Ghana delegation arrives in Cairo to inspect security measures

Mahmoud Elassal, Thursday 14 Nov 2013

Ghana Football Association crew arrives in Cairo to evaluate security preparations for Tuesday's World Cup playoff

Kwesi Nyantakyi
Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi

Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi headed a crew that arrived in Cairo on Thursday to inspect security procedures for the 2014 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

Egypt are scheduled to host Ghana in the return leg of the playoff on 19 November at the Air Defence Stadium, located in Cairo's Fifth Settlement.

"Led by Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi, the delegation arrived in Cairo in the early hours of Thursday and will visit the Air Defence Stadium to inspect the facilities and receive a security briefing from the Egyptian authorities," read a statement on the Ghana FA's official website on Thursday.

FIFA assured Ghana officials on Monday that security "guarantees" were in place for the match in Cairo.

"Upon FIFA's request, the Ghanaian delegation which also includes Abedi Ayew Pele, Alhaji Saeed Lartey and Ibrahim Sannie were invited for the security inspection amid a series of concerns about the situation in the North African country," the statement added.

The Pharaohs need a comprehensive victory with at least a five-goal margin to seal an unlikely ticket to Brazil after the 6-1 loss to the Black Stars in Kumasi in October.

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