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07.10.2004 Football News

Executive Council's Chairman diverts attention to Stars

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Accra, Oct. 7, GNA - Alhaji Yussif Adams Ibrahim, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has diverted the hullabaloos surrounding the current impasse with the Chairman of the GFA, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe and tasked all to concentrate on the Black Stars World Cup qualifier billed against DR Congo on Sunday.

Alhaji Ibrahim told the GNA Sports that, "Our major priority at the moment should centre on supporting the Stars to scale this crucial hurdle on Sunday to keep alive our dreams of answering the roll call in Germany".

He said it is imperative for all to resolve to put their respective difference aside and assist the Stars to shine when they lock horns with the Congolese at the Kumasi Sports Stadium on Sunday.

"We simply cannot consolidate our lead on the table without the needed concentration, support and encouragement from all and sundry".

The Chairman favored the Stars ahead of coach Claude Le Roy's Congolese team when he said, "We have a formidable and a great squad which has the tendency of winning on any day with the right attitude and we simply stand a better chance of emerging the victors".

He expressed conviction about coach Sam Arday's capabilities in aiding the team to pluck the maximum points at the expense of their counterparts who have enjoyed the luxury of several weeks camping in France.

The Stars currently lead the six-team league table with seven points and are closely followed by Congo with same points but with inferior goal difference.

Sunday's game marks the Ghanaian's third home match and the last of the first round of the group games of the qualifier which would see the first teams in each group representing the continent at the Germany 2006 world cup.

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