Posted On Friday, 9th August 2013
Ghana will have to pay for its costs for the hurriedly-arranged friendly against Turkey next week, insiders have told GHANAsoccernet.com.
The means the GFA will earn nothing for the match to played at the Istanbul Ataturk Olympic Stadium next week.
The GFA will incur costs in paying for the air tickets of the players and officials of the match in the Turkish capital.
The GFA will also have to pay for the match appearance fees for the players who will be invited for the match.
It was thought the Ghana FA earns money for friendly matches but it has come to the fore that sometimes it pays for the costs of matches.
The Black Stars will use the international warm up game to prepare for their crucial World Cup qualifying game against the Chipolopolo on September 6
Ghana will be playing Turkey in an international friendly on Wednesday, August 14.
The Black Stars will be playing the Turks at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul for the first time, a statement from the Ghana FA confirmed.
The four-time African champions were scheduled to play Iran, but that game was cancelled when the latter pulled out.
GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi said the match will help the Black Stars prepare for the 2014 World Cup crucial clash against Zambia.
“We have managed to arrange a friendly against Turkey after Iran withdrew from our planned match against them,” Nyantakyi said. .
“Turkey have a very formidable side giving what their teams achieved this year in European club competitions and they will give us the needed test to prepare for September’s World Cup qualifier against Zambia.”
The match against Turkey will kick off at 21:30 pm in Istanbul or 7:30 pm Ghana time.