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21.01.2020 Football News

2022 FIFA WCQ: We Must Work Hard To Qualify For Next Round, Says Black Stars Coach CK Akonnor

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
2022 FIFA WCQ: We Must Work Hard To Qualify For Next Round, Says Black Stars Coach CK Akonnor
LISTEN JAN 21, 2020

Newly appointed Black Stars head coach, Charles Kwablah Akonnor says Ghana must put in hard work to enable them to make it to the next round of the Qatar Fifa 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Ghana will have to play regular opponents Bafana Bafana of South Africa after being drawn in Group G.

Completing the Black Stars easy group are Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

The 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists will be hoping to make their fourth appearance at the global showpiece in Qatar in 2022, having previously participated in the Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014 tournaments.

However, Aknnor who captained the Black Stars during his playing days, speaking in an interview after the draw in Cairo on Tuesday afternoon, was not complacent about the draw, indicating that it will only take hard work for the Black Stars to book a spot for the global showpiece 2022 in Qatar.

The leaders of each group will qualify to the third round where they will be drawn into five home-and-away ties.

Only the winners of each group will seal passage to final playoff round for a spot at the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar

Coach CK Akonnor’s side were placed in pot one together with Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali and Congo DR before the final draw.

Black Stars head coach Charles Kwablah Akonnor and Ghana Football Association vice president, Mark Addo and GFA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo were the three persons who represented at the draw in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday afternoon.

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