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WORLD CUP 2018: GHANA TO REVIVE HOPE OF QUALIFYING FOR THE WORLD CUP AS THEY FACE CONGO IN BRAZZAVILLE

The Black Stars of Ghana will be hoping to re-write all the wrongs in order to revive their hope of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The West African side will be welcome at the the Stade Municipal de Kintélé in Brazzaville on Tuesday.

Kick off is 13:00 GMT.

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The dreams of the Stars to reach a fourth consecutive World Cup suffered a big blow when they drew with the Red Devils of Congo last Friday in Kumasi.

Thievy Bifouma and Thomas Partey on the score-sheet in a result that did neither team any favours in their World Cup quest. Uganda sit top of Group E following a 1-0 win over Egypt with the Pharaohs to host the Cranes in the reverse fixture in Alexandria on Tuesday evening.

Ghana remain at third position with five points off the leaders Uganda, the Black Stars have 2 points from a possible nine and any slip in the Congolese Capital will quash their dream for Russia 2018.

Meanwhile the Black Stars must pray Uganda can hold Egypt to a draw provided the Ghanaians are able to win against Congo.

Black Stars head coach, James Kwasi Appiah has not yet given up as he explained at the post match press conference that in football anything is possible.

“I told you right from the onset that I am re building the team and in so doing, there will be ups and downs, nonetheless, I look forward to winning every match and if things change positively for us, we can get there”. Kwasi told the media in Kumasi.

“Sometimes in football these things happen and we are not happy with the result, but we have to move on and prepare for the return leg on Tuesday,”

“We will go back to the drawing board and see what happened and try to win our next three matches,” he concluded.

Ghana is likely to miss Captain Asamoah Gyan and his deputy, Andres Ayew. Other players like, Jordan Ayew and Harrison Afful are all battling for fitness for the crucial game.

On the other side of the coin, Sebastien Migne, coach of Congo said he is not under any pressure as his target is not the 2018 World Cup but rather 2019 African Cup of Nations.

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