The black stars as they are known had not been an old name in world senior football until 2006 that they qualified for their first world cup.
Ghanaian teams has enjoyed considerable success in FIFA's age-restricted tournaments. The Ghana U17 team, the Black Starlets, have won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup title twice and finished as runner-up twice. The Ghana U20 team, the Black Satellites, became the first African country to win the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt in 2009. In the Final, they beat Brazil 4-3 on penalties. They have also finished twice as a runner-up in the tournament. The Ghana Olympic Team, the Black Meteors, became the first African Country to win a medal in Football at the 1992 Summer Olympics. After going through 2005 unbeaten, Ghana won the FIFA World Rankings Most Improved team of the year award and they reached the second round of the 2006 Germany World Cup.
Ghana slipped to 89th place in the FIFA World Rankings in 1992. A new generation of players who went to the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship final became the core of the team at the 2002 African Cup of Nations and the 2004 Olympic Games, and were undefeated for a year in 2005 and reached the finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the first time the team had reached the global stage of the tournament. Ghana started with a 2-0 defeat to eventual champions Italy, but wins over the Czech Republic (2-0) and USA (2-1) saw them through to the second round, where they were beaten 3-0 by Brazil.
On 5 September 2009 they beat Sudan national football team 2-0 and grabbed a ticket to their second World cup event. Ghana as one of the giants of Africa will be appearing in the world cup with it young stars in a grand style. They shocked every African by reaching the finals of the 2010 African nation’s cup.
COACH: Milovan Rajevac
Kingson: the very spectacular goalkeeper who raised the morals of his young team until they were up to the finals of the African nations cup.
Asamoah Gyan; He is one of Ghana’s very young stars who plays forward in the French league. His spectacular goals in the African cup of nations gave his team mates the inspiration to play so hard to the finals.
Being runners-up in the African cup of nations 2010 and one of the first teams to qualify for the World cup is one of Africa’s favourites although with a very young team, they have proven their wealth.