FIFA stops Ghana-Nigeria Friendly match

World football governing body (FIFA) has cancelled the proposed international friendly duel between the Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana this month in London.

FIFA said that it is against their regulations which states that no country should play two games across two continents in three days.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had earlier announced that the Super Eagles would play Bolivia on March 26 in Uyo, and then take on the Black Stars on 29 March in London, but the friendly has now been scuttled.

This means that the Ghana Football Association can now consider proposals from other nations who are interested in playing the Black Stars on the said date.

Ghana have the option to play all two matches during the FIFA free window next month either in Europe or Asia.

It would be recalled that the Black Stars finished second at the just ended 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea after losing 9-8 on penalties to new African champions, Ivory Coast.

The Super Eagles on the other hand were seeking to use the game against their sworn rivals to kick-start their preparations for the 2017 Nations Cup qualifiers.

Credit: Supersports