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Caf president Dr Patrice Motsepe confident of Ghana's World Cup winning chances

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
World Cup CAF president Patrice Motsepe and Kurt Okraku
OCT 22, 2021 LISTEN
CAF president Patrice Motsepe and Kurt Okraku

President of the Confederation of African Football [Caf], Patrice Motsepe believes Ghana are capable of winning the World Cup at senior level.

Ghana after making a maiden appearance of the Mundial in 2006 played in the quarterfinals of the global showpiece in 2010 in South Africa, a performance that has been described as the best in the history of the country.

The Caf boss is currently in Ghana on a two-day working visit.

“Ghana has produced some of the best footballers in the world,” Motsepe said at a press conference in Accra on Thursday.

“This country has the talent and resources to produce a national team that can win the Afcon, but also win a World Cup.

“African football is one of the best in the world. We are confident African nations will do very well at the World Cup in Qatar [next year].

“We must stop being excessively pessimistic and negative (about the World Cup), there is no continent that has succeeded by dwelling on its failures. An African team must win the World Cup in the near future.

“Very soon Ghana will be dominant on the African continent. Ghana must always be at the apex of the sport,” Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okraku said at Thursday’s press conference.

Ghana played in the Round of 16 in Germany. In 2014, the Black Stars shockingly exited from the Mundial at the group phase, making it the worse performance in the history of the country.

The West African country however failed to book a place in the 2018 global showpiece in Russia.

The Stars, now under new coach Milovan Rajevac, are currently in the running for a possible spot at next year’s World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana resume their qualifiers for the global showpiece with an away game against Ethiopia before hosting South Africa in the final round of games next month.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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