Ghana-Nigeria friendly rearranged for October

Ghana take on Nigeria at the 2010 Nations Cup
Great rivals Nigeria and Ghana will meet in October after the cancellation of their scheduled friendly earlier this month because of rioting in London

Ghana and Nigeria will play each other in October after their friendly scheduled for 9 August was cancelled because of rioting in England.

The two teams will play at the same venue, Vicarage Road, the home of Championship side Watford.

The Ghanaian FA has confirmed the new date of 11 October on its website.

The previous game was called off at the request of the London Metropolitan Police, with local authorities saying they were unable to police the match.

At the time, looting in the English capital was putting local police under intense pressure meaning that officers from other parts of the United Kingdom were drafted in to help London's force.

The news came just hours before the game's scheduled kick-off.

"We were looking forward to playing this game ... but there is nothing anybody can do," Nigeria coach Samson Siasia said at the time.

"The police have the final authority and if they say they cannot guarantee our security, then we have to take that."

Watford is situated around 30 kilometres north-west of London.

The newly-arranged game will be played days after both sides complete their 2012 African Nations Cup qualifying campaign.

Ghana have a top-of-the-table Group I clash away in Sudan on 8 October, while Nigeria host Guinea in Group B on the same day.

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