Ghana midfield dynamo Anthony Annan backs bid to host 2017 AFCON
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.”