While Ghana haven’t competed at as many World Cup tournaments as Cameroon, Nigeria or some of the North African nations, they have an exceptional record in the competition.
Consider this: No African nation has ever competed at multiple World Cup tournaments and been eliminated in the opening round.
For that record to continue beyond this summer, Kwesi Appiah’s men will have to deliver an outstanding performance. They are drawn, once again, with familiar foes the United States, but while they will be confident of defeating the USA, Germany and Portugal may represent a challenge too far.
Nonetheless, Ghana fans can look at their squad, find quality in every department, and dream of a repeat of 2006 or even, if you concentrate hard enough, a return to the quarter-finals.