No More Fears For Cairo -GFA Boss



The president of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi has disclosed that the Black Stars players have no more fears about facing Egypt in ‘volatile’ Cairo. Ghana will travel to the troubled Egyptian capital for the second-leg of the World Cup playoff against the Pharaohs on November 19. The Ghana FA had initially asked FIFA to move the game from Cairo to a neutral ground over security concerns. The North African state have experienced civil and political unrest following the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi. FIFA however ruled Cairo was safe enough to host the star-studded Black Stars team – a decision which caught many Ghanaians by surprise especially with the current security situation in Egypt. But Ghana FA boss Nyantakyi says the Ghanaian players are already getting used to the idea of playing in the volatile region after initial worries. “Initially they [players] had fears but we have spoken to them and they have been psyched up,” Nyantakyi said. “The players are now ready to play.” Ghana carry a healthy 6-1 advantage going into the second leg match on November 19 at the Air Defence Stadium. The Black Stars remain on track to making their third successive appearance at the World Cup. In another development,Mr. Nyantakyi has praised CCTC for their timely payment of sponsorship monies while criticizing the non-paying firms including Globacom. The Nigerian-owned telecommunication firm have failed to honour their financial obligations to the Ghana FA running into years. Glo owe the Ghana FA over $5m in sponsorship monies and have consistently failed to meet their own payment schedules in clearing the outstanding amount. The situation has left Premier League clubs reeling under immense financial pressure as the arrears include sponsorship monies due the clubs for previous seasons. Many have called for court action against Glo but the Ghana FA have decided to take the diplomatic route in retrieving the money. Ghana FA boss in an indirect swipe at the telecommunications company has warned their continued delay in honouring their financial obligations to the association can dilute the effect of required cash injection due to the time value of money. “You [CCTC] have been a reliable sponsor and have always honoured your obligations on time,” Nyantakyi said. “Not like other sponsors who have arrears to clear. “So I hope the other sponsors will take a cue from CCTC and pay monies owed the FA on time. “You might pay but the time of payment may lose its effect because of time value for money. “If the money is paid in ten years time we will not need the money because the value will not be the same as when the agreement was first signed.The president of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi has disclosed that the Black Stars players have no more fears about facing Egypt in ‘volatile’ Cairo.

Ghana will travel to the troubled Egyptian capital for the second-leg of the World Cup playoff against the Pharaohs on November 19.

The Ghana FA had initially asked FIFA to move the game from Cairo to a neutral ground over security concerns.

The North African state have experienced civil and political unrest following the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi.
FIFA however ruled Cairo was safe enough to host the star-studded Black Stars team a decision which caught many Ghanaians by surprise especially with the current security situation in Egypt.

But Ghana FA boss Nyantakyi says the Ghanaian players are already getting used to the idea of playing in the volatile region after initial worries.

“Initially they [players] had fears but we have spoken to them and they have been psyched up,” Nyantakyi said.
“The players are now ready to play.”

Ghana carry a healthy 6-1 advantage going into the second leg match on November 19 at the Air Defence Stadium.
The Black Stars remain on track to making their third successive appearance at the World Cup.

In another development,Mr. Nyantakyi has praised CCTC for their timely payment of sponsorship monies while criticizing the non-paying firms including Globacom.

The Nigerian-owned telecommunication firm have failed to honour their financial obligations to the Ghana FA running into years.
Glo owe the Ghana FA over $5m in sponsorship monies and have consistently failed to meet their own payment schedules in clearing the outstanding amount.

The situation has left Premier League clubs reeling under immense financial pressure as the arrears include sponsorship monies due the clubs for previous seasons.

Many have called for court action against Glo but the Ghana FA have decided to take the diplomatic route in retrieving the money.
Ghana FA boss in an indirect swipe at the telecommunications company has warned their continued delay in honouring their financial obligations to the association can dilute the effect of required cash injection due to the time value of money.

“You [CCTC] have been a reliable sponsor and have always honoured your obligations on time,” Nyantakyi said.
“Not like other sponsors who have arrears to clear.

“So I hope the other sponsors will take a cue from CCTC and pay monies owed the FA on time. “You might pay but the time of payment may lose its effect because of time value for money.

“If the money is paid in ten years time we will not need the money because the value will not be the same as when the agreement was first signed.

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