Ghana to spend $8m on Women’s Afcon hosting

Ghana’s government has set aside $8 million to cater for costs for hosting the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

The West African giants are preparing to host 7 other countries from the continent in two cities – Accra and Cape Coast from November 17 to December 1.

“Government has approved an amount of $8 million for the hosting of the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament. That will be used for the renovation of the stadia and other training facilities to be used for the tournament,” Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah said when he took his turn at the Meet The Press series Tuesday morning.

“This is the year of Women’s football because is the country hosting the rest of Africa in November. Also, the Under-17 and Under-20 will be going to the World Cup and we are ready to support them…” he also stated.

Ghana’s senior women’s national team, the Black Queens are three-times runners-up at the Women’s Afcon and will be making their 12th appearance when they host the 2018 edition.

Meanwhile, gathers that the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the Women’s Afcon is preparing to kick-start publicity for the tournament with a launch and unveiling of the official mascot on March 23.

Also, the El-Wak Sports Stadium (Accra), Legon Stadium (Accra), Robert Mensah Stadium (Cape Coast) and Nduom Stadium (Cape Coast) have been earmarked as training facilities for participating teams.



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