Ghana gears up for Amputee African Cup of Nations
Preparations have begun for this year’s Amputee Football Federation of Africa (AFFA) African Cup of Nations, to be held in October in Ghana.
Plans are gaining momentum as the Federation representative, Madam Ogunti, arrived to inspect facilities and to work with Ghanaian officials on finalising plans. The Federation hopes to raise the profile of amputee football on the continent, where it already enjoys considerable popularity elsewhere in the world. Three of the Ghanaian national team play professionally in Turkey.
Ghana won the first event in Sierra Leone which also acts as a qualifying exercise for the World Cup held later in the year in Japan. Coaches Benjamin Charles Armah and Ali Jarra will be hoping to improve on their 6th place finish in Argentina which was the first quarter finals appearance by any African side in the 60 year history of the tournament.