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Sports News of Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

We are determined to beat Egypt - Richard Ofori

Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori says the Black Stars must end their failed World Cup qualifying campaign with a flourish against Egypt on Sunday.

The four time Africa champions failed to qualify for their fourth consecutive FIFA World Cup finals after collecting just six points from five games from Group E.

However, the former Wa All Stars shot-stopper wants the nation to end their underwhelming campaign with a bloom when they engage the Pharaohs of Egypt, who have already booked the sole ticket from the group.

“Although we couldn’t qualify we need to make sure we win the game as well, especially at home, because when we went there we lost by two goals and now they’re coming to our home. We can’t sit back and lose the game,” Ofori tells KickOff.com.

“We need to wake up and win the game. Regarding on what went wrong in the whole process, one thing about football, sometimes you play your heart out but you can’t get the results. Sometimes you hope to do your best and sometimes your best is not enough and another team will qualify.

“I can say maybe this year it’s Egypt's year and they’ve qualified. I don’t have anything to say about it because sometimes you work very hard and the outcome, the final part, doesn't go your way. What we need to do is do our possible best for the future.”

The dead-rubber encounter will come off at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday November 12.