Ghana Reveal Ambitious Plan of Hosting 2038 FIFA World Cup

Ghana Reveal Ambitious Plan of Hosting 2038 FIFA World Cup

Lukman Mumuni
updated at July 7, 2023 at 2:55 PM
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  • Ghana have plans to host the 2038 FIFA World Cup
  • The West African nation is planning on presenting a bid to FIFA
  • Ghana last hosted a major tournament in 2008

Ghana are considering the hosting the 2038 FIFA World Cup and could become the second African country to stage the competition.

However, North African nation Morocco are also reportedly putting in a bid for the 2030 tournament. They will also be facing competition from Saudi Arabia.

According to Ghana's Director of National Development Planning Commission, Dr Nii Moi Thompson, the country has earmarked the hosting of the global event in 15 years' time in line with the nation's developmental plan.

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Ghana has revealed plans to host the 2038 FIFA World Cup. Credit: @ghanfaofficial
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"It presents my government and subsequent governments with a daunting task, not so much the implementation, but to stay on track and ensure we have the desired outcome. We must be able to monitor our progress, and redirect our paths when we seem to be deviating from them," he told Good Evening Ghana, as quoted by Graphic Online.

Dr Thompson also revealed that the West African nation could consider the hosting of the Olympic Games as well.

The plans for the two events have been drafted and presented to government with the hopes of putting in a bid for the major sporting activities.

The four-time African champions last hosted a major event in 2008, as reported by Citi Sports.

The Black Stars have been at four FIFA World Cups, going beyond the group stage at the 2006 and 2010 tournaments in Germany and South Africa.

However, at their last two appearances, they finished bottom of their groups in 2014 and recently in Qatar in 2022.

AFCON 2023: Mane tips Ghana

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Senegal and Bayern Munich winger, Sadio Mane has listed Ghana as one of the favourites to win the Africa Cup of Nations next year in Ivory Coast.

The 2021 AFCON champion believes that the Black Stars, alongside Egypt, Morocco, and Cameroon, stand a chance of winning the competition.

Ghana are yet to secure qualification to the tournament after they were held by Madagascar in the penultimate AFCON qualifier last month.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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