“Even though we will be favorites to go through we will need to take into detail every information if we are to beat them or any one in our group.
“I want to assure every Portuguese that preparations are fast ongoing to ensure we have a good World Cup.
“There is pressure on the team when ever big tournament like the World Cup comes around but the players are used to it and have assured us they will do their best for the Portugal.”
Portugal best ever finish at the World Cup was a 4th place finish in Germany after losing 3-1 to the hosts.