Tuesday, May 22, 2007

African Cup of Nations: 242 Days to Go

242 days to go and the opening ceremonies of the 2008 African Cup of Nations will be upon us.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) expressed satisfaction after inspecting facilities in Ghana for next year's tournament.

The five-man inspection team, headed by CAF executive member Slim Aloulou, said that Ghana's preparation for the January 20 - February 10th event is on track.

"We are pleased with the progress of work so far," Aloulou said after the visit, which ended last Monday.

"The current state is a tremendous improvement on our last visit. We are very confident everything will be in order for the competition."

Four new venues are undergoing construction and refurbishments for the 16-team tournament.

Qualifying for the tournament resumes next weekend with a full slate of matches.
Ghana's already qualified as hosts and the Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Angola are close to securing places.

Should be an exciting tournament. Hope I can watch the matches live in Ghana!

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