The Local Ghana Black Stars will face the Democratic Republic of Congo after has been drawn in the last eight fixtures in the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa.
Ghana Black Stars has top there Group C and will remain in Bloemfontein to face DR Congo who qualified from Group D after a 2-1 win over Burundi to finish second.
The Ghana Black Stars will take on DR Congo on Sunday, which majority believes to be a repeat of the first tournament which was held in Côte d’Ivoire 2009 and won by DR Congo 2-0.
The chairman of the Local Black Stars management, Fred Pappoe explains the recent progress of the Ghana Black Stars to the knockout phase of the tournament.
Ghana Black Stars top the group with 7 points with wins over Congo and Ethiopia while a draw against Libya.
The team and the Coach Maxwell Konadu has been seriously criticised by the media for the slow start to the tournament, but Fred Pappoe, the Head of the team’s management committee praises the team and the Coach to remain calm despite the pressure.
He told joy Sports, the team and the Coach should be praised after reaching this stage despite most Ghanaians believes they cannot.
Most of them believe after the first game that they will not even cross the group stage, but as you see we are in the knockout stage of the tournament.
The players are in form and the way we are playing as a unit, I believe we will carry the trophy.
But he added, the players have to work really hard if they want to win it.
Ghana Black Stars will face the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday in the third quarter final fixture at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.
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