Sports News of Thursday, 11 October 2018
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), has cancelled the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), qualifier between Ghana and Sierra Leone.
A communique from CAF informed the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA), Normalization Committee that “the CAN 2019 Qualifier match no. 65 (Ghana vs Sierra Leone) & 89 (Sierra Leone vs Ghana) on the 11th and 14th of October respectively have been cancelled.”
The letter signed by Samson Adamu, Director of Competition at CAF, further said it was “due to the fact that the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), did not meet the conditions stipulated in the letter sent by CAF on FIFA’s decision to suspend the federation.
“As a result, all officials appointed for match no 89 (Sierra Leone vs Ghana) are not to travel as their mission has been cancelled, likewise, the officials who have travelled for Match no 65 (Ghana vs Sierra Leone) are requested to travel back home since the match has been cancelled,” the letter said.
Meanwhile, the Black Stars will play Kumasi Asante Kotoko in a friendly match on Friday, October 12, at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi. Kick off time will be 4 pm.
As a sign of patriotism, the Black Stars players have indicated their willingness to show their love and appreciation for the fans and will play the Kotoko game free of charge.