Ghanaian and international football players and officials will gather at the international conference centre in Accra on 8 September for the official launch of the next African Cup of Nations, which is being hosted by Ghana in January-February 2008. The launch will provide an opportunity to assess the state of preparations for the pan-African football tournament, which include overhauling existing stadiums in the capital and in Kumasi, Ghanas second city, and building new structures elsewhere.

On 9 September around 200 young footballers from the Accra metropolis will come together on the pitch at the University of Ghana, Legon, for a special clinic aimed at encouraging new talent. Instruction will be given by Cameroonian soccer legend Roger Milla and three-time African footballer of the year Abedi Ayew Pele from Ghana, among others.

The African Cup of Nations has been held every two years since 1968. The 2006 event was hosted by Egypt, which also won the tournament, while Ghana co-hosted the competition with Nigeria in 2000.

SHARE
Wanted in Africa
Wanted in Africa
Wanted in Africa, part of the Wanted Worldwide network, is a website in English for expatriates in Africa established in 2006. We cover Europe's news stories that may be of interest to English speaking residents along with tourists as well. Our publication also offers classifieds, photos, information on events, museums, churches, galleries, exhibits, fashion, food, and local travel.
67148
Previous article Efua Sutherland anniversary conference.
Next article Efua Sutherland anniversary conference.