Ghanaian champions Ashanti Gold SC cancelled their proposed trip to Sierra Leone for an international friendly with the country’s national team, Leone Stars due to a failure in the agreement.
The West African football giant were due to fly on Friday to Freetown for a friendly match but decided to cancel their trip after the match organizers-who are alleged to be the Sierra Leone Football Association-failed to pay for the contingent’s air tickets and accommodation.
The said match was planned to celebrate Sierra Leone’s clearance to host international football matches after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the country free from Ebola.
The West African country last hosted an international fixture on home soil on 19th July 2014 when the Leone Stars defeated Seychelles in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Freetown.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) imposed a ban 15 months ago to stop the spread of the virus which affected approximately 8,704 people in Sierra Leone, claiming 3,589 lives.