Ghana will go far in the World Cup - Jele

The Buccaneers’ guardsman believes the Black Stars will be the gatecrashers in Group G made up of US, Germany and Portugal

Orlando Pirates defender Happy Jele is with high hopes that Ghana can go far in this year's World Cup, despite being drawn in a difficult group.

The guardsman said he became convinced about the four-time African champions’ chances at Brazil 2014 after watching them in their pre-tournament warm-up games.

“I think for me I will go for Ghana again,” Jele told “Their preparation for them going to this tournament has been good. I saw one of their [Ghana] warm-up games, they played good football. I go with them.”

Jele is also in awe of his club team-mate, who also doubles as Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, adding that he wishes to see the shot-stopper in action for Ghana at the World Cup, despite playing a handful of matches after falling down the pecking order at Orlando Pirates .

“I'm happy for him. He is a great keeper and I'm hoping that he [Fatau Dauda] will play in the tournament.”

The west African giants have an all-important opening group game fixture against USA in Natal on June 16 before engaging Portugal on June 21 and Germany five days later.