AWCON 2018: CAF denies stripping Ghana off hosting rights

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has denied media reports that Ghana has been stripped off the hosting rights for the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations slated to come off in December.

In a statement released Monday evening, CAF, however, said the matter will be discussed at a meeting on the 12th of September with a decision to be taken on September 27th or 28th.

Reports emerged late Sunday evening that Ghana CAF was on the lookout for a new host of the continent’s biennial women’s football competition after officially deciding the West African country was not ready to host the competition scheduled to start in November 2018.

The report, from KweseESPN, went further to quote CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad, as saying that a new host would be decided at CAF’s Extraordinary General Assembly in Egypt next month.

The Sports Ministry denied the story and CAF have now clarified the matter in a statement.

Full Statement Below:

Statement on Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2018

Following recent media reports, the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) authoritatively confirms that there has been no decision regarding the hosting rights of the Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2018 scheduled for 17 November to 1 December.

The subject will be discussed at the next meeting of the Organising Committee for Women’s Football to be held in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday, 12 September 2018. The report of the last inspection visit is among items on the agenda.

The final decision will be taken by the CAF Executive Committee at its meeting on 27-28 September 2018 in Egypt.

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