Egypt to play return leg in Cairo
[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING] Bob Bradley's Egypt will play Ghana on Nov. 19 in the second leg of their World Cup playoff
series at Cairo's 30 June Stadium, marking the first time since 2011 that the Pharaohs will play in the capital.
The game at the 30,000-seat stadium will be the first in Cairo since Egypt
hosted Niger in October 2011. Political strife and rioting have forced Egypt to play outside Cairo since then.
The first leg is scheduled for Oct. 15 at Kumasi's Baba Yara Stadium. Ghana
had originally scheduled the game for Oct. 13 but moved it to Oct. 15 -- the last day in the FIFA window of Oct. 11-15 for the first leg -- because, at least officially, Coach Kwesi Appiah wanted more time to work with the Black Stars.
Oct. 13 is a day of rest -- Akwasidae -- for the Akan, the largest ethnic group in Ghana, and
it is considered something of bad luck to play on the day of rest.
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