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2014 World Cup: Ghana will not be intimidated by Group of Death - Stephen Appiah

Published on: 19 May 2014
Ghana will play Germany and Portugal in the Group of Death

Ghana will not be overawed by playing in the Group of Death at the 2014 World Cup, says former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah.

In Brazil, the four-time African champions are drawn against Germany, Portugal and USA in Group G.

Ghana reached the round of 16 on their debut at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and four years ago in South Africa, they equalled the best African performance by getting to the quarter-finals.

Appiah, a offensive midfielder, who captained Ghana during his five-year stint with the national team, said his team will not suffer any inferiority complex against his fancied rivals.

"We play Germany, USA and Portugal in our group, but we did get this far and we can't underrate or overrate any team, the game has come of age and it's any man's game," Appiah said.

"All teams in our group are strong, but we can't fear them because our qualification demonstrates our ability and potential.

"If you have qualified for the World Cup and you fear your opponents, then you might as well not go for the competition," he said.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • GHANSON says:
    May 19, 2014 11:20 am
    Well said Boss
  • ampolex door to door. says:
    May 19, 2014 11:38 pm
    Well said, this is football if u think you can't do it leave it. It takes two to qualify in the group and is Ghana & Germany. Folks go for it.
  • Paul Yankah says:
    May 19, 2014 01:49 pm
    I strongly believe the our black stars will make us proud in Brazil...
  • benito says:
    May 19, 2014 04:04 pm
    Mediocre journalism,you wrote the same thing about the coach,now you attribute these quotes Stephen....which is which
  • fearless says:
    May 19, 2014 06:56 pm
    I think among all da two world cups ghana ve compiteted dis is da toughest group we find ourselves in so let's pray to seal through.