Ghana’s journey to the World Cup began in group G qualifiers, where they just edged South Africa on goals scored, with both teams finishing on 13 points. This earned them a spot in a World Cup play-off where they overcame rivals Nigeria on away goals, following a goalless draw in the first leg and a 1-1 draw in the second.
Ghanian manager Otto Addo will be hoping that his side can cause an upset in Group H and replicate their famous 2010 World cup run which saw them crash out in the quarter-final on penalties to Uruguay. The controversial ending to the game saw Luis Suarez receive a red card in the 120th minute for a handball which stopped a guaranteed goal, Ghana were awarded a penalty but Asamoah Gyan was unable to convert from the spot.
Addo will need Key players such as Arsenal’s Thomas Partey and Mohammed Kudus from Ajax to perform like they have at club level this season, in order to make it out the tough group H. Ghana now also have additional firepower, with Inaki Williams (from Spanish outfit Athletic Club) recently changing his nationality ahead of the World Cup.
Ghana are currently 3/1 to make it out of the Group and there is no doubt that they will be looking for revenge against Uruguay in round 3.