Egypt’s 2018 World Cup qualifier with Ghana has been moved from Kumasi to Cape Coast, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) confirmed on Sunday.
Ghanaian FA informed Egypt that the match will be played on November 12 in Cape Coast instead of Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi due to technical reasons related to the ground of the stadium. Cape Coast City is located in the south of Ghana and is around 150 Km away from the capital Accra.
The EFA are yet to receive a response from FIFA over the change of venue.
FIFA have announced earlier this month that Senegalese referee Malang Diedhiou will officiate Egypt’s clash with Ghana in the last round of the qualifiers and will be assisted by compatriots Djibril Camara and El-Hadji Samba, while the fourth official will be Daouda Gueye.
Egypt are already confirmed as Group E winner after their 2-1 victory over Congo on October 8, which sealed their qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. This marks the Pharaohs’ first qualification to the World Cup since 1990.
With one round to go, the Pharaohs sit top of the group on 12 points, followed by Uganda with eight points. The Black Stars are third on six points, while Congo remain at the bottom of group after collecting one point only.