Egypt for World Cup? Miracles don’t happen like that – Ghana FA boss

Kwesi Nyantakyi, who heads the Ghana FA, is confident “God will shower His blessings on the team to qualify” and that a comeback for the Pharaohs after a 6-1 drubbing is impossible

The Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi insists the Black Stars are through to the 2014 World Cup, and not even a miracle will deny them a ticket to Brazil.

Nyantakyi admitted that anything can happen in football, but the four-time African champions are poised to consolidate their 6-1 first-leg win over Egypt last month.

The Black Stars will face off with the Pharaohs on Tuesday in a second-leg World Cup play-off in Cairo and it will take a 5-0 result for the seven-time African champions to have a realistic chance of making it to the global football fiesta since 1990.

“We haven't qualified yet but we will qualify. It will only take a miracle for us not to qualify,” Nyantakyi told the Daily Graphic in Cairo. “Failing to qualify will be the biggest miracle we are yet to see but miracles don't happen like that.”

He added: “We have done our work very well and God will shower His blessings on the team to qualify.”