Ghana to qualify from Group G at 3/1 could offer appeal

After their heartbreaking exit in the 2010 World Cup, Ghana will be looking to as far again in Brazil, as 3/1 to qualify from Group G could offer plenty of value to punters.

Manager: James Kwesi Appiah
World Cup best:
Quarter-Finals (2010)
How they qualified:
African play-offs

Ghana eased past the 2012 African Nations winners Zambia in their World Cup qualifying group, progressing them into the play-off round.

Going into their play-off match with Egypt there was little to choose between the sides, however an amazing 6-1 home win for Ghana all but secured their World Cup spot.

Star player: Kevin Prince Boateng (Schalke)

Kevin Prince Boateng retired from international duty in 2011, however opted to reverse his decision with Ghana on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup.

The decision didn’t go down to well among Ghana fans and he has featured just 11 times for the Black Stars in four years!

His performances for Schalke this season have been good though and he performed well for Ghana at the 2010 World Cup.

One to watch: Majeed Waris (Valenciennes)

Nine goals in 15 games during a loan spell with Ligue 1 side Valenciennes wasn’t enough to keep them in the top flight this season.

Majeed Waris has had a impact on the Ghanian national team as well, partnering the experienced Asamoah Gyan with James Kwesi Appiah moving to two up front.

Ghana defended well during qualifying; only conceding more than one in a game once, against Egypt when their play-off tie was effectively over.

Their counter attack approach has worked ever since Appiah’s appointment and they’ll be hoping tried and tested works.

Ghana are weak in the full back area and Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp has been called up and could be a surprise left-back choice.

Known as slow starters, Ghana simply can’t lose against USA in their opening match, otherwise qualification will be beyond them.

How far can they go?
Ghana are one of the strongest African nations and will fancy their chances, despite being drawn in a difficult group.

They face similar groups in 2006 and 2010 yet still progressed and they can do so again in Brazil.


Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda, Adam Kwarasey, Stephen Adams

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom, Daniel Opare, Harrison Afful, Jeffrey Schlupp, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Jerry Akaminko, Rashid Sumalia

Midfielders: Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Rabiu Mohammed, Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Afriyie Acquah, Christian Atsu, Albert Adomah, Andre Ayew Mubarak Wakaso

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Abdul Majeed Waris, Jordan Ayew, David Accam

*Squad will be cut by three to 23 before the start of the tournament

Group G


Monday 16th June: Ghana vs. USA 23:00
Saturday 21st June: Germany vs. Ghana 20:00
Thursday 26th June: Portugal vs. Ghana 17:00

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