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USA pose similar threat as Germany and Portugal - Ex Ghana captain Akunnor

Posted On Wednesday, 11th December 2013
Ghana to face USA agan at the 2014 World Cup

Ghana to face USA agan at the 2014 World Cup

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

CK Akunnor has warned Ghana to be wary of the USA at the 2014 World Cup just like the other Group G opponents; Germany and Portugal.

The Black Stars will be facing old foes in Germany and USA at the group stage of next year’s tournament being staged in Brazil.

Ghana will also come up against the talented Portugal team led by Real Madrid star and acclaimed current best player in the world Cristiano Ronaldo.

A lot of the attention is being focused on the European giants within Ghana’s group with USA relegated to the background.

Many argue the USA will be a relatively easier opponent considering Ghana’s superior record against them at the World Cup finals.

The Black Stars have twice been responsible for America’s exit from the finals – first at the group stage of the 2006 World Cup in Germany and then a famous Round of 16 win at the quarter final stage four years later in South Africa.

But former Ghana captain CK Akunnor wants similar attention and respect paid to the Americans regardless of Ghana’s superior record against them.

“A lot of the focus is on Germany and Portugal and I can understand that – they are the biggest sides,” he told Radio Gold.

“But we also have the USA to play and it appears no one is talking about them.

“They are also a good side and they will be determined not to lose to is for the third time at the World Cup.

“So as we look at Germany and Portugal, we should also do same about USA because after all, they I’ve also qualified to the World Cup.”

Ghana will open its campaign at the World Cup against USA before playing Germany and then Portugal.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. fred says:

    ck sip some coffee and sleep because I can assure u that we will beat USA for the third time.This is world cup not Ghana league so keep queit and go and watch your hearts and wack poloo team.

    • Boba Fett says:

      my reasons why USA will be tough:
      1. its our 1st game and Ghana are slow starters.
      2. we may have some players who are playing their 1st world cup match and therefore may be jittery.
      3. USA will be determined not to lose for the 3rd time.
      4. USA have a new coach.

      • Africanus says:

        I agree with you. If there is any game we should take more seriously it should be the one against the USA. Things will be a little bit more easier if we come out victorious in our first game… it will give us a psychological booster and a great deal of confidence going into the second and third games.

        • CEREBRAL says:

          You are right!!! Losing the first game will be disastrous in a WC especially considering how difficult it gets as the tournament progresses. Winning against the USA is a must…but they (USA) will try everything possible to prevent a loss and at least settle for a draw. Ghana has to press and press and some players have to rise to the occasion.

  2. Solomon Acheampong says:

    Na true talks senior

  3. Dr Who says:

    Even though we beat USA,those matches has never been easy.in 2010, that match would have ended in a 1-1 draw if it were a group stage match…our survival at the WC greatly depend on a first win of our first game…its going to be repeat or revenge!!!





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