The president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, says only a miracle can deny the Black Stars qualification to the Brazil 2014 World Cup today.
“We haven’t qualified yet but we will qualify. It will only take a miracle for us not to qualify,” the FA boss told the Daily Graphic yesterday at the team’s J.W. Marriott Hotel in Cairo.
“Failing to qualify will be the biggest miracle we are yet to see but miracles don’t happen like that. We have done our work very well and God will shower His blessings on the team to qualify,” Nyantakyi declared confidently.
He said during the Stars’ training camp in Istanbul, one could see the determination and positive competitiveness among the players to do well, giving him hope of another good performance in today’s game.
“I think we had a very good preparation in Istanbul and we will see the outcome of that today. Now, the focus is to qualify to the third World Cup and make history and that is the greatest motivation of the players.”
The determined Black Stars team and officials arrived in Cairo in the early hours of yesterday and are so far satisfied with the security arrangements put in place by the Egyptians.
“So far what we’ve seen confirms the arrangement we were told would be put in place and there has been a strict compliance with that.
“As soon as we arrived at the airport the security men met us right at the tube and we didn’t waste time at all going through immigration— the passports were left behind and we boarded a bus straight to our hotel and there was adequate security around the team,” he disclosed.
The Ghana team was scheduled to train at the match venue behind closed doors last night.
Meanwhile, 11 security men from the National Security headed by security expert, Alhaji Lartey, have been deployed to provide adequate security for the Black Stars at their hotel in Cairo till the end of the assignment.
One of the security personnel who spoke to the Daily Graphic yesterday said more of their men were expected to arrive in Cairo with the supporters’ groups today.
Source: Daily Graphic