The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has granted Ghana’s request for a postponement of their final 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying tie with Benin.
The first leg clash which was originally scheduled for Friday July 13 has been deferred to a little over a fortnight’s time – Sunday July 29, Footy-Ghana.com has confirmed.
Ghana has been unable to prepare for this game due to the impasse between the Football Association and government following a corruption exposé on the sport in the country.
Footy-Ghana.com can confirm that a two-person liaison team jointly set up by Fifa/Caf and the government to oversee the country’s participation in international competitions placed the request to the African football governing body on behalf of the Black Satellites.
Coach Jimmy Cobblah’s side will move to camp in Prampram on Tuesday to begin preparations to host the July 29 clash at Cape Coast Stadium with the second leg expected to be cleared the following weekend in Cotonou. The winner of this tie secures a ticket to Niger 2019.
In a related development, local clubs, who have been rendered inactive due to the ongoing impasse, have resolved to release their players to the various national teams after meeting the liaison team on Monday.