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Sports News of Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Sports Minister holds 'successful' meeting with CAF President

Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah has held a successful discussion with the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Dr. Ahmad Ahmad in Madagascar over issues relating to Ghana football.

Last week, the continent's football governing body called a crisis meeting with the Sports Minister to discuss the country's hosting of the 2018 Africa Women's Championship that has been hit by severe delays with just three months left to start the competition.

Fears in the West Africa country were that the Confederation of African Football will strip country of the right to host the women's flagship competition after an inspection visit by the governing body was said to be unimpressed over the progress of work.

The meeting seemed to have arrived at an amicable conclusion after Dr. Ahmad stated that the continent's football governing body's support to clean and sanitized Ghana's football following revelations of evidences of corruption and misconduct in the game.

The President also expressed optimism of Ghana’s ability to host the 11th Africa Women's Championship this year in November.

This erases all concerns and unsubstantiated reports of Ghana risking losing the hosting rights of the 2018 AWCON

Mr. Asiamah on his part assured of Ghana’s capacity and Government's preparedness to host the biannual tournament come November.