Ghana Friendly Will Give Japan The Confidence To Face Senegal At World Cup - Partey

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey believes their today's friendly encounter against Japan will be of great help the Blue Samurai when they come up against Senegal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Asian giants have been paired against West Africa Senegal powerhouse, Colombia and Poland in Group H of the upcoming global football fiesta that is due to get underway on Thursday, June 14.

And Partey who will be captaining the Black Stars in today's match, says the match will provide a useful dress rehearsal for Japan’s game against West African neighbours Senegal.

“I think there is no difference between Senegal and Ghana,” said Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey. “The only difference is that now they have a lot of mature players, which we don’t have tomorrow because we have new guys. I think that’s the only difference between playing Ghana tomorrow and facing Senegal at the World Cup.”

Japan will warm up for the World Cup by playing Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland, on June 8 and Paraguay in Innsbruck, Austria, on June 12. Nishino’s team opens its World Cup campaign against Colombia in Saransk on June 19 before taking on Senegal in Yekaterinburg on June 24 and Poland in Volgograd on June 28.

Meanwhile, the Black Stars will play against another 2018 FIFA World Cup bound Iceland on Thursday, June 7.