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Nyantakyi clarifies Caf's Afcon decision

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has confirmed Caf's decision to conceal the 2017 Afcon bid results.
The administrator reveals that the Confederation of African Football (Caf) agreed the decision at an Executive Committee (ExCo) meeting before Gabon was named winner.
Africa's football governing body has been heavily slated for a perceived lack of transparency in the voting process that saw the Central African nation named ahead of Ghana and Algeria.
“It was agreed at a Caf Executive Committee meeting that the results of the votes [for Afcon hosting rights] is not published,” said Nyantakyi in Accra.
In the intervening period, some officials of the Ghana and Algeria bid teams have spoken about the nature of administration of votes and results in Cairo last Wednesday.
But the Ghana FA president, who serves on Caf’s Executive Committee says the decision to declare the voting results cannot be an index in classifying the process as radically flawed and unfair.
“There is a feeling that revealing the results will cause some acrimony and therefore this issue was discussed at the meeting and majority of the membership agreed that the results are not revealed,” Nyantakyi told Joy FM in Accra.
Information available from Caf officials to also says that the 2019 and 2023 bid results were - like the 2017 - not made open.
Gabon last co-hosted the Afcon in 2012 with Equatorial Guinea.
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