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Soccer News of Thursday, 4 September 2014


Waris promises Black Stars will show good form

Ghana striker Abdul-Majeed Waris has promised Black Stars fans that they will improve upon their performance when they start their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign on Saturday following the disappointment of the World Cup.

The prolific striker, who recently completed his move from Russia to Turkish side Trabzonspor, says the Black Stars will also improve on their conduct which has come in for scrutiny.

The four-time African Champions finished with only one point from their three Group G games in Brazil and were also embroiled in a dispute over appearance fees.

Waris is also eager to put behind him a disappointing World Cup campaign with Ghana.

“Things didn’t work out in Brazil but I think we’ve all learned a bitter lesson from that tournament,” Waris said.

“We owe the country and our fans a better performance, conduct and result starting with the qualifiers.”

The Black Stars’ will host Uganda on 5 September in Kumasi and take on Togo five days later.

The top two from each group and the best third-placed team will join hosts Morocco for January’s Africa Cup of Nations finals.