Playing Egypt does not worry us at all: Ghana's FA president
Egypt is drawn to play Ghana in the African World Cup qualifiers, Ghanaian FA president expresses confidence that Ghana will win the game and go on to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Ahmed Abd El Rasoul
, Tuesday 17 Sep 2013
Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi (Photo: Reuters)
The Egyptian Pharaohs were drawn to play the Ghanaian Black Stars in the African World Cup qualifiers' playoff on Tuesday. The winner of this game will go on to play in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Ghana, four-time African Cup champions, are one of the best African teams, and according to Nyantakyi they could fumble the Egyptians' World Cup dreams.
“I didn’t wish at all to meet Egypt; I hoped for any other team to be drawn with,” Ghana's Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi was quoted as saying by Ghanasoccernet on Tuesday.
However, Nyantakyi is confident that his team will beat the Pharaohs to reach the World Cup finals.
Egypt has played Ghana in 21 games throughout the two sides' history, winning in ten, drawing in five, and losing six.
The first leg of the African World Cup qualifiers' game will be played in Ghana between 11 and 15 October and the return leg will be played in Egypt between 15 and 19 November.
If the Pharaohs win this game, 2014 would be the Egypt's third ever trip to the World Cup, and its first since 1990.
“We managed to win 3-0 in our last game with Egypt, but that was a friendly game. It’s totally different in the qualifiers,” Nyantakyi said.
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