Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng believes the Black Stars have the credentials to win the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
The Schalke 04 player was a key member of the Ghana side who missed out on a historic semi-finals spot at the last tournament in South Africa.
Boateng ended the 2013/2014 German Bundesliga campaign in top form by scoring six goals in 28 matches.
Africaâ€™s five representatives at the 2014 tournament are Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Algeria.
The furthest an African team has gone at the World Cup is the quarter-final but Boateng says he and the Black Stars are capable of defying the odds to win flagship football competition in the world.
â€œWe have to be world champions and that is very clear. We will do all that to win the title. The whole continent is waiting that someday an African team grabs the trophy," Boateng said.
"They (Black Stars) want to make the country happy, but it is not so easy to become world champion."
Boateng will be one of Kwesi Appiahâ€™s key men to face USA, Germany, his country of birth, and Portugal in Group G.