Austrian FIFA referee Kurt AMS has been appointed as centre referee for the Black Stars game against Japan on Friday 10th June, 2022 at the ongoing Kirin 2022 Cup tournament at the Noevir Stadium, Kobe- Japan.
The seasoned referee will be assisted by James LINDSAY also from Australia and Jasem Abdulla Yousef Abdulla AL-ALI from the United Arab Emerite.
SATO Ryuji from Japan will control the VAR together with Ahmed Eisa Mohamed DAWISH (UAE) AVAR: YAMAUCHI Hiroshi (Japan).
The two African sides that will play in the global showpiece in Qatar later this year have been invited to play in the four-nation tournament.
The Black Stars will take on the host nation Japan while Tunisia play Chile in Friday’s other game in the tournament organised by the Japanese federation.
The two winners of the two matches will clash in the final on Tuesday while the losers play each other in the third-place playoff on the same day.
Ghana coach Otto Addo has travelled with just 18 players for the two matches after several players withdrew from the tournament for various reasons after playing in this week’s 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations.
But the Black Stars can rely on captain Andre Ayew and talented Mohammed Kudus as well as other experienced players Mubarak Wakaso and Daniel Amartey.