Ghana’s assistant coach Maxwell Konadu believes some of the African teams are still riding on past glory ahead of Monday’s 2014 World Cup qualifying playoffs draw.
The Black Stars will know their playoff opponent after a CAF draw is held in Egypt on Monday afternoon.
Ghana have been seeded alongside Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Algeria and Tunisia – meaning these teams will be avoiding each other in the draw due to their superior positions on the FIFA rankings.
The Black Stars could however be facing crack sides like Burkina Faso, Senegal and Cameroon.
But Konadu believes his team will is braced to face any challenge following the draw – believing some of the feared teams in the draw may just be riding on past glory.
“Every team at this level is strong so we should be prepared to face any opposition,” he told Metro FM.
“For all you know some of the teams are riding on past glory. They have the name but may not be as strong as they used to be.
“So for us it is not about avoiding any big name or powerhouse. We only have to prepare to face any challenge we get after the draw.”