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KURT OKRAKU AGAINST AFCON TEAMS EXPANSION

Executive Chairman of Dreams FC, Kurt Okraku is against the expansion of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) teams from 16 to 24 after the Executive Committee of CAF accepted the decision from the CAF symposium.

The GFA Executive Committee member on GhOne TV Football Legends Night show indicates the changes could provide logistical and infrastructure challenges.

“I am of the opinion that the change of the AFCON date from January to June/July is good, because it makes economic and marketing sense”.

“We can now sell the television rights of the competition outside of Africa and we can get a lot more people watching since the European Leagues will be on break”, he added.

“However, I don’t support the expansion from 16 teams to 24 teams”, he was quick to say.

“Look, we have about 53 countries in Africa and now we want 24 teams to play at the tournament? That is like almost half of the countries on the continent”, he reiterated.

“The AFCON is supposed to be for the best teams/countries and not just anyone with all due respect”, the Dreams FC chief indicated.

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