Zambian former international footballer Kalusha Bwalya has sent a strong warning to Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portugal national team that the Black Stars of Ghana are good enough to win their World Cup group opener.
The 59-year Zambia’s eighth-most capped player and third on the list of all-time top goalscorers behind Godfrey Chitalu and Alex Chola is confident that Ghana has a strong team to face Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay.
Speaking on SuperSport TV, Bwalya said; “They should go into the game as Ghana, they are a very good team, very strong team and they can go there and dish it out against the best in the world and I feel they have a chance in the first game, to get a positive result.”
According to him, the Black Stars will send a strong message to the rest of the teams in the group that they mean business if they can get the result.
However, he sent a word of caution to Ghana against losing their opener insisting it will send a negative signal in their intentions to do well in the tournament.
“Because it is only three games, the first game is very important in a tournament. If you lose the first game, then the hand breaks are out and you expose yourself, and you go into the next game, you risk everything and then you are back on your way home.”