Ghana, like any other 2022 World Cup partaker, is preparing fervently for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The schedule of the this year’s global football tournament has culminated in a mix of club and national duties. That is, unlike the orthodox months for previous World Cups, the shift in months from June/July to November has increased the work loads of clubs, national teams, players and technical staff.
Black Stars of Ghana played football giants Brazil in an international friendly match in France last Friday. The preparatory game unleashed deep cracks within Ghana’s team, to the extent that if those lacuna are not mended before the tournament, it may end in disastrous adventure for Otto Addo.
Three first half goals defined what appeared to be an easy exercise for Selecao. Head coach Otto made frantic admission of how poor his selection was, including game approach and management. He promises to ameliorate the situation by righting the wrongs in the not too distant future.
Tomorrow in Spain, Black Stars of Ghana come up against Nicaragua and expectations have taken a different dimensions. Anticipations are that, Black Stars of Ghana ought to respond with an emphatic win just to make the prevailing circumstance even, that is, lost against Brazil and won over Nicaragua.
What if Nicaragua hand a consecutive defeat to Black Stars of Ghana? What happens to Black Stars technical leader Otto Addo?
The game against Nicaragua is also a preparatory game that would definitely unearth hidden challenges that could rock the boat. Just as Ghana lost to Brazil and lessons were religiously learnt, same approach would play if Ghana lose to Nicaragua.
As the team is forming shape, results at this juncture cannot be overemphasized, however, the ultimate target is for all technical members to put heads together and identify obstacles that would account for any adverse score line, thereby, working towards fixing those areas before the team lands finally in the Gulf State.
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