Ghanaian soccer fans are set to have the chance to watch the Black Stars against Zimbabwe match at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on the 9th of October on a Saturday because FIFA as well as CAF have agreed to the admission of supporters.
The approval that was recently granted is an increase over the initial game against Ethiopia, in which just 2,500 fans were permitted to attend games at Cape Coast Sports Stadium in September.
In A statement issued by the Ghana Football Association, after discussions with the continent’s soccer ruling body, 4000 fans are allowed to attend the match on Saturday.
“Through the hard work and negotiating prowess of the Ghana Football Association, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA have approved Ghana’s request to admit spectators for Saturday’s Group G FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier against Zimbabwe.
CAF has approved four thousand (4,000) spectators for the match – an improvement over the 2,250 spectators which was approved for last month’s opener against Ethiopia.
Per this directive, the Safety and Security Officer of the GFA, Julius Ben Emunah shall together with all the relevant stakeholders i.e., Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Authority, the Security Agencies and the COVID-19 Officer, Dr. Christine Baah ensure strict adherence of the CAF/FIFA COVID-19 protocol.
The GFA advise Ghanaians to obey all the Protocols strictly to first and foremost have a successful match and also to avoid any sanctions from CAF and FIFA.
“The Group G encounter between Ghana and Zimbabwe will kick off at 1600GMT on Saturday, October 9, 2021.”
Ghana has only picked one win from two games, and must get it at any cost to increase chances of making it to the play-offs.
Zimbabwe have not won in the group, after drawing with South Africa in their opening game, and then falling to Ethiopia.
The Warriors will be led by an entirely brand-new head manager Norman Mapeza who took over from Zdravko Logarusic who was dismissed earlier in the month.
South Africa travels away to play Ethiopia in the second group game that kicks to an end on Saturday.