Ex-Dutch star Ruud Gullit tips Ghana to progress from World Cup Group stage
By Rahman Osman
Ex-Holland international Ruud Gullit has tipped Ghana to reach the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup finals Brazil.
The former AC Milan and Chelsea star believes the Black Stars can pick one of the two qualifying spots from Group G which contains Portugal, Germany and USA.
Ghana are only the third African team after Cameroon and Senegal to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
The Black Stars were denied a place in the last four only by the skin of the teeth after Gyan missed a late penalty to send Ghana through in South Africa four years ago.
“I have been monitoring the development of Ghana and other African countries like The Nigerians and the Ivory Coast and I see them getting into the knock out stage of the World Cup,” Gullit said at a Uefa champions league promotion tour during the week.
” I enjoy watching Ghana play at the World Cup and I think they have enough ammunition to tackle any opponent.”
“The weather condition in Brazil will favor the Africans and that could be a key factor.
“European teams have never won the World Cup in South American soil so that is a plus for the Africans.”
Ghana begin their campaign against USA on 16 June in Natal before matches against Germany and Portugal.