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23.03.2006 Football News

Stars to play Turkey & Reggae Boyz

By jfm
Stars to play Turkey & Reggae Boyz

The Ghana Football Association says it's making frantic efforts to firm up arrangements on some preparatory matches for the senior national team as they gear up for an inaugural World Cup campaign in Germany.

The FA has had to make a few adjustments to its original preparatory schedule for the Stars following FIFA's refusal to extend the time for the submission of final squad lists for the World Cup finals.

Randy Abbey, spokesman for the federation, told Joy Sports, Ghana would have to rely on some trial matches with international clubs before submitting her final squad considering the fact that it would be difficult to secure a date with any national team before the FIFA deadline.

“We have confirmed two games in May. The 26th of May, a game against Turkey in Germany and then the 29th of May, a game against the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica in London and then ofcourse the 4th June game against South Korea in Glasgow, Scotland.

“What we are trying to do now in view of the FIFA directive is to get a couple of Bundesliga sides to give us two matches in the first and fourth week of April so that we can continue with our observation and monitoring of our players in real match situation before we submit our final list on the 15th May.

“It would be difficult to get national teams to play in April, so we are still trying to arrange so that we can get some Bundesliga sides to give us two matches."