The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, has cautioned soccer fans to be cautiously optimistic in the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
The FA chief told newsmen in Accra last Wednesday that there was nothing wrong with Ghanaians aiming at the ultimate in Brazil.
Nyantakyi, who joined the team yesterday, however mentioned that no African team had chalked that feat, and expressed shock why Ghanaians have suddenly targeted the most coveted silverware.
The FA boss indicated that realistically, lifting the ultimate prize would be a remote possibility, but from the nationalistic point of view, Ghana has what it takes in terms of player quality and their insatiable desire to prove a point.
He advised the media to water down the expectation among the sporting populace saying, ‘I don’t know why Ghanaians are all of a sudden saying we will bring home the trophy. Realistically, it is a difficult task, but as a Ghanaian why not?’
‘When we do that we put unnecessary pressure on the team, no African team has won it before, not even to the semi final stage, I am not saying it is not possible but let’s be realistic. We should water down the expectation.
‘Look! If we win the trophy, I will walk from Brazil to Ghana that shows how passionate I am too, but let’s take it easy,’ he added.
Ghana in the same group with Germany and Portugal would begin their search for yet another World Cup glory with perennial foes USA on June 16.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum
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