AFCON 2023: GFA yet to submit Black Stars camping plans- Sports Ministry

The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Evans Opoku Bobie, says the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is yet to submit a venue for the Black Stars camping ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The 2023 AFCON is 37 days away from its commencement with the Black Stars expected to compete in the 34th edition of the continental tournament.

With little over a month to go, the leadership of the Ghana FA is yet to present plans to the Sports Ministry, according to Bobie, who says his entourage has no idea where the team will pitch camp.

Quizzed about the place to serve as preparations for Chris Hughton’s men ahead of playing in Ivory Coast, Bobie said: “Nothing has come before the Sports Ministry indicating where Ghana will pitch camp [ahead of AFCON 2023].

“I might not be able to answer this question right now.”

On whether the team should pitch camp in the country before leaving for Ivory Coast, he added: “I am not a technical person. We are in charge of policy issues at the Ministry.”

“As and when the technical handlers of the GFA bring this information, we will interrogate it and let the public know.”

The Black Stars are drawn in Group B for the continental showpiece where they will place against Cape Verde, Egypt and Mozambique.

Source:  Lawrence Degraft Baidoo  

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