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Head coach of the Local Black Stars, Maxwell Konadu has expressed the respect he has for Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi ahead of the Ghana Nigeria clash today.

The Black Stars will come face to face with bitter rivals Super Eagles at the Semi-final stage of the ongoing CHAN tournament at the Free State Stadium in South Africa.

There have been numerous speculations on the game about who is the better of the two sides.

Nigeria have been in great form ever since the tournament started and have been tipped by many soccer fans as the favorite to win the Wednesday evening tier, while Ghana who have been under a lot of pressure about their unconvincing performances will be looking forward to put their critics wrong this time around.

But the former Asante Kotoko trainer has expressed the respect he has for his fellow coach.

“I really respect Stephen Keshi, especially on what he has done for Nigeria football as both a player and a coach. He has great pedigree in Africa football and some of us will always like to emulate him,” The Black Stars trainer said in an interview with an Accra based radio station Montie fm.

Nigeria came from 3 goals down to beat Morocco 4-3 at the quarter final stage while Ghana on the other hand humbled DR Congo by 1-0 to advance to the semi finals.

The Black Stars of Ghana will take on the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Wednesday night at the Free State Stadium at exactly 18:30 local time.
Source: Ghanasportsonline.com

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