Ghana FA confirms talks with Zimbabwe over friendly game

Published on: 11 August 2010

Ghana Football Association (GFA) has confirmed that it is in talks to play Zimbabwe in an international friendly next month.

Flamboyant Harare businessman Philip Chiyangwa claimed last week to have splashed US$200 000 to bring the World Cup quarter finalists to his country.

The Ghana FA has now confirmed that negotiations over the clash in Harare is advanced with a firm decision on the proposed game expected within two weeks.

Fred Pappoe, the Ghana FA vice president, says the date for the international friendly against the Warriors has tentatively been fixed for September 7 at the National Sports Stadium.

"We are still in talks with Zimbabwe over the friendly to be played in Harare on 7 September," Pappoe said.

The match had initially been pencilled for mid-August but the Black Stars  indicated that they could not make it as they will play South Africa at Soccer City in Johannesburg on August 11.

Negotiations over the clash in Harare is advanced with a firm decision on the proposed game expected within two weeks.

Flamboyant Harare businessman Philip Chiyangwa claims to have splashed US$200 000 to bring the World Cup quarter finalists, for the international friendly against the Warriors on September 8 at the National Sports Stadium.

The match had initially been pencilled for mid-August but the Black Stars  indicated that they could not make it. Ghana play South Africa at Soccer City in Johannesburg on August 11.

Comments

  • okosto robby
    says: 9 years ago
    What is all this lousy report about? The match has been tentatively fixed but you're still in negotiation ! But seriously is Ghana looking at building a winsome team or using its popularity gained from the world cup to collect peanuts from minnows such as Zimbabwe?
  • swissa
    says: 9 years ago
    Okosto: Looooool!!! You're so right. We'e become an attraction. I'm pretty sure the big players won't bother playing such friendlies. The European leagues don't even like to release players for the cup of nations let alone friendlies of this sort. Laugh out loud!
  • toma,bel
    says: 9 years ago
    hello,gals can someone show me where to watch gh:sa match online pls,thanks
  • John
    says: 9 years ago
    Good time to give the young boys playing time I guess.
  • Mr.N
    says: 9 years ago
    GFA lack foresight. Ivory Coast just played Italy and won. This whole deal is nonsense. How much would 18 players flying to Zimbabwe on business class would cost. Ya I said business class every fool in government fly business class. This is why the country is broke.
  • ahoofe
    says: 9 years ago
    STOP PLAYING THIS USELESS FRIENDLY MATCHES OOOO GHANA,THE PLAYERS SHOULDN'T PLAY THEIR HEART TO GET INJURE FOR SUCH SILLY USELESS FRIENDLY
  • ISSAH MOURINHO
    says: 9 years ago
    LOOK AT THE FACE WITH HIS SPECTACLES.. IS THIS A FRIENDLY MATCH WE SHOULD PLAY .. WE ARE LUCKING EXPERIENCED.. ALL YOU KNOW IS ABOUT MONEY..
  • Phylin
    says: 9 years ago
    this is gonna be a worthless friendly and soo soo sick if it is being played ..this GFA people paa all they want and think abt is money forgeting the credibility of da Black starz..str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) GFA
  • Adjei
    says: 7 years ago
    Remember the same minnows Zimbabwe beat us at the 2oo6 AFCON in Egypt...do your search n you will c wat am talking about...we over rate out team 2much.