World Cup 2022: Apart from Portugal, I think Ghana’s group is on par – Andre Ayew

Published on: 18 November 2022

Ghana captain Andre Ayew has stated Portugal is the toughest opponent in Ghana's group ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The Black Stars who are returning to the global showpiece after missing out in Russia 2018 has been housed in Group H against Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.

Ghana will open their campaign with a clash against former European champions Portugal before taking on South Korea and Uruguay in subsequent games.

Speaking to FIFA plus, the Al Sadd star was of the opinion Ghana’s group is on a par apart from Portugal who has Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Portugal are up there among the favourites and their quality stands out. Not to mention having one of the best players in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo.

"It promises to be a momentous occasion and we have to live up to what people expect. We will fight and give our all on the pitch.

"Korea Republic also have a very strong and solid team, who all know each other well. It’s a very tough group. I think the teams are more or less on a par, apart from Portugal, who are favourites,” he told FIFA plus

The Black Stars having missed out in the last edition hosted in Russia in 2018 will be hoping to improve their performance in Qatar after exiting the group phase during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Only three sides from the continent have ever progressed to the quarter-finals; Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, and Ghana in 2010.

Ghana will be hoping to progress from the group stage at this year's tournament.