Ghana’s head coach, Otto Addo, says the Black Stars’ priority heading into their Group H opener at the 2022 World Cup is to beat Portugal.
Ranked the lowest country at the global showpiece, Ghana will begin their journey against Portugal at the Stadium 974 on Thursday, November 24.
Despite not being regarded as the top two favourites in the group on paper, Addo says the target for the team is to advance into the knockout stages while adding that winning against Portugal is the objective.
“Surely we want to survive the group stage. We want to go game by game so our full focus is on the Portuguese game. If we don’t look too far and we concentrate on the next game, I think we can do something,” he said ahead of Thursday’s fixture.
“From there, nobody knows, it depends on who you get and also how you play.
“It’s very difficult to predict so our main focus is to win against Portugal, which will be very difficult. After that, we’ll look at the next step.”
Ghana will be looking to start their campaign at the Mundial on a high after the disastrous 2021 Africa Cup of Nations that has caused a lot of dissatisfaction for the team.