The proposed friendly encounter between Ghana and Nigeria has been called off.
After the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations draw was held, reports emerged that the Super Eagle will host the Black Stars in a preparatory match ahead of the tournament in Egypt.
However, sources said the Black Stars would be in the UAE at the time of the match and it would be difficult making the trip to Nigeria to play the game.
“They actually wanted to play us [Ghana] in Nigeria and they had discussions with only the Deputy Sports Minister (Perry Okudzeto),” said a Ghana football official.
“But we may be in the United Arab Emirates, which will be difficult.”
Ghana have chosen to hold a three-week pre-Afcon 2019 camping in Abu Dhabi.
In recent past, the four-time African champions have used the United Arab Emirates (specifically Dubai) twice as a pre-tournament base for some Nations Cup campaigns – first the 2013 Afcon in South Africa and the recent one, Gabon 2017.