Kwesi Appiah requested for Kotoko friendly match – Dan Kweku Yeboah
The Public Relations Officer of the Normalization Committee, Dan Kweku Yeboah says head coach of the Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah requested for a friendly game against Kotoko just after receiving confirmation that the Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone was called off.
Ghana was due to host the Leone Stars at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Thursday in the third round of qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
However, world football governing body imposed a ban on Sierra Leone after failing to comply with the directions issued by FIFA.
Kwesi Appiah upon hearing the news asked for a friendly game to be arranged against Kotoko to enable him assess some of his players.
“We officially received the news that the game has been cancelled yesterday evening, CAF communicated to the normalization committee headed by Dr Kofi Amoah,” he told Happy FM.
“Dr Kofi Amoah also communicated it to the Coach who then asked for us to quickly arrange a friendly against Kotoko to assess some of his players. He wanted to look at some players he invited,” he added.
“Initially there were reports the team would engage Kotoko in a friendly match, which was not true because there wasn’t any decision like that.
“The decision was taken just after the committee realized the game was not coming on.”
Ghana will next play Ethiopia in the 2019 Cup of Nations qualifiers in November.
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