The Ghana Football Association has announced that the Black Stars of Ghana will face Brazil in a friendly match in September ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar.
The GFA confirmed in a communique that the match will be played on September 23, 2022, at a stadium that will be communicated later.
Ghana was initially scheduled to come up against Angola in a double-header in the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers but the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to postpone all matches to enable the continent’s qualified teams to have enough preparation for the global tournament in Qatar.
According to the GFA, against that background, it decided to organise the pre-world cup friendly with Brazil come September.
“The match will give Coach Otto Addo the platform to continue the assessment of his players in the build-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 finals in Doha,” a communique from the GFA website reads.
Meanwhile, the Black Stars will also engage Switzerland in another pre-world cup friendly in November, the month in which the World Cup tournament proper starts.
🚨Pre-World Cup friendly Alert
— 🇬🇭 Black Stars (@GhanaBlackstars) August 19, 2022
Ghana has been drawn in Group H alongside Uruguay, Portugal, and South Korea, and will begin its journey campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.
Four days later, they take on South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan before wrapping its group stage matches against Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.
Ghana will be making its fourth appearance on the world stage following 20o6, 2010, and 2014 after missing out on the 2018 edition hosted by Russia.