Ghana eye 2014 World Cup success in Brazil

Published on: 06 July 2010

Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah believes the nation will improve on their World Cup pedigree in Brazil 2014.

The Black Stars reached the quarter-finals of the first global showpiece on African soil and were denied passage into the last-four after suffering a 4-2 shootout defeat at the hands of Uruguay.

However, even before the tie went to the dreaded lottery, the Black Stars were foiled by a Luis Suarez handball on the line, which prevented a certain goal.

Asamoah Gyan hit the crossbar with the ensuing penalty to add to the side's heartache, but Appiah is confident Ghana will be back with a vengeance in 2014.

"We did our best for Ghana and Africa, but luck was not on our side," he said after the Black Stars arrived to a hero's welcome at the Kotoko International Airport in Accra.

"I am not a prophet, but I want to say that that we will qualify for the next World Cup in 2014.

"We will be battle-ready as title contenders."

Comments

  • sunshine
    says: 9 years ago
    THANK U CAPITO. BUT U MUST FIRST VOTE MILO AND NYANTAKYIE ADMINISTRATION OUT B4 WE CAN ACHIEVE THIS DREAM
  • Foo
    says: 9 years ago
    If I may ask, do we have Kotoko International airport in Ghana?
  • Lucy Njeri
    says: 9 years ago
    Am from Nairobi Kenya and i watched how the Ghanians played soccer and am so impressed even my three year son knows who Gyan is a winner. Keep up the good ball and God will be with you during 2014 which is just around the corner. U might have lost but you are winners, Obviously Uruguay cheated, and we all know cheaters dont go far God bless Ghana, you did Africa proud. Cheers
  • yaw2
    says: 9 years ago
    I dont see Ghana missing world cup again bcuz Ghana is always gonna be one of the best team in Africa to represent Africa.
  • Abrantie-In Da House
    says: 9 years ago
    I just watched it, and damn, we really had everything against us that night. It's really true brothers, 2 uruguans were already in the 18 b4 the penalty was taken. this referee of course should be banned!!