Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi

THE Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire arrived in Kumasi yesterday brimming with confidence ahead of their semi-final clash against the Pharaohs of Egypt at the Baba Yara Stadium tomorrow.
The Ivorians were based in Sekondi for their Group B matches and excelled by topping the group and going ahead to overcome Guinea in the quarter-finals.
They plunged into a serious training session at the Wesley College Park yesterday afternoon to fine-tune their game plan for the showdown against Egypt which will be a repeat of the 2006 Nations Cup final which the Pharaohs won on penalties.
All their players were in high spirits ready to do battle for their nation and themselves.
Egypt, on the other hand, are leaving nothing to chance, ready to make the best out of their Kumasi base with qualification to the grand finale.
Fans in Kumasi are expecting a high standard game looking at the pedigree of the two teams.

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