6 Jan 2005 -- Africa's representative in the soccer event of the 5th Deaflympic games 2005 currently going on in Australia this morning lost 8-0 to their counterpart from Italy in Melbourne. Before this game, authorities had declared Ghana losers for failing to appear in their opening match against U.S.A men and consequently awarded 3points 3 goals to U.S.A. In the same group, Turkey beat U.S.A 2-1.
The Ghanaian team had to leave in batches after having difficulties in securing visas for the team during which Hon. Rashid Bawah, Minister in-charge for youth and sports and Education had to intervene.
GHANA'S SQUAD .
BENCH Prince Buronya
Ghana made no substitution POS TEAM P W L D For Ag GD Pts 1 Italy 2 1 0 1 9 1 8 4 2 Turkey 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 4 3 USA 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 3 4 Ghana 2 0 2 0 0 11 -11 0
U.S.A VRS Italy(5pm) , Ghana VRS Turkey (6pm) all in Australia time in the last group 2 matches on Saturday