Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has stated emphatically that Black Stars will win their opening match against Portugal in the ongoing World Cup tournament in Qatar.
“We’ll win today’s match…I have dressed to celebrate, nobody can stop me from celebrating today, not even Ronaldo,” he said.
Ghana’s Black Stars are pumped for their first World Cup match in eight and a half years, as they take on former European champions Portugal in what is expected to be a thrilling encounter at Doha’s Stadium 974, with both teams looking to get off to a good start in Qatar.
Interestingly, Ghana’s first opponent for this year’s tournament was the last one they faced in a World Cup match. The four-time African champions were defeated 2-1 by Paulo Bento’s men at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasilia, courtesy of a John Boye own goal and a Cristiano Ronaldo finish after goalkeeper Fatau Dauda’s mistake.