2018 Women’s Afcon: ‘Ghana looks not prepared to host tournament’

Ghana is failing to show readiness to host the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, the Vice Chairperson for the country’s Women’s League Board, Rosalind Amoh has bemoaned.

Ghana won the bid to stage the 8-team tournament in November 2018. But since receiving the official mandate in December last year, not much has been done in preparations for the competition. The Legon stadium, a venue earmarked to host the competition remains incomplete with a Local Organising Committee for the competition yet to be put in place. And that worries Roslyn Amoh.

“Personally I’m concerned and worried. There is nothing to show that we are prepared to host the tournament,” she is quoted by starrsportsgh.com.

“How can we even start preparations when the LOC (Local Organizing Committee) has not even been named?”

It is the first time Ghana will be hosting the competition which will be in its 11th edition.

“We have always been crying to host the event. Now, we have it and it looks like we are not concerned or bothered about timing and preparations,” Mrs. Amoh added.

A few months back, Ghana’s Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah mentioned in an interview that stakeholder consultations were underway with a Local Organization Committee expected to be announced for the Women’s Afcon in due course but there has been no word yet.

The 2018 Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled for November 17 to December 1, 2018.

The tournament also doubles as the African qualifiers to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The top three teams will qualify.


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