MoYS dismisses Ghana AWCON 2018 hosting rights reports

Communications Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Elvis Adjei-Baah has dismissed reports that Ghana has been stripped of the hosting right of the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON).

Reports went widespread on Sunday that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has stripped Ghana of the hosting right to host this year’s AWCON following a decision by the continent’s football governing body.

CAF was reported to have taken the decision after Ghana’s disastrous preparation for the competition left the Egypt-based body with no other option.

With just three months to the start of the competition, CAF was reported to be unimpressed with the progress of work at the venues for the competition which led to the decision to axe Ghana.

The report further stated that, CAF president Ahmad Ahmad was looking for a country to replace Ghana.

According to the report, a new host will be announced next month during the CAF Extraordinary General Assembly in Egypt.

But the MoYS spokesperson vehemently denied the report and stated that his outfit had not been served with any communication to that effect.

“We haven’t received any official letter from CAF saying we have been stripped of the 2019 AWCON.”

“If there has been a change in the hosting plan, I believe we should be the first to be notified. The Liaison team is also saying they haven’t received any official letter from CAF either. We can’t deal with rumours. I only know Ghana has the right to host the AWCON. Until CAF writes to us, Ghana is still the host of the competition.” I believe Ghana is ready to host this tournament. I will be surprised if CAF takes the hosting right from us.
The eight-team tournament is scheduled to take place between November 17 to December 1, 2018 but the dodgy pace of preparation look to have led to the decision. –



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