28 January 2013

Africa: Adomah - 'We Have Our Destiny in Our Hands'

Ghana midfielder Albert Adomah insists they have their destiny in their hands as far as reaching the last eight of the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations underway in South Africa in concerned.

The Black Stars lead the pack in Group B with four points and must avoid defeat against Niger in their ultimate match on today to go through, and Adomah believes they have what it takes to scale over the Mena but will do so cautiously.

"We have our destiny in our hands. I watched their game against DR Congo, and they appear a very physical and disciplined side. They (Niger) are no walkovers and we have to do more to beat them," the 25-year told Cafonline.com.

According to the England-born midfielder, making his competitive appearance with the Black Stars at the tournament, the Mena will be no easy beaters and they are bracing for the encounter that will define their continuous stay in the 29th edition of the flagship African football championship.

After an improved performance against Mali, which they won by a lone goal, the Bristol City midfielder explains that they are getting into their strides after a shaky start against DR Congo, where they surrendered a two-goal lead to draw two-all.

"No game is easy as all the matches are very tough. We are getting better. This is my first major tournament and the team is doing well. Hopefully, we wish to take it to the next level. I'm getting better and getting used to my playing mates," added the pacy winger.

Playing for the first time in Africa, Adomah is very much surprised at the standard of the game on the continent and at the tournament in general.

"The standard is very high. African football is very competitive and the game is very physical. There are no minnows and no team can be considered favourites."

Adomah has a picturesque of his first game of the tournament at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth in mind, and continues to relish every bit of that historic moment.

"It was amazing when I entered the stadium and saw the fans. I went speechless because the atmosphere was something else."

Despite being ranked amongst Ghana's best performers so far, the midfielder has left the decision to the public to do the rating.

"I'm a winger and here to create chances for the team to ensure victory. I leave it to the fans to judge my performance," Adomah concluded.

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