By Peterking Quaye with support from footyghana – Reports monitored locally and internationally reveal that the Black Stars of Ghana will face Brazil in an international friendly next month in London. It has also been confirmed today by the Ghana Football Association.
The game will be played on 5 September at Fulham’s Cravern Cottage .The Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi told footyghana.com that this was the amount offered by the company in charge of organizing friendlies for Brazil, Kentaro, adding that the fee had been agreed upon by the GFA for the September clash at Craven Cottage, West London.
Ghana was contacted by Kentaro to replace Egypt whose game with Brazil on the same date was as Ghana’s cancelled game due to security concerns.
Brazil won their last friendly encounter against Ghana 1-0 at the Rasunda stadium in Stockholm, Sweden in 2007
Meanwhile Ghana will earn an amount of $200,000 (GH305,000) from playing Brazil in a friendly next month. Brazil normally earns a reported amount of $ 1 million every time another nation wants to play a friendly with the Selecao.
In another development The Ghana Football Association has confirmed Friday, 2 September as the match date for 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland.
Ghana will play the Swazis, who are bottom of the four-team table in the penultimate qualifying game at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Black Stars sit top of Group I with a better goal advantage ahead of Sudan.
Ghana won the reverse game 3-0 away with Andre Ayew, Prince Tagoe and Hans Adu Sarpei scoring on the day for the Black Stars.
Competition: 2012 African Nations Cup Qualifier
Teams: Ghana v Swaziland
Venue: Accra Sports Stadium – Accra
Date: September 2, 2011