Former Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu is optimistic Ghana’s Black Stars will beat Uruguay to qualify for round 16 of the 2022 World Cup.
Ghana takes on Uruguay in a winner takes all affair as the two sides battle for a last 16 spot in the ongoing World Cup. While both teams need a win to secure a place, it is Ghana who have an advantage in terms of points accrued from their two games.
Ghana sit second in Group H after winning against South Korea last Monday while Uruguay are bottom with a single point, having lost to Portugal in their previous encounter.
The former Udinese midfielder believes the Black Stars will do the necessary against their opponents come Friday.
“We shouldn’t think of drawing the game, because we might be crying at the bed of the game. We should go in for a win, score and try to hold them tight in the midfield battle. We must also be solid on our wing backs and try to block crossing from their opponent. I am 120 percent confident that Ghana will make it to the round of 16,” He told Akoma FM in Kumasi.
Both teams are facing each other for the second time after a quarter-final clash which saw Ghana bow out of the competition 12 years ago.
Agyemang Badu however, thinks it is not necessary for the players to think of their 2010 defeat.”I don’t want the players to think of revenge. It’s 12 years back and everything has changed now though
there are some few players within their team.
“I spoke to the players and they have promised me that they are just playing the tournament, two games down, one more to go therefore no need for a revenge but a normal game and a must win to qualify.” He added.
The game kicks off at 3 pm local time at the Al Janoub stadium.
Source: Akoma Sports