The south African FA have Opose the quest by Ghana to play their crucial AFCON qualifier in a neutral venue later this month.
The Ghana FA has been skeptical of the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in south Africa, and have sent a letter to the confederation of African Football (CAF) requesting a neutral venue for their crucial encounter against the bafana bafana.
But the South Africa FA is unhappy with the Ghana FA over seeking for a neutral venue for their crucial encounter amid COVID-19.
Consequently, the SAFA chief executive, Tebogo Motlanthe says his outfit will not be a victim of Ghana’s dirty tricks.
“I have heard about those reports, but we have not receive anything from CAF [ Confederation of African Football]. May be it’s fake news but I am not sure, so I cannot call it that.
“As far as we know the game is going ahead at FNB stadium and kick off will be 6pm.
He added: “Due to the spike in the COVID-19 cases in south Africa, the Ghana Football Association is requesting the match to be played in a different country. The Ghana FA sent the letter to Africa’s football governing body last week and is awaiting response”, reads a statement purportedly released by the Ghana FA.
Different Mine Games showcased by African clubs and national teams in COVID-19 era.
– One of such cases is the Gabon/Gambia case last November where the Gabon delegation were left stranded for over five hours at the air port in Gambia with their passports seized despite providing their COVID-19 test results. The Gabon side eventually lost that game.
-Just recently, a CAF Champions league matche between Wydad vs Kaiser chiefs was postponed and venue changed due to the fact that the south Africans were not allowed to enter the north African nation due to COVID-19.
-Also, the manager of Zimbabwe National Team, Wellington Mpandare said two weeks ago that, the Warriors will have to travel on the eve of their crucial clash against Botswana because they will not want to be tested in Botswana but rather use their covid test results in Zimbabwe.
Both south Africa and Ghana are joined top in group C with 9 points each and will need at least a draw to pick automatic qualification for the Africa Cup of nations in Cameroon next year.