I have never hidden my support for the Brazillian national team in international tournaments such as the World Cup. The Samba boys have been my favourites since I begun watching football about two decades ago. However the Ghana black stars have given me good reasons to consider them as a team to reckon with. The Ghana national team put up spectacular performances at the previous world cup event in Germany; winning against power houses such as the US and Czech Republic to the surprise of many.
This time too, Ghana has started its world cup campaign triumphantly, by beating Serbia by a goal to nil, becoming the first African team to win its game after Algeria, South Africa and Nigeria all failed to win. The black stars put the nation in frenzy after Ghana’s most prolific goal scorer, Asamoah Gyan converted a spot kick that swayed the Serbian goalee in the opposite direction. Ghana will meet Australia in its next game, the latter seems to have a psychological advantage over the socceroos, especially given the fact that Tim Cahill will miss that match after he was sent off in their game against Germany.
The Ghana Black Stars’ Serbian coach Milo, has proven to us all that the team is definetely need not be woven round the Midfield Dynamo of Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari and Stephen Appiah. With Chealsea’s Essien out of the tournament and Appiah’s fitness issues, many thought the coach was out of options. He however got himself three points in his basket with youngsters like Asamoah, Dede Ayew, and Prince Boateng . I think it is about time we got fresh names into the team.