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Selection headache for Otto Addo ahead of South Korea clash

Black Stars coach Otto Addo, says he is having a difficult time selecting his starting 11 to face South Korea in the second group match in the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Black Stars are currently bottom in Group H after the defeat and must beat Korea to have any chance of progressing to the Round of 16.

Speaking at the pre-match conference ahead of the game, Coach Addo indicated the players are poised for action and due to their performance in training; there is a big selection headache ahead of the game.

“Training is good making it difficult for me to make decisions and it really looks good,” he said.

Coach Addo also indicated that Ghanaians should expect a passionate Black Stars team hungry for success against the Koreans today.

“We will see a passionate team, the same passion which they showed in the other game. This am 100 per cent sure because this is the world stage and everybody is hungry to play.

“It’s an equal group and anything can happen, there might be some surprises but at the moment, it looks like Portugal is ahead of the group”, he added.

The Black Stars of Ghana will face Group H counterparts, South Korea in a must-win match when they travel to the Education City Stadium on Monday, to grab their first win in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar.

The Stars after failing to pick a point against Portugal, following a 3-2 defeat would take up their chances of grabbing all three points against the Asian side to brighten their chances in the final group game.

Korea began their World Cup campaign on an impressive note after holding Uruguay to a goalless draw game to sit in second place, ahead of Uruguay and Ghana.

Both sides have met on four previous occasions in friendly matches, with Ghana emerging victors three times which makes them the favourites going into the clash.

The last meeting in 2014 saw Ghana hammer Korea 4-0, an emphatic win that would boost the confidence of Coach Addo’s charges.

Ghana succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to 2016 European champions Portugal in the opening Group H match, whiles South Korea laboured to a goalless draw game with Uruguay last Thursday.

This put Portugal ahead of the group with three points, with Korea and Uruguay on one point apiece – while Ghana, Africa hopes – dangle at the bottom with no point – making the group an open one with equal chances for any team to progress to the round of 16.

Ghana’s best performance at the Mundial is a quarter-final berth and the Stars seek to better the feat – hence qualifying from the group stage.


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