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07.06.2004 Football News

Inspection team arrives on Thursday

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Accra, June 7, GNA - The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) inspection team is scheduled to arrive in Ghana on Thursday, June 10, to embark on a four-day tour of sites and facilities in connection with Ghana's Bid for the right to host the 2008 edition of the African Cup of Nations Soccer Finals.

The inspection team led by Patrick Okpomo, from Nigeria will on Friday hold a breakfast working session with members of the Ghana Bid Committee to discuss the itinerary of the tour and later meet with the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Mr Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu and the Ministerial Task Force on Ghana's Bid.

The team will also call on the Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama after which they will commence their tour of the hotels, medical centres and the training pitches to be used for the tournament.

The inspection team will continue with its work with a visit to Kumasi on Saturday where they will hold a joint meeting with the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr S.K. Boafo and the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Kofi Jumah as well as pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu at the Manhyia Palace.

The team will continue its tour to the Western Region where they will meet with the Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Baidoo and the Metro Chief Executive of the Shama Ahanta East Metro Assembly, Mr Philip Kwesi Nkrumah after which they will visit the site for the proposed stadium for Sekondi.

The team will round off tour of duty with a visit to Tamale on Monday where they are scheduled to meet the Regional Minister, Mr Ernest Debrah and Alhaji Iddrisu Adam, the Municipal Chief Executive.

On its return to Accra, the team will pay a courtesy call on the President John Agyekum Kufour who is also the Chief Patron of the Ghana Bid Committee before a addressing a press conference and a final meeting with the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the Bid Committee and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports before emplaning to Johannesburg, South Africa.

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