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Ghana, Ivory Coast will shine at World Cup- Uganda coach

Published on: 12 June 2014
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The Black Stars of Ghana and Ivory Coast have been tipped to perform well at the 2014 FIFA World Cup by Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.

Hosts Brazil and Croatia will kick start the event this evening with a Group A tie at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.

In an interview with, Sredojevic said on Thursday afternoon that he thinks Ghana and Ivory Coast are the two African teams that have what it takes to perform well at the event.

“I do not believe Nigeria or Cameroon will really reach far. But Ghana is my first on the list for the African teams that will perform well because they are more of a team and their chemistry is very strong,” reasoned the Serbian, who has been coaching in Africa since 2000.

Sredojevic reasoned that although Didier Drogba’s Ivory Coast are in a seemingly good group that has Japan, Colombia and Greece, they are a team that play more of an individual football and do not have the spirit to fight back when things are getting terrible on the pitch.

He said the Ghana team under home-based coach James Kwesi Appiah have the capacity to go further than the quarterfinal stage that they reached during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

The Black Stars are in Group G alongside USA, Germany and Portugal.

The coach said former African powerhouse Cameroon may not perform well because they are fresh from solving a bonus dispute and they also have a team that is generally composed of old players and yet they have to face the likes of Brazil and Mexico in their group.

Africa’s other representatives Algeria are paired alongside Belgium, Russia and Korea.


This article has 11 comment(s), give your comment
  • dasaintshy says:
    June 13, 2014 10:43 am
    What makes this idiot thinks God will bless bokom haram. Is Nigeria that will not qualify. Mumu like are probably not circumcise as well like your Zambian counterpart... Jealousy go kill you..
  • PITO says:
    June 13, 2014 10:47 am
    Noni the twerp. Noni the OFUI. After drinking some hot pepper soup, I guess you need to open your stinky buccal cavity for air to pass through. Pr3ko! Nigeria has lost all matches in the buildup to the Wcup and you are here on GSN talking incoherent nonsense. ONE AFRICA MAY ALL AFRICAN TEAMS PROGRESS
  • pascal says:
    June 13, 2014 11:27 am
    Who is that foolish NONI? Who claims to be the first son of niga? As we are all praying for African teams look at what you are saying.most Nigeria n's have bad minds that's why. I'm not surprised of his comments. Meanwhile he is living in Ghana pea fully without boko haram.
  • Houston says:
    June 13, 2014 01:15 am
    Good news guys! I watched the match again last night! It was a very close and intense game but Ghana prevailed at the end of 90 mins. We scored first and they drew back. We lead again but they fought back really hard and drew again. But Ghana played some good passes between the 80 - 86 min that lead to our third goal of the day. GHA 3 - 2 USA Pray for the Black Stars!
  • texas says:
    June 12, 2014 11:27 pm
    That is correct Askantwi! these useless referees have started their dubious deeds. Our players should better watch out! I hope AA is taking note of this and is advising the players to be clever with all of their tackles.
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    June 13, 2014 05:50 am
    What does UGANDA coach knows about football???? is UGANDA the name of a country, place, animal or thing????? kwasia better mind your business.... A GHANAIAN islamic cleric prediction came true yesterday and GAYnaians all over world are weary at this point coz it has been predicted GHANA will not go passed the group stage...... GOD BLESS NIGERIA
  • Ras nick says:
    June 13, 2014 08:09 am
    Stupid fool.
  • samuel kwadwo Asiedu says:
    June 13, 2014 09:52 am
    Lol,i no very my guys are going to make we Ghanaians proud in all the prediction is Ghana is going to win all our group stage matches......... Which will bet me??
  • samuel kwadwo Asiedu says:
    June 13, 2014 10:04 am
    Still waiting,who will bet me......... We are winning all our group stage matches oseey Ghana
  • dasaintshy says:
    June 13, 2014 09:47 am
    Is bokom haram that will not qualify our of the group. Idiot.
  • Askantwi says:
    June 12, 2014 10:08 pm
    Referee wom the match for Brazil with a dubious Penalty.