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Atsu: Ghana not eyeing revenge over Egypt in AFCON


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winger Christian Atsu said that will not be seeking revenge when they face Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

The Black Stars were drawn in Group D alongside Egypt, Uganda and Mali. They will face the Pharaohs in their final group match on Jan. 25.

The 25-year-old Ghanaian international stressed that his side are not looking to avenge their 2-0 loss against Egypt in a World Cup qualifier in November. Egypt now lead the qualifiers group on six points while Ghana are third on one point.

“We are not eyeing revenge over Egypt, we just want to go to the Cup of Nations and win, even if we lose to Egypt and win the title we are ok,” Atsu told Ghanian TV channel TV3.

Atsu, who is currently on loan to the EFL Championship side Newcastle from Chelsea, stressed that Ghana’s target is to win the title, saying that they will try to win all their matches.

“Our target is to clinch the title and nothing else so we are not looking at avenging the defeat.

“We will just approach each game at a time and try to win all our matches. That is the only way we can win the trophy, he added.

Egypt had secured their third consecutive and seventh overall record-breaking AFCON title in a one-nil match against Ghana in 2010, while the Black Stars reached the 2014 World Cup after defeating Egypt 7-3 on aggregate in a two-legged play-off.

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