Ghanaian fans are counting down to this afternoon’s crunch World Cup playoffs against Egypt in Kumasi.
Thousands of crazy football fans have descended in the Garden City to watch the hugely anticipated fixture at the Baba Yara stadium.
Coach Kwesi Appiah’s men are aware anything short of a convincing win would put their World Cup ambitions into serious doubt.
But they can count on an army of supporters who have trooped the country’s second largest city to support the team.
Over 40,000 spectators are expected to fill the stadium but millions will tune in back home as the nation comes to a standstill to watch the match.
The Black Stas hold the hope and aspirations of the over 24 million Ghanaians who are pulling themselves together to ensure qualification to the World Cup in Brazil next year.
Kwesi Apouah is planning a more aggressive approach to the game with Standard Liege defender Danie Opare tasked with marking out Egyptian bulldozer Mohammed Sallah.
The depth of quality in the team means there are no starting places for Mubarak Wakaso, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Christian Atsu, Jordan Ayew and speedster Albert Adomah.
Captain Asamoah Gyan has been in bullish mood ahead of the must-win game as he attempts the chance to lead the country to the South American country.
“We’ve come a long way and we’ve able to prove ourselves and we are now in the playoff now,” he said
“This is a crucial game. We are more focused on this game and let’s see what happens. Mentally, everybody is ready on this game.
“Hopefully, we will make everybody proud and I will be very happy if I qualify the team to the World Cup.”