GFA awaits Gov’t decision to host Leone Stars matches


By Sahr Morris Jr.

Ghana Football Association chief, Kwesi Nyantakyi
Ghana Football Association chief, Kwesi Nyantakyi

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is awaiting a decision between the Sierra Leone and Ghana governments as to whether the former’s national team, Leone Stars will use the latter’s home ground to host their home matches for the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The GFA on Tuesday directed the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) to let the Sierra Leone government liaise with their Ghanaian counterpart over their intention to play their 2015 AFCON qualifying home matches in Ghana.

“A request from the SLFA was received by the GFA with the Sierra Leoneans asking permission to play some of their home matches in Accra because of the Ebola outbreak at home,” the GFA stated on its website. “Though keen on offering its support, the GFA are uncertain about the health implications for the country. Based on the foregoing, the GFA has asked the SLFA to let the two governments deal with the matter at that level.”

Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said in a statement on Tuesday that Sierra Leone and Guinea must relocate their matches due to the Ebola outbreak in both countries.