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06.12.2007 Football News

Ghana rejects proposed France friendly

By Ghanasoccernet
Ghana rejects proposed France friendly
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Ghana Football Association boss Kwasi Nyantakyi has poured cold water on a suggested friendly match between the Black Stars and France before the start of the African Cup of Nations.

Osei Mensah Michael, leader of the Ghanaian Community in France, reported last week that his organization has started talks for the game to be held in Paris.

But Nyantakyi ruled out the game before the Nations Cup starts on 20 January.

"Honestly, there is no place in the calendar for this game to take place," the GFA president told Ghanasoccernet.com .

"The only free time we have from now until the Nations Cup is the 14-day camping in Dubai and the French will not have a free time because their league will be going on.

"There are modalities we use in approving friendly matches and that starts with a game falling in line with the coach's plans.

"Unfortunately this proposed friendly doesn't meet those plans.

Despite the GFA's rejection of the game before next month's tournament, Nyantakyi did not rule out a friendly against France after the African Cup of Nations.

"France is one of the best sides in the world and to play them will be a very good exercise for the Black Stars," he said.

"If we find a good time after the Nations Cup we will take it to show the world what we can do against the former world champions."

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