World Cup: Ghana coach tips Nigeria, Senegal for quarter-final

Ghana Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, expects Nigeria and Senegal to be the torch bearers of the African contingent at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

African countries have struggled to go beyond the quarter-final stage of the Mundial with Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana, all falling out at that stage.

But following the groupings, the Ghana trainer has tipped both West African neighbours to shine in the absence of his team in Russia.

“Most of the African countries at the World Cup have got very young squads. And I believe they can surprise many at the tournament,” Kwasi Appiah told GhanaSoccernet.

“Nigeria and Senegal are doing well with young players who want to achieve something.

“They only need the right mentality for the tournament and they can cause a surprise,” he added.

Nigeria will start their campaign in Group D with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland while Senegal starts their journey in Group H with Poland, Columbia and Japan.