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Ghana-born defender Kofi Dankwah has vowed to stop the Black Stars
Niger’s Ghana-born defender Kofi Dankwah has warned the Black Stars that he will score against them when the two countries clash at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.
Dankwah, who was born and raised in Ghana to Ghanaian parents, opted to play for Niger after a botched move to France.
He played in the country’s local league before he was called up to play in the Nigerien national team in 2010.
Dankwah played youth football together with Asamoah Gyan and Richard Kissi Boateng who are currently part of the Black Stars squad in the tournament.
The Tunisia-based defender has stated his willingness to score against the Black Stars of Ghana today if he gets the chance.
“I am a Ghanaian, but a naturalised Nigerien. I am looking forward to have a good game, if I get the chance I will not hesitate to score against my real country,” he told Accra-based Asempa FM.
“Majority of the Ghanaian players are my close friends, a...
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Ghana star playa for dis 2013 Afcon, Asamoah Gyan don tok say na sacrifice wey go make Ghana succeed na him hin dey do for field as dey guyman neva score for dis ogbonge tornament.
“I no dey even think am say I neva score for dis Nations cup, but na how to sacrifice for de team bin dey my head,” Naso Gyan tok.
“Na me be de skippo, and na plenti thin I go do for my country as...
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