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28.03.2009 Football News

Home crowd vital to Stars victory

By Ghana FA
Home crowd vital to Stars victory

Milovan Rajevac believes the Black Stars need the small details to fill the big puzzle as they attempt to get their World Cup campaign off to a flyer when Ghana plays Benin on Sunday.

The Black Stars will be playing at home to the Squirrels at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, a venue noted for its passionate and unique support for the home side.

The Baba Yara Stadium, a multi-use facility has a capacity of 40,470 seats and it is expected to be full before the 17:00 GMT (5pm local time) kick off time as Ghana gets the joint 2010 African Nations Cup and World Cup underway.

Rajevac expects his team to play well but is also confident that the Kumasi crowd will play a key factor in urging on his side to victory.

“Kumasi is a big place to play at. I love the atmosphere there. The fans also fill the stadium and support their team.

“We need the help of all and the fans can be our 12th man to help us win. We have to win the three points.

“We don't have the three points before, we can only have it after we've played well and taken our chances. But we have to play till the end,” the Black Stars coach told