Ghana Now To Play Uganda On Sept. 6

Asamoah GyanThe Ghana Football Association has confirmed that their game against Uganda Cranes in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier will be played on Saturday, 06 September.

Edgar Watson, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda FA told MTNFootball.com yesterday that their counterparts in Ghana had communicated that they have moved the game by a day instead of the earlier date of 05 September.

“We received the confirmation that the game will be played on a Saturday in Kumasi,” said Watson.

The Cranes who last qualified for Afcon in 1978 have already embarked on training ahead of the match and will have a build-up away to Niger on September 2.

Guinea and Togo are the other teams in Group E of the AFCON qualifiers.

In another development, Ghana will face a tough task in winning the rights to host of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after Egypt  threw their hat into the ring after Libya stepped out.

Ghana were thought to be the overwhelming favourites to host the competition after Libya withdrew leaving Ethiopia and Kenya to also join in the race.

With the Ghanaians already having the facilities as they hosted the event as recently as 2008 they were seen as ahead of Kenya and Ethiopia who must build fresh facilities to meet the conditions of hosting the continental showpiece event.

However, Egyptian Football Association have now expressed their interest in bidding to host Afcon 2017 after they hosted the 2006 edition which means Ghana have a tough task.

Sources in EFA revealed they are keen to bid to host 2017 edition but they are yet to make a formal decision.

“It will be a honour for us to host the Afcon, as we are keen to host this event but we still need to talk with many ministries in the government,” EFA vice president, Hassan Farid, said.

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