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2014 World Cup: Ghana will profit from underdog tag- Harrison Afful

Published on: 12 June 2014
Harrison Afful

By Rahman Osman

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Defender Harrison Afful says Ghana will benefit from being considered underdogs in Group G for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals which kick-starts on Thursday.

The Black Stars are in a taxing pool alongside USA, Germany and Portugal and the bookmakers believe they do not have a realistic chance of progressing to the knockout round.

But the Esperance player says that will play to their advantage.

“I think that we are all aware of the task ahead of us and we have been working hard to meet the expectations of Ghanaians,” he told Ghana’s leading football website,

“I think we have a very solid group which will take a huge collective effort to get through, but the fact that many tip the German and the Portuguese ahead of us will play in our favor.

“We believe in ourselves and we are sure of making it through the group.”

Ghana played two friendly games in preparations for the world cup in Brazil, losing 1-0 to Holland and thrashing South Korea 4-0.


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  • AfrikaBoy says:
    June 12, 2014 12:12 pm
    Hey Guys let us put pressure on Fifa about bad and Biased referees against African teams. It’s always frustrating to see when an African player barely touches a European player, he’ll dive and the referee will call a foul, but not when the European player savagely commits a foul on the African. He’ll let play go on. I tweeted Fifa about that. Tweet Fifa and make anyone you know tweet or email Fifa about that. Please use the Hashtag #BiasReferees. Tweet to @FIFAcom and @FIFAWorldCup. Just write them that Sentence: FIFA please stop those #BiasReferees specially against African teams. Let’s put pressure on them. While we’re on twitter, Twitter has released a Hashtag to support all the countries. Please support Ghana by using #GHA. Go Black Stars Go!!!!!!!
  • African Consciousness says:
    June 12, 2014 12:04 pm
    Ghana did not start a top team against the Netherlands so that 1-0 loss is misleading.