All is not lost in World Cup qualifiers – Sports minister

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Soccer News of Thursday, 20 October 2016



Nii Lantey Vanderpuye FreshGhana will play Egypt in Alexandrea on November 13.

Minister of Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, is certain the Black Stars can still qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia despite the team’s slow start to the qualifiers.

The Black Stars drew goalless with the Cranes of Uganda in their qualifier opener at the Tamale sports stadium, result which has raised Ghana’s qualification doubt for in Russia 2018.

But the Sports Minister believes the draw was only a minor blip and the side has enough quality to still sail through.

According to Nii Lante all is not lost for Ghana.

“When the World Cup draw was released I said, Egypt is not a threat but I see Uganda as threat to us because anytime they play with us, it is always difficult match,” he told Asempa Sports.

“I think the draw with Uganda was good because it was meant to happen but all is not lost because I strongly believe that we can go to Alexandrea and win against them and win all our remaining matches and qualify for the world cup.”