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Sports News of Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Source: footballghana.com

Abukari Damba disappointed with African teams showing at World Cup

Erstwhile Ghana goalkeeper Abubakari Damba is sad that no African team made the knockout stages of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.

For the first time in 32 years- none of the representatives reached the next stage.

Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia played in the name of the continent.

"The approach by Senegal against Japan was not the best. The attitude of the players played a key role in that game," Damba told Happy FM.

"I agree with Kwesi Appiah that African teams are retrogressing. We don't come to the table when the need arises."

"Sadio Mane is excellent when playing for Liverpool but look at what he did in Russia."

"Most players are playing because of money and they know that they can’t earn huge sum of money playing for their countries as much as they earn playing for their various clubs."

"We should inaccurate the sense of patriotism in the youths. The kids must be taught to be patriotic and see the pride playing for their countries."

"It's very possible for an African team to win the World Cup. It is not impossibility. Africa has what it takes to win the World Cup but not anytime soon," he deduced.