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Ghana wants FIFA meeting over Cairo security plans

04 November 2013, 13:49

Accra - Ghana's sports minister wants to meet with FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke over security for the World Cup playoff against Egypt in Cairo.

Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah wrote in a letter to Valcke on Monday that Ghana still has "genuine security concerns" over the Nov. 19 game, which FIFA ruled could go ahead in the troubled capital, the first international there in two years.

Ankrah has asked for details of safety guarantees made by Egyptian authorities which prompted FIFA to allow the second leg to be played with fans at a Cairo military stadium. Ghana leads 6-1 on aggregate.

Tensions in Cairo will likely increase this month with the trial of former president Mohammed Morsi starting Monday.

- AP


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