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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana in talks to play African champions Algeria in a friendly next month

Published on: 16 September 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Ghana in talks to play African champions Algeria in a friendly next month
Ghana's forward Asamoah Gyan (L)

Ghana's senior national team, the Black Stars are set to engage reigning African Champions Algeria in a friendly next month, understands.

Insiders have told Ghana's leading soccer news outfit that talks are far advanced for the friendly match to take place.

The Black Stars are scheduled to face the Desert Foxes in a match expected to be played in Turkey on 9 October.

The match has been scheduled for the FIFA-approved international break which has seen several African sides already arrange their friendlies.

It would be coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor's first game in charge of the Black Stars if the talks are finalized for the West Africans to play their North African opponents.

This would be Akonnor's first game in full charge of the Ghana senior national following the cancellation of the Nations Cup qualifiers in March due to COVID-19.

The friendly game will be used as preparations for the return of international football later this year on the continent.

The last time the two teams met Ghana emerged victors after beating Algeria 1-0 at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015 thanks to a cracking late goal from legend Asamoah Gyan.

Both countries are expected to field strong squads due to the absence of international football since March.

Meanwhile, Ghana coach C.K Akonnor made a little changes to the leadership of his team, retaining Andre Ayew as captain with Thomas Partey and Richard Ofori as his deputies.

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