2014 World Cup: Ghana abandon Honduras friendly, to play South Korea instead

Black Stars will be making a third successive appearance at the 2014 World Cup

Black Stars will be making a third successive appearance at the 2014 World Cup

Ghana will be playing South Korea instead of Honduras in their final friendly match before the 2014 World Cup, Black Stars assistant coach Maxwell Konadu has confirmed. 

The Black Stars were initially billed to take on Honduras in their final pre-World Cup warm up game as earlier announced by Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi.

The GFA has however had to abandon their plans to play Honduras for reasons yet to be communicated.

The Black Stars will now face South Korea in a repeat of one of the friendlies plays by Ghana in the lead up to their first World Cup appearance in Germany 2006.

“We will be going to the Netherlands on May 25th and then play their national team on 31st,” Maxwell Konadu disclosed.

“We will then travel to the USA on June 1st and then stay there and play South Korea on June 9.

“We then leave for Brazil on June 10. That is the program we have.

“There was a friendly match [against Honduras] but we were later called and told that match cannot be honoured.”

Ghana is making a third successive appearance in this year’s World Cup in Brazil.

The Black Stars must however make it out of a tough group which include Germany, Portugal and the USA if they are to achieve the preferred target of going at least one better than the quarter final finish in the last World Cup four years ago in South Africa.


  1. Papa Nkrumah says:

    we are not playing Honduras because they have got what they perceive as a better match by playing England in the USA instead of Ghana. I am not sure what they are thinking even going to the extent of being the first country to release their list of 23 players. All the same, South Korea is not a bad test for us.

  2. sportsman says:

    Dis idea of going US to prepare for de world i dnt understnd.i we going dere to sell our tactics for money dus wht i m thanking.

  3. Mumbi says:

    Its Honduras who have abandoned ghana match in preference 4 a better team. Just organise another match with South Sudan or Comoros Island if u want to boost your confidence ahead of Brazil trip coz South Korea smash you.

  4. banger says:


  5. Prince says:

    Mumbi or whatever you call yourself,i know you are from zombie(Zambia)Pray to God to let your country taste the world cup Fever one day and stop envying Mother Ghana ok.

  6. ogya says:

    Are these GFA guys that stupid? If you are playing the USA in your very first world cup match, why on this God’s given earth are you doing anything in the lion’s den, unless there is something fishy going on.

    Why play any game at all in the United States. For what? This is suicidal, stupid and will come back to hunt us.

  7. TrueGhanaian says:

    There you go;my brother Ogya.I taught before Ghana has sensible leaders like Dr Kwame Nkrumah;but i was wrong.cant anybody tell the GFA;this friendly match in the US is wrong?aaaAba.

  8. NANA YAW says:

    Ghanaians and too much talking. What’s wrong about playing a friendly in the USA. Don’t you know that USA team coach Klinsman has the right to travel to Holland to watch our game with the oranges. Same thing happens to our match versus S.Korea so whether it’s played in USA or Korea or Ghana, since the game isn’t behind close doors USA has the right to watch our game anywhere and by the time we play that game With Korea the USA team will already be in Brazil. So let’s shut up and watch what happens!

  9. Nana quame says:

    I agrèè wth u Nana yaw!

  10. stephen says:

    hmm its true nana yaw is very right

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