Latest to join the bandwagon of players in full support of CAF’s decision to shift Afcon from January/February to June/July is Ghanaian international Kwesi Appiah.
CAF in a two-day symposium in Morocco last week decided to shift the date from January to June, which has been used the by governing body since 1996.
Not only did the football administrators changed the Afcon date but increased the number of participant from 16 to 24 teams – an initiative which will take effect from the Afcon tournament scheduled to take place in Cameroon next year.
”I never would have had that problem myself. But you probably do get some players who pull out because they don’t want to leave or upset their club. They don’t want to lose their place in the team.
“No manager would come out openly and say I don’t want my player to play in this tournament. But I’m sure there is some pressure behind closed doors,” he told the BBC in an interview.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Kofi Amoah