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Minister wills Stars for victory against Sudan

 

     Accra, Mar. 19, GNA – Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Minister of Youth and Sports has urged the Black Stars to go for victory in this weekend’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sudan.

 

     Accra, Mar. 19, GNA – Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Minister of Youth and Sports has urged the Black Stars to go for victory in this weekend’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sudan.

     The Stars face the Desert Hawks in the must-win Group D clash on Sunday, March 24 at the Baba Yara Stadium and the Minister has tasked the playing body to ensure victory to brighten their path in the qualifiers.

      Afriyie-Ankrah, a special guest at the Stars training session on Tuesday at the Accra Sports Stadium assured the team of the nation’s support in their quest to reach a third successive Mundial.

     “We are behind you. You have to look at the task ahead and beyond. Put what happened in South Africa (at the Africa Cup of Nations) behind and move on.”

     He said the team’s performance at the continental flagship tournament where they placed a disappointing fourth should spur them to prove their doubters wrong.

     “That should spur you to prove your critics wrong. You have our full confidence to ensure qualification for the World Cup.”

     Only three of the invited players; goalie Adam Larsen Kwarasey, defender Harrison Afful and midfielder Mubarak Wakaso were absent from the session that lasted over an hour. The trio is expected to join their colleagues before the team departs for Kumasi on Wednesday morning.

     The players who turned up for the training session at the national stadium included debutants Emmanuel Frimpong, Baba Abdul Rahman, David Accam and Mahatma Otoo as well as returnee Sulley Muntari.

     Others are Fatau Dauda, Daniel Agyei, Yaw Frimpong, Richard Kissi Boateng, Jonathan Mensah, Isaac Vorsah, John Boye, Awal Mohamed, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu and Albert Adomah.

     The rest are captain Asamoah Gyan, Abdul Majeed Waris, Solomon Asante, Rabiu Mohamed and Kwadwo Asamoah.

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