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2014 World Cup: 'Underdog' Ghana will fight to surprise all at the World Cup, says Andre Ayew

Published on: 03 May 2014
Andre Ayew fired up to power Ghana at the 2014 World Cup

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew believes the high expectation on Germany and Portugal to progress from the tough World Cup group will spur the Black Stars on in order to spring a surprise once more again at the finals in June.

The Black Stars will be looking to build on their impressive quarter final finish achieved at the last World Cup four years ago in South Africa this term in Brazil.

Ghana however have it all to do having been drawn against Germany, Portugal and the USA in Group G.

The Black Stars will kick off their campaign against the USA on June 16 before facing Germany and Portugal in the subsequent group games.

And Ghana’s forward Andre Ayew is banking on the side’s ‘underdog’ tag to do the magic in Brazil.

“Everybody knows it’s going to be very tough at the World Cup. Our group is tough and we are not among the favourites,” the Olympique Marseille man said.

“You have Portugal who are in front of us, there is also Germany who are ahead of us.

“All the statisticians are saying that Germany and Portugal are going to fight to win the group ahead of us and the USA so the pressure is on them.

“That’s what they say but we will see on the pitch. We are not under pressure so they will not have it easy when they play against us.

“We are going there to fight, we are going to play very well, we are going to give our best, we are going to qualify. We don’t care what people are saying.”

Comments

  • lolvsfunny says:
    May 03, 2014 10:05 pm
    Inkoom and Dauda, Really?
  • ASENSOH says:
    May 03, 2014 08:46 pm
    LIKELY 23-MAN SQUAD GOALKEEPERS 1. ADAM KWARASEY 2. FATAU DAUDA 3. STEPHEN ADAMS DEFENDERS 4. SAMUEL INKOOM 5. DANIEL OPARE 6. HARRISON AFFUL 7. JEFFERY SCHLUPP / BABA RAHMAN / DAVID ADDY 8. JOHN BOYE 9. JONATHAN MENSAH 10. JERRY AKAMINKO 11. ISAAC VORSAH (IF FIT) / RASHID SUMAILA MIDFIELDERS 12. MICHAEL ESSIEN 13. SULLEY MUNTARI 14. KEVIN P. BOATENG 15. KWADWO ASAMOAH 16. ANDRE D. AYEW 17. EMMANUEL AGYEMANG BAU 18. RABIU MOHAMMED / MUBARAK WAKASU 19. CHRISTIAN ATSU 20. ALBERT ADOMAH ATTACKERS 21. ASAMOAH GYAN 22. ABDUL MAJEED WARIS 23. JORDAN AYEW / R. BOAKYE YIADOM / DAVID ACCAM
  • Benny says:
    May 03, 2014 09:02 pm
    I have no doubt about the fighting spirit of our players especially going to the World Cup which will catapult them to bigger opportunity. AA should stop those contemplations of the local players and consideration of the bench warmers. Sometimes it seems AA do not see the enormity of the task ahead. He is spent last couple of months trotting for ideas ,then all the way to South Africa to watch bench warmers and now contemplating on the local players. This is the time for winnable strategies .The task now should be which players are good enough to draw strategies around.Time is not on our side.I think our match with the USA is going to be the toughest so we must be prepared.
  • AI says:
    May 03, 2014 09:03 pm
    What powerful words! Thats what I am talking about, I love Dedes fighting spirit, every player on the squad should have that type of mentality, enough talking, lets let our game do the talking for us. Go Ghana BlackStars!
  • AGONA ABODOM says:
    May 04, 2014 10:03 am
    World Cup will show who is Dede Ayew
  • stdy says:
    May 04, 2014 09:22 pm
    Forgot to mention speedy Frank Acheampong of Anderlect. Speed is very important cos he can run paat 5 players when they are tired and deliver good cross to Gyan.