Ghana to play Japan in football friendly

Black Stars, Photo:
Black Stars, Photo:

The match will be played on September 8.

Ghana’s senior national football team, the Black Stars, will play Japan in an international friendly on September 8 in Japan, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced on Friday.

GFA said in a statement in Accra that the warm-up match had been lined up to prepare the Black Stars for their future matches.

The Blue Samurai, who reached the round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup, are expected to give Ghana a good test.

:We have arranged a friendly against Japan as part of our plan of keeping the Black Stars engaged in matches on international friendly match dates,’’ GFA President, Kwesi Nyantaky, said.

He added that “Japan are one of the tough football nations in the world today and going by their performance at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa they will give us a good test.

“We want to leave no stone unturned with adequate preparation for the future competitions we play in. Playing in matches like this will keep the squad in shape.’’

The Black Stars are playing in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers where they are second in Group D.