GHANA'S task this evening is daunting but to the multitude of Africans in general and Ghanaians in particular the Black Stars will realise the "African dream".
Former captain Charles Akonnor and President John Atta Mills have also added their voices to the goodwill sent to Ghana before their endeavour to make history this evening at Soccer City.
Akonnor's tenure as Ghana skipper followed that of Abedi Pele Ayew - father of two players in the current Ghanian team. Yesterday Akonnor's message to his countrymen was clear: "Seize the moment. This is their time. The opportunity they have now will never present itself again. They have to believe they can re-write history and that the continent is fully behind them.
"Cameroon came close and so did Senegal. It is Ghana's time to advance even further in this competition," said Akonnor, who believes that if they overcome tonight's hurdle, they will make the final.
Mills was even bolder in his prediction - telling the Ghanian Times that he thinks Ghana can win the tournament. Mills watched as Ghana eliminated the United States 2-1 at the last 16 stage.
"I am confident the Black Stars are on the verge of making history," Mills said.
The president said he also urged the team to be motivated by the victory to work hard for the Holy Grail - to make Ghana and Africa proud.