The Black Stars are mentally ready to face Zambia in Friday’s crucial World Cup group decider, the team’s psychologist Professor JK Mintah has revealed.
The two teams are set to clash at the Baba Yara stadium in a fixture which has been enmeshed in massive controversy.
The Zambians have been involved in massive psychological warfare ahead of the game with coach Herve Renard, goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene as well as influential captain Christopher Katongo talking tough.
Ex-Ghana coach Claude Leroy jumped into the fray to predict victory for the Chipolopolo claiming the Black Stars will crumble under the burden of expectations.
But Ghana’s team psychologist Professor Mintah says the players are mentally fit to face their opponent.
“There is no need to worry. The players are professionals and know what is at stake,” Prof. Mintah said
“They are no bothered with the psychological battle being adopted by the Zambians. They will rise above that.
“We have been here over and over before and so it’s just one of those tricks. The players are fully focused and I believe they will come to the party.”
The Ghanaians require either a win or worst a draw to progress to the final play-offs.