Ghana make a loud entrance for their World Cup showdown with South Korea as they arrive playing the drums and singing songs
Ghana’s players arrived in style for their crucial World Cup clash with South Korea by stepping off the team bus singing and playing drums.
Following their opening defeat to Portugal, the Black Stars were hoping to play the right note against their Asian opponents at the Education City Stadium.
And they were seen coming into the arena by playing drums and singing proudly as they represented Ghana on the world’s biggest football stage.
Ghana arrived by singing and playing traditional instruments as they prepared for their match
Speaking on the BBC before the game, Jermaine Jenas said: ‘I love it. It’s what represents the culture and that relaxed carnival experience. These are like joyous scenes, they’re happy to be here. And it gets them in the right mind to go and perform.’
Portugal defeated Ghana 3-2 in their opening fixture on Thursday, although the Black Stars did cause a stir scoring through captain Andre Ayew and Osman Bukari, and almost stole a point at the end.
Ghana’s unorthodox preparation worked wonders as they went 2-0 up over South Korea
They were able to put aside that disappointment to play percussion as they walked in to face South Korea on Monday afternoon.
Their unorthodox preparation seemed to work wonders for Ghana, who took the lead within 25 minutes through Southampton centre-back Mohammed Salisu, and doubled their advantage soon after through Mohammed Kudus, who plays for Ajax.
This is Ghana’s fourth World Cup qualification in the last five editions of the tournament, and their best result was a quarter-final elimination in 2010. They failed to qualify for the 2018 competition, but are keen to make themselves noticed this time around.
The other two teams in Group H, Portugal and Uruguay, face each other in the late kick-off on Monday.
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The Black Stars showed off national pride in the run-up to their crucial South Korea clash