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Kanu and Utaka stay in Ghana...

Kanu and Utaka stay in Ghana...

...for the time being that is anyway.

Nigeria faced the prospect of being humiliatingly eliminated from the African nations at the group stages but managed to get through tonight after beating Benin 2-0, as Mali were thumped 3-0 by the Ivory Coast.

However as a result Nigeria now face Ghana on Sunday - so by Monday morning we know for sure that John Utaka and Kanu from the Nigerian camp or Sulley Muntari from the Ghanaian will be on their way back to Pompey.

As much as I think Muntari coming back would be the best option at the moment despite our need for a striker, I hope that Ghana can progress to be honest.

Papa Bouba Diop and Senegal face almost certain elimination on Thursday so he could be back by the weekend, but even if he is it would be unlikely that he would be back in time to face Chelsea.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday January 29 2008
Time: 7:42PM

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Well if it's a choice of having Kanu & Utaka back or Muntari, the quality of Muntari is so prefable to the quantity. So against the odds it may be, we cheer on the Super Sparrows of Nigeria.
storagematt
29/01/2008 19:52:00
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...but kanu is injurred anyway! i think we can expect to see muntari staying there though, as i expect the (or ivory coast) to win the tournament!!!
pompeycarpet
29/01/2008 19:55:00
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At last some good news!!
eastneydave
29/01/2008 20:05:00
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Does Kanu return to Pompey for treatment, when eliminated, or does he disappear abroad for a few weeks.
007
29/01/2008 20:43:00
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007 i think pompey send them to either france or germany depending upon the injury, however given kanu's pre tournament efforts coventry would be a bit more suitable
russellm
29/01/2008 21:00:00
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dave, what do you mean? even i have to admit it has not been ALL bad news, shame about Nugent and whilst im not impressed with baros or our recent signing of future loan outs. diarra is quite a good signing, even better if we can get him to stay a year or three. I have seen Aubin play in france and he seemed quirte impressive and Mvuemba seems to have lost none of his spirit. whilst my small brain thinks we will lose against the Mancs my heart and money says if the defence is awake from the off we are capable of scraping a draw
russellm
29/01/2008 21:08:00
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the beauty with diarra is that if he does well we should do well - so its a win win situation... if we do well we might do very well then who is to say he will want to go anywhere? chances are he will, but you never know...
pompeyrug
29/01/2008 22:41:00
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Kanu and Utaka stay in Ghana... and they can stay there - is what i was tempted to say, but it will be good to have them back - eventually i guess.
pompeyrug
29/01/2008 22:42:00
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'Eventually' being the operative word Rug.... what.. say .. June! ;)
Chix
29/01/2008 23:09:00
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ohh, this is sooo tempting, but I wont do it! Know what i mean?!
pompey4me
29/01/2008 23:15:00
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