Ghana Black Stars will play the ‘Eagles’ of Mali next month in an international friendly according to the country’s football governing body Femafoot.
The game is scheduled to be played in Turkey on October 9 where Mali will be basing and play Iran four days later in preparation for their 2021 African Cup of Nation’s doubleheader qualifier against Namibia in November.
The match will be played behind closed doors in strict observance of the Covid-19 protocols.
Mali is tied with Guinea at the top in Group A with four points as Namibia follows carefully with three points, and will be using the game as a dress rehearsal for their crunch encounter against Namibia.
The Black Stars, on the other hand, is likely to confirm another friendly game aside Mali after they were denied by Senegal last week.
CK Akonnor’s charges lead Group F with six points and will play Sudan on November 8 in Ghana before travelling to square it with them in a return encounter eight days later.
The last time Ghana played Mali was a last group game in the 2017 Cup of Nations where the Black Stars won 1-0 courtesy all-time top scorer Asamoah Gyan.
By: Kofi Amoah