Ghana's No. 1

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."

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