In-form striker Majeed Waris insists Ghana are not underdogs in Group G at World Cup
Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris says the Black Stars are huge favourites to progress from the tough Group G at the FIFA 2014 World Cup finals Brazil.
Pundits believe the 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists have slim chances of advancing to the first knockout round after drawing European powerhouses Germany and Portugal.
Ghana’s opener is against the USA- a country the Black Stars have never lost to at any stage of FIFA tournaments- on 16 June.
Waris, who is set to play in his first World Cup finals, believes his teammates have the credentials to advance.
“Yes, people talk about this a lot,” Waris told FourFourTwo in an interview.
“We have a good chance. When we come up against all of these teams, that’s when everyone steps up their game similar to when we played Egypt [and won 6-1 in their play-off first leg back in October].”
Waris is one of the in-form Ghana players abroad after netting six goals in ten Ligue 1 matches since joining Valenciennes on loan in January.