Ghana’s Black Stars will take on the Wild Beast of the Central African Republic in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers on Sunday afternoon.
The Ghana contingent made up of 27 players arrived in Luanda – Angola’s capital – two days ago ahead of the Group E fixture.
Instead of heading to the landlocked Central African country, the Black Stars flew to Southern Africa where the game has been scheduled to take place.
Despite Angola being in the same group as Ghana, the hosts opted to play the Black Stars in the Portuguese-speaking country.
On Wednesday, the Wild Beast suffered a 2-1 defeat to Angola’s Palancas Negras at the same venue, and the Team Manager for the Central African Republic has explained the rationale behind their reason to choose Angola as the venue for the game.
“As you know our stadium is refused by CAF so we cannot play in our country and we don’t have a station flight. Normally we use to play ours in Douala, Cameroon.
The problem is if we play against Angola then in the second game we have to go to Douala and we will spend two days by normal flight so it is better to stay here, continue our work than travel two days without training and everything so that’s why we chose to stay here and thanks to the federation and development of Angola to accept to host our game here,” Willy Kongo told Ghanasportspage.com.