Ghana will qualify from 'Group of Death' - Asamoah Gyan vows

By:  graphic.com.gh/Ghana | Friday, 06 December 2013 19:07 | Category: Football
Asamoah Gyan (left) with John Paintsil Asamoah Gyan (left) with John Paintsil

Blacks Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan, has assured Ghanaians that the Black Stars will qualify from Group G at the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

The group which comprises Germany, Ghana, USA and Portugal, has been described by many pundits as the "Group of Death".

Admitting that it was a difficult group, Gyan said the teamwork and dedication among the Black Stars players will see the team through. The prolific goalscorer said he was optimistic that Ghana would qualify to the second round.

"Ghana's group is the toughest. It is the group of death," he told Accra-based Asempa FM Sports shortly after the draw on Friday.

He said: "But we have a good team to compete with any team. There is no need to fear Germany or Portugal or even the USA. Ghanaians should relax, we'll qualify from the group and make Ghana proud again."

"There is teamwork and coordination amongst us [Black Stars] so we'll work hard and do well at the World Cup."

Ghana and Schalke midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng, has also expressed excitement at the draw.

The 26-year-old is happy that Ghana drew Germany, as it means he will get to play against his brother, Jerome Boateng. At the South African World Cup in 2010, the two brothers played against each other after Ghana and Germany were drawn in the same group. Germany ended up winning that match 1-0 courtesy of a well-taken strike by Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil. 

"Brother it's time again...that's how beautiful life is!! Can't wait...love u bro!!!", Boateng tweeted immediately after the draw held in Bahia, Brazil on Friday. 

 

All groups

Group A: Brazil, Mexico, Croatia and Cameroon

Group B: Spain, Chile, Australia and Netherlands.

Group C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan.

Group D: Uruguay, England, Costa Rica and Italy.

GROUP E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras

Group F: Argentina, Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria.

Group G: Germany, Ghana, Portugal and USA.

Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia and South Korea.

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