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Sports Minister confident of Ghana's chances of winning bid to host 2017 AFCON

Ghana to bid for hosting rights for 2017 AFCON

Ghana to bid for hosting rights for 2017 AFCON

By Ameenu Shaardow

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Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga is extremely confident of Ghana’s chances of winning the hosting rights to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

The West African country have revealed their intention to bid for the tournament which became suddenly available after Libya ceded its rights to host the 2017 edition due to raging civil unrest.

Ghana only hosted the tournament in 2008, meaning they will be hosting Africa’s flagship competition within the ninth year of staging its last if it wins the 2017 bid.

Some however have doubts over Ghana’s chances of winning the bid which will definitely be highly competitive with other countries expected to reveal their interest.

But Sports Minister believes Ghana’s unique positioning as a giant of African football will scare away any competition.

“Once other countries interested in hosting the Nations Cup hear that Ghana is bidding, they will think twice before also doing same,” he told Happy FM.

“This is because Ghana is a giant in African football and a favourites also.”

The next edition of the Nations Cup will be hosted early next year by Morocco.

It will be the second country to stage the leading African football even since its hosting was moved to odd years.

South Africa hosted the inaugural edition in the competition’s new format in 2013.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Mumbi says:

    Hahahahahah!!!! Giants of african football hosted in 2008 but what happened?
    If CAF is serious they can’t allow Ghana to host coz; 1 Ghanaians are seeking asylum in other countries 2 There are no training grounds in ghana only car parks.3 Ebola is still claiming the lives of many ghanaians and by 2017, 95% of them will be no more. 4 etc.

    • kwame says:

      Do u listen to news at all? Ebola?? Do u even know wah ebola is?? Y r u so stubborn? Is it because Ghana beat u in kumasi nd reached the world cup even wen dashed u three points? Oh pls! Save ur crap

  2. kwame says:

    Lmao mumbi… It was just that i saw volatile rants abt Ghana on ur Zambia site and here u r ranting again…r u dat jobless?

  3. kwame says:

    Lmao mumbi… It was just yesterday that i saw volatile rants abt Ghana on ur Zambia site and here u r ranting again…r u dat jobless?

  4. banger says:

    I DOUBT THIS MUMBI SHIT FACE IS EVEN 18.HIM AND THAT SHIT FACE NAME JEFF CMS ON THIS SITE TO RAIN INSULTS . GUYS LIKE THAT ARE SO PATHETIC. U CAN TELL THEY GOT BULLIED IN SCHOOL.

  5. Draman Appiah says:

    Hold your fire guys. Lets face the truth, ebola is in ghana and so far 68 people have died. Still our health ministry can advise if we can go on to bid for the hosting of CAN 2017.

  6. YAARO says:

    This mumbi is a fool he dos’nt know what he is talking about

  7. paradox says:

    hahahahaha!!!!!. my laugh excludes the ibola jokes by draman and mumbi

  8. Dasaintshy says:

    Mumbi is not circumzised, all Zambians are not circumcised including their president. Why waste your time on this tranny”….

  9. Jeff says:

    #Banger,Don’t dodge my question kid,just show me your hostels and I will go and verify.I will also tell you the business man renting my house at Trasdaco Valley.The owner og trassaco valley is an Italian called Ernesto Taricone.

  10. James says:

    We need better roads, hospitals etc. Lets give stageing tournaments a break cos we cannot afford it.

  11. banger says:

    JEFF U ARE THE MOST STUPIDEST DICK FACE I HAV EVER INSULTED. I DOUBT IF U EVEN COMPLETED KINDERGARTEN.I DNT THINK U EVEN 20 YET. WHO IN THEIR RITE MIND WILL GIVE A CRIMINAL WERE THEIR
    BUSSINESSES ARE.SAFE YOUR MONEY OK.THAT LITTLE CEDIS U HAV U WANT TO
    TAKE TROR TROR TO GO SEE WERE MY BUSSINESSES ARE.I DOUBT UVE EVEN EATEN SINCE MORNING. .SAME THAT TEN CEDIS OF YOURS OK.THE KINDERGARTEN.HE OF MONEY I HAV EVEN YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALL DNT HAV THAT KINDERGARTEN.HE OF MONEY. ABOA WANU KAI3 KAI3

  12. banger says:

    ERROR. JEFF THE KIND OF MONEY I HAV EVEN YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALLER DOES’NT HAV THAT KIND OF MONEY .WA NOR KAI3 KAI3.

  13. fish says:

    @banger,stop disgracing us please,because your grammar is very appalling.what kind of grammar is this,” The most stupidest”,yet you are complaining of somebody not completing kindergarten.What kind of computer are you using?,.”Who in the rite mind were their businesses are safe”.You can’t even spell the word “Business” correctly.Oh my God,what a meaningless sentence.

  14. Jeff says:

    Banger,Hahahahaha,your fellow Ghanaian (fish) is advising you to go back to school and study English language properly.Anyway,you must be very rich,because my favorite footballer is Neymar,and you are richer than he is.Congratulations.

  15. Kofi says:

    Ghana is in a deplorable situation to host this glorious tournament. We don’t have enough resources to host it,our people are languishing in poverty,Ebola is on the rampage and the economy is in a comma….

  16. Kwabena says:

    Some fucking idiots like Mumbi need to b kicked off this site. Do they not have anything else to do in EBOLA infested Zambia. FUCKING MONKEYS