Soccer News of Friday, 6 February 2015
Ghana winger Christian Atsu has declared the Black Stars are ready to face Ivory Coast on Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations final after thrashing host nation Equatorial Guinea 3-0.
Atsu said it was a difficult game against the Nzalang Nacional and it is now time to focus on the final against the Elephants.
“It was a very difficult game against Equatorial Guinea, they had lots of confidence [and] the fans were behind them but we worked higher than them,” the on-loan Chelsea player told the press after the game which was marred by fan chaos.
“We spoke to each other that we have to leave the referee and the Equatorial Guinea players and their antics and concentrate on ourselves.”
Atsu added: “Ivory Coast are a very strong team with good professional players but we will do well and win the cup.”
The former Porto player provided the assist for Ghana’s second goal in the 3-0 win that saw Andre and Jordan Ayew and Mubarak Wakaso scoring.