Dwamena not giving up on Russia 2018 dream

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The Black Stars frontman says his outfit can still turn things around to make next year's global showpiece

Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena believes it is not all over for the Black Stars in 2018 World Cup qualifying despite their weak group standing.

After matchday four, Kwesi Appiah's charges sit third in Group E of the African zone, four and two points below Egypt and Uganda respectively.

The current situation means the Black Stars no longer have their destiny in their own hands, having blown an opportunity to get back in the race by a 1-1 home draw with Congo earlier this month.

"There is still hope for the team because we just need to believe that anything is possible by God," Dwamena, who missed the stalemate with the Red Devils, told Happy FM.

"And [we also] have to take our chances in the two games left. 

"I was following the game against Congo in Kumasi but it’s football.

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"Because it didn’t go well, our captain Asamoah [Gyan] has apologized to the nation and I believe we can still make it to Russia."

Ghana play away to Uganda on October 7 on the penultimate matchday before hosting Egypt a month later.

Ahead of the November decider, the Black Stars need to beat the Cranes and hope that the Pharaohs drop points in next month's home fixture with bottom-placed Congo to throw the group open.