The claim that ahead of the African Cup of Nations the Super Eagles of Nigeria as revealed by coach Gernot Rohr’s would do a test play with team of the Black Stars of Ghana may not come to pass.
NNU has figured out that Black Stars would be in the UAE at the time of the match and it would be difficult making the trip to Nigeria to play the game.
“They actually wanted to play us [Ghana] in Nigeria and they had discussions with only the Deputy Sports Minister (Perry Okudzeto),” said a Ghana football official said.
“But we may be in United Arab Emirates which will be difficult.” he added.
In recent past, the four-time African champions have used the United Arab Emirates (specifically Dubai) twice as pre-tournament base for some Nations Cup campaigns – first the 2013 Afcon in South Africa and the recent one, Gabon 2017 thus Ghana have chosen to hold a three-week pre-Afcon 2019 camping in Abu Dhabi.