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Egypt have no advantage hosting playoffs second leg: Nyantakyi
From: Ghana/Joy Sports/ Benedict Owusu          Published On: September 26, 2013, 00:00 GMT
 
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Egypt have no advantage hosting playoffs second leg: Nyantakyi

Ghana Football Association president Kwasi Nyantakyi says Egypt have no advantage over Ghana in playing the final leg of their World Cup play off tie at home.

Ghana will host the first leg tie in Kumasi on October 15 before travelling to Cairo for the second leg on November 19.

Egypt after failing to meet FIFAís deadline of naming a venue and confirming a date for the game has settled on the 30,000 capacity Al Defaa Al Gawi Military Stadium in Cairo.

Nyantakyi is not perturbed with the Black Stars playing the decider away.

"Twenty years ago the sequence of the game whether you were playing first home or away second was an issue in Africa but at the moment is no longer an issue," he told Joy sports

"All the games are on television and the hanky panky deals that use to go on are no longer there, there is more fairness, fair play, a level playing ground some of the things that use to happen with bad organisation and officiating are no longer there."

This will be the first time Egypt will be playing in Cairo since October 2011, following the Port Said tragedy and civil unrest in the country.

"Playing in Egypt first or second will not make any difference if you donít prepare well, almost all our players have played at the highest level so playing before a hundred thousand capacity stadium will not intimidate them.''

"We have won some crucial away games recently so the fact that the decider will be played away for me is not a problem at all."


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