CHAN 2018: Ghana, Burkina Faso to hold minute’s silence for terror attack victims today

Ghana and Burkina Faso are waiting on a clearance from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to observe a minute’s silence for victims of last Sunday’s terror attack.

An attack by gunmen on a Turkish restaurant that began late on Sunday left at least 18 people dead and eight wounded in Ouagadougou, initial reports said. Fast-forward Saturday, it rose to 19 following the announcement that a police officer had died from wounds sustained when militants opened fire on the restaurant.

Burkina and Ghana had played out a 2-2 draw in a first leg clash in the qualifiers to the 2018 Championship of African Nations in the country’s capital just a little over 24 hours to the attack.

In tribute to the departed souls, President of the Burkina Faso Football Federation at pre-match meeting before the second leg in Kumasi on Sunday moved the motion for the gesture and a possible wearing of black arm band by both teams. can confirm that the Ghana FA has welcomed the move and understands the Match Commissioner is in close contact with Caf for green-light.

Ghana and Burkina Faso will battle out for the available ticket to next year’s CHAN at the Baa Yara Stadium Sunday afternoon.

As at Saturday, thirteen finalists to the Kenya tournament have been determined with the likes of holders DR Congo, South Africa, Egypt and Algeria emerging as big casualties.



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