GFA step in to help Aduana Stars ahead of Champions League clash

GFA step in to help Aduana Stars ahead of Champions League clash
Aduana Stars

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Feb 20, 2018. 18:00

The Ghanaian Football Association (GFA) have been forced to intervene and help Aduana Stars in the hosting of their CAF Champions League return-leg match against Libya’s Al Tahady.

The North Africans threatened to pull out of the clash after rejecting the Agyemang Badu Park in Dormaa Ahenkro as the venue for Wednesday’s game. Tahady pointed out that the road trip from Kumasi to the stadium was more than 200km, violating CAF rules.

Usually such a distance would have to be covered by a flight, but the lack of an airport in Dormaa Ahenkro makes this impossible.

They wanted the match played in either Kumasi or Accra, but the GFA dispatched top officials Alex Asante and Osei Tutu to make overtures, according to Ghanasoccernet.

After negotiations, the travelling team agreed to new travel arrangements which will ensure the game goes ahead tomorrow.

Stars have spent big money in upgrading their home venue to meet the requirements of the competition, all of which would have gone to waste had Tahady rejected negotiations.

Aduana will be looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg.

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