Sports News of Wed, 22 Mar 201710
Ghana line-up Mexico friendly in USA in June
Ghana's senior national team has lined-up a high profile friendly against Mexico to be played in the United States of America in June, Ghanasoccernet.com can reveal.
The Black Stars will take on the South American giants in the friendly to be played at Houston Dynamo’s NRG Stadium.
The game will be played on Wednesday 28th June, 2017(7:30 p.m. Houston Local time).
The match gives the Black Stars the chance to seek to avenge some defeats at the hands of Mexico who have defeated Ghana in two all-time meetings (2006 and 2008).
The 2006 game, played at FC Dallas’ Toyota Stadium, saw Guillermo Franco score the game’s only goal with a 75th minute header.
Mexican National Team legend Pável Pardo was the hero of the 2008 game, scoring the winning goal - a penalty - in the 85th minute to give Mexico a 2-1 win, in a match played in England.
Mexico has played at NRG Stadium (formerly named Reliant Stadium) 15 times, resulting in seven wins, six draws, and just two losses. The first, in 2003 against arch-rivals United States, resulted in a scoreless draw in front of almost 70,000 fans.
Since then, the National Team has played matches at NRG Stadium nearly every year, including Gold Cup matches, World Cup Qualifying matches, and a match against Venezuela during last year’s historic Copa America Centenario.
Some other notable games include the 2007 Gold Cup quarterfinal against Costa Rica, in which Jared Borgetti scored the winning goal in added time on Mexico’s journey to the final, and a 2011 Gold Cup semifinal win against Honduras.
Ghana will use the match in preparation towards the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup and also the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.