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Sports News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019


Kassim Nuhu names Senegal as Ghana’s biggest rival for AFCON glory

Black Stars defender, Kassim Nuhu Black Stars defender, Kassim Nuhu

TSG Hoffenheim defender Kassim Nuhu has named Senegal as Ghana’s biggest threat for glory at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The Black Stars will be seeking to lift their first title since 1982 at the June 21 – July 19 tournament.

Speaking in an interview with, Kassim Nuhu said he was confident Ghana can end their 37 year wait for a trophy but remained wary of Senegal’s firepower.

”Since I’m Ghanaian I obviously want Ghana to win but if I had to pick any other team I’ll choose Senegal because they have so many good players and young guys who are playing in Europe. Their impact in European leagues are very high and they play in big clubs as well. So apart from Ghana I’ll choose Senegal”

The 24 year-old also tipped Morocco as the other serious challenger;

“Morocco is also one country that can cause an upset. Cote D’Ivoire have very big names in Europe but they have struggled to make it”

“As a team, I choose Senegal because we all saw them in 2017. They were fantastic and made it to the World Cup but were not able to make it to the next round. But for me they played really well and were organized as well.”