Former Ghana Football Association President Believes Brazil Will Win The World Cup

Former Ghana Football Association President Believes Brazil Will Win The World Cup

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM
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  • Former President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has tipped Brazil to win the World Cup
  • The ex-GFA capo believes the five-time world champions are favourites for the tournament to be held in Qatar
  • Kwesi Nyantakyi led Ghana to three FIFA World Cup, including the historic 2010 appearance in South Africa

Kwesi Nyantakyi believes Brazil are favourites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup following their rich run of form in recent times.

The Selacaos defeated Ghana 3-0 in a friendly during the international break. Richarlison scored a brace to add to Marquinhos early header.

Nyantakyi, who was speaking to Kick TV GH, assessed the Black Stars team as he tipped Brazil for success in Qatar.

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Kwesi Nyantakyi has tipped Brazil to win the World Cup in Qatar. Credit: @ghanafaofficial Getty Images
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"I will wish for Ghana to win the World Cup. But realistically, if you look at this Brazil team, they can win the World Cup. They have a very strong team. I won't be surprised if they win it," Nyantakyi said as quoted by

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Brazil have been in superb form since losing the Copa America to Argentina in 2021. The South Americans are on a run of 16 games without defeat, winning 12 of those matches.

Brazil beat Ghana in friendly in France

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Richarlison netted a first half brace as Brazil cruised to victory against Ghana in their penultimate friendly ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Paris Saint Germain defender Marquinhos opened the scoring after eight minutes to add to Richarlison double as the South Americans defeated Ghana in Le Havre.

The Selacaos got off to a bright start with Richarlison getting the first chance after just four minutes, but the Tottenham forward missed by inches wide.

Brazil thumped Ghana 8-2 in a friendly

The Black Stars are preparing to face Brazil in an international friendly in Le Havre, France on Friday as both teams test their strength ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana and Brazil have had a long standing history in football, with both sides enjoying a fair bit of victories as well as enduring some failures.

A video of Ghana's worst performance against Brazil has popped up on the internet nearly three decades after the encounter.

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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.