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Egypt allowed 30000 fans for Ghana WCQ, GFA ask for venue change again

will be allowed to have 30,000 fans fill the when the Pharaohs meet Ghana in next month’s World Cup qualifying play-off, but the GFA are still demanding a venue change.

The Pharaohs are set to host Ghana at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo in the second leg of the World Cup qualifying play-off, with the Black Stars all but through following a 6-1 thrashing of Bob Bradley’s men in Kumasi.

“The ministry of defense informed us with their approval to allow in 30,000 supporters at the Air Defense Stadium,” FA spokesman Azmi Megahed told FilGoal.

The announcement comes despite the Ghanaian FA’s petition to FIFA to have next month’s World Cup play-off second leg moved to a neutral venue due to security concerns. The GFA have today again asked FIFA to move the match from Cairo, according to the BBC.

“We can’t put in danger the lives of our players, officials and fans,” said Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantaki.

“My strong conviction is that the match must be moved from Cairo because of the incidents each day over there.

“It would be better for FIFA to choose another venue rather than Egypt for this game,” Nyantaki added.

The Egyptian FA issued a statement on their official website directed to FIFA’s General Secretary Jerome Valcke, claiming security will not be an issue when the Pharaohs host Ghana in Cairo on 19 November.

Bob Bradley acknowledged his team now have an almost impossible task to qualify to Brazil 2014, and this match will likely be his last unless the Pharaohs pull off a miracle in Cairo.

The national team have only played one game at home in the presence of fans since Bradley was appointed, in a 2-1 victory over Zimbabwe at Alexandria’s Army Stadium last March.

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  1. Caputo

    October 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Egypt please accept it, it’s over for you. you are not going to the world cup, how can you play against a team like Zimbabwe infront of you home fans and score just 2 goals then concede 1 and you are expecting to score the Black Stars 5 goals without conceding.the only miracle that can happen in this game is if you are able to draw with the Black Stars because the Black Stars are not ready to loose this game rather they are coming for a win! brace yourselves for another high class performance from the Black Stars!

    • Pharaohs still #1

      October 23, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      Everything is possible. Just 1 or 2 goals from Egypt and the fans will support their team like its war. And Egypt, if they play good football, can beat the best of the best, and score many many goals like 3 goals in the Brazil match. So why not win the game more than 3 goals in Cairo? Egypt will never give up! please accept it, cappuchino.


    October 23, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    to tell Ghanaians that CAIRO is going to host Ghana on the 19th Oct..GFA have already made a complaint to CAF and FIFA to reshedules the match at a NEUTERERAL ground..The head of GFA Mr Akwasi Nyantakyi have already filed petition to CAF and FIFA to play the match in another country cos of the POLITICAL outcry in EGYPT.. So, please, the PHARAOHS and the TUTUNKAMONS or CLEOPATRAS, dont think the match will be played in EGYPT..Ghanaian leaders are not FOOLS to know wat will happen to the
    MIGHTY BLACK STARS players in a so called DEMOCRATICALY elected LEADER chosen by the BALLOT BOX and toppled by the ARMY..We are in the late 21st CENTURY, its only AFRICA that coups and MUTINY are made in the world..

    • Ali

      October 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM

      I can’t wait to see your reaction when the game gets played in Cairo lol


    October 24, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Ha! Their trying very hard to create a scene of chaos and put fear in the minds/hearts of Ghanaian fans and players..Truth is we shall go to Cairo and defeat the PHAROAHS.The question is,can the Egyptian army guarantee peace in Cairo on nov.19? If yes,then were READY and PREPARED to play at whatever venue the millitary chooses..The WORLD will be watching the game and all eyes will be focused on Egypt.They can go ahead and FOOL around like some animals or they can choose to remain calm, peacefull and enjoy the game.

    Secondly,I think the Egyptians might get to score a maximum of 2 goals which will then anger the Black Stars..the real goal poachers will eventually come on to totally DEMOLISH the PHARAOHS late in the game. Ghana 5-2 Egypt…hahahahahah kwasia..I mean who at all is their striker?? Salah? Abutreka?? hahahah egyptians r really funny to think u will snatch this WC ticket from Ghana to go and play against the likes of Messi,CR7,and the best of the world..Really?? with Abutreka and co??? cmon brothers wake up…Its Ghana ur playing against here…in a WCQ ..not a Afcon or friendly…

    • Pharaohs still #1

      October 24, 2013 at 7:21 AM

      Bayern 5:0
      Paris 5:0
      Egypt vs. Ghana 5:0 ???

      YES, we can!!! GO EGYPT!!!


    October 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    IN UR DREAMS..IF egypt scores 5 then we Ghana are gonna score 3X as much so yeah
    Ghana 15-5 Egypt .

  5. Kwesi Brew

    October 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    GHANSON u re so annoying

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