Benin coach haunted by draw
10/23/2008 7:28:12 AM -
DUSSUYER REMAINS CAUTIOUS Benin coach Michel Dussuyer has predicted a tough campaign in Group 5 of the final phase 2010 joint qualifiers after drawing Ghana,Mali and Sudan on Wednesday.
The Frenchman guided the Squirrels top their group in the last qualifying round but believes next year's exercise will be entirely different and unpredictable.
"It is a high-profiled group, therefore difficult. We will play against two teams which were with the last Africa Cup of Nations, precisely Ghana and Mali," Dussuyer told a French news source.
"These two teams are also of West Africa. They will be thus two derbies to be disputed. Sudan difficult to play at his place.
"In all the cases, they are beautiful matches to be played. We will play our first match against Ghana in March 2009.
"It is a large challenge to be negotiated at the beginning of the eliminating heats."
The 49-year-old also revealed that his side will continue to busy on the fifa international friendly dates before the Ghana match.
"Next on November 19, we will face Tunisia.There will be another match test in February 2009," Dussuyer added.
"We will put all works about it to achieve our goal which is of going to Angola in 2010. But once again, I recognize that it will be difficult. But we will cling."