Libya withdraws from hosting 2017 AFCON, Ghana can apply to host

Libya will not be hosting 2017 AFCON

Libya will not be hosting 2017 AFCON

Ghana has the chance to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after Libya withdrew from hosting the event owing to the civil strife in the north African country.

Libya withdrew from hosting the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday after meeting CAF chiefs in Cairo resulting in CAF inviting Ghana and other African countries to host the event.
Interested countries have up to September 30 to submit their official bids with the Ghana government to slap in its bid before the deadline if the West African country is interested in hosting the sixteen team tournament.

Libya’s sports minister and the federation’s president met with CAF President Issa Hayatou on Friday and revealed that owing to the unstable security situation in the country, the north African country would not be able to host the Afcon in 2017.

Consequently, the Secretary General of CAF, Hicham El Amrani, dispatched a circular on Saturday to all 54 member associations informing them of the decision, paving the way countries interested in hosting the event to apply.

“CAF is opening bids for the hosting of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations,” El Amrani said in the letter to federations across African on Saturday.

“The designation of the Host for this competition will be made according to the statutory provisions of CAF, especially in conformity with articles 27 to 47 of the Regulations Governing the Application of CAF Statutes.”

With four stadiums already in place to be able to host the matches in Africa’s flagship competition, Ghana could apply to host the event with less money to bring the stadium up to the standard required by CAF.

Ghana last hosted the event in 2008 and nine years down the line, the West African country already has the facilities in place to be able to comfortably host the rest of Africa.

Libya, the oil-rich country, has been hit with civil unrest since the overthrow and assassination of Muammar Al-Gaddafi in 2011.

Libya were originally to host the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but had to swap with South Africa for the 2017 edition in the hope that all civil unrests would have ceased by the time.

But delay in the construction of new stadiums due to raging civil war has seen the North African country lose its rights all together.

Morocco will host the next edition of the AFCON early next year.

The competition has been shifted to take place biennially in odd years with South Africa being the first hosts of the new regime.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. PeeWee says:

    I bet corrupt CAF wouldn’t mind hosting a tournament in a war zone like they did in Angola.

  2. fish says:

    GSN,who told you Ghana has the chance of hosting AFCON 2017?.Did Mahama tell you assholes that he is interested in hosting Afcon 2017?.The president is struggling hosting Ghanaians and you want to add more.Are you punks mad?.

  3. Mr south africa says:

    bring it back to S.A so that we use some of the stadia not used during 2012…..im joking I would suggest Ivory Coast but that part of Africa seems to struggle a lot.

    can Ghana do it….yes I remember in 98′ S.A playing in Kumasi semi final….ai it wasn’t pleasant. surely things are better now I hope.

  4. samedge says:

    @fish ur mother told them. u stupid fool comes here to fool urself & go scort free. kwasia like ur dad. ur family head is rather mad.

  5. fish says:

    Samedge,please do not insult your poor parents,because they may curse you.The sad thing in life is not have the blessings of your parents.Be a good boy.Okay?.

  6. banger says:

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  7. Mumbi says:

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  8. Mumbi says:

    @banger,I have got a football club for you in Malta.Please come and start your soccer career again.
    Please check your grammar,before those Zambians laugh at you.”I REALLY THINK MOST IDIOTS (GETS) DRUNK…”.That is wrong my brother.It should be,”I REALLY THINK MOST OF THESE IDIOTS (GET)DRUNK….”.OKAY?.

  9. samedge says:

    @mumbi forget where i was born. the bottom line is i fuck ur mum to cry like a baby. her vagina smells rough

  10. samedge says:

    @fish no wonder u smell like rotted fish. kwasia like ur dad. Tell ur father dat i said i want to pump sense into his big head b4 he waste his sperm inside ur mums v shape to deliver sea creature like u.

  11. samedge says:

    back to mumbi ur mums armpit smells like carcass. This alone shows dat zambians brought ticks & lies to the world.

  12. samedge says:

    Hahahaaa look @ mumbi correcting grammar here. Meanwhile he is the most block head being here.

  13. fish says:

    @Samedge.Thank you for insulting my parents.Have a nice day brother.

  14. banger says:

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    THAT YELLOW TEETH OF YOURS . ABOA

  15. samedge says:

    @fish have a nice day too. Do not think u can intimidate me. If u dont wamt ur parents to be insulted, then behave well when u come here. this site does not belong to animals like u & mumbi. kwasiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  16. fish says:

    @Samedge Do not be afraid my brother,because I am not a ghost,I am human being like you.Be blessed so that we all can rest in peace.

  17. banger says:

    FISH SHUT YOUR UGLY AZZ.I BET U SUCKIN MUMBI ‘ S DICK EVERYDAY

  18. fish says:

    Banger,Charlie I am broke paa,can you send me $100 to manage.Thanks.

  19. Rock says:

    I will certainly encourage countries like Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Morocco or South Africa to host it. But not Ghana. There are so many corruptions going on in Ghana.

  20. Tk says:

    Besides,Ghana only got Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi, the Accra sports stadium is a disaster waiting to happen …..cry my beloved country.

  21. Kwasi Azorzor says:

    It’s dad news, but ghana shouldn’t host it. The country is seriously facing economic difficulties.

  22. Kwasi Azorzor says:

    It’s bad news, but ghana shouldn’t host it. The ountry is seriously facing economic difficulties.

  23. Kwabena says:

    We need infrastructure in this country, at the moment we don’t have a single ultra modern stadium.

  24. One Bullet! says:

    Let them bring it to Zambia,not in Ghana,those mediaval amphitheaters you call Stadia.