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Ghana set to drop Fifa Under-17 bid

Posted: 11 February 2011 Time: 13:12

Ghana looks all set to pull out of the race to bid for the 2013 Fifa World Under-17 championships. 

A ministry of youth and sports official announced earlier this week that a delegation was set to travel to Fifa headquarters in Zurich to put Ghana's case forward but understands that trip would not happen after government's decision not to go ahead with the bid.

The Ghana News Agency, quoting 'supreme' sources on Thursday said the bid will not happen and checks by shows that it indeed the case.

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantekyie who was originally due to join the delegation in Zurich from Antwerp is now back in Accra and has been told by government, this website understands that the bid is off.

Ghana, two times World Champions at the Under-17 level were looking to host a Fifa tournament for the first time.   

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posted: 08:46 am
When is SA going to bid to host a Youth Championship tournament. With all the resources we have, it shows why we have a pathetic national team. We have scant regard for Youth development.

The likes of Egypt and Nigeria have succesfully hosted these tournaments. Is the fact that there is no financial incentive like the World Cup discouraging our FAT-CAT administrators?
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