The widening ban on sporting contact with Britain being imposed by African nations could threaten Scotland's first round match with Zaire in the World Soccer Cup next month.
ORMOUND: "I feel honestly that we will do very well indeed. I don't see any reason why we should not do so well. I thought our game against West Germany at Hampden Park when it was a one-one draw was very good stuff...it was first class stuff. We've a very good system going and individual ability was first class and I see no reason at all why we shouldn't do well in the World Cup and reach the finals stages.
ORMOND: "Regarding Zaire, personally I feel that Zaire will play in the World Cup. My feelings are that when politics come into the world of sport, its a very bad day. Zaire desperately want to play in the World Cup. I hope they'll come along because they'll be an attraction, although I see they had a very bad result last night. They got beaten four-one in Switzerland against a second division side. I'd like to see them along and come in and enjoy the football and as far as this (indistinct) is concerned I just don't rate it at all. And I expect to see Zaire there in the World Cup.
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Background: The widening ban on sporting contact with Britain being imposed by African nations could threaten Scotland's first round match with Zaire in the World Soccer Cup next month. The two sides are due to meet in Dortmund on June 14. There has been no official word from Zaire but the Government is believed to be considering following other African nations who've ended sporting contacts with Britain on all levels.
Meantime, Scotland's World Cup squad has been training hard at Largs for the home international series which starts Saturday (May 11) and warm up matches against Belgium and Norway.
Scotland's manager Willie Ormond is confident of success.
Mr. Ormond was then asked about the possible ban on his team by Zaire.