Ghana have ruled out playing Canada in friendly insisting the the Black Stars will announce an opponent in the next 24 hours, Ghana FA’s spokesman has revealed.
The Black Stars were rumoured to have line-up a friendly against the Canadians in Toronto in preparation for the match against Zambia in September.
The GFA says they are in talks with some five countries about a friendly to ensure that the Black Stars are not idle in next week’s international break.
Ghana were scheduled to play Iran in a friendly in next week’s international break but the Asians pulled out because of the lack of money.
This plunged the GFA into looking for an opponent to make sure that the Black Stars get a match to prepare for the game against Zambia in September.
Media reports claimed that the Black Stars had lined up Canada as replacement for Iran but the GFA says no proposal has been received.
The GFA says a a very good opponent is being line-up in the coming hours.
“Someone called the GFA claiming that he is capable of lining up a friendly against Canada next week but as we speak we have not received any proposal from him,” Ghana FA’s spokesman Ibrahim Sannie told Fox FM in Kumasi.
“Anyway we were not relying on him to line-up the friendly.
“The date Iran withdrew from the friendly left us in a fix but we are working hard to ensure that we get something lined up within the next 24 hours.
“We are talking to some about five countries and Ghanaians will hear some good news in the coming hours.”
Ghana were scheduled to play Iran in Portugal on 14 August.
The Black Stars are seeking a match to ensure that they are in full form when they take on Zambia in a crucial World Cup qualifier in September.