World Cup football starts in November, several powerful African teams go to Qatar at once. The Ghana national team is among them. At the FIFA World Cup, the Ghanaians ride with the ageless brothers Ayu and a number of new stars in the person of Partey and Williams. Least of all, only the head coach of the team, Otto Addo, is known.
Addo, 47, took over as head coach of the Ghana national team after the unexpected sacking of Serbian Milovan Rajevac, who was not forgiven for his failure at the last African Cup. Addo previously worked as a coordinator, assistant coach and talent development manager for Borussia Dortmund. Addo has no experience as a manager, but the youth development skill can help bring out a few young Black Star players.
Leaders and stars of the Ghana national team
Obviously, the Ayew brothers are no longer as visible on the European stage, but they will still be an important element in the Ghana national football team for the 2022 World Cup. Especially Captain Andre. The clear leader of the team is the base player of the London Arsenal, Thomas Partey. Our editors made prediction for the World Cup at the request of the Ghanaians for the World Cup, taking into account the results of the current season.
|Goalkeepers||Richard Ofori, Abdul Nurudin, Joe Wollakott|
|Protection||Daniel Amarthy, Mohammed Salisou, Alexander Jiku, Joseph Aido, Alidu Seidou, Abdul-Rahman Baba, Tariq Lamptey, Gideon Mensah|
|Midfield||Thomas Party, Elisha Owusu, Idrissou Baba, Mohammed Kudus, Daniel-Kofi Kereh, Kamaldin Suleiman,|
|Assault||André Ayew, Osman Boukari, Inaki Williams, Jordan Ayew, Felix Athena-Gyan, Antoni Semenio|
The goalkeeper position has long been a very weak point of the Black Stars. The names of Ofori and Nurudin say little to fans who do not know local football, it is virtually impossible to predict the first number now.
But in the center of defense of the Ghana national team at the World Cup in Qatar will be a powerful and promising bunch of Salisu-Amarti. The former has been playing at the base of Southampton for a long time at the age of 23, Amarti rarely appears in Leicester, but for Ghana he is the main one. It is worth highlighting his one representative of the Premier League in the Ghana national team - the young full-back Lamptey from Brighton, on the left will play the former Chelsea graduate Baba.
In the center of the field, Partey dominates, who spends a good season with Arsenal, although he is often injured. His experience is enough for the national team, in the support zone, young and still little-known Ovusu and Baba can play with him. The main hope of the Ghana national team, Mohammed Kudus from Ajax, who is already being hunted by the top clubs in Europe, will play in the position of an attacking midfielder.
In attack, in addition to the Ayu brothers, there is a naturalized Inaki Williams, who did not wait for a call to the Spanish national team and decided to play for his historical homeland. A place at the start is actually guaranteed to him. The young Roma talent Athena-Gyan can compete with him, but the 19-year-old boy clearly lacks experience.
Team Ghana: the history of performances at the World Cup
The Black Stars became the first in the history of the African continent to reach the playoffs of two World Cups in a row: in 2006 and 2010. They also became the third, after Cameroon and Senegal (who will also go to Qatar), to reach the quarter-finals of the Fifa World Cup, losing to Uruguay in 2010 in one of the most incredible matches in World Cup history. Gyan’s penalty miss in the 119th minute of extra time is still remembered by the Ghanaian generation.
History of Ghana’s entry to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
Addo’s wards were selected for the World Cup through play-offs, like all representatives of the CAF. First, they were ahead of South Africa in the group by additional indicators, and then they beat Nigeria on aggregate due to the away goal rule. In the group, the Ghana national team showed ultra-closed football, conceding only 3 goals in 6 matches, and scoring only 7.
Ghana squad: World Cup 2022 group, prospects
The Black Stars were clearly out of luck with the draw in Qatar. World Cup 2022 standings awaits them along with Uruguay (hello, 2010), Portugal and the Republic of Korea. The Ghanaians do not have much chance of reaching the playoffs. Yes, there are 5-6 star players in the Addo team, but the rest of the squad looks rather weak even in comparison with the strong Koreans, with whom they will compete for a ticket further. Portugal is the clear favorite in Group H, Uruguay looks clearly stronger. The forecast of our editors for the Ghana national team is 3rd place in group H and relegation from the World Cup.
Otto Addo traditionally plays in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Our prediction for Ghana’s starting XI for the 2022 World Cup: Ofori-Rahman Baba-Salisu-Amarti-Lampti-Partey-Baba-Kudus-A.Ayu-Suleimana-Williams. Boukari, Fatavu and Jordan Ayew could come on as replacements.
Interestingly, bookmakers do not believe in black stars at all. You can bet on the victory of the Ghana team in group H with a odd of 13. The exit is further estimated at 13.8-4. Winning the World Championship is valued at a coefficient of 150. 3rd place in the group is valued at 2.9-3.
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