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Magnus Rex Danquah, Secretary to Ghana 2017 Bid Committee, has said Ghana will rely on existing infrastructure and availability of experienced personal to win the hosting right for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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Speaking with the media on Ghana?s chances, Rex Danquah said, the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), will consider countries that have ready infrastructure and experienced personal to manage the competition.

?We have four stadiums that only needs to be renovated and a new one under construction at Cape Coast. We also have all the personnel who managed the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations around and I have no doubt that CAF will take into considerations these factors and award Ghana the right to host the competition.

?We were successful in hosting Ghana/Nigeria 2000, because we hosted the youth tournament in 2009. We built on the same experience to organise the 2008 AFCON and I believe CAF has gathered enough confidence in us to grant us the opportunity to organise another event,” Rex Danquah stated.

Commenting on the political climate in 2016 and its effects on the competition in 2017, Rex Danquah said, AFCON 2017 will help douse any high political tension that may arise as a result of the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.

?AFCON 2017 will rather unite the country and neutralise the tension that may have arisen as a result of the elections.

?I think hosting AFCON 2017 will come with a lot more benefits than we expect and we must all embrace the concept?.

He however, noted that they have taken note of all the useful lessons as a result of the 2008 AFCON hosted by Ghana and will be guided by the lessons for a successful event in 2017.



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