13.11.2022 Exclusive News

2022 World Cup: I am expecting a good performance from Black Stars - Stephen Appiah

2022 World Cup: I am expecting a good performance from Black Stars - Stephen Appiah
13.11.2022 LISTEN

Former Ghana captain, Stephen Appiah says he is expecting a good performance from the Black Stars at the World Cup in Qatar.

Having missed out on the last edition hosted in Russia in 2018, the West African football powerhouse has made a return to the Mundial for the fourth time.

The Black Stars have been housed in Group H where they will come up against Portugal, Uruguay, and the Korea Republic.

Appiah who captained Ghana at the 2006 World Cup in Germany said he expects the current team under Coach Otto Addo to play good football and cause an upset.

“I am expecting good football, am expecting a team going to the World Cup to prove a point”, the former Juventus midfielder said in an interview on Al Jazeera.

“2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 we were not there in Russia, and in 2018, when we were out of the qualifiers the atmosphere was not the same, but today when you come to Ghana it’s great, everybody is excited and waiting for the d day. So we are expecting good football and a good team," he added.

The Black Stars meet familiar foe Uruguay in the last group game which brings back memories of the Luis Suarez handball incident which denied the West African country a chance in the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Ghana also face Portugal in its group opener and will be the second time the two teams clash at the tournament.

Ghana will open camp in Abu Dhabi and will take on Switzerland on November 17 before flying to Doha for the tournament on November 19.

Ghana will open their campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.

Four days later, the Black Stars return to action with a clash with South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Ghana will wrap up their group stage adventure with their much-anticipated encounter with Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports JournalistPage: SamuelEkowAmoasiAppiah