Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan believes that the Black Stars' collection of "world class" players can lead his nation to success at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Ghana qualified for their first FIFA World Cup four years ago, coming from behind in a group that included South Africa to snatch top place. For the 2010 finals, they qualified without any notable problems, much to the delight of highly-rated striker Gyan.
"We did great the second time round," the Stade Rennais striker told FIFA.com. "The first time was quite complicated but now we’ve reached the finals without losing a game in the final round of qualifiers.
"So it’s been more satisfying for us, although it wasn’t easy. It’s a great achievement. "On paper Mali were one of the favourites because they have so many good players but we beat them 2-0 away with almost a second team because we had so many injuries.
"Individually we have a good team and I think we are also united and we are ready to face anyone who we meet. "Players like Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari and John Mensah, these are guys who are world class.
"We have a good team and we are ready to show the world what we can do for the second time," continued Gyan. "I can’t predict where we'll finish, but if everything goes well, if we concentrate, I think we are going to have a great World Cup."
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