The former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral has said Ghana has no chance of progressing from the World Cup squad.
The Black Stars are in Group H along with Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.
While assessing the strength of each side, Ertugal did not give the African representatives a chance to get a ticket to the playoffs.
The Turkish tactician added that Cristiano Ronaldo’s Selecao can make it to the quarter-finals.
“Portugal is an interesting team,” said Ertuğal.
“It was always a one-man show, years ago, they always had great talent and players, but do they have the ability to reach a certain level? I’ll probably see them in the quarter-finals, but don’t finish, there’s not enough in this team,” he said.
“For me, Ghana has no chance in this group, no chance.
“Maybe Uruguay. Korea is interesting. In recent years, they have always started Kim Min-jae, who played for Fernebache and now plays for Napoli. He’s a big, big defender, and they have a lot of them.
“So Korea can be unpredictable in the end there.”
Entering the World Cup, the Black Stars are boosted by a 2-0 win over Switzerland. In September’s friendly, the West Africans beat Brazil 3-0, but were later beaten 1-0 by Nicaragua.
In those friendlies, star midfielder Thomas Partey did not take part. He was unavailable for Ghana’s friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua as he was ruled out through injury.
In the win over Switzerland on 17 November, the Arsenal star was in the starting line-up, but was an unused substitute.
Meanwhile, Ghana suffered setbacks when goalkeepers Joe Wollacott and Richard Ofori were ruled out of the global bonanza due to injuries.
The Black Stars will start their World Cup campaign against Portugal on November 24. They will then face South Korea and finally end their group campaign with a match against Uruguay.