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Super Eagles, Black Stars Pre- AFCON 2019 Friendly May Not Hold

Super Eagles,  Black Stars Pre- AFCON  2019 Friendly May Not Hold

The much publicised pre-2019  Africa Cup of Nations friendly fixture between fierce rivals Ghana and Nigeria  may not hold despite a firm declaration by

the latter’s head coach Gernot Rohr, Completesports.com reports.


Rohr had told reporters after last Friday’s draw in Giza, Egypt that the Super Eagles will host the Black Stars at home in a friendly match  ahead of  AFCON 2019.


But according to a report in Footy-Ghana.com,  Rohr may have jumped the gun in going public after approaching only one member of the Ghana contingent at the AFCON  draw.


“They actually wanted to play us [Ghana] in Nigeria and they had discussions with only the Deputy Sports Minister [Perry Okudzeto],” a source told Footy-Ghana.com.


Nonetheless, Ghana would have loved to face their West African rivals but for the date and venue of the proposed friendly.


“But we may be in United Arab Emirates which will be difficult,” the source stated in confirming doubts about the game.


The proposed friendly according to  the report also falls right at the beginning of Black Stars’ camping.


Ghana have chosen to hold a three-week pre-Afcon 2019 camping in Abu Dhabi ahead of the competition.


They will face defending champions Cameroon,  Guinea Bissau and Benin in Group F.


The Super Eagles are in Group B along with Guinea,  Madagascar and Burundi.



By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Janebrix 5 years ago

    I won’t blame them. I can understand why they are retreating. Everyone is scared and trying to avoid the super Eagles. No country wants to upset their morale before the tournament. Take it like it is Nigeria is one country you don’t want to face because you just can’t predict them. You can’t say who will turn up in a match which is the worst thing that can happen to an opponent. So Ghana we understand. 

  • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

    Pitting two bitter rivals against each other close to a tournament both sides are eager to win within a matter of weeks to the tournament may not really sit well. For generations now, there has never been anything friendly in a match between Ghana and Nigeria…the stakes are always to high. Unless we are going to line up only our fringe players for the game…otherwise the risks might not be worth the gains.

    • Simon 5 years ago

      Ewu you Dey here? You don chop this morning Abi you never receive IT allowy? Come hussle tight here make your frustrations and jealousy end once.

      • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

        Hahahaha…hungry dog…go and meet chima your owner….you have been found out. If you like change your ID to ‘arusi abakaliki’…just two keys on my computer keyboard will find you out…..lolz. Pathetic lair…!!!

        • Ashy Slashy 5 years ago

          I didn’t know that was possible.
          Interesting things you learn about the internet, Dr Drey.

        • Simon 5 years ago

          Nwa drey are you sure you can own a computer talk less about checking I.P hahahaha nwa you no wise at all check back later.

          • Ashy Slashy 5 years ago

            @Simon, Dr Drey still thinks you, me and Ige Agbo are one person. Please, come and deal with him for me. When you are done,i will take over to feed his carcass to the maggots.
            He must really hate that Ige Agbo. He keeps mentioning his/her name. That guy must have made a lasting impression on him.

    • U are right d drey’ i think nigeria should ignore that friendly match as well, considering the rivery betwin both teams they might well hot their selves may we should go for ivorycoast or tunisia

  • Sunnyb 5 years ago

    Good development, I don’t trust those Ghanaian players anyway, too rough and reckless, they will try and injure some of our star players . They don’t like our players, I hope u guys remembered what Thomas partey did to our guys when we played Atlectico Madrid 

    • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

      Exactly bro. I was about making reference to that scenario. Partey played that day like he was in the world cup finals…his tackles most times came with intent. It will be a huge risk to face such hard-hearted players before the afcon, knowing that we are not used to that typical African rugged style of play

      • Oakfield 5 years ago

        Dre nwanne, pls , why are these mad dogs following u everywhere u go? Dem go make a good telecoms network o, spreading unwanted network everywhere. Nawa o. This shows how highly jobless they are. Couldn’t hold myself when I saw Chima”s mad dog’s post, I just fell down and burst into laughter… Lol…

    • Ashy Slashy 5 years ago

      Oga SunbyB, be careful o. You remember the other week when he insulted you for your post (about Uzoho, I think).
      Dr Drey is a prolific trouble maker.

  • @Simon, Dr. Drey, Ashy Ashy, Chima Samuels & Oakfield, can you all please sheathe your swords and let this slide? It begins with one person to create the ripple. Common!!

    • Ashy Slashy 5 years ago

      I tried to ban Drey from this website but I have not been successful. I will keep trying.
      For now, Kel, you just enjoy yourself. Leave that Drey for me. By the time I am finished with him, he will call me Daddy Shokey

      • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

        Lolz….Seeing you disgracing yourself in public makes my day. The fact that i’m leading you on like my puppy and you are yielding is even making this sweeter for me. After bragging in public to ban me, here i am right in your face (multiple faces) once more. You are just like ur master chima…all bragg no brains. Pls dont stop ehn….keep on barking on this space like the rabied street dog that you are. When you are tired of barking as ashy slashy, switch to igbekun abo…wen you are tired of that…switch to Olushesan….then simon…then oduduwa and so on….! LMAO

        • Ashy Slashy 5 years ago

          I will leave Simon and Ige Agbo (what do you call his name) to deal with you first.
          When they finish, I will take over.
          I have a feeling those 2 have unfinished business with you (or maybe you have unfinished business with them).
          Some things never change. I leave this site with you insulting and fighting people whose point of views you disagree.
          I come back and you are still doing the same (this time, you say all the people who you upset are Ashy Slashy or Ige Agbo)
          Like I said, I will leave Ige and Samuel and Chima (your eternal enemy) to fight you for now.
          Nuisance (SMH)

          • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

            Hahahaha…shameless kid. You left this site out of shame having disgraced yourself time and again, becoming a nuisance to the forum…you came back and like a leopard that cant change its spot, constituting more nuisance, now under the guise of different IDs. Shame nor gree you show your true face until you mistakenly did after you have been found out. Kindly craw back to the kernel chima has built for you. I thought you said you have banned me from commenting on this forum. Bloody lair and con artist…Lolz.
            I know you will still shamelessly come back under another guise bcos you and you many identities are synonymous to filth. No meaningful contributions to this forum except filth. Lolz.
            Chima pls come and carry your local dogs away from this forum o…LMAO

      • Simon 5 years ago

        @drey oakfield Nwa monkey your Banana never finish? I sabi say your mother be my dog the last time. No problem keep the volume up when I finish with you your mother go hail me Nwa monkey Ni Bingo 

        • Oakfield 5 years ago

          U see how hyper stupid and useless u are? Why bring my mother into this? Me think say u be man but you’re now behaving like a sisi. Shame on you!!! Anu offia nwa nmuo. Lol… Ewu, u no know wetin else u go talk, na to dy call person mama. I was brought up very well and so I won’t do same to you, I just pity ur mother that brought such a stupid person into this world,youre so useless… Chai!
          Ewu ocha!!!

        • Jones 5 years ago

          You are foolish. At your age your stupidity is at an all time high. Mr Simon and Ashy whatever

          • Ashy Slashy 5 years ago

            @Jones, don’t allow yourself get drawn into and caught with garbage.
            I am not Simon. The has has biff big time with Dr Drey (and Oakfield which is unfortunate because i truly believe Oakfield is an uprightly innocent guy if you get to know him).
            It is that fiend who Ige Agbo and Simon have problems with not yourself.
            Continue contributing here positively. Don’t drag your reputation into the mud like that kid from the slums called Dr Drey.
            It is only him who will insult and fight Luomo, SunnyB, Chima, Simon, Ige Agbo, Pascal ….. in fact the list is endless
            You should go back and read how SunnyB pleaded with him the other day not to respond to his post with unacceptable rudeness.
            Now, he calls all these people Ashy Slashy/Ige Agbo
            I will leave Simon and Ige Agbo to duel with him. From the looks of things, they are really have serious gripe with him (i am not suprised)

        • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

          ….and wen they gave birth to you they were rejoicing that had given birth to a child o…little did they know you will grow up to become a street dog…LMAO. If you want anything to do with my mum pls go and meet her in the grave. Uncouth kid..!!!

      • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

        Of course U cant be successful. Have you ever been successful in anything in your life apart from lying, constituting garbage with multiple user accounts and being Chima’s worshipper and attack dog…???

  • Arranging these warm-up matches so close to the competition proper is pointless, and even very risky. You may think that Ghana is afraid of being humiliated by Nigeria, but I think that’s the least of their fears. They are are afraid of injuries, though it seems they have grafted in excessive physicality into their soccer codes. The NFF should not allow Rohr the free rein to decide when and with whom the SE should take on in pre-tournament friendly games. These games should be played some time before the competitions to allow time to correct errors detected. They shouldn’t be used to indulge personal ego. Let’s think strategically-conserve energy and funds.. 

    As Dr Drey commented there is nothing friendly about a match between Nigeria and Ghana. 

  • see rohr taking everything as if he is fifa lord….”even me sef i go cancel dat match” no wonder he keeps upset us (fan)….thinks only his decision is final…well’ we need ivory coast or tunizia moroco. but that gana game was needed.

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