Ghana ready to make history

01 July 2010 06:30

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi believes the Black Stars are ready to make World Cup history.

With the most glamorous tournament being held in Africa for the first time, hopes were high that there would be a strong representation in the latter stages. Unfortunately, as the only African side to make it out of their group, Ghana have been left to shoulder the burden alone.

Yet Nyantakyi insists they are strong enough to carry it and, ahead of Friday's quarter-final with Uruguay, he said: "It's a huge opportunity for us to make history."

Nyantakyi continued: "We expected to have a number of African teams challenging at this World Cup but in fact there is only us. That is a huge burden of responsibility.

"But we can cope. Our aim is the final.

"The only team that has ever won a World Cup outside its own continent is Brazil. We want to maintain that record by winning it ourselves and really showing the world what African football is all about."

Source: PA