Sulley Muntari insists the Black Stars team is full of co-equals despite being the senior most player in the current side that will face Sudan in the 2014 World Cup qualifier.
The 28-year-old alongside captain Asamoah Gyan are the only surviving members of the crop that qualified Ghana to its maiden World Cup in 2006.
While ex captain Stephen Appiah has retired, other influential members of that golden generation including Michael Essien, John Mensah and John Paintsil are missing from the side for Sunday’s crucial game for a variety of reasons.
Essien is out on compassionate leave while John Mensah is just working his way back to regular club action as in the case of Paintsil who has just returned to training after recovering from a hamstring injury.
A twitch in the thigh of Asamoah Gyan while training makes the Al Ain hitman a major doubt for the game being played in Kumasi.
This means, Muntari could be the last man standing from that glorious crop by the time the Black Stars line up against the Nile Crocodiles on Sunday.
The AC Milan star however expects the younger ones in the side especially the newcomers to step up and deliver for the nation.
“We are all kids, I am not that old and they (young ones in Black Stars team) have experience, they play in good leagues so I don’t think they will have that kind of pressure,” he said.
“The only thing is to train well and be able to be fit and focus on the game on Sunday.
“It is not the matter of me being in the national team for long. The most important thing is we respect each other and make sure that we put that in and outside the field.
“The most important thing is to stay as a team and that will make us go far. Being one of the oldest guys in the team doesn’t make much difference but we will try our best to do something important.”