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Sports News Sat, 6 Oct 2018

Ghana unaware AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone is cancelled

Ghana remain in the dark over the status of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Lone Stars after FIFA's decision to ban the Sierra Leone FA over government interference.

The news comes five days before the Black Stars host the Leone Stars in Kumasi on October 11 and 10 days before the return fixture in Freetown on October 15

According to the Communications Director of the Normalization Committee Dan Kwaku Yeboah, the Black Stars will continue with their preparations for the match as normal because they are yet to receive any official communique stipulating otherwise.

"We have not received any official communique from FIFA or CAF that our game with Sierra Leone has been canceled," he told Abusua FM.

"We called the acting FA president and he told us that the match will come off as scheduled.

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"One interesting thing is that the people who have been suspended by the government were so happy that Sierra Leone has been banned by FIFA.

"We are expecting 5 players today and the others will be in the country on Sunday.

"The original plan was to fly them to Kumasi on Monday.

"We can't stop the players from coming because we have not received any official communication from CAF. FIFA can also rescind their decision today or tomorrow. Remember it happened in Nigeria.

"If they cancel the match, the Normalisation committee will write to CAF to pay all the expenses but until we receive the official communique, the match will come off."

Source: Ghanaguardian.com
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