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Soccer News of Sunday, 15 February 2015


Blatter hails Black Stars

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter has lauded the performance of the Black Stars at the just-ended 2015 AFCON held in Equatorial Guinea where Ghana finished as runners-up to Cote d’Ivoire.

Blatter, who was in Equatorial Guinea to watch the final, also congratulated Coach Avram Grant and the entire technical, administrative staff and the medical team.

“Congratulations to the national team on reaching the final of the African Nations Cup Equatorial Guinea 2015! The final match against Cote D’Ivoire at the Stadium of Bata was a passionate encounter, which you were unfortunate to lose after a nerve-racking penalty shootout that ended 9-8 in favour of the Elephants.”

“Your team played excellent football and could have as well won the trophy.”

“Having arrived to Zurich, I would like on behalf of the international football community to extend our warmest congratulations on your second-place finish, not only to the Black Stars, but also to the coach Avram Grant and the entire technical, administrative and medical team,” the FIFA boss said in a letter sent to the Ghana Football Association.

He further wished Ghana continued success for the competitions ahead.

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