Black Stars Captain Andre Ayew says he and his teammates are not overawed by the starpower Portugal possess ahead of their opening Group H encounter at the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Ghana’s Black Stars will be hoping to start the World Cup on a winning note to enhance their chances of progressing to the next round.
Ghana recorded an impressive 2 – 0 win over Switzerland in their final preparation game while Portugal cut Nigeria to size with a 4 – 0 mauling.
Regardless of form and pedigree Andre Ayew strongly believes the team has put in work and is ready to compete against the best.
“We all know that if we are going to get into this game Portugal are the ones who are favourites on paper.
“But after, we have to show that on paper is not what will happen on the pitch so we are ready.
“We are ready and we know we are playing a big side who were European Champions some years back who have top players.
But we believe in ourselves and we know what is ahead of us and we are going to do everything to make it difficult for them,'” he stated at the pre-game conference.
Ghana’s last World Cup game was a 2 – 1 defeat to Portugal in the final game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.