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Black Stars to play two friendlies in June

The Ghana senior national team, Black Stars will play two friendlies during the international window in June, it has been confirmed.

The two friendly games come as replacements for the competitive African qualifiers to the 2022 Fifa World Cup which were shifted to September by Caf only last week.

The Black Stars were due to host Ethiopia on June 4 and play South Africa four days later. But these Group G qualifying fixtures will now be honoured on September 4 and 9 in Cape Coast and Johannesburg respectively.

In order to keep the Black Stars team in shape, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has booked games with two countries whose identities are to be officially announced together with the squad by head coach CK Akonnor at 15:00 GMT on Wednesday.

A GFA announcement read:

“Head Coach of the Black Stars Charles Kwablan Akonnor will address the media on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the Conference Hall of the Ghana Football Association.

“Coach Akonnor will name Ghana’s squad for two friendly matches that have been lined up for the team in the June International window.

“The friendly matches replace the FIFA World Cup qualifiers that got postponed last week.

“Coach Akonnor and his technical team will use the games to further assess players ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.”



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