Germany's draw with Ghana has exposed the team's lack of a charismatic player who will take charge.
In 2010, Ghana came close to being the first African team to reach the semifinals. They have set their sights on going a step further in Brazil.
Burkina Faso booked their place in the Africa Cup of Nations final for the first time in their history.
A second half penalty, and a runaway goal from substitute Wakaso Mubarak helped favourites Ghana beat a resilient Cape Verde Islands side 2-0.
Four-time champions Ghana beat Mali 1-0 to shoot to the top of Group B at the Africa Cup of Nations.
While Niger hope their fortune changes as they aim to end a losing streak, psychics have chosen Ghana to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Andre Ayew will not play at Afcon after being excluded from Ghana's squad for not reporting to a training camp to have an injury assessed.
It is not the first dance craze to ripple through West Africa, but the azonto style even has the Ghana soccer stars showing off their moves.
Emmanuel Mayuka has taken Chipolopolo to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations after scoring 12 minutes from time, beating Cup favourites Ghana.
Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana are on course to meet in a showpiece final at Afcon, with only Mali and Zambia able to prevent the eagerly awaited showdown.
Ghana is set to battle Tunisia in its quest to end a 30-year wait for an Africa Cup of Nations title and secure a place in the semi-finals.
The Africa Cup of Nations group D will serve up a second West African derby when Ghana face Mali on Saturday.
Ghana hopes its gifted squad can finally end a run of near-misses at the Africa Cup of Nations and deliver a fifth title, 30 years after its last.
Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana have their best chance in years of ending long waits for another African Cup of Nations title.
Coach Pitso Mosimane has lashed out at the media for coverage of Bafana's games, saying his weak team "held their own" against Ghana.
A largely youthful and fragile Bafana Bafana team has managed to hold Africa Cup of Nations favourites Ghana to a draw in their training match.
Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane says the mental approach of his side will be the key to overcoming a strong Ghanaian team.
Lehlohonolo Majoro says his second-string team will not put pressure on themselves when they face Ghana in an international practice match.
Safa has announced Bafana Bafana's upcoming international friendlies have been downgraded after problems acquiring players for international duty.