Former Ghanaian international, John Paintsil has cautioned the Black Stars to be wary of South Africa ahead of their final Group G encounter at the Cape Coast Stadium this Sunday.
The Black Stars were denied maximum points by a dominant Ethiopian side in their penultimate match which ended 1-1 at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday.
That result has dented Ghana’s chances of making it into the Qatar 2022 World Cup as they are currently level on points with South Africa who have a match in hand.
Ghana had a real opportunity to have moved top of the group temporarily with a win against Ethiopia but fumbled as they could only manage a draw.
Ghana took the lead in the first half as captain Andre Ayew expertly curled home a free kick from about 25 yards from the edge of the box in the 21st minute.
In the second half the home side pulled parity as captain Getaneh Kebede riffled home into the roof of the net to make it 1-1.
Speaking as pundit on GTV Sports Plus during the live telecast of the game, the former defender insisted that South Africa will be tougher opponents than Ethiopia.
“The South Africans are more dangerous than the Ethiopians,” John Paintsil said on GTV SportsPlus.
“We should have learned from what we experienced when we played them (Ethiopia) in Ghana; that they are a passing ball team who also want to play the ball on the grass,”
“But they’ve (Black Stars) given it to them,”
“They (Black Stars) gave it out.” he ended.