Agogo aims to make amends

16 years ago

Black Stars striker Junior Agogo believes Ghana would deliver a result on Sunday in the 2010 African Nations Cup and World Cup qualifying match against Gabon.

Ghana host Gabon at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra in the reverse fixture of the qualifiers.

Having started the qualifiers with two important victories over Libya and Lesotho, the Black Stars crushed to a 2-0 defeat to Gabon, a result which has raised concerns over the team’s form.

Agogo, who came off the bench in the away defeat to Gabon in Libreville last Saturday, says no team in Group 5 can be underestimated as he remains hopeful of a positive result for Ghana this Sunday.

“You can’t underestimate any team. It’s not over and we are looking forward to Sunday,” Agogo said.

The away defeat to Gabon has put some pressure on the Black Stars after getting off to a good start. But Agogo remains convinced the Black Stars will recover from their shocking defeat and play with confidence before an expectant home crowd.

“We have to go out there and play with a lot of confidence. We need the fans to support us. Their voices helps drive anytime we play. “We need to relax and play our game.”

The striker, who is yet to seal a move to Egyptian side Zamalek Sporting Club has rejected rumours that he has a preference in a striking partner.

Junior Agogo has played alongside a number of players upfront since breaking into the Ghana team but he insists the most important thing is to work for the team.

“I have to go out there and work for the team. I don’t have any preference as to who I strike with. It’s about playing for the team and working hard to achieve something.”