Mark, attack and destroy Group D’s weakest link to progress to the second round of the World Cup! That’s what must be going through the mind of Ghana’s Milovan Rajevac and his bench as they watched the potential Group D whipping boys, Australia crumble to Germany’s young guns in Durban.
And this was the Australia which many predicted were going to mount a huge challenge to Germany, destroy Ghana and make mince meat of Serbia.
The Aussies must be feeling the heat. It will be interesting to observe how the Aussies will pick up themselves from this humiliation and gather up enough morale to face this technically apt Ghanaian team without team talisman and goal machine Tim Cahil.
Now that Ghana has gone past Serbia and the Aussies have been drawn, halved and quarterd, the nay-saying pundits are having to revise their notes. All over Ghana and beyond, soothsayers have found their voices and the Ghanaian next door has reached for his flag…
“Of course for me personally in my job this is a great victory but I’m sorry for the Serbian team. Maybe we got lucky, they’re a very good team and it’s difficult to play against them,” Milovan Rajevac, Ghana coach.
The “IF” game has began in full swing; If Germany beats Serbia and Ghana beats Australia, and if Serbia beat Germany and the Australia refuse to turn up for the game against Ghana, then … Ghana will win the world cup.
This rekindled hope in Ghana will be short lived if Ghana does not deepen the woes of Australia. Suppose Milovan finds his appetite, assuming he is not banned from home or his house in Serbia burnt down, he will know that all he needs is a win against a leaky Australian side. It doesn’t have to be big. It doesnt have to be fancy. It just has to be 3 points!