Black Stars opponents Egypt cancel friendly with Nigeria


Ghana’s World Cup and AFCON opponents, Egypt, have cancelled a proposed friendly match with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in January.

The decision follows alleged disagreement with the Nigerian authorities on match expenses.

According to Starr Sports sources, the Egypt FA is not willing to bear all the expenses for the game as was demanded by Nigeria and have even gone ahead to fix another game with Tunisia about the same time.

The friendly between Egypt and Nigeria was billed to be played on January 9 in Dubai to prepare the Pharaohs for the AFCON in Gabon.

“It has now been revealed that the Egypt vs. Nigeria clash may have fallen through because the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are demanding their Egyptian counterparts bear their entire expenses and also because the Super Eagles will not be at full strength for this match.

“It has not yet been officially confirmed but it is looking very likely that the friendly against Egypt in Dubai in January will no longer hold,” a top official informed Starr Sports.

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