Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), George Afriyie, has voiced out his disappointment about facilities in Gabon ahead of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations despite contrary confirmation by Gabonese Prime Minister, Emmanuel Issoze Ngondent on their preparedness to host the whole of Africa.
Port-Gentil, the second largest city in Gabon will host the Black Stars of Ghana, Egypt, Uganda and Mali which make up Group D.
The city is known for its petroleum and timber industries but the Ghanaian football administrator is not impressed with the facilities in the city.
“My worry is the teams based in Franceville, Port-Gentil and Oyem. In terms of hotel facilities, I don’t think it meets a four star or three star hotel; (they are) at best two star,” he told Joy Sports.
“To my best analysis, I think they are below standard.
“It is not really going to affect us, we need to just psyche our players to accept at least maximum of a three weeks tournament. They need to adjust themselves to that. They are Africans so they know how to adjust themselves to it.
“We have done this before, when we were in Equatorial Guinea in our final match against Ivory Coast, we were housed in a container but we were able to make it.”
Ghana’s Black Stars will begin her Cup of Nation’s challenge on January 17 against the Cranes of Uganda.