Ghanaian Parliamentarian Confident the Black Stars Can Beat Portugal and Uruguay

Ghanaian Parliamentarian Confident the Black Stars Can Beat Portugal and Uruguay

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:16 PM
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  • The majority leader in Ghana's Parliament Honourable Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu believes the Black Stars will excel in Qatar
  • Ghana is making a return to the World Cup after edging Nigeria in the play-offs early this year
  • The Black Stars have been drawn in Group H alongside Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay in the upcoming tournament

Honourable Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader in Parliament, has backed the Black Stars to victory against Portugal and Uruguay.

Ghana have been drawn in Group H against 2016 European champions Portugal, Asian giants South Korea and inaugural World Cup winners Uruguay.

The Black Stars head to the tournament as the lowest ranked nation but Mensah-Bonsu remains hopeful of the team's chances.

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Ghanaian Parliamentarian Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has predicted the Black Stars will do well at the World Cup. Credit: @442GH @graphiconline
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"The players we have now are budding stars. Players that must have efficient stamina to stand the play of Ronaldo and I am very hopeful if we gel together we should be able to conquer Portugal and Uruguay," he said on the floor of Parliament as quoted by Pulse.

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"I am hopeful but let us unite behind the players and the technical team and I believe we will perform," he added.

Ghana coach Otto Addo has named a 55-man provisional squad and will announce his final team for the tournament on November 15.

The Black Stars will begin the tournament with a clash against Portugal before facing South Korea and Uruguay respectively.

Stephan Ambrosius ruled out of 2022 World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Karlsruher defender Stephan Ambrosius' World Cup dreams have been shattered after picking up an injury during his side's Bundesliga II game against Holstein Kiel.

Despite playing the entire duration of the 4-1 defeat to Kiel, the German-born centre-back felt pains as he walked off the pitch.

Ambrosius confirmed he will miss the upcoming games and most importantly the World Cup in Qatar on his social media pages.

Otto Addo names final 26-man squad for the World Cup

Black Stars coach Otto Addo has announced a 55-man provisional squad for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

The list sees several players making a return to the team, including Spezia captain Emmanuel Gyasi and Italy-based Caleb Ekuban.

The Ghana coach has also handed maiden call-ups to Patrick Kpozo, Salis Abdul Samed, Dauda Mohammed, Ernest Nuamah and Kamal Sowah.

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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.