Soccer News of 2014-06-14

I believe in Ghana, et al - Gervinho

AS Roma forward Gervinho has said he believes in Ghana, Ivory Coast and the other African representatives at the 2014 World Cup.

The Ivorian star is optimistic that the five representatives will survive the group stages and make name for the continent in Brazil.

“We the African players are footballers as well as others,” Gervinho told ATS. “We all operate in the same championships worldwide. Others are more deserving than us. In Africa, we just have problems with organization and infrastructure. Apart from that we have the same intelligence and the same skills.”

“This World Cup should be an opportunity to confirm the emergence of African football. I have faith in the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, the Black Stars of Ghana, the Desert Foxes of Algeria, the Super Eagles of Nigeria, I have faith in Africa,” the former Arsenal star stressed.

“In any case, the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire which I play for, I can assure you that we will fight to the end.”

Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana are the only African countries to have reached the quarter-finals of the global football fiesta.