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Ghana lifts Africa’s hopes in World Cup

Danny-Jordaan

World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) chairman Danny Jordaan gives a press conference after the arrival of the Autsralian Football team on May 26, 2010 at the O.R. Tambo airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Australia is the first team to arrive in South Africa ahead of the FIFA World Cup that will be played in South Africa from the 11 of June to the 11 of July. PHOTO: AFP

World Cup boss Danny Jordaan said Thursday that Ghana carried the continent’s hopes as it aimed to become the first African team in the semi-finals, in the first tournament on African soil.

World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) chairman Danny Jordaan gives a press conference after the arrival of the Autsralian Football team on May 26, 2010 at the O.R. Tambo airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Australia is the first team to arrive in South Africa ahead of the FIFA World Cup that will be played in South Africa from the 11 of June to the 11 of July. PHOTO: AFP

“We have the prospect of Ghana going beyond the quarter-finals, a place where no African team has been,” Jordaan told reporters.

“This is what we have always wanted to achieve in this African World Cup,” he said.

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Courtesy of AFP