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Sports News of Saturday, 4 September 2021


2022 World Cup qualifiers: Black Stars need go team spirit to secure qualification - Anthony Baffoe

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Anthony Baffoe, a former Ghana international believes the Black Stars need a good team spirit to secure qualification for the 2022 World Cup.

Ghana will kick off its qualification games with a home game against Ethiopia on Friday at the Cape Coast Stadium.

The Black Stars having failed to play in the last edition in Russia in 2018, CK Akonnor will be hoping to make history to steer the team to seal a qualification.

However, Baffoe believes the Black Stars playing body have to be mentally tough to be able to withstand any opponent.

“Having a good scouting team, observing the opponents and wherever you are and creating a good team spirit," he told TV3.

“This is essential because you can have eleven Messi’s, eleven Cristiano Ronaldo, eleven Abedi Pele’s but that doesn’t mean you will be successful,” the former Black Stars player said.

The former CAF Deputy General Secretary disclosed that it will take a collective effort for the team to qualify to the Mundial.

“You need to create a good team spirit, it’s not only the players but from the officials.

"We have potentials in Ghana but now it’s up to us to show it on the playing field,” he added.

Ghana will also play South Africa on Monday, September 6, in Johannesburg in their second Group G game.

The Black Stars have played in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cup in Germany, South Africa and Brazil respectively.