Legendary Ghana forward Dan Owusu believes the Black Stars will need a miracle to beat Nigeria for a spot in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
The Black Stars will face their bitter rivals in the final playoffs next week at Baba Yara Stadium before the rematch on March 29, 2022, at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
One of the five African World Cup slots will be awarded to the victor of both legs.
Ghana’s performance at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations was their lowest ever, with the squad finishing the tournament without a win.
In an interview with Koforidua-based Bryt FM’s Sylvester Ntim, the former Kotoko forward threw doubt on the Black Stars’ chances of qualifying, suggesting the squad will require a miracle to beat the Super Eagles.
“Ghana’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup are thin, and the game against Nigeria is particularly dangerous, but the problem is that we don’t have the personnel to perform the job for us.” Why did they keep the team all this time? He interrogated.
“Before a team can be a champion, it will be determined by the goalie, since we all saw what Edward Mendy achieved for Senegal at the AFCON, and Senegal would not have won the title if it hadn’t been for him.”
“But our situation is unique, so I believe it will be impossible for Ghana to qualify unless a miracle occurs, but miracles aren’t recognized in football; quality is,” he remarked.
“It’s really difficult to put together a quality starting lineup for the Black Stars right now.” Every coach has guys he calls, which causes the squad to be inconsistent. We have a lot of good Ghanaian players here and in Europe, but when coaches make call-ups, they prefer foreign players over local ones.”
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