2014 CHAN:Ghana qualifies as Benin withdraws from qualifier

first_imgGhana has qualified for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa next year after Benin withdrew from the final qualifier.The Local Black Stars were scheduled to host the visitors in the first leg of the final qualifier but they have halted their participation in the competition.Sports Minister Didier Aplogan took the decision to withdraw the Benin national team citing the inability of the state to finance expenditure related to the competition.However, insiders say confusion within the leadership of the football federation led to the decision by the minister to withdraw the team.A misunderstanding between the President of the Benin Football Federation (FBF) Anjorin Moucharafou and his vice president Valere Glele (officer in charge of the CHAN) led to the withdrawal.The president of the FBF proposed to lead the Benin delegation that was to travel to Accra for the meeting of July 7 instead of Valere Glèlè leading to the stand-off. These problems led to the decision by the minister to truncate the preparation of the Squirrels in next year’s CHAN competition.As a reminder, the third edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) will be held in South Africa in 2014.last_img

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