Former Black Stars Defender John Painstil Reveals The Team That Will Be In Qatar Between Ghana And Nigeria

Former Black Stars Defender John Painstil Reveals The Team That Will Be In Qatar Between Ghana And Nigeria

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Former Ghana defender John Painstil has made a declaration ahead of the Black Stars' game against Nigeria in March
  • The 2006 World Cup squad member is confident Ghana will secure the ticket to the tournament in Qatar later this year
  • The Black Stars have been drawn against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the final round of qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar

Member of Ghana's 2010 World Cup team, John Painstil, has picked the team that will make it to Qatar 2022 between the Black Stars and the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Ghana have been drawn against their perennial rivals Nigeria in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers players slated for March 2022.

Painstil, who played for the Black Stars between 2001 to 2013, is confident Ghana will edge Nigeria for a place in this year's FIFA World Cup.

John Painstil working as a pundit on GTV Sports Plus. SOURCE: Twitter/ @mygtvsports @ghanafaofficial
John Painstil believes Ghana will qualify ahead of Nigeria. SOURCE: Twitter/ @mygtvsports @ghanafaofficial
Source: Twitter
"Its so sad but I have to say this, Nigeria won’t be in Qatar for the World Cup because Ghana will beat them," he said on GTV Sports Plus.

John Painstil has been to two world cups, and was part of the team that first qualified the four times Africans champions to the global showpiece in 2006.

He also starred as the Black Stars became the third country from the continent to reach the quarter finals of the World Cup in 2010.

These days he was as a coach and a pundit on Ghana's national television, GTV Sports Plus.

He made 89 appearances for the Black Stars before hanging his boots.

Meanwhile, the Black Stars are hoping to make a return to the World Cup after missing the 2018 edition in Russia.

John Painstil reveals player who made Milovan Rajevac successful in his first stint

Earlier, reported that, a member of Ghana's team that reached the finals of the 2010 AFCON and the quarter finals of the 2010 World Cup, John Painstil, has revealed why Milovan Rajevac was successful in his first stint in charge of the Black Stars.

The Serbian trainer is under pressure to replicate that success, after a defeat and a loss at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, currently on going in Cameroon.

According to John Painstil, Milovan Rajevac's outstanding 2010 team was built on the influential role played by petite midfielder Anthony Annan.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.