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Soccer News of Monday, 31 July 2006

Source: The Tide

Keshi wants Ghana job


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Former Togo National coach, Stephen Keshi has joined the race to become the next manager of the Ghana national football team.

Tidesports? source reports that Keshi signified his interest to coach the Black Stars who are looking for a coach after Serbian Ratomir Dujkovic quit the post two weeks ago despite a good showing at the World Cup.

The authorities of the West African country sacked Keshi, who led Togo to qualify for their first World Cup, after a poor showing at the African Nations Cup in Egypt in February.

The former Eagles captain the source gathered, is keen on returning to coaching and he is confident he can lead the Black Stars to win more laurels in the future.

?Any good coach will be happy to lead the Ghana national team as they have many talented players,? Keshi said.

?1 am confident 1 can bring a lot of good things to the Ghana national team and win more laurels?.

Meanwhile, officials of the Ghana FA have confirmed that Keshi? s application for the post has been received, according to the source.

A nine-man committee has been set up to pick the next coach of the Black Stars.

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