We Must Avoid Red Card Against Egypt – Ghana Ambassador Sinare
Posted On Friday, 4th October 2013
By Ameenu Shardow, follow me on Twitter @alooameenu
Ghana’s Ambassador to Egypt Alhaji Said Sinare has cautioned the Black Stars to be wary of a red card threat in their 2014 World Cup playoff tie against Egypt.
Ghana has been paired with the record African Cup winners in the final round of qualifiers for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
The Black Stars will host the Pharaohs in the first leg of the epic tie on October 15 in Kumasi before travelling to Cairo a month later for the return encounter.
And Ghana’s ambassador to Egypt Alhaji Sinare – a former chairman of Great Olympics – in charging the Black Stare to deliver a resounding victory on October 15 says the team must be careful not to suffer a sending off as it could wreck the team’s chances of progression.
“The Black Stars however should make sure we have a win here. No matter the cost, we must win this match come October 15,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“The second thing is that we must avoid a red card because what happened to us in Sudan – I was in Sudan personally because I cover Sudan as well– and I think we were up by one and that red card took a massive toll on the team
“It destabilized us and for me that was a big lesson for all of us including the players.
“They should remain patient and ensure we keep our calm. We have a good team and I am sure we will win.”
Ghana is chasing a third consecutive World Cup qualification whereas Egypt are looking to clinch their first ever appearance at the finals since 1990.