Ghana defender Mensah tips Black Stars to reach 2014 World Cup semi-finals
France-based defender Jonathan Mensah believes his Ghana will defy the odds to reach the semi-finals at next month’s World Cup in Brazil thanks to their experience in the tournament.
The Evian centre-back made this prediction even though the Black Stars have been placed in the toughest group of the competition.
Ghana have the toughest draw of all the African sides at the finals, drawn in Group G with Germany, Portugal and United States.
In 2010 they narrowly failed to become Africa’s first semi-finalists when they lost on penalties to Uruguay in the quarter-finals, having missed a spot-kick in the last moments of extra-time.
Mensah insists the four-time African champions are well equipped to make history for Africa.
“I think we will do better than we did last time,” Mensah told BBC Sport.
“If we can stick together and take it it game by game, I believe we can stun the world in Brazil.”
Ghana will open their World Cup campaign against the United States before playing Germany and Portugal.
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