Former Ghana skipper Stephen Appiah believes the Black Stars will not be intimidated by the expected crowd at the El-Borg Arabi Stadium in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Egypt. Ghana will take on their North African counterparts in a much-anticipated clash as they seek to make another World Cup appearance.
The government of Egypt in its attempt to ensure massive support for the home team has decided to allow as many as 75,000 spectators to watch the epic clash.
Appiah in an interview with TV3 says the Black Stars will not be daunted by the crowd at the Stadium.
“I think we have players who have played in front of huge crowds. I don’t think the crowd in Egypt is going to intimidate them,” he said.
“I see that it is rather going to push them to work hard in the game because they will know that the home fans will be behind Egypt.
“Some of the players in the team played at the World Cup where the Stadium was always full so I don’t think that will be a problem.”
Coach Avram Grant and his team are expected to leave their camping base Dubai on Friday.