Fifa ranking is just a number, Portugal will see pepper on Thursday- Semenyo

New Black Stars attacker Antoine Semenyo is adamant that his team will perform at the World Cup while claiming that the Fifa rankings are meaningless in a match like this.

Along with Cameroon and Senegal, Ghana is one of the three African nations that have advanced to the World Cup quarterfinal round.

They made it to the Round of 16 in 2006, and the final eight in the following year’s competition. The previous time they qualified, though, they were out in the group stage.

“I wouldn’t say that any team underestimates us. Because anything can happen. And obviously, [Saudi Arabia’s win over Argentina] makes it clear,” Semenyo said in a presser.

“I think the ranking is just a number and it doesn’t actually mean anything. We’re going to show the world that we are not the underdogs.

“Obviously it’s crazy. Just scoring for the nation itself is crazy. So scoring in a World Cup would be amazing.

“Of course, I am looking forward to it. It’s been a pleasant experience, so far. I am here to win. I want to win. We will do anything within our power to make it happen.”


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