Congo invites Black Stars for stadium opening

Gyn2The Ghana Football Association is reported to be ready to accept an invitation from Congo to engage the Black Stars in a friendly match.

Congo made this request through the Sports Ministry for the grand opening of their newly built stadium for the 2015 All Africa Games.

It was unclear whether the Black Stars’ team – especially the foreign-based contingent – would be readily available for the friendly match expected late August or early next month.

But the GFA says it is prepared to accept this invitation which came through the Sports Ministry.

“The request was made through the Sports Ministry and the GFA is also poised to honour this invitation,” GFA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara said.

“They [Congo] want to play the Black Stars for the official opening of their newly built stadium for the All Africa Games.”

Meanwhile,the Ghana Football Association has called on all stakeholders to protect the sanctity of the game by upholding fair play as the Ghanaian League season reaches a climax.

At a meeting involving the Emergency Committee, the PLB and the Referees Committee last Tuesday, important issues to ensure a successful end to the football season. Key among the issues deliberated on was officiating.

Match officials were urged to be conscious of the Laws of the Game and strictly apply them without fear or favour.

The GFA reiterated the call to match officials and all stakeholders and cautioned them to desist from acts which will impugn on the integrity of the game at this stage of the season.

According to the GFA/PLB, they will continue to be vigilant in their supervisory role.

“We will severely deal with any club or match official found guilty of any act of impropriety in accordance with the rules governing the GFA”.

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