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Soccer News of Wednesday, 5 May 2004

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Ghana's WC Qualifeir Opponents Targets French Player

The Cape Verde Islands have approached Olympique Marseille captain Manuel dos Santos about joining the national side for their World Cup group qualifying campaign, which starts with a match against South Africa next month.

Cape Verdian coach Alexandre Alhinho had a meeting with the defender in Marseille, the Cape Verdian news agency Inforpress reported.

Dos Santos, who was born on the island archipelago, is a French citizen but despite being on the cusp of selection for France on several occasions, has not been capped.

The 30-year-old defender has played in Ligue 1 for the last nine seasons, first at Monaco, then Montpellier and Olympique Marseille from 2000.