The Spokesperson for the Normalisation Committee, Dan Kweku Yeboah has revealed that the Black Stars-Asante Kotoko friendly match was demanded by coach Kwesi Appiah after receiving confirmation that the Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone had been cancelled.Initially, Ghana was set to host Sierra Leone for the Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday 11th October 2018 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
It was then called off on Tuesday as the Sierra Leone government interfered in the football activities of the SLF.
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“We officially received the news that the game has been cancelled yesterday evening, CAF communicated to the normalization committee headed by Dr. Kofi Amoah,” he told Happy FM.
“Dr. Kofi Amoah also communicated it to the Coach who then asked us to quickly arrange a friendly against Kotoko to assess some of his players. He wanted to look at some players he invited,” he added.
“Initially there were reports the team would engage Kotoko in a friendly match, which was not true because there wasn’t any decision like that.
“The decision was taken just after the committee realized the game was not coming on.”
The Black Stars will play Asante Kotoko in a friendly match on Friday, October 12, at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi. Kick off time will be 4 p
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