Former Ghana international Anthony Baffoe has backed Black Stars coach Otto Addo to excel at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Black Stars who are returning to the global showpiece after missing out in Russia 2018 has been housed in Group H against Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.
On Thursday, Ghana will open their account the European giants before they face South Korea and Uruguay respectively.
Despite being ranked the lowest team at the tournament, the former Ghana defender believes Otto Addo has what it takes to flourish with the Black Stars in the Asian country.
“In 2006, I had the pleasure to be part of the Black Stars delegation and I believe it is very important to be well prepared for World Cup apart from technical and tactical skills, you need also need managerial skills because this is the first time Otto Addo will be with the team for three-four weeks, so you will have different moods in camp”
“Every player has different character, you have a captain Dede and Thomas Partey who are the leaders together, Baba has been there for a while and it’s important to have a good atmosphere, good ambiance, good team spirit that can take you places believe me”
“Bonuses should be paid if they are owing the players, you have to make sure everything is okay at camp. The technical team, the way they are working together, it is important that they are united because is not going to be easy. Ghana is a football nation, so this is a different pressure which comes with it and you have to live with it”
“I always tell Otto to stay calm, stay serene and continue to work hard. He doesn’t sleep a lot and he is someone who is always doing research. I believe he has what it takes to make an impact at the World Cup”
Ghana defeated Switzerland 2-0 in their final friendly ahead of the biggest soccer mundial in Qatar.
Goals from Mohammed Salisu and Antoine Semenyo ensured the Black Stars signal warning to Portugal ahead of the opener.
The Black Stars having missed out in the last edition hosted in Russia in 2018 will be hoping to improve their performance in Qatar after exiting the group phase during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Only three sides from the continent have ever progressed to the quarter-finals; Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, and Ghana in 2010.
Ghana will be hoping to progress from the group stage at this year’s tournament.