Ghana to play Tunisia in friendly before Africa Cup of Nations

Ghana will play Tunisia in a pre-2013 Africa Cup of Nations friendly match next year, the Ghana FA has announced.

The Black Stars will test their preparedness for the tournament against the Carthage Eagles on in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 13 January.

“As part of our preparations for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations we have agreed to play Tunisia in a friendly in January,” GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi said in a press statement.

“The match will be played in Abu Dhabi where Ghana will be camping for the tournament.

“We want to leave no stone unturned in our preparation so a match against one of the top sides in Africa like Tunisia will give the Black Stars the needed test for the Nations Cup.”

Ghana will camp in Abu Dhabi from 7-16 January.

The four-time African champions are Group alongside DR Congo, Mali and Niger for the 19 January to February 10 finals in South Africa.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Papa Nkrumah says:

    Tunisia is a very good test but my worry is why we choose to play them less than a week to the tournament. Couldn’t we play them early January so that we have room and time to recover in case of injury? We must remember how physical they were the last time we played them.

  2. NANA YAW says:

    That will be a good test, GHANA FOREVER!

  3. tank God we are nt zambians says:

    we shud be ready for karate football cos dis guys are crazy

  4. ike says:

    I agree with Papa Nkrumah!! This match should have been arranged between 9-11 to have enough room for recovery in case of injuries for both sides. Anyway, BS play it cool when you meet them.

  5. Mayuka says:

    U are playing tunisia dats gud but that doesn’t make u get past group stage and even if u get past group stage and when we meet in d semi-final we will do dat usual 1 goal project 4 u and u we go 4 ur normal 4th place

  6. Mayuka says:

    U are playing tunisia dats gud but that doesn’t make u get past group stage and even if u get past group stage and when we meet in d semi-final we will do dat usual 1 goal project 4 u and u we go 4 ur normal 4th place .

  7. Dready says:

    Operation drop Derek Boateng and bring Quincy on.Boateng is a waste of time.He’s always passing the ball to an opponent and passing the ball backwards.What kind of palyer is this.AA hope u can drop him somewhere,for real he’s just occupying space.

  8. Frank NONDE says:

    GHANA SHOULD PLAY ZAMBIA IN A FRIENDLY GAME. AFTER ALL THEY ARE THE AFCON DEFENDING CHAMPIONS. THEY WILL GIVE GHANA GOOD TRAINING THAN TUNISIA.

  9. Obbie says:

    @Frank Nonde, Ghana can not agree to play Zambia the mighty Chipolopolo. They know that we might meet them in semis in SA but they forget that they can’t keep bidding from the copper bullet forever. it will find them nomattrr how thick their bidding place is. This time, its Jacob Mulenga who will break their hearts.

  10. tank God we are nt zambians says:

    dis zambians are jux braggin here u dnt play dat gud as u tink.yes u scored us twice bt we played beta dan u err body knws we are da best.

  11. junior mafia says:

    Zambia wil b sent home in da quarter final if dey make it.we will meet u in accra fo wc qualifier..now its mulenga not mayuka ?smh jokers

  12. kantoose says:

    rhe best is we need to play at least 2 friendlies with our first team before the Afcon.

  13. ZG says:

    Forget Zambia, i didnt even know they played soccer until they got lucky last year.GH4EVER

  14. Obbie says:

    @Junior Mafia, yes its mulenga now, our best striker who missed afcon 2012 due to injury. we do not mention mayuka in Zambia because he makes Ghanaians sick if you mention him. mayuka and Mulenga will be partners in armed robbery at AFCON 2013 in SA. Please we can only meet I coast in qter final and not semis. Semis it will be Ghana no matter how thick your hidding place will be, Zambia will get you. just continue saying bra bra bra with you shadow team of under achievers. for Ryan to score one goal,he needs ten chances but mayuka its one chance, one goal. No hidding place for you, Zambia will fire live bullet for you. just one will be enough.

  15. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    GFA, U ARE PLAYING TUNISIA ON THE 13 AND THE TOURNEY STARTS ON THE 19. DO U THINK THIS IS SENSIBLE? 6 DAYS BEFORE THE TOURNAMNT? FIND A SOME LOCAL CLUB/MIDDLE EAST NATION N PLAY THEM INSTEAD. PLAYING TUNISA IS USELESS. HOW WILL PLAYERS RECOVER IN TIME FOR THE AFCON TOURNEY SHOULD THEY GET INJURED?

  16. ooga booga ooga booga says:

    ghana ghana i de be from ghana
    we need a beta team to play against dis team na rubbish team tunis jo a beta.. beta ghana be badman gorilla team bcuz we kill everyboty

  17. tank God we are nt zambians says:

    hahha vry stupid he calls gyan ryan! mulenga n mayuka are pile of dried shit.i will be stupid if i compare our players to yors………geeeeezzz tank God we are nt zambians

  18. junior mafia says:

    @obbie go ahead a fire ur rubber bullets gh is itching to meet u n show u wat a disgrace u are in footbal.we wil let ivory coast or algeria eliminate u in da quarters den we wil do da real damage wen we meet in accra..ur bones r not strong enuf u whole playn style is fake.mayuka da benchwatmer..zambia is dying to b on our level it wil take more dan one afcon n mulenga or watver u cal him to rub shoulders wit gh..u ppl should train harder dis afcon is a diff frm last yr son

  19. Kao says:

    Please my fellow Ghanaian, leave these Zambians
    as broken bones. God had already prepared their fateful stage for them as they don’t know yet.
    MIGHTY BLACK STAR ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!

  20. tank God we are nt zambians says:

    hahah mulenga is a old ugly playa.zambian team is aging up.all zambians are fools

    • Papa Nkrumah says:

      Come on guys. Please ease up on the insults. It’s frankly disturbing and unpalatable. Remember most Ghanaians supported Zambia against Ivory Coast so that does not make us enemies. And the same advice goes to all Zambians who have been using this site

  21. Obbie says:

    @Papa Nkruma, thanks for your advise, it shows that there are good mature Ghanaians on the site. To be frank people, i hate our group for WC. it was going to be better if Ghana and Zambia were in different groups so that both teams go to WC. the truth is both teams deserve to go to WC. we just have 3 teams which are doing fine in Africa now and these are Ghana, Zambia and Ivory Coast. If these 3 could go to Brazil, then Africa would have good representation. @junior mafia Jacob Musings is 28 yrs but majority of Symbian players are below 23 yrs, just have a close look of them. Actually Zambia is the team leading with a lot of young players. Sinkala 19, Chisamba 20, Mbola 19, Mayuka 21, There is a new boy Mukuka who will be introduced in SA and he is 19, Kangwa 20. But Ghana has young players too. I fear for I. coast, there team will be a shadow very soon but not Ghana and Zambia. We have serious arguments with Ghanaians who are here in Zambia and it is nice to argue with bros.