Stars to play friendly in September

The Stars will be kept busy in September.Their opponents are yet to be disclosed

The Stars will be kept busy in September.Their opponents are yet to be disclosed

THE Black Stars will play a friendly in the next FIFA free window for international matches in September.

Their opponents will be from an African country, but is yet to be disclosed.

The Stars are likely to play Congo before they take on Rwanda in their away 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier to be played in Kigali.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has specifically requested to play an African team since the games ahead of the Black Stars involve African countries.

Congo and a couple of teams from a number of countries are currently seeking to face the four-time African champions for a friendly.

Also to be discussed are the modalities of the game to decide if it would be a two-legged tie as well as venue.

In that case, the two countries through their agents would decide who plays first and when the return leg would be played.

Meanwhile, Italy-based midfielder Afriyie Acquah says his topmost priority is to help Ghana end its trophy drought at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Torino new signing was part of the Black Stars squad which lost to Ivory Coast in the final of this year’s tournament in Equatorial Guinea.

Acquah missed a penalty during the 9-8 shoot-out defeat to the Elephants.

The 23-year-old was a revelation and wants to maintain his position in the team for the next edition in Gabon.

“I pray that I will be at next year’s AFCON and win the trophy so that in the next the future I will b part of the country’s history,” Acquah told

Ghana last won the Nations Cup at the 1982 finals hosted by Libya.

From Times Sports Desk

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