‘Egypt is safe and ready to host Ghana’ – Heider

Egyptian ambassador to Ghana Mohammed Mostefa Heider has allayed fears over security for the Black Stars’ visit to his country for a crucial 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying encounter.

The Egyptian FA, late October, allegedly uncovered a plot by fans who has plans to unleash series of attack on Ghana coach Avram Grant before and after the game because of a long standing rivalry between Israelis and Egyptians.

This situation has aroused uneasiness among the football governing body who is stepping up preparations ahead of such a crucial encounter – previously having their football affected by political instability and wouldn’t want to risk the gradual momentum build in football come crumpling down.

Mostefa has however assured Ghanaians not to fear because everything is under control.

“Politically Egypt is stable, Egypt is safe. The country has president elect and we have no problem with securities, stabilities or whatsoever,” Heider was quoted as saying.

“To [the best of] my knowledge, the country is 100% safe not only for Ghanaians but for Egyptians, tourist and everybody.

“The venue is ready as well as everybody. It will be organized in a way that things will be perfect.”

The Black Stars will battle the Pharaohs of Egypt in a second group E game after failing to beat the Cranes of Uganda at the Tamale Sports Stadium.

Egypt are bent on avenging the 7-3 goal aggregate handed them by Ghana prior to 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The game will be played at the Borg Al Arab stadium in Alexandria – a 75,000 capacity stadium.

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