Fifa Warns Ghana FA

Fifa has told the Ghana Football Association is faces further fines if it fails to sell advance tickets for Sunday's World Cup qualifier. Football's world governing body heavily reprimanded the GFA for its failure to sell advance tickets for September's qualifier against Sudan. New regulations require all countries to sell advance tickets for World Cup qualfiers to avoid the stampedes that has led to deaths at matches in many African countries.But the Ghana authorities failed to adhere to these regulations which led the unspecified reprimand by Fifa. With the last Group Four qualifier against Mali scheduled for Kumasi on Sunday, Fifa insists failure comply will lead to fines."We have been warned by Fifa that if we don't sell advance tickets we will be heavily reprimanded," GFA vice president Fred Pappoe said. In compliance with this directive, advance tickets will be sold in Accra and Kumasi from Thursday."We will start selling the advance tickets from Thursday at the Accra and Kumasi stadia," Pappoe said. Ghana has already qualified for the 2010 World Cup and 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.