Sunday, June 07, 2009

Ghana - Mali WCQ: Mind games begin (4)

Black Stars head coach Milovan Rajevac says the absence of the duo of captain Stephen Appiah and Sulley Muntari will not wreck their efforts as they play the Eagles of Mali in Sunday's 2010 World Cup qualifier.

The Serbian believes he has aback-up plan to make up for the losses of the duo as the three pointswill be crucial in playing at next year's World Cup in South Africa.

Appiah withdrew from the squad citing family crises in Italy and Muntari also pulled out of the squad claiming he was undergoing treatment at Inter Milan.

Rajevac can rely on Kwadwo Asamoah and Moussa Narry to hold the fort in their absence and he is confident of getting a favourable results.

"We have the players to match our opponents and we hope to make thedesired impact to improve our chances of qualifying," Rajevac is quoted by the Daily Graphic.

"We know how important it is to get the something out of the Mali and Sudan games and we will not disappoint our fans."

The Stars arrived in Bamako last night and will train later today before the game on Sunday.