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World Cup playoff: Ghana vrs Egypt moved to Tuesday Oct. 15

World Cup playoff: Ghana vrs Egypt moved to Tuesday Oct. 15

Source: Ghana | | Jerry Tsatro Mordy
Date: 20-09-2013 Time: 10:09:06:am

Ghana will now play Egypt in the first leg of the final qualifying round to the Brazil 2014 World Cup, on Tuesday, October 15, at the Babayara Stadium in Kumasi.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) had initially fixed Sunday, October 13 for the game but an official statement from the GFA says the decision to change the date "is meant to give Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah more training time with the team before the match in Kumasi".

"It also falls in line with FIFA's decision of playing the first-leg of the playsoff between 11 and 15 October.

"The Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi remains the venue for the match.
Kick off will be at 16:00GMT," a statement said.

However, there are speculations that the FA was forced to shift the date because, Sunday October 13 is known by the people of the Ashanti Kingdom as an ‘Akwasidae’ or a day of cleansing.

Traditionally, teams that play on such a day do not do well and often lose games.

The second leg is planned for between 15 and 19 November of this year.

Two-leg ties will be played between both nations with the aggregate winner going to the finals in Brazil next year.

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