Ghana changes venue of final World Cup qualifier against Egypt

Ahram Online , Sunday 22 Oct 2017

Egypt's redundant final match against Ghana in the World Cup qualifiers has been moved to Cape Coast, instead of Kumasi, for 'technical reasons'

Egypt Vs Ghana Egypt's Abdallah El Said celebrates after he scores a goal against Ghana. (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's match against Ghana in the last round of the African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup has been moved to Cape Coast, instead of Kumasi, according to a decision by Ghana's footballing body.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said on Sunday that it had received an official letter from their Ghanaian counterpart informing them of the new venue, which is 160km from the original stadium.

"Ghana changed the venue for technical reasons," the EFA said in a statement.

The match, which is redundant for both sides in terms of World Cup qualification, will be held on 12 November at 3:30pm Ghana time.

Egypt have already qualified for the World Cup, lying top of group E with 12 points, four more than second-placed Uganda, with only one game remaining, after defeating Congo 2-1 on 8 October.

With Egypt taking the only qualification spot in the group, Ghana have no hopes of qualifying, regardless of the outcome in Cape Coast.

Egypt have only made it to the World Cup twice: in 1934 and 1990.

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