FIFA and CAF have approved the Ghana Football Association’s request to admit 4000 spectators to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers third round qualiflying match the Black Stars and Zimbabwe.
The Group G encounter between Ghana and Zimbabwe will kick off at 1600GMT on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Cape Coast Stadium.
The crucial game will be Serbian manager Milovan Rajevac’s first Major task after his reappointment as head coach of the Black Stars.
Ravevac will be hoping to record a convincing win over Zimbabwe to brighten Ghana’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup to be stage in Qatar.
“Through the hard work and negotiating prowess of the Ghana Football Association, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA have approved Ghana’s request to admit spectators for Saturday’s Group G FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier against Zimbabwe,” the FA announced in a statement.
“CAF has approved Four Thousand (4,000) spectators for the match – an improvement over the 2,250 spectators which was approved for last month’s opener against Ethiopia.
“Per this directive, the Safety and Security Officer of the GFA, Julius Ben Emunah shall together with all the relevant stakeholders i.e., Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Authority, the Security Agencies and the COVID-19 Officer, Dr. Christine Baah ensure strict adherence of the CAF/FIFA COVID-19 protocols.
“The GFA advise Ghanaians to obey all the Protocols strictly to first and foremost have a successful match and also to avoid any sanctions from CAF and FIFA.” the statement concluded.
Milovan Ravevac coach the African powerhouse at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where he reached the quarterfinals stage for the very first time.