CAF President Patrice Motsepe Visits Ghana Camp Ahead of World Cup Group Opener Against Portugal

CAF President Patrice Motsepe Visits Ghana Camp Ahead of World Cup Group Opener Against Portugal

  • CAF President Patrice Motsepe has paid a visit to the Black Stars team at their camp in Doha, Qatar
  • The continent's football governing body boss spoke to the team ahead of their World Cup opener against Portugal
  • Africa is yet to win a game at the 2022 edition, despite Senegal, Tunisia and Morocco featuring in the tournament already

President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe visited the camp of the Black Stars to inspire them ahead of their crucial World Cup opener against Portugal.

Dr Motsepe took the opportunity to charge players with 'going out there' and making Africa proud, as the continent chases a first win at the tournament in Qatar.

Patrice Motsepe, Ghana, Black Stars, World Cup
Patrice Motsepe has visited the Black Stars ahead of the World Cup opener against Portugal. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
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In photos posted on social media, the CAF president looked excited and expressed belief the Black Stars will lift the flag of Africa high.

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The continent has so far recorded only two draws, after Tunisia and Morocco held Denmark and Croatia respectively.

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African champions Senegal got off to a losing start however, after defeat to the Netherlands in their Group A opener.

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Ghana, after their game against Portugal, will also face South Korea and Uruguay in subsequent matches.

The Black Stars' best performance at the World Cup was in South Africa when Ghana reached the quarter-finals.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the former Black Stars coach, Charles Kwabla Akonnor has revealed that Dutch forward Cody Gakpo strongly rejected an attempt to represent the African country.

The Ghana Football Association tried to persuade the Netherlands forward to play for the Black Stars due to his heritage with the West African nation.

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The Black Stars of Ghana could be the first African country to win the World Cup, according to a prediction which has since gone viral.

Ghana head to the World Cup with minimum chances of winning the tournament, having edged out Nigeria to earn their place.

However, a video posted on social media has stated the African team will be the nation to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.