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We hope to beat Ghana convincingly – Eguma

By Ime Bassey
U-23 Eagles Assistant Coach, Stanley Eguma has disclosed that the Dream Team V intends to put more goals pass the Ghanaian net in today’s All Africa Games qualifier in the ancient City of Benin.

Speaking with Saturday Vanguard Sports, Eguma said plans to make the return leg in Accra a mere formality, would see them winning with a high margin.

“We want to score more goals against Ghana. We are working hard to see how we can win with a good margin so that the return leg will be a formality.

“We know that Ghana is out of the Olympics so they will want to use every weapon in their armoury to fight in getting the ticket for the All Africa Games. Honestly speaking, we are not relenting on our oars.

“We understand that they have invited most of their professionals that fall within the age bracket for the tie. We also have called some of our professionals that were part of the team initially and a few new others. This is to enable us have a full house because we had a very difficult game last Sunday against the Tanzanians.

“The Ghana match will be tougher than that of Tanzania, so we are working beyond our capacity to ensure that the boys work in line with our strategy in leaving no stone unturned having in mind the rivalry between the two teams,” Eguma said.

Commenting on the players available for the tie, the Dolphin gaffer said, the technical crew expects team captain, Haruna Lukman to be fit for while PSV Eindhoven midfielder, Rabiu Ibrahim is out of the game.

“Haruna Lukman played in the last game but had some knocks but we hope he can recover from before the Ghana showdown. Rabiu Ibrahim has not recovered from his injury. He is still recuperating and is in doubt for the tie.

We are however, expecting the likes of Odion Ighalo, Nosa Igiebor, Macaulay Chrisantus and Anthony Ujah. They will be complementing those in camp for the game. I do not think we lack good players to execute the match,” he stressed.


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