African Legend Kalusha Bwalya Explains How Ghana Can Take Advantage of Ronaldo’s Situation to Beat Portugal

African Legend Kalusha Bwalya Explains How Ghana Can Take Advantage of Ronaldo’s Situation to Beat Portugal

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:17 PM
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  • 1988 African Footballer of the Year Kalusha Bwalya believes Ghana could stun Portugal following the drama in the Portuguese camp ahead of their group opener
  • The Black Stars of Ghana will slug it out with Portugal on Thursday, November 24 at Stadium 974
  • It will be the second time Ghana and Portugal will be crossing paths at the global showpiece with the Europeans edging the Black Stars in their first-ever meeting 2-1 at the 2014 World Cup

African football legend Kalusha Bwalya has chronicled how the Black Stars of Ghana can capitalize on Ronaldo's situation to beat Portugal in their Group H opener.

Ghana, who made a return to the Mundial after missing out in 2018, will face a stern test in their curtain-raiser against a Ronaldo-led Portuguese side on Thursday, November 24.

Despite securing a heavy win against Nigeria in their final warm-up game, Ronaldo's explosive interview with Piers Morgan has taken the shine away from their preparations for the tournament.

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Ghana's Black Stars will open their 2022 World Cup campaign against a dangerous-looking Portugal team. Photo credit: @GhanaBlackstars @ESPNFC
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According to multiple reports, his interview with the ace broadcaster has created tension within the camp and Kalusha Bwalya believes it is a good omen for the Black Stars, as noted by Sportscasting.

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During a live TV discussion about the chances of Ghana ahead of their herculean task, Bwalya posited that the tense atmosphere will inure to the benefits of the four-time African champions.

"Definitely. We shouldn't look too much into how high the Europeans are that defeatist attitude as Africans.
"Ghana is very good [strong], they can go there and dish it out against the very best in the world and I feel they have a chance in the first game to get the results.
"If they can get the results [win], that's it. There are only three games and the first game is very important in the tournament.

Portugal coach to drop Ronaldo

Earlier, Sports Brief Portugal boss Fernando Santos has hinted at possibly dropping embattled Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.

So far this season, Cristiano only has three goals to his name as and his struggles have not been limited to the pitch alone.

Off the pitch, the 37-year-old is making headlines for his sensational interview with Piers Morgan, where he all but burned bridges with his current club Manchester United.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.