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Libyan Newswire

Ghana To Bid For 2017 AFCON


Aug 2014

Ghana has announced her decision to bid for the hosting right for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following the withdrawal of Libya.

Mahama Ayarigah, Minister for Youth and Sports, who made this known to the media yesterday, said “I am happy to announce to you that, the President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has given us the permission to bid for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
“We have his blessings and we are going to bid for the competition, because we have what it takes to win.
“We have the infrastructure in place, a good air travel system and a hospitable environment to host the rest of the continent” Ayarigah told the media.
According to the minister, Ghana already has four stadiums with a brand new one in the offing hence her readiness to make a successful bid.
The minister expressed the hope that, Ghana will be given the right to host the event for the second time within ten years, having hosted the 2008 event.
Libya, was billed the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations but dropped its interest as a result of political instability.
Source: GNA