Sports Ministry budgets $600,000 for Egypt clash

graceGhana’s preparations for this month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Egypt will cost US$ 600,000 – sources close to the Ministry of Youth and Sports have revealed.

The Black Stars are expected to travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for a four-day camping exercise in the Gulf.

Avram Grant and his boys will enjoy the warm weather conditions similar to that of Alexandria, venue for the match.

According to a report on Nyhira FM, the radio station close the sports minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye, the amount of $600,000 will be spent to prepare for the game on November 13.

The game is scheduled for the Borg El-Arab stadium in Alexandria.

Egypt have made a good start in the World Cup qualifier with an away victory against Congo, while Ghana were held to a disappointing goalless draw at home by minnows Uganda.

The Pharaohs are leading group E with three points, two ahead of second-placed Ghana.

GHANASoccernet.com can confirm that players will assemble on November 7 in the Gulf country and fly straight to Alexandria via a chartered flight two days to the November 13 match.

Ghana are playing catching up in Group E after drawing 0-0 at home in their opener to Uganda while Egypt beat Congo 2-1 in Brazzaville to go top.

 

Source: GhanaianTimesOnline