Soccer News of 2014-05-06

Ghana abandon Honduras friendly

.... to play South Korea
Ghana will be playing South Korea instead of Honduras in their final friendly match before the 2014 World Cup, Black Stars assistant coach Maxwell Konadu has confirmed.
The Black Stars were initially billed to take on Honduras in their final pre-World Cup warm up game as earlier announced by Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The GFA has however had to abandon their plans to play Honduras for reasons yet to be communicated.
The Black Stars will now face South Korea in a repeat of one of the friendlies played by Ghana in the lead up to their first World Cup appearance in Germany 2006.
“We will be going to the Netherlands on May 25th and then play their national team on 31st,” Maxwell Konadu disclosed.
“We will then travel to the USA on June 1st and then stay there and play South Korea on June 9. “We then leave for Brazil on June 10. That is the program we have.
“There was a friendly match [against Honduras] but we were later called and told that match cannot be honoured.”
Ghana is making a third successive appearance in this year’s World Cup in Brazil.
The Black Stars must however make it out of a tough group which include Germany, Portugal and the USA if they are to achieve the preferred target of going at least one better than the quarter final finish in the last World Cup four years ago in South Africa.