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Brazil clash will give us a fair idea of our current level – George Boateng

Assistant coach of the Black Stars, George Boateng believes the friendly against a star-studded Brazil side will help the team assess their current level.

The two national sides will face off in Le Havre, France in the final international window before the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Boateng, speaking in an interview with Joy sports, says the whole team is looking forward to the prospect of facing the South Americans.

With Brazil ranked 1st in the world, the Black Stars, also ranked 60th, will test their might against a football giant and a World Cup favourite.

“For us, it’s beautiful to play these [friendly games]. You’re playing against the world No.1 [in Brazil], what a challenge, what a prospect to look forward to.

“As a coach, you want to test yourself against the best but I can also say the players will want to test themselves against the best.”

Boateng continued: “Playing against Brazil is a game that you don’t need motivation for. You are more than motivated to go out there and perform.

“Also, it will give us a good indication of the level that we are at. The players individually, collectively and as a group of staff with the players,” the former Aston Villa U23 coach added.

The match kicks off 6.30 Ghana time. The senior national team will play Nicaragua gour days later in Spain.

For that clash, Boateng admits they will provide a different type of test but it is still a learning process for the team.

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