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Ghana midfield dynamo Anthony Annan backs bid to host 2017 AFCON

Published on: 01 September 2014
Anthony Annan

Ghana international Anthony Annan has thrown his weight behind government’s decision to stake a claim to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following Libya’s withdrawal.

Libya ceded its right to host the competition following continual civil unrest in the country, and Countries like Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have all shown interest in slapping in a bid to secure the rights.

Ghana’s Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga announced they will slap in a bid before the 30 September deadline.

Annan, who has played in four Africa Cup of Nations finals, says government must punch above their weight to get the hosting rights.

“When we last hosted it the joy and pride it brought to Ghanaian cannot be quantified,“ the former Schalke man told Cape-Coast based ATL FM.

“I know that our sporting facilities will increase after hosting the tournament and that will go a long way in developing sports in the country.

“I totally agree if the finance is there we should bid for it.”


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  • Minnows says:
    September 01, 2014 06:23 pm
    Anan our economy is in a comma and the idea of hosting the AFCON is fantasizing. We need to reduce the high poverty levels,build hospitals,schools and to make matters worse theyz too much power outages. Fellow Ghanaians lets not put the cart before the horse.