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CAF president wants Ghana to bid for Africa Cup of Nations tournament

Published on: 25 October 2021
CAF president wants Ghana to bid for Africa Cup of Nations tournament
Nigeria's national football team players hold the trophy as they celebrate winning the 2013 African Cup of Nations final against Burkina Faso on February 10, 2013 at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

 

The President for the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe wants Ghana to put in a bid to host the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Motsepe was in Ghana for a two-day visit last week and was among the guest speakers at the Youth Connekt Summit held in Accra.

The CAF President revealed in a press briefing that he had suggested to the President Nana Akufo-Addo for Ghana to host the AFCON which comes with a lot of economic benefits and development.

“I will like to see Ghana put in a bid to host the African Cup so we can come back. So there are ongoing proposals to host it”.

Ghana has previously hosted the Africa Cup of Nations on three occasions in 1978, 2000 and 2008.

The next two editions of the tournament will be hosted by Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

Meanwhile, Patrice Motsepe has thrown his weight behind the proposed staging of the FIFA World Cup every two years.

According to him the staging of the World Cup every two years will see an increase in the slots for Africa

“Some of the rules in football were made many years ago and I want to make sure the number of African teams increase immensely. This will be possible with the Biennial two-year World Cup”

“Side by side with the Super League is to have a World Cup every two years. African football must be put in a fundamental position to benefit financially.”

“I am very clear in my mind that one of the biggest beneficiaries of football every two years is the developing world,” Motsepe said.

By Herbert Boakye Yiadom

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