CAF to decide on Ghana’s AFCON 2017 bid in April

Sports News of Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Source: Starrfmonline.com

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will announce in April this year if Ghana would be given the nod to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Six other nations including Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Kenya, Sudan and Zimbabwe have also applied to host the tournament.

Nominations were opened on August 23, 2014, following the withdrawal of Libya, original host of the 31st edition of the Nations Cup.

According to a statement from CAF, the host country will be decided by the CAF Executive Committee during one of its sessions in April 2015.

Due to the limited time frame for the organisation of the 2017 continental showpiece, the Executive Committee will focus on the host with acceptable infrastructure and facilities required such as stadia, training grounds, accommodation, communications in making a decision.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga in an interview on Asempa FM Tuesday, confirmed that the GFA is strongly lobbying to host the tournament adding that he is hopeful Ghana would be given the nod ahead of the other nations.

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