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2014 World Cup: Ghana go in search of African football's biggest challenge

Published on: 08 June 2014
Black Stars are seeking to become Africa's first side to reach the World Cup semis

The 'Black Stars', as the Ghanaian national team is commonly known, are faced with the biggest challenge in African football with the World Cup looming.

The West Africans are seeking to become the first team from that continent to play in a World Cup semi-final, something they fell just short of four years ago in South Africa.

On that historic day in 2010, The Black Stars were beaten by Uruguay on penalties.

Luis Suárez's hand stopped the ball from crossing the line in the last minute of extra time, and Ghana's Asamoah Gyan missed from the penalty spot.

That painful elimination weighs heavily on the 'Black Stars', who promised to come back strong and achieve their ambitious goal of being one of the four best footballing nations on the planet.

Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Algeria are all at the World Cup but lots of Africans are backing the Black Stars to go farthest in the tournament because of their track record in the previous tournaments.

Now they will have the chance to recreate that and better their chances even though they have been placed in the most difficult group of the World Cup.


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  • Bishop says:
    June 08, 2014 01:47 pm
    Black Star has not find it easy to get to world cup tournament . From start , we were placed in difficult group during our qualification series . Therefore my prediction is we will steer it through no matter how will we start , there is a hope that, we will make a better history .
  • Cofee says:
    June 08, 2014 07:43 am
    Black star is Africa's strong hope, we have the zeal for big matches and out boyz are very determined .. Forget about the pundits.. They always fail when it comes to predicting Ghana
  • Daniel Twum says:
    June 08, 2014 10:27 pm
    Ghana 3-0 USA Ghana 2-0Ghana 3-0Germany .no matter what Ghana Will take the 2014 world cup hosting in Brazil, kingdan of phone numbers 0201678586.
  • Rich says:
    June 08, 2014 11:10 am
    Records indicates that the Black Stars messes up when they are confronted with supposedly less fancy teams. In 1998 Africa cup of nations, Togo stood in their way to glory. In 2012, when we all thought it was their right to win the nation's cup after an impresive ran to the final in 2010 and the fact that Egypt was absent, Zambia was a pain in their neck. Similarily, teams like Burkinafaso, Libya etc have in the past proved too much difficult for the stars to handle. This group is a blessing in disguise.