Broos Calls Ghana Out Over Unfair Advantage
Hugo Broos has called Ghana out for crying foul-play after their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier was moved from Ethiopia to South Africa.
The Ethiopian FA had confirmed that their home match against the Black Stars was moved to South Africa after the Bahir Dar Stadium, where Ethiopia was thumped 3-1 by South Africa last month, was banned by CAF and FIFA.
However, Ghana’s FA didn’t seem happy at all to play their important qualifier in South Africa, the country of their Group G rivals, and have urged FIFA to intervene to “ensure fairness prevails in the remaining two group matches”.
Broos, though, insisted that playing in South Africa is the opposite of being a disadvantage to Ghana and should be questioned by FIFA.
“It’s unbelievable. You play two games in that stadium, we and Zimbabwe had to travel and had to play on a very, very bad pitch,” he said on SABC Sport.
“When I came in that stadium, the first time I said how is it possible that they approved this stadium to play a qualifier for World Cup? We’re not talking about a friendly game, it’s a qualifier for the World Cup.
“What we did, we did it and we respect, but Ghana should do it also. But then suddenly they come back with a decision, saying no this stadium is not approved.
“And then Ethiopia don’t find another stadium in all Ethiopia to play against Ghana. They have to play somewhere else, they tried Kenya I think and now they’re playing here in South Africa.
“This is not honest. When you see FIFA Fair Play, this is not fair play!”
Ghana will take on Ethiopia at the Orlando Stadium on 11 November before welcoming Bafana Bafana for the final Group G encounter in Ghana on 14 November.
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