Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Patrice Motsepe, wants Ghana to make an offer for hosting this year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Last week, Motsepe visited Ghana for two days. He was one of the speakers who spoke on the Youth Connekt Summit held in Accra.
The CAF President, during a press conference that he had made suggestions to President Nana Akufo-Addo to invite Ghana hosting the AFCON, which will bring numerous economic advantages and development.
“I will like to see Ghana put in a bid to host the African Cup, so we can come back. So there are ongoing proposals to host it.”
Ghana has previously hosted the Africa Cup of Nations on three occasions, 1978, 2000, and 2008.
The next two editions of the event will be held by Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire in 2022 and 2023, respectively.
In the meantime, Patrice Motsepe, has thrown his support behind the hosting of the FIFA World Cup every two years.
According to him, the staging of this World Cup every two years will result in an increase in the number of slots for Africa
“Some of the rules in football were made many years ago, and I want to make sure the number of African teams increase immensely. This will be possible with the Biennial two-year World Cup
Side by side with the Super League is to have a World Cup every two years. African football must be put in a fundamental position to benefit financially.
I am very clear in my mind that one of the biggest beneficiaries of football every two years is the developing world,” Motsepe said.