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2022 World Cup: Derek Boateng confident of Black Stars chances of playing next round in Qatar

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Football News LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Derek Boateng of Ghana celebrates after the international friendly match between England and Ghana at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2011 in London, England. Photo by Julian FinneyGetty Images
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Derek Boateng of Ghana celebrates after the international friendly match between England and Ghana at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Former Ghana midfielder, Derek Boateng has insisted he is confident of Black Stars chances of playing in the next round of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana, having secured a qualification at the expense of Nigeria have been paired with Portugal, Uruguay, and the Korea Republic in Group H.

With the tournament expected to kick off in November, Boateng is confident of the team's chances of qualification.

“Of course, I remember in 2006, no one expect us to make it in that group," the former Fulham midfielder said. "We were paired against the Czech Republic, USA, and Italy. The US coach before the tournament said he does not count Ghana but we shock him and the entire world.

“So, for me, we have to be there and just be at the right channel and work hard, in football, you just have to work hard, you cannot just talk, it’s about going on the field and perform.

“I know we are going to make it from the group stage if the players work as a team,” he added.

Derrek Boateng was a member of the Black Stars squad that played at the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in Germany and in South Africa respectively.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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