Outright Odds: 250/one
Group E Winners: twelve/one
After winning 4 African Cup of countries titles and making players from the calibre of Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah, the Black Stars have experienced for the World Cup finals for The 1st time in 10 attempts, stretching again to 1962.
Irrespective of becoming a power in African soccer concerning the nineteen sixties and 1980s, qualification for the World Cup was never ever a serious work out plus more recently the state experienced from inadequate management both equally on and from the pitch to scupper their tries to reach the 1994, 1998 and 2002 finals.
Nevertheless, this issue was eradicated underneath new supervisor Ratomir Dujkovic. The Serbian took about in December 2004 right after Portuguese coach Mariano Barreto quit 4 months earlier. Dujkovic savored achievements with Rwanda, leading a team dubbed as no hopers for their 1st African Cup of Nations finals in 2004.
His influence was very clear as Ghana gained 4 in their 5 remaining qualifying fixtures, including a 2-0 absent victory above South Africa and at some point topping their group by 5 points in the cost in the Bafana Bafana.
The place Ghana excel is in midfield. Chelseas Michael Essien is often a critical player for his country and has also shone at club amount, Inspite of criticism of his 24.four million rate tag imposed by former club Lyon. They are really captained by remaining-footed Stephen Appiah who now plys his trade at Turkish outfit Fenerbahce pursuing 8 seasons in Italy with Udinese, Parma, Brescia and Juventus. Sulley Muntari also provides with him Serie A encounter as He's at present within the textbooks at Udinese.
Ghana are already boosted in defence with the return of Roma centre 50 percent Samuel Kuffor. The previous Bayern Munich defender was from favour next a dispute with the mentor but because apologising he is back again in competition. Even devoid of him Ghana boasted a indicate defence, conceding just four aims in ten qualifying matches, the the very least of any African nation.
Irrespective of a solid setup, Ghana go into their Environment Cup team as the unfancied outsiders which could operate for their benefit. They may be pitted in opposition to among the Event favourites in Italy on their own opening match so there isn't a real pressure for them. The team have gelled properly less than Dujkovic and therefore are able to producing an opening match upset.
Outside of that they might struggle as they lack gamers which has a correct leading edge in attack. The accountability might be on Vitesses Matthew Amoah and Modenas twenty-12 months outdated striker Gyan Asamoah.
Ghana are capable of catching out sluggish-starters Italy inside their 1st match and qualifying from the 모바일바카라 team might be An important good results. Additional rough video games against the Czech Republic and United states of america could see the Black Stars narrowly miss out.
Ghana to defeat Italy @ 5/1