Ghana vs Egypt clash shifted to Tuesday, October 15

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The Black StarsThe Black StarsThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) has moved the date for next month's World Cup playoff first-leg clash against Egypt in Kumasi from Sunday, 13th October to Tuesday 15th October.

The decision is meant to give Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah more training time with the team before the match in Kumasi.

It also falls in line with FIFA's decision of playing the first-leg of the playoffs between 11 and 15 October.

Kick off remains at 16:00GMT.

The shift in date has sparked debate that superstition was a motivation. The original date, October 13, which falls on Sunday and traditionally a football day for Ghana, is also said to coincide with the Ashanti's observation of Akwasidae, a revered traditional calendar observation requiring in part, the performance of solemn rituals.

The second leg holds between 15th and 19th November of this year.

Two-leg ties will be played between both nations with the aggregate winner going to the finals in Brazil next year.


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