Deputy Black Stars captain Richard Ofori will play against his peers from the South African Premier League if given the nod by Coach Charles Akonnor in Ghana’s World Cup qualifier against Bafana Bafana at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg.
The Black Stars after recording a narrow 1-0 win over Ethiopia last Friday in Cape Coast will be hoping to leave the FNB Stadium with at least a point to mating their top spot on the standings.
The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper has been speaking to the media ahead of the match, stating the Black Stars can’t say they have advantage of the hosts simply because the game has changed.
“We can’t say we have an advantage over them because these days football has changed. Everyone knows how to play, all the countries have developed and a case in point is the recent AFCON in Egypt where Madagascar shocked the world. But it’s a matter of who wants it more,” Ofori said ahead of the big game.
He added that: This game is very important not for only me but the entire nation. We know how Ghanaians love the game and how important it is to win this match. Because we want to go to the World Cup, that’s the stage that every player wants to play so it’s very important for the team and the Nation. I am going to face most of players that I know very well. I know their qualities, they are very good. But at the end of the day we need to show that we are Ghana and the most important are, we need to win,”.