No team wants to
play with Black Stars, says GFA Chairman
By Awudu Salami Sule
August 12, 2009 is a day set up by FIFA for countries to
play friendly matches but Mr Kwasi Nyantakyi, the Chairman
of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has revealed no team
on the African continent was willing to play with Ghana's
senior national team, the Black Stars.
This he said was due to the sterling performance put up by
the Black Stars during the World Cup qualifiers.
"We have won all our three matches in the first round of the
World Cup qualifiers and that has sent other African
countries panicking to play with us" the GFA Chairman
According to Mr Nyantakyi Ghana made a contact with the
Moroccan national team to play a friendly match but it
refused. He said, another contact was made to play with
Namibia but to no avail and Zambia also refused to accept
the honour to play with the Ghana's senior national team.
"All these countries turned down our request because they
fear the Black Stars and they are sure of a humiliating
defeat from the Black Stars", he added.
Meanwhile, unconfirmed report available to Ghanadot has it
that the Zambian national team has finally agree to play
with the Black Stars on August 12.
The Chipolopolo’s are still challenging for a place in South
Africa as they remain third in their group after having
missed out of all previous attempts to the World Cup and
will use the game to prepare for their impending World Cup