Another great day for Africa. Today marks the opening match of two safe bets of the continent. It is about Ghana and Nigeria who will be in action for their first game of the 2014 World Cup.
Never two without three, they say. Ghana will try to confirm the precious saying by defeating the United States on Monday. The Black Stars know their opponents for having played them twice in the finals of the World Cup (2006, 2010). 4 years's ago, Asamoah Gyan's teammates dismissed the USA in the knockouts. Revenge in the air then for Americans.
"The United States will try to revenge. Surely they do not want to suffer a third defeat to us. They are a good team, dangerous but we only think of ourselves ", said the Al Ain striker who arrived with his group last Sunday in Natal.
Ready to confirm their status as a African champions!
Before Ghana-USA (22h GMT), Nigeria will attempt to provide a second victory to Africa after that the first composted by Côte d'Ivoire against Japan. Super Eagles will defy Iran, minnows of the group but against whom Eagles require a great deal of attention. A team coached by Portuguese Carlos Queiroz who will line up an unpredictable Dejagah. But Nigeria has undeniable advantages. Starting with goalie Vincent Enyeama, star of the team. If he and his forwards find top form, Stephen Keshi could smile at the end of the 90 minutes.
"I think it will be an open tournament, said the coach of Nigeria. We just need to do things the best way possible. I do not see any big name or big country. The decision will confirm when everyone gets into action. There are very, very few games to play ", said the former coach of Togo.