Ghana pull out of Nigeria friendly


Ghana have pulled out of a friendly with Nigeria, prompting the Football Federation (NFF) to line up a warm up game with either Burkina Faso or Benin Republic ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations.

NFF has already confirmed the Eagles will face Africa’s highest ranked country, Senegal in Egypt, before the start of the continent’s apex football showpiece.

The match against Ghana, originally fixed for Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, was called off at the instance of the Ghanaians, who would be having their Nations Cup camping in Dubai about the same time the match is scheduled.

The Nigerian federation is now holding talks with both Benin and Burkina Faso as replacement for Ghana.

Ghana have been handed an opening game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament against Benin. The Black Stars have also been paired with defending champions Cameroon and Guinea Bissau in Group F.

The top two teams from the group will automatically progress to the knockout stage, while the third-placed side will have to finish among the four best third-placed sides from all the groups to make the next round.

Ghana are four-time champions and last annexed the diadem in Libya 1982.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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