GFA has not arranged any friendly match – Saani Daara

Soccer News of Monday, 25 January 2016



Ibrahim Sannie Daara Gfa PRGhana Football Association spokesperson, Ibrahim Saani Daara

Ghana Football Association spokesperson, Ibrahim Saani Daara has rubbished media reports that the football governing body of the country has organized an international friendly against West Africa neighbours, Nigeria.

There are media reports that the Ghana FA has arranged a friendly match with the 2013 Africa Cup of nations Champions as part of the preparation for the upcoming 2017 and 2018 Africa Cup of nations and FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

But the FA communications director says he is unaware of a proposal from the Nigeria Football Federation or the Ghana Football Association making a proposal to their counterparts for any match.

“We [Ghana Football Association] has not arranged for any friendly match yet. The Black Stars have matches to play in March, but I am not aware of any friendly match against Nigeria,” the former Choice FM journalist told Accra-based radio station, Atinka FM.

“We have not spoken to Nigeria for any friendly match and I don’t know of any friendly match against any opposition in June,” He said.

The Black Stars of Ghana defeated Comoros 2-0 on aggregate to book a ticket to the next phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers scheduled for Russia and sit top of Group H for the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of nations in Gabon.

Ghana will play a double Africa Cup of nations qualifier against Mozambique in March.