Ghana's Black Stars will engage the Cranes of Uganda in an international friendly later this month, ahead of next month's double-decker 2010 World Cup/Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Stars are scheduled to play the Eagles of Mali on June 6 in Bamako and two weeks later trek to Omdurman as guests of the Desert Hawks of Sudan.
Fred Pappoe, Vice-President of Ghana Football Association (GFA) told the GNA Sports in Accra on Tuesday that the clash which is expected to fine-tune the Stars preparations for the two matches has been slated for the last weekend of May at the Tamale sports stadium.
Pappoe who is also Chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee added that the Uganda game will serve as a good test for the Stars ahead of the crucial away games.
The last time the two sides met was on September 4, 2005 when the Stars beat the Cranes 2-0 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in the penultimate clash of the FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany.
It will be the seventh ever meeting between the two sides. Each side has won twice with the rest ending in stalemates.
The Cranes are not involved in the final rounds of the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup/Africa Cup of Nations, but the GFA Vice-President insists they will pose a good test.
He noted that the match will afford Stars coach Milovan Rajevac an opportunity to have a fair idea of his team ahead of the crucial away games.
The Stars opened their Group D account with a lone goal victory over the Squirrels of Benin last month at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.