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CAF has not stripped Ghana off AWCON right-Acting Director of NSA Majeed Bawa

By Mutala Yakubu

The acting Director of the National Sports Authority (NSA) Majeed Bawa says CAF has not written to Ghana to strip them off the rights to host the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations.

Several reports emerged on Monday, August 27, 2018, that CAF had stripped Ghana off the rights to host the tournament due to delay in preparation and Kenya were expected to be the new host.

According to media reports, Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), in an interview with KweseESPN had hinted that they were talking to some countries to take over as hosts of the two-week competition after the highly expected decision to dump Ghana.

Majeed Bawa has now confirmed that CAF has not written to Ghana officially and they are focused on completing renovation works at the Accra Sports Stadium.

"We are rebranding Accra Sports stadium pitch to meet international standard, so we don't know where that reports are coming from because CAF has not written anything to us," Bawa told Kumasi based FOX 97.9 FM

CAF has also moved quickly to respond to the reports that Ghana has been stripped off the rights.

"Following recent media reports, the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) authoritatively confirms that there has been no decision regarding the hosting rights of the Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2018scheduled for November 17 to December 1.

"The subject will be discussed at the next meeting of the Organising Committee for Women's Football to be held in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. The report of the last inspection visit is among items on the agenda.

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"The final decision will be taken by the CAF Executive Committee at its meeting on September 27-28 in Egypt," the statement stressed.

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