AFCON 2017: Ghana FA unhappy with facilities in Port -Gentil

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Soccer News of Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

2016-10-25

George AfriyieGeorge Afriyie

The Ghana FA is unhappy with about the state of facilities in Port-Gentil, where the Black Stars will reside during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars will be based in the industrial city where they will play old foes Egypt, Uganda and Mali in group D.

And Ghana FA vice-president George Afriyie is not impressed about the facilities in the city known for its petroleum and timber industries.

“My worry is the teams based in Franceville, Port-Gentil and Oyem. In terms of hotel facilities, I don’t think it meets a four star or three star hotel at best two star hotel,” he told Joy Sports.

“To my best analysis, I think they are below standard.”

“It is not really going to affect us, we need to just psyche our players to accept at least maximum of a three weeks tournament. They need to adjust themselves to that. They are Africans so they know how to adjust themselves to it.”

“We have done this before, when we were in Equatorial Guinea in our final match against Ivory Coast, we were housed in a container but we were able to make it.”

Ghana will open its campaign with a difficult tie against the Uganda on January 17.

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