Ghana FA Still Doubts Egypt’s Security

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi is uncertain over security in Egypt ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifying playoff in Cairo. The African powerhouses clash in the return leg of the final qualifying phase, with Ghana virtually through after a 6-1 first-leg win. Despite assurances from the Egyptian FA that security will be at full strength at the Air Defense Stadium, Ghana’s football governing body is still anxious. “My strongest conviction is that the match should be moved away from Cairo because I think security is seriously compromised in Cairo and the situation keeps escalating day in day out,” Nyantakyi told Accra-based Joy FM. “We cannot risk the lives of our players, officials and supporters by going to Cairo, I do not think that any life lost is replaceable and so in the interest of fairness and security it is better for FIFA to look outside Egypt for a venue for the match.” The Egyptian FA also revealed this week that 30,000 supporters will be allowed to attend the November 19 match at the military-owned stadium.