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Korea propose Elephants friendly to rehearse for Eagles

By Ben Efe
South Korea coach, Huh Jun-moo, has requested for a friendly against Ghana or Cote’d Ivoire to prepare his wards against Nigeria ahead of their group B clash at the South Africa 2010.

According to Korea Football Association spokesman, Kim Joo-sung, the match schedule for March 3 with the venue undecided would give the Taeguk Warriors a feel of African opposition as Korea has never met Nigeria at the senior level.

Korea are drawn in group B along side Nigeria, Argentina and Greece. And coach Huh Jung-moo has declared that Korea would not be a push over in South Africa 2010. He is keen to see his players face a tough test from one of the continent’s best.

“As head coach Huh Jung-moo has asked for a game with an African team, we are in consultations with Ivory Coast, Cameroon, and Ghana, all of which have advanced to the World Cup finals,” Yonhap News Agency quoted Kim Joo-sung, head of the international affairs department at the Korea Football Association, as saying.

Korea are due to head to South Africa on January 5 for a two-week training camp and coach Huh will send his coaching staff to the African Cup of Nations.


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