Owner and president of Ghana Division One League Zone Two side New Edubiase United FC, Abdul Salam Yakubu believes Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer active going to the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.
The Football administrator says Ghana can qualify at the expense of the European team as their star man is no longer active and balling like in his prime.
He also believes that Luiz Suárez and Edinson Cavani of Uruguay are not as dangerous as they used to be in the past which gives Ghana the edge over the team’s come next month in Qatar.
“I think this team will do better than 2010 squad with the likes of Partey, Dede, Kudus and others we will qualify easily from the Group H,” he told Westgold Radio.
Ghana have been drawn against Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay in Group H and despite the strength of the team in the lot, Mr Yakubu remains hopeful.
“Their leader isn’t active like before, Cristiano Ronaldo in 2014 isn’t the same as now. South Korea isn’t a football nation. Uruguay has only Suarez and Cavani who are not dangerous like before so we can qualify at their expense,” he added.
“The black stars will reach the semi-finals in Qatar with the kind of technical handlers we have, Otto Addo, George Boateng and Chris Houghton are world class coaches with experience of which we saw how technically good they are in the second half of the friendly Ghana played against Brazil .
“So we hope for the best and wish the black stars the best of luck.”
By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH /Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter