Brentford to host an African battle

Last updated : 16 August 2005 By Smallsy
Griffin Park has been used for may purposes over it's illustrious history, however for the first time Brentford's ground will play host to two African sides playing a 2006 World Cup Qualifier.

The complaint from Premiership clubs has often been that their Aisian and African players have to travel too much distance to play internationals during the season and this has been key to the retirement of players such as Mark Fish, Shaun Bartlett and Quentin Fortune.

In a bid to resuce their best players from retiring from playing for their country, FIFA have allowed Ghana and Senegal to play their game in this country to allow may of the European based players who's leagues start this week to travel and play International football.

It just so happens that FIFA contacted the FA about a suitable ground in England and of the League One and Championship grounds mentioned, Griffin Park was chosen as a suitable venue.

The game isscheduled for 17th August with kick off taking place at 7:30pm.

Admission prices are payable at the turnstyle and are as follows:

Adults - 12 pounds
Adult standing - 10 pounds

Juniors and seniors - 5 pounds

Both squads are expected to play full sides including Chelsea target Michael Essien, El Hadji Diouf, Henri Camara and Aliou Cisse.