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Monday, April 30, 2012

Ghana-Lesotho game moved

Lesotho is heading to Kumasi
Lesotho’s opening 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ghana has been moved to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Friday June 1, the Ghana FA has announced.

The match was originally scheduled to be played in the capital Accra on Saturday June 2. But Ghana’s hosting of this year’s regional Ecowas Games has forced authorities to reschedule the tie to the country’s second biggest city, on a different date.

Kumasi has previously played host to World Cup qualifiers and it was seen as the natural replacement for Accra.

“We realised the Ecowas games will start on the Saturday in Accra and because we wanted full support for the Black Stars we decided to shift it to Friday,” the president of the Ghana FA, Kwesi Nyantakyi, said.

“The match is being played in Kumasi and we want to start it in grand style and we all know Kumasi has been a Black Stars stronghold in terms of support so that is the rationale behind the move to Kumasi,” he added.

The Baba Yara Sports Stadium is also seen as the perfect beginning for new Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah who played for Kumasi-based giants Asante Kotoko.

The match against Likuena will be the ex-Black Stars captain’s first official game in charge.

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