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Milutinovic hails Ghana attitude

World Cup maestro Bora Milutinovic has hailed Ghana's ''positive attitude'' ahead of their appearance at the showpiece event in South Africa this summer.

Bora Milutinovic, who is the only manager to lead five different countries to the World Cup, has a host of experience at the top level after leading Mexico to the quarter-finals in 1986, before also coaching Costa Rica (1990), United States (1994) and China when it played its first World Cup in 2002.

The Serbian also led the Nigeria to the second round of the 1998 World Cup finals, but had a positive outlook for his fellow countryman, Ghana coach Milovan Rajevic.

"Nigeria's advantage is they have players with experience, but Ghana have good, young players, and importantly they seem to have momentum behind them," he told AFP. "I'm friends with the coach, he's done a great job with Ghana. His team have a positive attitude.

"I know they didn't start this competition [African Nations Cup] very well, but they are gaining experience and don't forget have qualified for the World Cup."

Looking ahead to the first World Cup on the African continent he added: "World opinion says it's time for an African team to win the World Cup, but it won't be easy, teams have to have constant experience at this level."


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