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28.01.2010 Football News

Kingston backs Ghana to beat Nigeria

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Injured Ghana midfielder Laryea Kingston has no doubts the Black Stars can dispatch rivals Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash in Luanda on Thursday.

The Scotland-based player is happy with the performance of the depleted Ghana side and reach the final by beating the Super Eagles.

Kingston missed the Nations Cup due to a nagging hamstring injury and he believes Milovan Rajevac and his troops can make the grades.

"It's true the Nigerians have some experienced players than ours but from what they have been able to achieve, I strongly believe the can devour the Super Eagles," Kingston told Asempa Sports.

"In matches like this, there is a bit of tension but it's up to the players to psych themselves up and brave the situation. I will tell the youngsters not to show too much respect to them and we can deliver."

Kingston was in the Ghana line-up that lost 1-0 to Nigeria in 2006 but failed a late test two years later on home soil in a 2-1 win at the quarter-final stage.

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