"Ghana Has What It Takes to Win the World Cup": Former Man City Player Gelson Fernandes

"Ghana Has What It Takes to Win the World Cup": Former Man City Player Gelson Fernandes

Lukman Mumuni
updated at October 6, 2023 at 9:27 AM
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  • Gelson Fernandes believes the Black Stars can win the World Cup
  • The four-time Africa champions are one of the few teams from Africa to reach the quarter-final
  • The Black Stars failed to progress beyond the group stage at the last two editions

Former Manchester City midfielder, Gelson Fernandes believes Ghana can win the FIFA World Cup.

The Black Stars' best performance at the global showpiece was reaching the quarter-final of the tournament in 2010 in South Africa.

The four-time African champions have since been unable to progress beyond the group stage.

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Mohammed Kudus celebrating his goal against South Korea at the World Cup. Credit: @FIFAcom Clive Rose/ Getty Images
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However, Fernandes, who was in Ghana for the GFA Elective Congress as head of FIFA's delegation, insists the West African nation can be successful at the World Cup if the right things are done.

‘’Having spoken to some of my mates like Kwadwo Asamoah, Agyemang Badu, Sulley Muntari, Stephen Appiah and co., they all believe that Ghana has the potential to win the World Cup. But we need to do more, we need to push the machine and we need to work hard to make that dream a reality,’’ he said, as quoted by ghanafa.org.
‘’Let’s continue to show commitment to make our football great again,’’ he added.

Fernandes was born in Cape Verde but represented Switzerland at international level, as reported by transfermarkt.

Meanwhile, Kurt Okraku has been re-elected as the Ghana Football Association president.

Kurt Okraku retains seat as GFA boss

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Kurt Edwin Simon Okraku has been re-elected as President of the Ghana Football Association.

The GFA boss retained his seat after securing 117 out of 119 votes cast, representing an overwhelming 97.1% support from delegates at the elective congress in Tamale.

Mr. Okraku, who stood unopposed, will lead the federation for another four years until 2027.

Luis Suarez left to tears despite Ghana win

At the World Cup in Qatar last year, Luis Suarez was left to tears as Uruguay suffered elimination despite beating Ghana in 2-0 in their final group game.

Result from the South Korea and Portugal game meant Uruguay's journey at the 2022 FIFA World Cup came to an end.

In photos that has since gone viral on social media, Suarez wept uncontrollably after South Korea took a 2-1 lead in their match.

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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.