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WAFU 2017: We are not afraid of Ghana – Niger Coach

We are not afraid of Ghana – Niger Coach

Dela Sakou Souleymane of Niger challenged by Alhassane Ndao of Senegal during 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations match between Senegal and Niger at Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Cape Coast, Ghana on 15 September 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The Niger team would not be scared to face hosts Ghana in the semifinal of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations, says assistant coach Cheik Omar Diabate.

The Menas played out a 0-0 draw with Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday, September 17 in Cape Coast to amass four points in Group B.

Finishing second in the pool will see them draw the Black Stars who are guaranteed top spot in Group A after two straight wins.

“Every team would like to avoid the host nation, but we have seen Ghana play so many times, we don’t fear them,” said Diabate.

“If we happen to meet them, we can beat them because we have seen their matches before coming here.

 

“Should we meet any team in the semifinal, we are ready. Our objective is to reach the final no matter who our opponents are, if they are either Nigeria, Mali, Guinea or Ghana.”

 

 

Niger will face Benin on Tuesday, September 19 in the final Group B match at the Ndoum stadium.

Source: Samcilla/BjrliveFM.com/180917/

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