Ghana international Anthony Annan has thrown his weight behind governmentâ€™s decision to stake a claim to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following Libyaâ€™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.
Ghanaâ€™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.
â€œWhen we last hosted it the joy and pride it brought to Ghanaian cannot be quantified,â€œ the former Schalke man told Cape-Coast based ATL FM.
â€œI know that our sporting facilities will increase after hosting the tournament and that will go a long way in developing sports in the country.
â€œI totally agree if the finance is there we should bid for it.â€