Daniel Opare has admitted the pressure is on as Ghana face up to their World Cup playoffs against Egypt.
Victory over the Pharaohs on Tuesday October 15 in Kumasi and Kwesi Appiah’s men will have one foot in next summer’s finals in Brazil.
The Black Stars have struggled against North African opponent in the past with Morocco and Algeria denying the team the chance to qualify to the world mundial in 1994 and 1998.
“Of course there is pressure,” the Standard Liege right back said. We are getting closer to the situation where we are going to achieve our goals and qualify to the World Cup.
“Fear does plays a part in our lives. It plays a part in people’s lives outside football.
“If you’ve got ambition to do your job well the fear that things might not go the way you’d want them to is always there.
“Sometimes you’ve got to be bold enough to trust in what you can do.
“I’m sure the Egyptian are feeling the same way. It’s normal when you find yourself in such situations.
“But we need the total support of our home fans. We are well primed and determined to win the game.”