Both footballers will leave the hotel, where the Ghana delegation resides, on Thursday.
On Thursday, the national team of Ghana will play against Portugal in the third game of the group round at the FIFA World Cup (starting at 16:00 GMT). Both teams have chances to get through to the 1/8 finals.
“We love our people and we’ll play,” Ghana team’s halfback Christian Atsu stated.
Meanwhile, FIFA announced it launched an investigation against the Football Association of Ghana that had been accused by British media of participating in fixed matches.
According to reports of British media, a representative of the association Obed Nketiah jointly with FIFA-accredited agent Christopher Forsythe proposed to arrange fixed exhibition games of Ghana national team to an unnamed investment company that turned out to be founded by British journalists for a six-month investigation into the situation with fixed matches.
Both officials approached the company on behalf of the association’s president Kwesi Nyantakyi, proposing to pay $170,000 for each fixed game. Media reported that Nketiah and Forsythe pledged to deal with the referees and name the corrupted officials who could arrange such matches of the Ghana national squad.
According to reports, a meeting between Nyantakyi and Nketiah and Forsythe took place later, and the association’s president agreed to participate in the falsification.
When British media reported about the investigation, Nketiah and Forsythe denied their involvement in the fixed matches’ case. Nyantakyi stated that he was not aware about the officials’ intentions. Later Ghana football authorities announced about their own investigation of this case and involved the police.