Ghana adds Brazil to match roster

15 years ago

Ghana would play two separate international friendlies against Austria and Brazil within a four-day period this month.

The Ghana Football Association over the weekend concluded arrangements for the game with Brazil after having already confirmed the match with Austria last month.

First, the Black Stars would play Euro 2008 co-host, Austria in Graz on March 24 before flying out to take on former world champions, Brazil three days later in Stockholm, Sweden.

The game against the Austrians would be the second friendly for the Black Stars after their 4-1 thumping of West African rivals, Nigeria last month in a similar fixture.

The March 27 encounter with Brazil comes after almost nine months since the South American nation edged out Ghana, the only African side to reach the knockout stages of last year’s World Cup finals in Germany at the round of 16 stage.

Both matches are expected to boost the Black Stars’ preparations towards the African Cup of Nations in 2008 which Ghana would be hosting.