African legend George Oppong Weah has predicted a semi-final berth for Ghana at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The West African super house have drawn difficult opponents in group G which includes Germany, Portugal and USA.
The Black Stars are confronted with massive difficulties in their quest to attempt another history at the global piece.
But the ex-Liberian international, who remains the only African to have been crowned FIFA World Player of the Year in 1995, is confident the Black Stars will silence the ‘doubting thomasses’.
Why not, the World Cup has already started though one would say it’s still six months away. With sustained preparation, why not? The first match is very important and, of course, yes, they will qualify ahead of Portugal and USA,” Weah told Joy FM
“Quarter final or semi final, why not, we can get there if we work hard like I said before and believe in ourselves. Yes if we believe. At the same time we’ve to work hard by preparing very well. This is World Cup, not a friendly game.
“We don’t have to say we still have time to start preparation. If we put our acts together, prepare well and have that self belief, why not, semi final is not an impossible target.
“Nobody would want to be in the same group with the hosts if it comes to choice. Brazil are the hosts and also a strong team.
“Germany are also a traditional football country. Note that we’re not afraid of them but we can only respect them and I’m sure they too will respect us.
“But it’s good we were in the same group so that when we eventually meet at some stage of the competition, Ghana would have garnered confidence.”
Ghana will open their account against USA before engaging Germany and Portugal.