World Cup 2022: Ghana forward Antoine Semenyo makes bold statement about Black Stars ahead of mundial

Ghana international Antoine Semenyo has expressed the Black Stars readiness for the 2022 World Cup after explosive display against Switzerland.

The West African powerhouse defeated Switzerland 2-0 in a pre-World Cup friendly on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at the ZSC Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Goals from Mohammed Salisu and Antoine Semenyo gave Ghana the deserving win over their European opponents as they head to the 2022 World Cup in high spirits.

Southampton defender, Mohammed Salisu scored the first goal of the match with a header from a corner kick effected by Daniel Kofi Kyereh.

The goal which was the first goal of the defender inspired Ghana to another goal when striker Antoine Semenyo volleyed home from close range.

Speaking after the game, the Bristol City expressed the Black Stars readiness for the biggest soccer mundial.

“It feels so good, so so happy. We played so well… Everyone is firing and we are all ready (for the World Cup),” he said.

Ghana will open their campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.

Four days later, the Black Stars return to action with a clash with South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Ghana will wrap up their group stage adventure with their much-anticipated encounter with Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

The Black Stars having missed out in the last edition hosted in Russia in 2018 will be hoping to improve their performance in Qatar after exiting the group phase during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Only three sides from the continent have ever progressed to the quarter-finals; Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, and Ghana in 2010.

Ghana will be hoping to progress from the group stage at this year’s tournament.

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