Ghana will make their fourth World Cup appearance when they face Portugal in the opening match of their campaign today at the Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar.
The Black Stars are out for vengeance after losing 2-1 to Portugal in the group stage of the 2014 edition in Brazil.
Ghana is confident of reaching the World Cup knockout stages, having done so in two of their previous three appearances.
The Black Stars have top-performing youngsters in European leagues and competitions in their squad, and they can upset any team on any given day and at any stage.
Portugal as have been tipped to win Group H are favourites on paper against the Ghanaians in Thursday’s match, so the need to fast start their World Cup adventure.
Talisman and captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been in the news in recent days for the wrong reasons but he is keen to make a statement of intent in the game against Ghana.
Fernando Santos and his team thrashed Nigeria 4-0 in their last preparatory match before heading to Qatar for the World Cup.
The Seleçao poor run in World Cup lately gives them a little room for errors against the Black Stars.
Portugal have won only three of their last thirteen matches with five draws and five defeats