A former player for Ghana at the international level feels that the Black Stars’ coaching staff and players have what it takes to go to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
The semifinals of the most important football competition in the world will feature the Black Stars going up against Senegal and Cameroon.
The seasoned soccer legend is optimistic that Ghana will have a strong team in the World Cup this year as a result of the country’s recruitment of international players like Tariq Lamptey and Inaki Williams.
According to statements made by Odartey Lamptey to GNA Sports, both the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the technical staff, which is managed by Otto Addo, are optimistic about the next World Cup campaign in Qatar.
There is no doubt that we will succeed. We have faith in the GFA and the technical group that they recruited since they were the ones who got us into the 2022 World Cup.
These new men are going to be a big help to us as we work to put together a strong team. If Ghana is going to do better than it did in 2010, its citizens will need to get together in support of the national team.
Odartey Lamptey expressed concern that the group stages would be challenging due to the fact that the other teams were of a comparable caliber.
“In spite of the fact that I have my doubts, there is still a chance that our team will go to the semifinals. If we can make it beyond the first round and into the second, I have no doubt that we will make it all the way to the semifinals.”
South Korea, Portugal, and Uruguay are the teams that make up Group H. The Black Stars are also a part of this collective.
The national team of Ghana has recently welcomed five new players, all of whom are now qualified to compete in the qualifiers and tournament proper in Qatar.
Iaki Williams of Athletic Bilbao, Tariq Lamptey of Brighton, Stephan Ambrosius and Ransford-Yebah Konigsdorffer of Hamburger SV, and other current or former Athletic Bilbao players have all represented their country at the under-21 level. Tariq Lamptey currently plays for Brighton. Stephan Ambrosius and Ransford-Yebah Konigsdorffer currently play for Hamburger SV. Patric Pfeiffer is a German striker who plays for Darmstadt.
The Ghana Soccer Association claims that all five players have renounced their previous countries of citizenship in order to compete for Ghana.
According to a statement released by the Ghanaian soccer governing body, “This comes after months of negotiations between the heads of the federation, the players, and their families.”
As long as the country does not violate any FIFA laws, it is free to recruit players from from its own immigrant population. It is possible for a player to switch their loyalties if they have never competed for the first national team for which they were qualified.
After beating Nigeria in a two-legged playoff in the month of March, Ghana were eligible to compete in their fourth World Cup and their first since 2014.
The group that the team coached by Otto Addo was placed in for the World Cup also included Uruguay, Portugal, and the Republic of Korea. Rematch of Ghana’s match against Uruguay in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. In that match, Luis Suárez prevented a Ghana goal from being scored by handballing the ball, Ghana missed the penalty that followed, and Ghana ultimately lost the shootout after missing another penalty.
The opening game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar on November 21.