GFA- We’ll hold FIFA responsible if anything bad happens to us

GFA- We’ll hold FIFA responsible if anything bad happens to us.

Kwasi Nyantakyi

Kwasi Nyantakyi

The Ghana Football Association has cautioned FIFA that they will be held responsible if any unforeseen incident happens to any member of the Black Stars or FA officials in Egypt, before and during their stay in the country for the 2014 world cup qualifier.

Kwasi Nyantakyi who made this known stated that the decision by FIFA for the second leg play-off to go ahead in Cairo came as a surprise to the FA and Ghanaian fans.

“When FIFA ruled that the match should go on in Cairo we were a bit surprised considering the security situation in the country but they took the decision based on the acceptance of the guarantees by the Egyptian government,” GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi told Joy sports.

He added “we will hold FIFA responsible because it is FIFA who owns the competition.

“And FIFA has relied on the advice of the government of Egypt to sanction the match and so if any mishap occurs FIFA must be held responsible and no one else,” he said.

GFA wrote to FIFA to switch the 2nd leg play-off for the 2014 World Cup qualifier from Cairo to a neutral venue due to political instability in that country which has claimed hundres of lives in the last few months.

But FIFA in a response on Wednesday, said the second leg play-off game will go ahead in Cairo despite the request for it to be moved to a neutral venue.

The Black Stars won the first leg by 6-1 in Kumasi on October 15, while the return leg has been fixed for November 19 in Cairo.

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