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Claude Le Roy accuses Ghana of cheating

Claude LE ROY - Ghana /Nigeria - 1/4 Quart -Coupe d Afrique des nations 2008 - 03.02.2008 - CAN 2008 - Foot Football - Largeur attitude joie coach entraineur leroy

Former Black Stars trainer and now head coach of the Red Devils of Congo, Claude Le Roy, has accused Ghana’s U-23 national team of age cheating.

The Black Stars secured the three points in the Olympic Games qualifying match played at the Accra Sports Stadium against Red Devils Congo.

A solitary first-half goal from Ebo Andoh secured the win but the 2008 Black Stars coach believes that his side did not lose the game fairly.

Speaking at the post-match press briefing, Claude Le Roy said: “Ghana won with a nice goal but here is a Congo side with 6 players who are all of the right age. But the Ghana team used overaged players to beat me which is not fair.”

“I played some of the players who played today in the 2009 CHAN qualifiers in 2008. I went to Niger with them and I know what am talking about. I am not joking my brother, you can check. Some played with me way back in 2008 and they are now U23 playing today, it’s not fair.”

Its also worth mentioning that Claude Le Roy is one of the most successful coaches in African history, he also guided Cameron in the 1998 world cup, leaving the Olympics as his main target.

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  1. Moe

    May 26, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    sounds like a case of a sore loser. What he did though is admit he was using 5 overaged players. This is his own statement : “Ghana won with a nice goal but here is a Congo side with 6 players who are all of the right age” . What about the other five?

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