Our match against Ghana will go ahead as planned in South Africa, says SAFA spokesperson

Published on: 22 February 2021

The Communications Director for the South Africa Football Association (SAFA), Domnic Chimnavhi has indicated that their match against Ghana will be staged in their country despite calls for the game to be pushed to a neutral ground.

As reported by footballghana.com earlier this month, the Ghana FA has written to CAF looking to have the match against the Bafana Bafana in the AFCON qualifiers to be staged outside South Africa as a result of the increasing number of Covdi-19 cases.

Speaking to Ashh FM today, Domnic Chimnavhi who speaks for SAFA has stressed that there is no chance the match will be moved because there is no cause for worry.

“Just note that our PSL was one of the first to go ahead in Africa and besides the covid-19 cases have dwindled in recent past. There is absolutely nothing to fear. We will host a successful match and the Black Stars have nothing to fear,” the SAFA Communications Director said.

Domnic Chimnavhi continued, “Note also that there are hundreds of Ghanaians requesting visas to come to SA, so fears of covid-19 are highly exaggerated. Everyone will however conform to strict covid-19 regulations as per global norms. The match will take place in South Africa as per CAF requirements.”

The crucial match between the Black Stars and the Bafana Bafana in Group C of the AFCON qualifiers is scheduled to be played in March.