Black Stars frustrated on arrival in Brazzaville

Tuesday 5th September , 2017 9:02 am

Black Stars were held up for two hours at the Maya-Maya Airport in Brazzaville after their arrival in Congo Brazzaville for the 2018 World Cup qualifier to be played later on Tuesday.

The team, which had 21 players and a number of officials led by GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, could not quickly go through immigration processes despite the efforts of the Ghana Consulate in the country.

Ghana flew to Brazzaville via Lome on Monday for the match and the team is expected to return to Accra via a chartered flight immediately after the match.

Captain Asamoah Gyan and Harrison Afful joined the team for the trip despite being ruled out of the game due to injury and ill health respectively.

Ghana is seeking a first victory in the series while hoping for a draw in Alexandria in the match between Egypt and Uganda.

Limited travel options

After the team’s final training session in Accra on Monday, the GFA’s Communications Director, Ibrahim Saane Daara, told reporters that flying to Brazzaville a day to the match represented a challenge but the team still had to work hard to get the needed result.

“The most ideal thing would have been to travel to Brazzaville on Saturday. But it is still  possible that we can get a good result and leave. We have done it before and so many teams have done same in the past.

Our plans changed due to difficulties in getting flights to Brazzaville. We will make the best of the situation we have now and get the result that will make Ghanaians happy.”




By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana