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Jan 15, 2010 | Cup of Nations

Ghana coach vows to beat Ivory Coast at Nations Cup

Rajevac says he will beat Ivory Coast
Rajevac says he will beat Ivory Coast

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has emphatically stated that they will beat Ivory Coast in their Group B clash at the African Cup of Nations on Friday even though he will be playing with many young players.

The Black Stars have beendecimated because of injuries to key players Stephen Appiah, John Mensah, JohnPantsil while Sulley Muntari was left out because of disciplinary problems.

Ghana, who have in theirsquad eight youngsters who won the U20 World Cup in Egypt in October, will bebattling world-class players like Didier Drogba, Kolo Toure, Yaya Toure andSalomon Kalou.

Despite the huge gap inexperience in favour of the Elephants, Rajevac says his side will beat theIvorians in their clash in Cabinda.

"We have a very youngteam and we are going to play an experienced team," said Rajevac.

"It will be a youngside out to prove themselves against Ivory Coast.

“It is going to be a verydifficult game for us tomorrow but I promise we are going to beat Ivory Coast."

Ghana will reach thequarter finals of the African Cup of Nations if they win the game in Cabindawhile the Ivorians will face an early exit.

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