Ghana’s bid c’ttee in Egypt

RxGHANA’s representatives for the 2017 bid have arrived safely in Cairo ahead of the most anticipated announcement of the right holder for the AFCON 2017.

The committee is led by its chairman Ernest Thompson, three time African best player, Abedi Ayew Pele, Fred Crentsil, Randy Abbey, Herbert Mensah, Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe, Lepowura MND Jawula, and Nana Sam Brew.

Others include, Rex Danquah, Alex Mould Abdullai Yakubu, Tony Yeboah, Stephen Appiah and Azumah Nelson left the shores of the country on Monday, April 6.

The committee is expected to finally meet CAF representatives to further explain why Ghana should be given the hosting right for the 2017 AFCON after Libya pulled out due to political turmoil.

Widespread reports in Algeria on Monday claimed they have been named by CAF as the next country to host the AFCON, but on the contrary those reports were false as CAF will name the host nation on Wednesday, April 8 in Cairo.

*The defeat for the Ghana Premier League coupled with Accra Hearts of Oaks’ triumph in the Confederation Cup ignited massive debates and post game reactions from fans and experts alike.

Status Committee member and former Chairman of Aduana Stars Kofi Manu popularly known as Blue Boy in an interview with Kumasi-based Sikka FM said the Kotoko losing the Champions League game was due to lack of rest on the part of the players.

Kofi Manu further made his point clear that the players did not sleep and even dared for a medical confirmation that the players did not have enough sleep.

“They don’t sleep and I’ll continue to say this … they don’t sleep, they don’t have enough sleep” Blue Boy roared.

The fact that the players lie on their beds did not mean they slept, Kofi Manu explained. The players spend their nights making phone calls, surfing the internet and watching porn, he further disclosed.

How can you sleep doing these in the night, he questioned.

The elimination of Kumasi Asante Kotoko comes as a huge blow to coach David Duncan who was appointed to replace Mas Ud Didi Dramani a few weeks ago.

In another development, Chief Executive Officer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Opoku Nti has threatened to deal with the playing body ruthlessly in the near future if they go contrary to camp rules, reports

According to Opoku Nti, players of Kotoko will be stopped from using any social media platform during camp time.

He says the excessive use of social media prevents the players from having enough time to relax.

He made these comments on the back of the team’s failure to qualify to the next stage of the CAF Champions League on Sunday after they were defeated by MC Eulma in Kumasi.

“The players don’t sleep all because of Facebook and whatsapp, as a player you need more than 8 hours of sleep but these players don’t”.

“It’s sad we are out of the competition and going forward we will do this, stop them from all social media so that they will get enough time to sleep”

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