The South African Football Association (Safa) maintain taken a exhausting line on the staging of the fixture between Bafana Bafana and Ghana scheduled for 25 March.
Safa CEO Tebogo Motlanthe has insisted that the Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifier will be held in Johannesburg as deliberate.
Bafana Bafana vs Ghana will go ahead in Johannesburg
Motlanthe’s declaration comes as stories emerged that Ghana could perchance additionally honest maintain requested the fixture be moved to a neutral venue over coronavirus fears.
Safa remark they’ve originate lines of verbal change with Ghana’s soccer authorities and maintain purchased no indication of any fears or concerns.
“To set apart it on the file‚ I in reality were talking to the secretary of the Ghana FA where we were discussing this crucial match between us and them in South Africa.
“No one has at any stage mentioned that the Ghana FA doesn’t need to play in SA‚ it’s handiest the media‚” acknowledged Motlanthe.
“The match between Bafana Bafana and Ghana is going to clutch design at Soccer Metropolis at 6pm on March 25 and now we maintain purchased all verbal change from Caf to this cease.
“I don’t need to comment on hearsay and please don’t refer me to a certain internet situation which you are seeing for the fundamental time. The issues with South Africans is that we need to imagine no matter information we near upon.”
Safa garbage media stories of Ghana fears
Motlanthe claims that Ghana’s FA maintain, to his information, made now now not ask to maintain the match moved.
“I demand someone to remark give me a letter from Caf to Safa stating that Ghana wants to switch the match. Ghana could perchance additionally honest get up and remark that here’s deceptive information due to now we maintain never purchased any complaint from Ghana to this regard.”
Caf club competitions were hit exhausting by the refusal of visas to teams from certain countries, including the barring of Kaizer Chiefs from entering Morocco, and maintain also viewed a Tanzanian crew quarantined upon entry into Angola.
The Bafana Bafana squad for his or her Africa Cup of Nations qualifier will be introduced later this week.
Bafana can switch ahead of Ghana and to the top of their community in the occasion that they are in a position to accumulate all three. Ghana beat South Africa in their earlier community stage near upon but the Murky Stars suffered an upset defeat to Sudan far from home that has left them stage on points with Bafana Bafana.
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