Outright Odds: 250/1
Team E Winners: 12/1
Following profitable four African Cup of countries titles and manufacturing players of the calibre of Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah, the Black Stars have qualified for the planet Cup finals for The very first time in 10 makes an attempt, stretching again to 1962.
In spite of being a power in African football between the 1960s and 1980s, qualification for the earth Cup was hardly ever a significant work out and even more lately the region endured from lousy administration both on and off the pitch to scupper their makes an attempt to get to the 1994, 1998 and 2002 finals.
On the other hand, this issue was eradicated beneath new manager Ratomir Dujkovic. The Serbian took in excess of in December 2004 soon after Portuguese mentor Mariano Barreto quit 4 months earlier. Dujkovic savored success with Rwanda, foremost a workforce dubbed as no hopers for their initially African Cup of Nations finals in 2004.
His influence was very clear as Ghana won 4 of their five remaining qualifying fixtures, which includes a 2-0 away victory in excess of South Africa and sooner or later topping their group by 5 factors in the expenditure of the Bafana Bafana.
Wherever Ghana excel is in midfield. Chelseas Michael Essien is actually a vital participant for his region and it has also shone at club level, Even with criticism of his 24.4 million value tag imposed by former club Lyon. They're captained by still left-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 brings with him Serie A expertise as He's at the moment within the books at Udinese.
Ghana have already been boosted in defence with the return of Roma centre 모바일바카라 half Samuel Kuffor. The former Bayern Munich defender was out of favour next a dispute With all the mentor but considering the fact that apologising He's back again in contention. Even with no him Ghana boasted a mean defence, conceding just four aims in 10 qualifying matches, the the very least of any African country.
Inspite of a solid set up, Ghana go into their Entire world Cup group given that the unfancied outsiders which could do the job to their gain. They're pitted against among the list of Event favourites in Italy on their own opening match so there is not any genuine tension for them. The workforce have gelled very well below Dujkovic and they are effective at resulting in an opening match upset.
Outside of that they might struggle as they absence players having a accurate cutting edge in assault. The duty will probably be on Vitesses Matthew Amoah and Modenas twenty-calendar year aged striker Gyan Asamoah.
Ghana are effective at catching out sluggish-starters Italy inside their initially match and qualifying within the team can be A serious achievements. Even more tricky online games towards the Czech Republic and United states of america could see the Black Stars narrowly miss out.
Ghana to beat Italy @ five/one