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The Black Stars defender is mindful of the fact that the Eagles will be tough to beat for a second time, but has tipped his side to place third at the 2012 Afcon

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom says it will not be easy to beat Mali for the second time in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars beat the Eagles 2-0 in the group stages and the two sides will be looking to finish on a high in the third place match after losing their semi-final on Wednesday.

The Dnipro defender believes it will be a difficult game, but remains optimistic that the four-time African champions will come out on top in the play-off on Saturday.

“It wouldn’t be easy,” the defender said to reporters. “They will come for revenge but we will do our maximum best to beat them again.”

“We need to go all out to get something. It is unfortunate that we could not take the trophy, that was our target but I believe we have to do something for the nation.

“It might be third place but it’s another game and important to win for our country. We would pick up ourselves and go into the game. We have psyched up ourselves and will do our best,” Inkoom said.

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