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04.11.2007 Football News

Ghana’s coach shops for second striker

By thetidenews

Ghana's Black Stars trainer, Claude Le Roy, has admitted that a major weakness of the team is the inability of discovering a second striker.

The coach has since commenced a search for a second striker as he draws his final strategies for the African Cup of Nations.

He said he believed getting a worthy supporter for Asamoah Gyan up front would boost the chances of the team to win her fifth Nations Cup.

“It is important to get a solid bench to push the dream of winning the trophy on course,” Le Roy told reporters in Accra last week.

“If we do not achieve that desire, all we need is a complete team because we will be at full strength and our weaknesses will hardly matter because we can then complement each other,” he added.

He said he would find it difficult to field players who were only 'bench warmers' at their clubs.

“What we need is to win every game and the trophy and if a player is only confined to the bench, it doesn't give him enough opportunities.”

Coach Le Roy said Ghana had a responsibility to lift the trophy to equal Egypt's record fifth and it behoves the players who would make the final 23 to prove they had the interest of the country at heart during the competition.

Ghana will play Guinea in the tournament's opener on Sunday, January 20, at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra.