Ghana will play South Africa in an international friendly in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations warm-up in January, MTNFootball.com can exclusively reveal.
Bafana Bafana will host the Black Stars just one week before they West Africans play in the continent’s flagship tournament.
While Ghana will be using the to prepare to fight for their fifth Africa Cup of Nations title, South Africa would be shaping up for the start of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
The two federations are wrapping up talks for the game to take place in the middle of January, insiders have told MTNFootball.com.
The match is likely to be played in Rustenburg or Johannesburg.
That is because the Black Stars will be camping in Rustenburg from 7th January in preparation for the African Cup of Nations finals.
The team will be based in the town of Rustenburg to give the players the maximum concentration in their pre-tournament preparations.
The squad will head straight to their base for the duration of the camp which is most likely to be held at the newly built multi-million dollar Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus at Rustenburg.
The excellent facilities will also ensure tough preparation as Ghana seeks to win the tournament for the first time since 1982.