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Lights Go Out on Lesotho as Ghana Hit Seven Goals


Kumasi, June 2, GNA – The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has said it was not responsible for the blackout during the match between Ghana and Lesotho at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday.

“We do not control the floodlights at the Stadium as that was within the mandate of the National Sports Authority (NSA) and therefore any development with the facility should be left with the Authority to answer”, Mr Erasmus Baidoo, Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer for the Company, told the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi on Saturday.

He was reacting to concerns by most Ghanaians in connection with the embarrassing manner in which floodlights at theStadium suddenly went off barely 54 minutes into Ghana’s game against Lesotho.

The Ghana Black Stars were at the time leading their opponents 4-0.

Football fans who thronged the Stadium on Friday, to catch glimpse of the match were highly disappointed as they had no option than to leave for their various destinations after the floodlights went off.

Senegalese referee Diata Badara, following the incident, signaled for hostilities to come to an abrupt end and after conferring with the Match Commissioner and other officials ordered the NSA and Ghana Football Association (GFA) to rectify the situation in an hour’s time to allow for play to continue in accordance with FIFA’s regulations.

* Blackout shames Ghana on an international stage

* Ghana-Lesotho World Cup qualifier moved to Kumasi

Likuena stranded for two days in SA

MASERU- The national soccer team is in serious danger of failing to honour their World Cup qualifier against Ghana scheduled for this evening due to visa problems that saw the team being stranded for two days in South Africa.

“When such things happen, it is the country’s image that suffers, including the resources that are wasted in the process. I believe we can do better as a country. These administrative glitches have a way of negatively impacting on the players’ performance in the field. It would be a miracle if the team comes back with any meaningful result from Ghana,” he said.
Public Eye Daily

* Likuena face Zebras

* Zebras kick Likuena


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