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ECOWAS tips Nigeria, Ghana for World Cup trophy

21 November 2013, 16:38Augustine Osayande

Abuja – President of the Economic Community of West African States, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, has congratulated teams from the region – Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast - after they qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and tipped them to do well at the tournament.

Ouedraogo showered praise on “Team ECOWAS,” alluding to Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria after the trio again booked their spits in the world’s biggest sporting spectacle that is scheduled for Brazil next year.

In a goodwill message to the three countries, he said it is gratifying to note that national teams from the region consolidated their sterling exploits at the Africa Nations Cup tournament earlier this year in South Africa, where they dominated the 16-nation competition.

Nigeria emerged the champions beating Burkina Faso, who last weekend narrowly missed out of World Cup qualification.

The President assured them that the entire community and its more than 350 million people were solidly behind them as they fly the region’s and Africa’s flags in Brazil 2014.

“Through hard work, discipline and dedication, they can bring the coveted trophy to the African soil for the first time in the World Cup history,” said Ouedraogo.

Ouedraogo also wished Cameroon and Algeria, Africa’s two other World Cup qualifiers, well and appealed to all the continent’s representatives to surpass Africa’s quarter-final record in the global football tournament.

Only Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal have reached that stage of the tournament.

– CAJ News


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