GFA pleased with Cairo security measures
After a successful meeting was arranged by FIFA to address security concerns for the second leg match to be played at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo on 19 November, the Ghana Football Association is well placated with the proposals of the Egyptian Football Association.
The meeting, presided over by FIFA Security Office Dr. Bolaji Ojo-Oba, saw officials of the Egyptian Ministry of Interior, the Egyptian Military, Ghana’s ambassador to Egypt H.E. Said Sinare, GFA delegation led by President Kwesi Nyantakyi, Ghana’s security delegation and the Egypt FA.
The parties received detailed security preparation briefing for the match with firm assurances of maximum protection for the visiting team Ghana, the Egypt team, FIFA officials, the media and fans attending the match. The Egyptian security authorities gave firm guarantees of maximum security plans for the match.
After reviewing the plan and detailed security arrangements for the match, the GFA is satisfied that adequate measures are in place for the security of our players, officials and supporters for the match.
Kwesi Nyantakyi said, “We wish to thank Ghana’s Minister for Youth & Sports Hon. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, FIFA, its the General Secretary Mr Jerome Valcke and other officials for showing exceptional interest in security for the game and the desire to ensure that the promises made by the Egyptian authorities will be fulfilled at the match.
“We wish to thank our brothers at the Egyptian FA and the Egyptian authorities for cooperating with us,” the GFA President said. “We also wish to thank the FIFA security officer for the match, Dr. Bolaji Ojo-Oba for his cooperation and professionalism in this case.”
The match will be played on the 19th November, 2013 as the last hurdle in the Wold Cup 2014 qualifiers.
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