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09.01.2007 Football News


By mygfb-David Tagoe
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Despite the 2-0 loss they suffered at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium when they played Kumasi Asante Kotoko in the first round of the Onetouch Premier League, Tema Youth are beside themselves with confidence beyond measure that they have what it takes to bury Kotoko when the two clash in a 17th week league game tomorrow at the Tema Park.

A little over twenty-four hours to the game, Tema Youth believe Asante Kotoko, whose ego was punctured last Sunday by Hearts of Oak may not have recovered from the tragedy that befell them, which they want to capitalize on to bury Kotoko.

Prior to the Hearts-Kotoko game, Tema Youth had on Saturday sunk Accra Great Olympics courtesy an Ekow Benson 89th minute goal.

“We want to use the victory against Great Olympics as the launch pad to achieve greater things in the second round of this season's league.

“Kotoko were last Sunday killed by Hearts of Oak at Cape Coast, and we, Tema Youth will see to their burial tomorrow”, Parma, an official of Tema Youth boasted.

Parma said their quest to beat Kotoko tomorrow is driven by their strong desire to improve their standing on the league ladder, which explains why they have decided to lay ambush for the Porcupine Warriors in a serene and secret place, where they are fashioning out strategies that will catapult them to victory tomorrow.

At his boasting best, Parma said, “by the 90th minute we'd have won the game for people to see and know that we've arrived.

“We've motivated our players well enough to deal with every opposition mercilessly to tell the rest of Africa we've arrived”.

As if his pre-match boasts is not enough, Parma added a superstitious dimension to the game, suggesting that his club will win the game by scoring an early goal. How that becomes a reality remains to be seen.

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