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Final showdown: Don’t lose hope Afena-Gyan tells panicky Ghanaians

Ghanaians panicky ahead of Tuesday’s return leg of the World Cup play-off at the MKO Stadium, Abuja have been told to remain hopeful till the last whistle.

Ghana teenager, Felix Afena-Gyan who sustained a minor injury in Friday night clash with the Super Eagles revealed that he is has recovered fast and ready for another shot at the difficult task of picking a world cup ticket

The AS Roma forward started for the Black Stars last night when the side hosted the Super Eagles at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium but was substituted in the second half after going down with muscle pull.

But barely a few hours after Afena-Gyan who has made 14 appearances for Roma with two goals to his credit has taken to his social media to assure his countrymen he is doing ‘okay’ and ready for the trip to Nigeria for the last straw that will break the camel’s back even as he thanked his people for turning out in large numbers to cheer the team despite achieving the dream of winning

“Amazing crowd! Grateful for the show of love and support. I’m ok.

“We go again on Tuesday. Keep the faith,” the teenager posted on Twitter.

The Black Stars are expected to hit Abuja on Sunday for test the turf in preparation for Tuesday’s match. Ten African Countries are battling for five tickets to the World cup in Qatar in November.

In the five matches played across the continent on Friday, Egypt have an edge over Senegal going into Tuesday’s second leg thanks to their lone goal victory, Algeria have an edge over Cameroon, Tunisia have an edge over Mali while the match between DR Congo and Morocco and that between Nigeria and Ghana remain 50-50 after the first leg ended in a draws.

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