Ghana can qualify for 2026 World Cup, says former Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye

Published on: 13 June 2024

Former Sports Minister of Ghana, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, has expressed his confidence in the national team's ability to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Speaking to Joy Sports at the official launch of the inaugural Democracy Cup in Parliament on Thursday, June 13, 2024, Vanderpuye stated, "So far, I am much more impressed. It is possible (making it to the World Cup). We can qualify for the World Cup."

This optimism follows Ghana's recent victories in the World Cup qualifiers, where the Black Stars secured crucial wins against Mali and the Central African Republic.

The team, led by coach Otto Addo, is currently positioned second in Group I, level on points with Comoros after four games.

Coach Addo, who is in his second stint managing the Black Stars, has been entrusted with the task of guiding Ghana to the 2026 FIFA World Cup. This tournament, is set to be staged in Canada, Mexico, and the USA.