Hosting CHAN Will Yield Benefits But…… – GFA’s Sannie Darra

The Communications Director for the Ghana Football Association, Ibrahim Sannie Darra believes hosting the 2018 CHAN Tournament will yield a lot of benefits but the timing is bad.

Officials of Confederation of Africa Football have stripped off the hosting right from Kenya after they failed to meet the deadline after a final inspection conducted by CAF.

After successfully hosting the WAFU tournament, Ghana was in a formidable position to bid for the hosting right of the tournament.

However, Sannie Darra believes the country lacks the requisite finances to properly host two competitions in one year, with Ghana already committing to host the 2018 Women’s AFCON.

This position was made clear by the GFA’s Director of Communications when he spoke on Citi FM.

“It is true that hosting the tournament will yield a lot of benefits for the country.

“But it becomes a little troubling when you factor in the fact that the host nation will have to shoulder for instance the traveling expenses for all participating countries.

“We can also talk about accommodation and feeding as well as everything associated with the tournament.

“We are not sure if the country is in the financial statements to shoulder the burden of hosting two tournaments in one year,” he revealed.

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