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Posted: 7 May 2011 Time: 16:45

David Duncan's desire to redeem his battered image at the West African Football Union Nations Cup has run unto further problems after another grow opponent, Gambia, failed to turn up in Nigeria for the tournament.

The tournament kicked off on Thursday.

Ghana's opening game against Togo was postponed to Saturday after Senegal failed to turn up but that game has been postponed again after another group B side, Gambia, failed to arrive.

Now the Meteors will play the Togolese on Sunday to determine which of the two sides finish top of the group.

It will be one of Duncan's last moments to win back some of his critics but for the entire Wafu union the tournament in Nigeria is another stark reminder of the poor organisation of the game in the subregion.

The former AshantiGold boss has had to deal with many questions about his quality as a coach after Ghana failed to progress in the London 2012 qualifiers but he has been handed the chance to redeem himself at the 10-day sub regional tournament in Nigeria that will be live on your home of African football, SuperSport.

Duncan has retained some of the players who flopped so badly against Sudan over two legs but has also included many new names, including the domestic League's top goal scorer Nathaniel Asamoah for the campaign.

And he is very clear what the objectives are even though he is making no promises.

“Competitions like these are always important for teams and we’ll take it in our stride and see how it goes,” Duncan says.

After recent failures at international level, the competition in Nigeria offers Ghana football an opportunity to get back on track but also for the subregional body Wafu, the chance to prove it can match other bodies in terms of organisation.

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