Ex-Ghana international believes Black Stars can beat Egypt
Ex-Ghana international midfielder Otto Addo claims the Black Stars have enough strength to edge out the Pharaohs of Egypt in the Brazil 2014 World Cup play-off tie.
The Hamburg SV under-19 coach has the belief his native Ghana will jump the Egypt hurdle successfully and make it to the World Cup in Brazil next year, even though it won’t be on a silver platter.
In an interview with XYZ radio (Ghana) published on their website, Otto Addo said: “It’s going to be a tough match. These matches are too close to call due to the quality the two team’s possess.”
Addo was part of the first squad that represented Ghana in Germany 2006 – the country’s first World Cup tournament. He featured in Ghana’s 2-0 win over Czech Republic and 2-1 win over USA.
Since then Ghana have made it to another World Cup tournament appearing in the quarter-finals of 2010 World Cup tournament in South Africa, and the ex-Ghana international believes the taste of the success could be the key element that will ensure Ghana qualify over Egypt.
Addo continued: “Ghana have done it before and that consistency could make the difference.”
“I am sure the boys get a good day in the first leg in Kumasi as a lot will depend on that tie. The team that wins massively in that match in Kumasi will sail through but I am sure that Ghana’s quality will take them to Brazil.”
Otto Addo was born and raised in Germany but opted to play for Ghana making 15 appearances scoring twice for the Black Stars.
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