Former Ghana Captain John Mensah explains the importance of Black Stars first game against Portugal
Former Ghana captain John Mensah has explained the importance of the Black Stars first game against European powerhouse, Portugal.
The Black Stars is returning to the global showpiece after missing out in Russia 2018, where France emerged as winners.
Ghana has been paired against Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea in Group H.
The biggest soccer mundial will be staged in Qatar between November and December with 32 countries set to battle it out for the ultimate.
The Black Stars will tackle Portugal in the opening game of the Group before facing Asian and South American giants South Korea and Uruguay respectively.
In an interview, the former Sunderland defender charged the Black Stars players to prepare their minds well before the start of the tournament, saying a win for Ghana in their first game will keep the team going at the mundial.
“They have to prepare their mind well because in every tournament, the first game is very important. If you get the morale from the first game with a win, it keeps the team morale high so that they can go on well”
“They have to stay together as a team, fight together and I believe they can achieve for themselves and as a nation at large”