By Ishmael Martey
Former Nigeria International, Victor Ikpeba, has backed the Black Stars to do well at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The 1996 Olympic football gold medalist and former AS Monaco star was of the view that African football has come far and are no longer the "weeping boys" of the World Cup.
"On any good day the Black Stars can easily match up to Germany and can defeat Portugal, all they have to do is to play at the level at which they played in the qualifiers and not get carried away",He said.
The Black Stars have been paired in a tough group with the 2nd and 3rd best teams in the world Germany and Portugal respectively alongside 13th ranked USA whom the Stars will be playing their opening game against on July 16.