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Ghana's economy weak to bid for 2017 AFCON - Karl Tuffour

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Ace Sports journalist Karl Tuffour says the Ghana’s economy is to weak to bid for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations hosting rights.

The country’s sports minister Mahama Ayariga announced early this week that there is huge government guarantee to bid for the rights.

But the host of Sunday Night Live on Ghana TV, believes the timing is wrong for Ghana to bid for the tournament.

“It would have been good for us as a country if the economy was good. But looking at the current situation, I don’t think I will support the bid,” he said.

“Looking at the country now, we need hospitals, schools, etc. and cannot invest in the building of stadia, training grounds and other residential facilities.

“If you go to South Africa now, their economy is in shambles as a result of the 2010 World Cup. After building new stadia and training grounds for the tournament, most of them have all been left idle.

“However, the state must bear the cost of maintaining the facilities. So I will never advise the government to bid for the hosting”, he added.

CAF has announced it will be accepting bid from prospective countries until 30 September after Libya withdrew.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. selfmade says:

    This is what happens when clueless,good for nothing GOONS are voted into power!
    This is what happens when,FOOT SOLDIERS becomes the chief decision makers in elections!!

    Ghana wants to host afcon for what? This country is in a total mess and a lot of Ghanaians are suffering and going thru hardships and our clueless, half baked nincompoops want to saddle the nation with another debt!!

    Am always surprised when I take a critical look at our leaders because they are simply not very UGHLY but DUMB AS WELL!

    I know a lot of not nice looking people uses their brains a lot but not our leaders! Very ughly morons with pea brains!

    We have oil but we don’t have oil in the country! When this man assumed the presidency, he said,he is the youngest president ever and I thought he ll work harder than the old morons we had previously but this timid,dull looking man is the WORST PRESIDENT this country has ever had and that’s the absolute fact!!

    What’s so special about so called afcon anyway?!! Afcon, is one of the most useless touranment in the entire world and besides we have hosted it before(3times) without any improvement in our footballing infrastructures!!

    We want to waste another of our scarce resources to host afcon which in the long run is going to benefit Egypt and other MAFIA FRANCOPHONE DICTATORS at caf !!

    This useless tournament doesn’t benefit the host but rather the dictators in caf!!

    Ghana want to host afcon my ass!!

    If we really want to improve on our infrastructure, we should rather host THE ALL AFRICAN GAMES which ll allowed us to build TWO OLYMPIC SIZE STADUIM with all the sports cover!!

    Afcon is just like a family dynasty which only benefits egypt where the caf headquarters is and the rogue caf goons calling themse executives!!

  2. Jackie says:

    We need poverty reduction in this country,roads,electricity ,Hospitals etc…Ghana please wake up .

  3. Murtala says:

    I don’t know how this guy karl get to talk about Ghana soccer, always talking negative about Ghana football since senegal 92, are ypu the the one going to pay for the games, there is going to be marketing and sponsorship, from companies and CAF.i guess he doesn’t know that.

  4. Mr south africa says:

    the man is a liar all stadia in SA are in use…all that hosted the world cup 1.Soccer city..Kaizer chiefs, 2.Cape town stadium..Ajax Cape town. 3.peter mokaba stadium…polokwane city.4 Mbombela stadium…mpumalanga black aces.5 Nelson Mandela Bay stadium…Chippa united.6 bloemfontein stadium…Bloemfontein celtics.7 Moses Mabhida stadium….AmaZulu fc.8 Royal Bafokeng sports palace…Platinum stars..so now where is this man getting all these lies!?….if all countries were to surrender this tournament We can host it 2moro morning….

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