Former Ghana captain, Stephen Appiah believes the Black Stars can win against the Egyptians in Alexandria on Sunday.

The Black Stars need a win against the seven time African Champions to close the point gab after drawing with Uganda.

Appiah who captained the country to two successive World Cups believe there is plenty of inspiration the present squad can draw from previous qualifying campaigns.

“The Black Stars know how to play against big teams like Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa,” he told South African-based Kwesé Sports.

“I remember in 2005 when we played against South Africa at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, after they hadn’t lost a game in that stadium.

“During the warm-up, as soon as we came out of the dressing-room, we saw the fans celebrating and dancing to loud music. The noise of the vuvuzela was intimidating and some of the players were actually affected by it but we stayed calm,” he recounted.

Appiah however believes the Black Stars will not to be intimidated by the Egyptian crowd.

“We have players who have played in this kind of situation and being the professionals that they are, I don’t expect them to be intimidated in any way,” he said.

The former Juventus ace further urged the Black Stars to forget about the recent negatives about the team and focus solely on the game.

 “We are not hoping for the negative but the positive. The Black Stars can go all the way and qualify for the World Cup. The most important thing is to win home games.”

Ghana will be hoping to make it straight four successive world cup appearances.