Grouop G … Germany, Portugal, Ghana, United States of America. That's a tough group no matter what the optimists say. With Cristiano Ronaldo arguably in the best form of his playing career, Mesut Ozil revitalized after his record move to Arsenal FC and our very beloved United States of America, Ghana should just sigh, but not for long … after all it's a World Cup tournament [Who knew we'd beat Egypt by six goals to one when we needed it most.]
Kevin-Prince Boateng got his wish, but if the revelation had showed a bigger picture he would have wanted to be in the shoes of Cote d'Ivoire or even Nigeria. Germany, that's where it all started for the Berlin-born Ghanaian. And that's where he is now - Schalke 04. Boateng's Schalke play Borussia Monchengladbach away on Saturday and Ghana more than ever would need our midfielder to understand the German game as he goes about his club duties.
Michael Essien might be a fringe player for Chelsea this season, but his experience in playing with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo on his season long loan at Real Madrid will be key. His involvement with current team-mate.Andre Schurrle who has been an integral part of the German side this season could also come of aid come Brazil 2014. Chelsea travel to Stoke City on Saturday in the English Premier League.
Ghana has a variety of talents across Europe and the World to cope with the tough group. Some of the players get involve over the weekend in the fixtures below:
Birmingham City vs Middlesbrough [ Albert Adomah] 3:00pm
Livorno vs AC Milan[Sulley Muntari] 5:00pm
Napoli vs Udinese [Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu] 7:45pm
PSV Eindhoven vs Vitesse Arnhem [Christian Atsu]
Fulham [Derek Boateng] vs Aston Villa 1:30
Sassuolo [Raman Chibsah] vs Chivo Verona
Oud-Heverlee vs Standard Liegue [Daniel Opare] 1:30 Follow @@kboakye92 https://twitter.com/@kboakye92