Black Stars Grant tips Ghana to make history at World Cup

The head coach of the Black Stars foresees Ghana becoming the first African country to reach the semifinals of the mundial

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Avram Grant has tipped the Black Stars to make Africa proud by making it past the quarter finals that has been the continent's best in the history of the competition.

Ghana is one of the three countries that have made it to the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup, including Cameroon and Senegal.

But for a Luis Suarez infamous hand ball that denied Dominic Adiyiah a late opportunity to give the Black Stars the match winner in their quarter final game at the 2010 FIFA World Cup against Uruguay and Asamoah Gyan unfortunately missing from the resultant penalty kick on the stroke of full time of the extra 30 minutes, the four times champions of Africa would have set an African record by becoming the first to reach the last 4 at the World Cup.

Ghana failed to make any impact in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, as they exited at the group stage for the very first time, amidst issues of boycott of training sessions by players prior to their final group game against Portugal over demand for the payment of appearance fees.  

However, Grant who took charge as the head coach of the team in late 2014 believes Ghana would make the history they narrowly missed in 2010 by becoming the first Africans to book their ticket to the semi-finals at the World Cup, when the right thing is done.

“It’s very important to put up objectives. I know that it’s looking too far, but I think at the end of the road, Ghana can do it,

"There are other African teams that are very good. You can see if they will do one, two, three things, it’s achievable, so we need to do it,” the former Chelsea boss told

Ghana knocked out Comoros Island 2-0 on aggregate in two legs to advance to the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Ghana will play Mozambique in two important 2017 Cup of Nations qualifiers on Thursday and Sunday as they look to go one better and march to the title in next year’s tournament.

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