Tunisia discuss Black Stars pre-Afcon friendly

The Black Stars are one of four potential opponents Tunisia are courting for their pre-Afcon test matches.

Head coach Georges Leekens is planning to play three preparatory games in his programme before the Carthage Eagles depart for the Equatorial Guinea tournament.

Tunisia are prepared to play on January 7, 11 and 12 – with Ghana group opponents and neighbours Algeria already securing the January 11 date for a friendly with the Carthage Eagles in Rades.

The Tunisian Federation (FTF), have said they are engaged in talks with about four countries to fill up the remaining two dates. And supersport.com has learnt that one of these potential friendly opponents is Ghana’s Black Stars.

Sources tell supersport.com that the FTF have proposed to play the Black Stars at home on January 7 and have indeed held detailed talks about the team’s arrival and accommodation for the friendly.

Tunisia will sponsor all the expenses of the team during their stay while Ghana takes care of their flight costs from their camping base for the match, it has been proposed.

Per our understanding, the top hierarchy of the Ghana FA together with the Black Stars technical team and management have discussed details of the offer and currently look more likely to confirm the friendly date with the Tunisians.

The Carthage Eagles find themselves in a tricky Group B of the Afcon which has Cape Verde, Zambia and DR Congo while the Black Stars are in the tournament’s ‘group of death’ with Senegal, Algeria and South Africa.

Ghana looks set to confirm Spain as it camping base though there have been a few eyebrows raised over the contingent’s possibility of acquiring visas to the European country on time. The Black Stars’ camp is expected to open on January 2, 2015.