Ghana’s second group game of the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Central African Republic will be played behind closed doors.Ghanasportspage.com understands.
In line with the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) directives, fans will not be admitted to the match which will be played on a neutral ground.
The Wild Beasts will host the Black Stars at the 40,000 capacity Estádio da Cidadela in Luanda. Their stadia are unable to host an international game for now after failing to meet the standard of FIFA and CAF.
The news was confirmed by Central African Republic manager, Willy Kongo via Ghanaaportspage.com.
“We don’t have supporters here and tomorrow the stadium will be closed to the public. No supporters will be in so we will play behind closed doors.” He confirmed during a pre-match interview with the leading Ghanaian website (Ghanasportspage.com) on Saturday evening.
The group phase of the qualifiers for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cote d’Ivoire 2023 started on Wednesday with the Black Stars picking a 3-0 triumph over the Barea men of Madagascar in Cape Coast.
Ghana embarked on the trip with a contingent of 25 players which features three goalkeepers, seven defenders six midfielders, and nine attackers.
The Wild Beast head into the game with a 2-0 defeat to their landlords, Angola in the Group E opener but they are highly optimistic about making history when they lock horns with the four-time African champions tomorrow.