• Short Summary

    THE IVORY COAST, NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM THIS WEEK HELD THE GHANA BLACK STARS TO A GOALLESS DRAW IN THE FIRST LEG OF THE SECOND FRIENDSHIP GAMES IN KUMASI.

  • Description

    THE IVORY COAST, NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM THIS WEEK HELD THE GHANA BLACK STARS TO A GOALLESS DRAW IN THE FIRST LEG OF THE SECOND FRIENDSHIP GAMES IN KUMASI. THE GAMES WERE OPENED BY THE GHANAIAN COMMISSIONER FOR CULTURAL AFFAIRS, MR. DEKU.

    IN A BRIEF SPEECH TO MARK THE OPENING MR. DEKU SAID THE GHANA GOVERNMENT ATTACHED GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THE GAMES BETWEEN GHANA AND THE IVORY COAST, BECAUSE THE COUNCIL BELIEVED THAT CULTURAL INTERCOURSE AMONG THE YOUTH OF THE TWO COUNTRIES COULD HAVE FAR-REACHING RESULTS FOR GOOD.

    MR. DEKU, ACCOMPANIED BY SENIOR OFFICIALS FROM BOTH SIDES, INSPECTED THE TEAMS, AND LATER TOOK THE KICK-OFF.

    IVORY COAST, WEARING DARK SHIRTS, SUFFERED AN EARLY ATTACK FROM THE GHANA BLACK STARS. THE BLACK STARS LAUNCHED A SERIES OF ATTACKS IN THE FIRST 20 MINUTES OF PLAY, BUT THEY COULD STILL NOT BREAK THE IVORIEN DEFENCE.

    IN THE FIRST HALF THE STAR PLAYER ON THE FIELD WAS THE IVORY COAST GOALKEEPER. HE CONSTANTLY REBUFFED BLACK STAR ATTEMPTS TO SLIP THE BALL THROUGH.

    THE SECOND HALF OF THE MATCH WAS PLAYED UNDER FLOODLIGHT. EACH TEAM LOST CHANCES TO SCORE, BUT A VARIETY OF FACTORS CONTRIBUTED TO THE EVENTUAL GOALLESS FINISH TO THE WATCH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5S3X8MP22FKRWP4K2UX5SPVZK
    Media URN:
    VLVA5S3X8MP22FKRWP4K2UX5SPVZK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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