U-20 African Cup of Nations: Ghana vs Burkina Faso rescheduled

Published on: 03 February 2019

Black Satellites' group B opener against with Burkina Faso at the U-20 African Cup of Nations in Niger has been rescheduled due to problems with the floodlights at the venue.

The match, which was supposed to take place in the city of Maradi on Sunday evening will be played on Monday at about 16:30 GMT after organisers called off the game as a result of a fault with the lighting system

This means visibility will be poor when the match kicks off at 19:30 pm local time.

This resulted in the decision by the organisers to cancel the match and ponder alternative plans for the match to take place.

The decision will not affect the first match of the group as Senegal were scheduled to take on Mali at 16:30 local time.

With the weather severely hot during the day, organisers decided to fix matches for the evening but with floodlight problems now popping up the matches could be rescheduled for the afternoons.

Meanwhile, Nigeria opened their U-20 Africa Cup of Nations account with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Burundi on Saturday at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey.

Siphesihle Mkhize scored twenty minutes from time to rescue a point for South Africa in the opening match of the tournament against hosts Niger in Niamey.