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Sports News of Monday, 15 June 2020

Source: ghanasoccernet.com

Former defender Hans Sarpei wants Germany to play Black Stars in Ghana

Former Black Stars defender Former defender Hans Adu Sarpei Former Black Stars defender Former defender Hans Adu Sarpei

Former Ghana defender Hans Adu Sarpei has asked the German football federation to consider playing the Black Stars in the West African country, claiming it would help in the psychological fight against racism.

The ex-Schalke player says the effort to get the German national team play against the Black Stars in Ghana will also serve as strong awareness in the fight against racism in football and the general against cancer.

Ghana has played the German national team two times with the European side thrashing the Black Stars 6-1 in a friendly in the European country in the city of Bochum which was termed as the "Bochum Disaster" in football quarters.

The two sides met again at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with the Black Stars shocking the star-studded Europeans by coming from a goal down before the match settled for a 2-2 draw.

Now football pundits have it that the odds are balanced between Ghana and Germany while others are tipping the Black Stars to win the game if organized in the West African nation.

This has sparked a scramble for many Ghanaians on how betting odds wil work in the hope that they could be well informed before placing their bets on such a tough match.

Sarpei has joined the debate in the wake of the fight against racism in the world which has now spread to the football industry following the death of black man George Floyd at the hands of a white policeman in America.

According to the former Wolfsburg right-back, the German Football Association (DFB) can do more in the fight against racism.

“The DFB does too little for me. Hang up signs and the players then come in and say: We are against racism, that is not enough, ”said the former football professional to TV station Phoenix. He referred to the high radiance of the DFB team.

"Let's have a look at the German national team. Sané, Boateng, Gnabry. Where do they all come from? Why don't we make a game in Ghana, where Boateng's roots come from. Easy to build bridges. Football has such an effect, such a force. Show people what it's like in Ghana,” said Sarpei.

Sarpei welcomed the action by FSV Mainz 05 to dismiss a member who had complained about too many black players in the team: “This is a strong reaction from FSV Mainz. But I still wish they had written about it. These colored players, there is a German, an Austrian, a Luxembourger, a Dutchman. ”

The last match between Germany and Ghana, Miroslav Klose scored and became the joint-record scorer in World Cup history as he rescued a point for the Europeans from a breathless and dramatic game with the Black Stars at Estadio Castelao in Brazil.

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