The Black Panther is hopeful Ghana are in line to record their third successive World Cup appearance, albeit the Pharaohs could be an obstacleFormer Ghana goalkeeper William Amamoo is expecting the Black Stars to rise above the occasion to beat Egypt in the 2014 World Cup play-offs.
Amamoo has served notice the Pharaohs are quite dangerous with their style of play and it will take a great deal of effort to tame them.
The ex-gloves man is optimistic the west Africans will edge out the north African giants to record their third consecutive qualification to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Black Stars were handed a tough two-legged fixture against the seven-time African champions in the last qualifying round for the global football showpiece to determine who qualifies to the tournament.
“I think Ghana have a good chance against in-form Egypt, even though I think it’s going to be a very difficult game,” the Black Panther said to Goal Ghana. “Egypt have a lot of respect for Ghana and vice versa and I will warn Ghana to prepare very well for this game.”
Amamoo, who worked with Helmi Tolan to win silver in the Alexandra tournament in 2008, thinks the current manager of Egypt’s powerhouse, Zamalek, as well as former Egypt boss Hassan Shehata would be consulted because of their knowledge of some of the west African country’s players.
He added: “The Egyptians style of play is similar to that of the European league and that is what could benefit us as most of our players ply their trade outside our continent.
“When it comes to hospitality, Egypt and Ghana have very good relations and that Ghanaians will be very well received and taken good care of in the return leg in Egypt.”