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GFA pleased with Cairo security measures

Ghana - GFA
After a successful meeting was arranged by to address security concerns for the second leg match to be played at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo on 19 November, the 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 H.E. Said Sinare, GFA delegation led by President Kwesi Nyantakyi, Ghana’s security delegation and the 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.




    November 15, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Nice one there.What a refreshing feeling.Knowing we shall beat pharaohs in Cairo in a festive atmosphere.I am sure some Egyptians are rooting for Ghana .Same as some Ghanaians cheered for Egypt to beat Ghana at Kumasi.


      November 15, 2013 at 6:12 PM

      GHANSON, U damn right abt the UNISION of the continent AFRICA, but not when the NORTH AFRICANS ( Saharan Africans ) , thinks they are eminent CLOSER to the middle east..Besides, those STUPID Colonized Countries -COMMONWEALTH- being the British and the -FRANCOPHONES- being the French,, will never let it happen..Look at what USA
      is doing to EGYPT..The worlds POLICE being the UNITED STATES , dont wants to hear the word MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD PARTY, cos the word **MOSLEM**, according to United STATES, are EVILS , even thoo the ppl of EGYPT Democratically choosed MORSI from the ballot box to rule EGYPT.. Anyway, where were we? Errm!! lets talk abt soccer or football,,What i heard from GFA IS VERY ENCOURAGING, sumtin that worried me a
      lot was the LASER BEAMS thrown at opponents players eyes like ORLANDO PIRATES
      players last week when they were playing with AL AHLY (CAF CHAMPION LEAGUE) finals in CAIRO..Ghana is going to make it truu to BRAZIL..

  2. Mohammed elsaka

    November 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    i hope better performance for egypt and that we regain our pride…. we are still the most successful team in africa

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