DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 24: Lawrence Ati Zigi of Ghana saves an attempt by Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Portugal and Ghana at Stadium 974 on November 24, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Black Stars head coach, Otto Addo, has applauded goalkeeper, Lawrence Ati Zigi, for his impressive outings in Ghana’s opening two at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Ati-Zigi was handed the first-choice role ahead of the tournament following injuries to Jojo Wollacott and Richard Ofori, ruling them out of the competition.

In the two games against Portugal and South Korea, the shot-stopper has been crucial for the Black Stars and has kept hopes alive ahead of the final group game against Uruguay. 

‘’I think it’s been a great tournament up to this point for him, he really did well especially in the last game, he had some great saves,’’ Addo told the GFA Media. 

‘’We knew before that the goalkeepers we have are almost all on the same level so it was very, very sad when we got the news that Joseph Wollacott and Richard Ofori were not able to come due to injuries.”

‘’But on the other hand, we were surely confident that we have other goalkeepers like Ati Zigi, Manaf Nurudeen and also Danlad Ibrahim who are really doing well in training and Zigi obviously playing very, very, good,” he added.

Ati-Zigi will hope his qualities will be key on Friday at the Al Janoub Stadium when Ghana take on Uruguay in the final Group H game.

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